PowerShares Preferred ETF

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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
  • uploads/// Pie Chart
    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
  • uploads///Preferred Stocks Have Low Correlations with Common Stocks and Bonds
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Where You Can Find Yield Today

    Preferred stocks have typically seen the highest yields in the investment-grade universe, which makes them an attractive alternative to other high yielding securities.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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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
  • uploads///The Global Yield Draught Continues
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Where Should You Invest Given This Low Yield Environment?

    While high yield bonds could be an avenue for higher yields, they seem risky given the slowing global economy and low oil prices. In such a scenario, preferred stocks could offer some value.

    By Jane Leung, CFA
  • uploads///Debt vs Pfd vs Cmn
    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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