Defensive ETFs To Survive The Global Market Selloff

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From Zacks: With rising rate worries weighing on the broader equity market, investors might be in the dark about future movements and apprehensive of more selloffs ahead. This is especially true given the global markets massacre last week.
NYSE:PFF October 15, 2018 7:03am

How To Cut Your Fund Fees Down To Zero

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From Contrarian Outlook: Members of my CEF Insider service often tell me they'd love to know a lot more about the people at the helm of closed-end funds--the good, the bad and the ugly.
NYSE:PFF October 5, 2018 6:12am

Don’t Ignore Preferred Stock Funds In Your Portfolio (PFF)

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From Contrarian Outlook: I get a lot of questions from readers about high-paying "preferred shares." And most of these queries have one thing in common: worry.
NYSE:PFF June 27, 2018 5:54am

Look To Preferred Shares For Bigger Dividends (PFF)

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From Contrarian Outlook: It's a piece of advice so common I'm sure you've heard it a million times. Too bad it's dead wrong.
NYSE:PFF May 28, 2018 8:04am

These Preferred Shares Funds Offer 7% Yields And Big Potential Upside (PFF)

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From Contrarian Outlook: Preferred stocks are in the doghouse, and you just might be wondering whether this is the start of a buying opportunity.
ETF BASIC NEWS February 1, 2018 6:04am

Avoid These High-Yield ETFs At All Costs

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From Contrarian Outlook: Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) shattered growth records in 2017, with inflows topping $464 billion last year. The global ETF market now boasts more than $4.5 trillion in assets, and a large part of the appeal has been driven by dirt-cheap fees.
NYSE:PFF January 19, 2018 6:02am

Keeping One’s Options Open: The Case for Convertible Securities

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From Franklin Templeton Investments: When the outlook is uncertain, it can be good to keep one's options open.
NYSE:PFF January 12, 2018 5:05am

How To Earn Safe 10% Yields With Preferred Shares And Bonds (PFF)

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From Contrarian Outlook: No safe bond pays 10% itself, of course. But it is possible to generate double-digit yields from a portfolio of secure bonds.
ETF BASIC NEWS January 10, 2018 6:02am

Don’t Forget About Preferred Stock Funds (PFF)

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From Contrarian Outlook: There's a storm brewing for closed-end funds, but it'll be over by Christmas. And with a quick hand, you and I can profit from it.
ETF BASIC NEWS November 9, 2017 9:34am

How To Diversify Your Investment Income Stream (PFF)

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From BlackRock: Income can play a role in your portfolio no matter where you are in your investment journey.
ETF BASIC NEWS November 2, 2017 7:40am

Exploring Higher-Yield Alternatives To The iShares U.S. Preferred Stock ETF (PFF)

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From Contrarian Outlook: Preferred stocks often pay high-single-digit yields, with far less risk than their similar-yielding "common" stock cousins. While many 5% and 6% common payers are yield traps with broken business models, it is possible to find preferred payouts at these levels that are perfectly secure.
NYSE:PFF September 22, 2017 11:17am

Preferred Shares Aren’t The Only Way To Get High Yield Exposure (PFF)

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From Contrarian Outlook: The desperate hunt for yield is getting way out of hand--and it's setting up a terrific buying opportunity for you and me.
NYSE:PFF August 21, 2017 1:22pm

Are Preferred Stock ETFs Worth The Credit Risk? (PFF)

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From Contrarian Outlook: Is there a bond bubble? There's certainly more froth than not, with investors recklessly reaching for the riskiest of yields.
NYSE:PFF August 2, 2017 7:48am

Preferred Stock ETFs Remain Popular, Despite Lower Yields (PFF)

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Recently we discussed the steep drop in interest rates (amid rising bond prices) that has occurred since mid-May, and this brings some of our focus to the “Preferred Stock” space which is relevant in this conversation.
NYSE:PFF June 12, 2017 11:08am

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