Preferred Stock Funds

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Income Investing and Dividend Stocks

Preferred stock is a hybrid security that has characteristics of both stocks and bonds. Income investors gravitate toward preferred stocks because they tend to pay large dividends, typically out-yielding common stocks as well as investment-grade corporate bonds. But buying a preferred stock is not as simple as buying a common stock. For starters, preferred stocks come in several share classes; this means lots of stock tickers. And not every brokerage is equipped to help you find and trade the exact preferred stock that you would like. For this reason, some investors choose to invest in preferred stocks via mutual funds and exchange traded funds.

If you're unfamiliar with preferred stock, we recommend that you read Harry Domash's excellent introduction to preferred stocks and Daniel Barnes's take on when to buy preferred stocks. If you've already learned the risks and rewards of preferred stock investing, this page contains popular mutual funds and ETFs that hold preferred stocks. You will not find closed-end funds listed here: Many closed-end preferred stock funds use leverage to amplify their yields (and risks). As a final word of caution, please note that actively-managed preferred stock funds tend to have above-average fees and a load to boot!


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Preferred Stock News

Should you follow the adage "sell in May and go away?"
5/1/17 8:24AM
Banks and other institutions from the U.S and further afield arguably face the greatest difficulty.
3/29/17 12:58PM
The chemical giant plans to convert Berkshire Hathaway's 3 million shares of preferred stock into common stock by year's end.
12/19/16 11:01AM
Given all the post Brexit volatility there is no better time to be in a long/short bond fund, according to one portfolio manager.
6/30/16 3:24PM
The current low-yield, high-volatility market is making preferred stocks all the more attractive, said Ben Fulton of Elkhorn Investments.
6/22/16 11:00AM