Not yet familiar with preferred shares? It's time to get acquainted. Here's a way to double your yields...yet play it safely, too. More
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Preferred stock may have a higher price than its rival common stock, but the extra benefits outweigh the difference in price. Owners of preferred stock have priority in dividend distribution and, in the event of liquidation, have first priority in collecting assets. Some preferred stock even grants the owner voting rights in a company. However, companies are hesitant to offer preferred stock as it has a higher cost to the company in terms of raising capital, though many companies still offer it.
Preferred stocks offer plenty of safety along with their high yields. These are three of the best preferreds to pick for long-term stability. More
For retired investors seeking a low volatility income stream, here's why it hasn't gotten much better than owning preferred stocks this year. More
Preferred stocks and iShares U.S. Preferred Stock ETF (PFF) offer high yields and a favorable risk-reward profile. It's time to give the PFF ETF another look. More
Preferred stocks are one of the best sources for dividend yield. They not only offer big payouts, but a little more security than traditional dividends. More