Preferred Stock

Hunting High Yield? Watch the Correction in Preferred ETFs

High-yielding preferred-stock ETFs have been pummeled amid higher interest rates, opening the doors to a buying opportunity. But don't stick your foot in yet. More 

Starved for High Yield? Wait a Little Longer

Higher-yielding areas of both the bond and equity markets have rallied hard off of their June 24 low. How long can the move in high yield continue? More 

3 Great Income ETFs to Buy During This Correction

Taking the time to hunt out bargain-priced income opportunities will have a profound impact on how you inevitably emerge from the correction. More 

Don’t Abandon Bonds in Your Quest for Higher Yield

As tempting as higher-yielding securities might be for fixed-income investors, they are in no way a replacement for bonds in the totality of your portfolio. More 

Actively Managed ETFs: The ‘Preferred’ Path to Income

First Trust has brought the growing trend of actively managed ETFs into the preferred-share world via its new FPE fund. More 

FOMC Statement Pares Gold Drop

A disappointing report on April hiring sent Gold tumbling in Wednesday trading, but a statement that the Fed may increase bond-buying this year cut its losses. More 

Invest Like Banks With This Savvy Strategy

Play the same game the big banks do: Borrow at low rates, invest in higher-yielding returns and reap the spread. More 

Apple & Einhorn: The Path to Insanity?

It's hard to figure out what to be more perplexed at: That Apple has fallen so far that David Einhorn is involved, or that Einhorn's inaccurate bluster might just work. More 

Would Preferred Shares Really Help ‘Depression-Era’ Apple?

Hedge fund provocateur David Einhorn wants preferreds to unlock Apple value, but we quickly forget how important simply holding huge cash piles can be in creating value. More 

5 ETFs to Buy for 2013

No portfolio should be without diversification, and that means stocking up on exchange-traded funds. Here are five recession-proof ETFs to consider for 2013. More