This ETF offers exposure to preferred stock issued by companies in developed markets outside of the U.S., making IPFF a potentially useful tool for investors looking to tap into an asset class that is often underweight or overlooked altogether in portfolios of U.S.-based investors. Preferred stock is known for exhibiting characteristics of both stocks and bonds, and generally offering a relatively high payout. This ETF could be a valuable addition to long-term, buy-and-hold portfolios, especially for investors looking to enhance the current income derived from their investments. Preferred stock is capable of delivering distributions that are considerably greater than traditional fixed income securities, meaning that this fund might be appealing to yield-hungry investors. It should be noted, of course, that these returns do not come without risk; preferred stock ETFs tend to be dominated by securities issued by financial companies. IPFF is somewhat unique in that it offers exposure to preferred stock from non-U.S. issuers; those seeking securities from U.S. companies might like PFF, while CNPF taps into the Canadian preferred stock market.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for IPFF on several different metrics, including liquidity, expenses, performance, volatility, dividend, concentration of holdings in addition to an overall rating. The "A+ Metric Rated ETF" field, available to ETFdb Pro members, shows the ETF in the Preferred Stock/Convertible Bonds with the highest Metric Realtime Rating for each individual field. To view all of this data, sign up for a free 14-day trial for ETFdb Pro. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.View the Category Report
The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb.com Category.
This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.
This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb.com Category.
This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
There are 22 other ETFs in the Preferred Stock/Convertible Bonds ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com Category.
This section compares the fund flows of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb.com Category.
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This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.