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Sep 30, 2020, 8:01 AM
A goal common to seemingly all investors should be to generate higher portfolio returns with less risk. Adding the diversification of preferred securities may help to achieve this Preferred Outcome.
Sep 5, 2020, 12:59 PM
In today's relatively low yield environment, many income seekers are looking for more diversification. The hybrid nature of preferred stocks have historically exhibited low correlations to other major asset classes, making them an attractive diversifier to traditional and non traditional fixed-income asset classes.
Aug 21, 2020, 1:48 PM
When searching for consistent yield and income, many investors turn to well known asset classes like dividend producing equities, government bonds and municipal bonds. Investors may be well served by also considering preferreds, when looking for stable, higher yields.
Jul 30, 2020, 7:37 AM
On June 25, the Federal Reserve released its 2020 large-bank Stress Test results. For the most part, they were as expected given the severity of the current healthcare crisis and global economic slowdown.
Mar 16, 2020, 3:55 PM
A brief update on the preferred securities market from the team at Flaherty & Crumrine, Incorporated.
Oct 24, 2019, 9:26 AM
Preferred stocks may offer potential tax advantages for investors, with high current income both before and after taxes. Preferreds can offer this due to the fact that many of them qualify as being QDI1-eligible. This means that their dividends are taxed at the dividend tax rate, not as ordinary income.
Jun 27, 2019, 9:22 AM
Preferreds are hybrid securities that blend unique characteristics of both stocks and bonds. This hybrid structure was first introduced in the U.S. by the State of Maryland in 1836 as a solution to fund their local railroad and canal companies. Over time, this structure has evolved and today is a unique hybrid that blends the following unique characteristics.
Jun 18, 2019, 2:05 PM
To understand the potential attractiveness of preferreds, we are going to “take a ride on the B&O Railroad”. Looking back at history may help us gain an understanding of why preferred stocks have been used for nearly two centuries by the wealthy and institutions alike as an attractive alternative and compliment to stocks and bonds, within a well-diversified portfolio.
Dec 21, 2016, 9:49 AM
The team at Flaherty & Crumrine Incorporated recently provided comments surrounding the 2016 presidential election and how it's outcome will impact the Preferred Securities marketplace.

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