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Fixed on Floaters?

Did you know… The preferred securities market is up 9% since the beginning of the year.* That performance has given back somewhat in July and August as corporate spreads have widened. As the traditional preferred market pulls back slightly, we are picking up several basis points of yield in the Current Income Portfolio by incorporating a newer... Read more »

Perks of Preferreds

Did you know... Some of the questions we hear most frequently from advisors surround a common topic, preferred securities. We’ve noticed advisors tend to shy away from owning individual preferred securities due to the tedious work needed to follow call provisions, credit ratings and tax treatment. We believe, that with proper management, a... Read more »

Picking Up Yield with Preferreds

What's in the news: Over the past few months the U.S. Treasury 10 year yield has risen slightly over 100 basis points from it’s July trough [1]. Still too low in our opinion for income oriented investors. In a recent Wall Street Journal Article, Jeff Brown posed the following question, “What if you could earn 6% or 7% in a security that is... Read more »

Tax Advantages of Preferred Securities

Did you know… Many shares of preferred securities produce qualified dividend income which can be taxed at rates ranging between 0% to 20%, which is significantly lower than those of bond tax interest rates that can be taxed at a rate of as high as 39.6%. While much depends on an investors’ tax bracket and when the security was held, preferred... Read more »

Preferreds as Income Enhancers

Did you know… While they are often referred to as “stocks”, preferred securities are a cross between stocks and bonds, possessing attributes of both. In general, preferreds lack the same potential for capital appreciation as common stocks. However, their relative price stability compared to common stocks, and their ability to generate higher... Read more »


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