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Preferred Stock

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.

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Preferred Stocks for Your Retirement: 1 Stock, 1 ETF, 1 Mutual Fund

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The Best, and Worst, Preferred Stock Funds

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Why Preferred Stocks Are In The Sweet Spot Now (PFF, PGX)

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3 Preferred Stocks Yielding More Than 8%

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4 Preferred Stocks With Eye-Popping Yields

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PFF: Why You Should Give Preferred Stocks Another Look

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3 Super-Safe Preferred Stocks Providing Plentiful Payouts

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 

Try Preferred Stock for Protection

Preferred stock can offer a higher yield and more security than traditional fixed-income investments. More