Preferred Stock

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 

5 Preferred Stocks for Average Joes

Preferred stocks offer stellar yields and are a great replacement for low-yielding bonds taking up portfolio space. Here are 5 for individual investors to buy. More 

Bonds Are Dead. Long Live Preferred Stock!

There's no reason to hold bonds right now -- they yield next to nothing, Income investors have a great alternative: preferred stock which pays safe yields over 5%. More 

Purchasing Preferred Stocks? Try an ETF

Preferred stocks have a lot of caveats that investors should be aware of. And if you do decide to make a purchase, try buying shares through an ETF. More 

New ETFs Beat the Yield Drum to Death

Besides the many income-based funds that launched last week, a technical fund and two Aussie dollar ETFs also debuted. Find out about them here. More 

Another Preferred ETF Pops Up — This Time Sans Banks

A quick look at Market Vectors' recently launched ex-financials preferred-stock fund, PFXF. More 

SPFF: A Preferred Way to Get Yield?

Global X launched a new preferred-stock ETF on Tuesday, offering another way to harness the high-yield securities. But should preferreds take a place of preference in your portfolio? More