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PFXF: Large Inflows Detected at ETF
June 07, 2016
Symbols mentioned in this story: PFXF Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but instead of ''shares'' investors are actually buying and selling ''units''. These ''units'' can be traded...
U.S. preferred-stock ETFs are attractive when compared with common-stock equity funds and bond funds, says John Prestbo.
In trading on Friday, shares of the Preferred Securities ex Financials ETF (PFXF) crossed above their 200 day moving average of $19.72, changing hands as high as $19.73 per share. Preferred Securities...
5 ETFs to Watch in March
March 03, 2016
After a horrendous sell-off in the first two months of 2016, the third month started on a solid footing with Wall Street seeing the best day in a month.
Hunting ETFs for More Income
December 02, 2015
Investors seeking greater income generation may turn to a number of alternative investments and exchange traded funds that can provide attractive yields. For instance, investors who want to add a...
Preferred Securities ex Financials Getting Very Oversold
June 29, 2015
In trading on Monday, shares of the Preferred Securities ex Financials ETF (PFXF) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $20.20 per share. We define oversold territory using the...
Solving The Market’s Most Challenging Issue
May 31, 2015
Generally speaking, preferred stocks are appealing to income investors – especially those in high tax brackets – because a majority of the dividends are “qualified” like common stock dividends.
High-Yield Preferred Stock ETFs for a Low-Rate Environment
April 29, 2015
With the economy essentially stalling out over the first quarter, diminishing the likelihood of an interest rate hike any time soon, investors may be tempted to steer toward attractive yield-generating...
Top 3 High Yield Preferred Stock ETFs
April 24, 2015
Investors of all walks around the globe have been on the hunt for yield amid this historically low-rate environment. Over the past few years, the central bank has implemented policies for easy money...
Notable Two Hundred Day Moving Average Cross - PFXF
April 01, 2015
In trading on Wednesday, shares of the Preferred Securities ex Financials ETF (PFXF) crossed below their 200 day moving average of $20.64, changing hands as low as $20.47 per share. Preferred...
Income ETFs Not Offering Much Useful Income
March 21, 2015
It’s tough for income ETFs to achieve yields much above 3% these days. However, not all income ETFs are a total bust.
3 Preferred Stock ETFs Cap Off Strong Year
December 30, 2014
Income investors are well aware of the benefits of using preferred stocks in their portfolio to generate dividends and capital ...
Preferred Securities ex Financials (PFXF) Shares Cross Below 200 DMA
December 10, 2014
In trading on Wednesday, shares of the Preferred Securities ex Financials ETF (PFXF) crossed below their 200 day moving average of $20.49, changing hands as low as $20.46 per share. Preferred...
Even More Monthly Dividend ETFs
November 27, 2014
Now here is something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving: Even more exchange traded funds that deliver their dividends on a monthly basis. Following two successful (and popular) iterations of monthly...
3 preferred-stock ETFs with dividends of at least 5%
November 10, 2014
With bond boom ending, switch into these alternatives
August 27, 2014
Rising rates will punish bonds, making REITs, MLPs and other vehicles more attractive, writes Jeff Reeves.
This year’s toast of the town among bond exchange traded funds has been Treasury ETFs, particularly of the longer-dated variety. As 10-year Treasury yields have plunged 15.6%, investors have raced back...
Don’t go away, just diversify in May
April 30, 2014
The problem facing many investors in a volatile market is that they are simply concentrated too much in a single area. Spreading the wealth to some safer areas is a good way to combat that.
Preferred Securities ex Financials Breaks Above 200-Day Moving Average - Bullish for PFXF
February 11, 2014
In trading on Tuesday, shares of the Preferred Securities ex Financials ETF (PFXF) crossed above their 200 day moving average of $19.55, changing hands as high as $19.63 per share. Preferred Securities...
Not Out With the Old for Preferred ETFs
December 31, 2013
The iShares U.S. Preferred Stock ETF (NYSEArca: PFF), PowerShares Preferred Portfolio (NYSEArca: PGX) and other ETFs holding preferred stocks were stung by rising Treasury yields in 2013. While not as...
ETF Chart of the Day: The Power of Preferreds
December 06, 2013
Preferred Stock ETFs have mostly traded sideways in the past couple months, with the largest fund in the category PFF (iShares S&P U.S. Preferred Stock, Expense Ratio 0.48%) losing a hefty amount of...
10 Unique ETF Sources of Yield
November 21, 2013
No longer is an investor’s search for yield confined to stocks and U.S. government bonds. The exchange traded products industry has helped drive the changing landscape of income investing by offering a...
Shares of PFXF Now Oversold
August 15, 2013
In trading on Thursday, shares of the Preferred Securities ex Financials ETF (PFXF) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $18.94 per share. We define oversold territory using the...
Preferred Stock ETFs Generate Robust Yields
March 26, 2013
Preferred stock exchange traded funds held up during the Cyrpus brouhaha, but most investors are more interested in the investments’ ability to generate robust yields. The iShares S&P US Preferred...
Dividend ETFs to Pump Up Yield
January 28, 2013
Exchange traded funds are one of the best tools to access dividend-paying stocks. They can help mitigate the risk of a single company while offering a decent yield. “Chasing high-dividend-yielding...
Preferred Stock ETFs for Fiscal Cliff Defense
November 28, 2012
Investors who are looking for an alternative to dividend exchange traded funds have been looking into preferred stocks. Fears of the fiscal cliff have prompted investors to bail out on some dividend...
PFXF Crowded With Sellers
November 15, 2012
In trading on Thursday, shares of the Preferred Securities ex Financials ETF (PFXF) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $19.84 per share. We define oversold territory using the...
Ultimate Guide To S&P U.S. Preferred Stock Fund (PFF)
October 17, 2012
Preferred stock investing just isn’t what it used to be. Once a relatively common way for companies to raise money, the expansion of the corporate credit market has largely consigned preferred stock to...
3 Unique, High-Yielding Preferred Stock ETFs
October 02, 2012
Investors of all walks around the globe have been on the hunt for yield amid this historically low-rate environment. With central banks on all fronts committed to offering up seemingly never-ending...