Avoid These High-Yield ETFs At All Costs

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

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

Don’t Forget About Preferred Stock Funds (PFF)

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)

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)

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

Global X Funds Debuts Ultra Cheap Preferred Stock ETF (PFFD)

ETF issuer Global X Funds this week announced a new preferred stock ETF that is sure to become popular among investors looking to capture relatively high yields in their portfolios.
NYSE:SDIV September 15, 2017 6:14am

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

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)

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

Virtus Files For New Actively Managed Preferred Shares ETF

ETF issuer Virtus just filed to launch a new actively managed preferred stock fund, dubbed the Virtus InfraCap U.S. Preferred Stock ETF (PFFA).
NYSE:NFLT July 27, 2017 11:30am

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

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

The Best ETF Options For Retirees (PFF)

From Contrarian Outlook: Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have rapidly earned a favored spot among investors thanks to their dirt-cheap diversification. If you want to quickly build a blended portfolio at a low price, it’s hard to do better than ETFs.
NYSE:PFF June 4, 2017 6:40am

Look To Preferred Stock Funds For Reliable High Yields

From Contrarian Outlook: The annual “sell in May and go away” period for stocks is nearly upon us, and many investors are worried about Wall Street starting to take profits from the market’s go-go run since November.
NYSE:PFF May 2, 2017 5:56am

Risks Intensify For Preferred Stock ETFs, As Interest Rates Rise

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From David Fabian: Preferred stocks offer the distinction of being unique hybrid instruments with qualities of both stocks and bonds. In that manner, they offer healthy dividend yields alongside a favored position in the capital structure of many companies that issue these securities.
NYSE:PFF March 14, 2017 7:17am

Preferred Stock Funds Offer Big Yields In A Yield-Starved Era

From Contrarian Outlook: One question I field all the time is, “Should I own preferred stocks?” and my answer is always the same: “Yes, yes and yes.”
NYSE:PFF March 7, 2017 6:50am

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