PowerShares Preferred ETF

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    Energy & Utilities

    Why some companies may “prefer” to issue preferred equity

    Companies may prefer to raise money through preferred equity for a few reasons. One possible benefit to issuing preferred equity is to reach a new pocket of investors

    By Ingrid Pan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Demographics Driving Conservative Investment? Bernstein Says No

    After stating that the market isn’t in a low return environment, Richard Bernstein moved on to discuss the reasons cited by many for conservative asset allocation.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Ex-Financial Preferreds’ Attractive Risk-to-Return Trade-Off

    Financials (XLF) have a heavy concentration in preferred securities. Consequently, financials have a significant influence on returns.

    By VanEck
  • uploads/// Wells Fargo
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Ex-Financial Preferreds Offer Competitive Yield Potential

    Preferred securities are some of the few investment avenues that still have the potential to provide attractive yields to investors.

    By VanEck
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Preferred Securities Attract Investors

    Preferred securities (PFXF) are some of the most popular investments around. They appeal to investors seeking higher yields in a world of falling and even negative interest rates.

    By VanEck
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Do Preferred Stocks Underperform When Rates Rise?

    Unlike common equities (RSP)(IWB), a rising interest rate scenario doesn’t necessarily affect preferred stocks negatively.

    By Jane Leung, CFA
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