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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.
Nov 17, 2021, 1:28 PM
The preferred market space is complex and nuanced. No two preferreds are alike. In this video, Eric Chadwick of Flaherty and Crumrine Incorporated breaks down some specific examples.
Oct 20, 2021, 12:59 PM
In today's relatively low yield environment, many income seekers are looking for more diversification. The hybrid nature of preferred stocks have historically exhibited low correlations to other major asset classes, making them an attractive diversifier to traditional and non traditional fixed-income asset classes.
Aug 13, 2021, 11:01 AM
In the preferred market, call protection allows investors to tolerate lower interest rates for a period of time without reinvestment risk – and we place a high value on call protection in process.
Jul 12, 2021, 11:00 AM
Inflation has been the talk of the town lately. With the increased vaccination rates in the US and the resulting reduction in Covid cases, the US economy has shown signs of a strong reopening move to start the year.
May 4, 2021, 1:33 PM
Over half of the preferred securities market is eligible for QDI treatment today. Utilizing QDI eligible preferred securities has the potential to enhance after tax income and total return which can be a very under-appreciated benefit of investing in preferred securities. To learn more about the tax advantages of QDI, please watch the below video.
Apr 1, 2021, 3:45 PM
Preferreds offer investors a number of different potential benefits. Read about the 3 most important ones.
Feb 18, 2021, 12:03 PM
After significantly underperforming their fixed-rate counterparts during the first half of 2020, fixed-float preferreds have nearly closed the gap, particularly with a strong fourth quarter showing.