you are leaving Destracapital.com

It is important to note that by clicking on this link you will be leaving this website and any information viewed there is not the property of Destra Capital Investments LLC.

Destra Insights

May 24, 2022, 10:30 AM
The cliff divers at La Quebrada Cliffs in Acapulco, dive 134 feet into a narrow rocky inlet where the waves swell to a depth of only 14 feet for roughly 5 seconds. They dive when they see rocks knowing that the water will wash in during the time it takes them to descend.
Apr 26, 2022, 9:13 AM
We recently interviewed Eric Chadwick, CFA, portfolio manager at Flaherty & Crumrine, Inc, for an update on the Destra Flaherty & Crumrine Preferred and Income Fund. In this update, Eric covers the market conditions in Q1 2022, the performance of the Fund, and what to expect coming up in Q2 and beyond.
Mar 31, 2022, 8:01 AM
A goal common to seemingly all investors should be to generate higher portfolio returns with less risk. Adding the diversification of preferred securities may help to achieve this Preferred Outcome.
Mar 2, 2022, 10:30 AM
For years now, investors have been struggling with historically low interest rates and the search for yield has pushed more and more people to invest in lower quality bonds and loans – junk or high yield as it is sometimes called. But did you know that high yield bonds are not the only asset class with high yields.
Feb 9, 2022, 10:30 AM
Qualified dividend income is a part of the tax rule that allows certain dividends from US corporations and qualified foreign corporations to be taxed at rates lower than ordinary income rates. This may equate to substantial tax savings for investors, especially those in higher tax brackets. While QDI is often associated with common equity dividends many preferred securities issue dividends which qualify for this tax treatment as well. Historically, preferred securities have scored well on both fronts, credit quality and coupons. But certain preferred securities may have yet another potential source of value, called Qualified Dividend Income treatment or QDI.
Jan 25, 2022, 10:30 AM
Often, decisions about which income investments to buy come down to balancing the amount of credit risk that we might we willing to accept as an investor, against the expected yield or stream of coupons off an investment. Historically, preferred securities have scored well on both fronts, credit quality and coupons. But certain preferred securities may have yet another potential source of value, called Qualified Dividend Income treatment or “QDI”.
Jan 4, 2022, 10:30 AM
It’s all about the intangibles…. Innovation improves lives and typically, the capital markets reward those companies that drive innovation. As our society and economy evolve, we have changed the perception of what we appreciate, ….what we value.
Dec 30, 2021, 10:30 AM
Even though interest rates have risen significantly off their all-time lows in 2020, they remain historically low and investors continue to search for yield wherever they can. As a result, preferred market sectors with higher yield have tended to outperform over the past year.
Dec 15, 2021, 10:30 AM
Here in mid-December 2021, we anxiously await the Fed’s announcement on the direction of interest rates and whether they will speed up their efforts to end the bond buying that the Fed has been conducting since early 2020. All of this, in response to inflation that is proving to be much more than transitory. This is spurring a lot of talk about where the stock market goes from here. But there is seemingly much more agreement on where the bond market goes, in the face of rising rates ------ down!
Dec 1, 2021, 1:28 PM
We all know how annoying telemarketing calls can be and frankly, many of us just don’t like being called. Well, there is an analogy to that in the investing world, with income securities like preferreds, most of which have provisions that allow them to be called after a certain date at the issuers discretion.