Preferred Shares

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The Three Criteria For Choosing Preferred Stocks

The early days of 2021 sure feel a lot different for investors compared to the first quarter of 2020. Last year we survived through a stock market crash that was especially hard on the different types of high-yield investments. At the time, I recommended great income opportunities to my Dividend Hunter subscribers on the cheap […]

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Preferred Stocks: Higher Yields, Safer Dividends

Before the coronavirus pandemic and resulting financial crisis, I was lukewarm about preferred stocks. For my Dividend Hunter service, I felt that high-yield common shares provided all the opportunity needed to build an attractive income stream. The pandemic-triggered stock market crash and numerous dividend reductions and suspensions pushed me to reevaluate my thoughts about individual […]

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Are Preferred Stocks Safe?

I’m still angry! I recently wrote about our “capitulation”. Tim Plaehn explained: “The yield for passive investors in fixed income products is terrible. Savers and retirees start looking for other ways to make their money grow. Just like you and Jo, many investors have moved into stocks out of necessity rather than desire.” (Emphasis mine) Tim was polite. Why […]

The Safest Dividend Stocks to Hold Today

The Safest Dividend Stocks to Hold Today

While stock prices have recovered some from the March lows… The U.S. economy is in a recession. There is no doubt of that fact. First quarter GDP came in negative. But the U.S. stock market is forward-looking. Investors value stocks based on their view of future business results. However, the price discovery process is chaotic. […]