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Inside the Markets

Aug 1, 2019, 8:38 AM
So far, the transition from the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) to the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) has been going smoothly. Read more about the transition and comments from Destra's Investment Partner
Jul 15, 2019, 1:48 PM
When searching for consistent yield and income, many investors turn to well known asset classes like dividend producing equities, government bonds and municipal bonds. Investors may be well served by also considering preferreds, when looking for stable, higher yields.
Jun 27, 2019, 9:22 AM
Preferreds are hybrid securities that blend unique characteristics of both stocks and bonds. This hybrid structure was first introduced in the U.S. by the State of Maryland in 1836 as a solution to fund their local railroad and canal companies. Over time, this structure has evolved and today is a unique hybrid that blends the following unique characteristics.
Jun 18, 2019, 2:05 PM
To understand the potential attractiveness of preferreds, we are going to “take a ride on the B&O Railroad”. Looking back at history may help us gain an understanding of why preferred stocks have been used for nearly two centuries by the wealthy and institutions alike as an attractive alternative and compliment to stocks and bonds, within a well-diversified portfolio.
Nov 5, 2018, 7:57 AM
CityWire recently interviewed Dr. Daniel R. Omstead, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Tekla Capital Management LLC and President and Portfolio Manager of each of the Tekla Funds. This brief article provides some insights into the investment process at Tekla Capital Management as well as their outlook on the healthcare market today.
Oct 25, 2018, 8:44 AM
In today’s low yield environment, many income seekers are diversifying into Emerging Market Debt, High Yield Debt, Senior Loans and Dividend Paying Stocks. As with any investing, income investing can benefit from diversification, specifically from Preferred Securities.
Oct 3, 2018, 9:49 AM
An interval fund is a fund structure that is being rediscovered by both asset managers and investors. It is technically classified as a “closed-end” fund under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (“‘40 Act”) and while it may take in new investments daily, it only allows redemptions or buy backs at specified intervals, most commonly 5% each quarter.
Dec 21, 2016, 9:49 AM
The team at Flaherty & Crumrine Incorporated recently provided comments surrounding the 2016 presidential election and how it's outcome will impact the Preferred Securities marketplace.

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Inside the Markets is a blog for financial advisors and individual investors who want to expand their investment knowledge. Contributors are money managers and investment professionals with deep experience in their respective asset classes and investment product sets.

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