PowerShares Preferred ETF
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do Preferred Stocks Underperform When Rates Rise?
Unlike common equities (RSP)(IWB), a rising interest rate scenario doesn’t necessarily affect preferred stocks negatively.
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.
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