March 13, 2013 at 07:00 AM EDT
Visual Guide To Investing In Preferred Stock ETFs
As the ETF industry has expanded in recent years, so too has the number of asset classes accessible through exchange-traded products. Preferred stock ETFs have become a big hit with some investors, offering “hybrid” exposure that has delivered strong returns and provided valuable diversification benefits to traditional portfolios by combining the benefits of both traditional equities and bonds [see Visual History Of The S&P 500]. ETFdb Pro members can read more in our Preferred Stock ETFdb Category report, which details the eight different funds currently available to investors. The Hybrid ETF Preferred stocks are by no means a new financial innovation having been a preferred financing source for many financial companies for decades, but despite their popularity as a means of raising capital, preferred stock investments have been slow to catch on in the ETF world. By offering the characteristics of both stocks and bonds, preferred stock ETFs can be impacted by a number of factors, including interest rates, liquidity and the underlying stock [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: iShares Launches International Preferred Stock ETF (IPFF) Global X Debuts First Canada Preferred Stock ETF (CNPF) iShares Planning International Preferred Stock ETF Preferred Stock ETFs Continue Winning Streak Definitive Guide To Preferred Stock ETF Investing
As the ETF industry has expanded in recent years, so too has the number of asset classes accessible through exchange-traded products. Preferred stock ETFs have become a big hit with some investors, offering “hybrid” exposure that has delivered strong returns and provided valuable diversification benefits to traditional portfolios by combining the benefits of both traditional equities and bonds [see Visual History Of The S&P 500]. ETFdb Pro members can read more in our Preferred Stock ETFdb Category report, which details the eight different funds currently available to investors. The Hybrid ETF Preferred stocks are by no means a new financial innovation having been a preferred financing source for many financial companies for decades, but despite their popularity as a means of raising capital, preferred stock investments have been slow to catch on in the ETF world. By offering the characteristics of both stocks and bonds, preferred stock ETFs can be impacted by a number of factors, including interest rates, liquidity and the underlying stock [...]

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