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Preferred stock investing just isn’t what it used to be. Once a relatively common way for companies to raise money, the expansion of the corporate credit market has largely consigned preferred stock to private/venture-stage companies and financial corporations like banks. That said, preferred stock still boasts some very appealing attributes; this asset class is known for often exhibiting volatility levels comparable to fixed income, while marrying a steady income stream with the potential for capital appreciation. For investors looking to hold a portfolio of preferred stocks, the S&P U.S. Preferred Stock Fund (PFF) is an option to consider [see How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time].

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Investors of all walks around the globe have been on the hunt for yield amid this historically low-rate environment. With central banks on all fronts committed to offering up seemingly never-ending stimulus programs, many have been scouring the markets for income-producing securities in lieu of chasing after risky capital gains given the towering list of economic uncertainties. Luckily, the ETF universe is vast, and when it comes to current income, investors have several dozen options [see also Monthly Dividend ETFdb Portfolio].

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July proved to be yet another eventful month as multiple ETF issuers wasted no time in rolling out over ten new products in the past several weeks. Though usually a slower season in regards to product development, this summer has had no shortage of new activity. Investors now have more options than ever as issuers […]

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Global X announced an addition to its lineup of income-oriented ETFs this week, debuting a fund that targets a basket of the highest yielding preferred stock issues in the U.S. and Canadian markets. The new SuperIncome Preferred ETF (SPFF) will seek to replicate the S&P Enhanced North American Preferred Stock Index, which includes approximately 50 […]

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Van Eck is wading into a new corner of the ETF industry this week, debuting a unique product offering that will deliver exposure to preferred stock issued by non-financial companies. The new Market Vectors Preferred Securities ex-Financials ETF (PFXF) will offer exposure to an index comprised of about 70 different issues of preferred stock with […]

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