About the Preferred Stock List™ Newsletter
Dividends, more so than price appreciation, have provided the lion's shares of investor returns this century. And when those dividend payments are made, those investing in a company's preferred stock shares have priority over the same company's common stock shareholders. Preferred stock shareholders are always paid first.
Preferred Stock List™ provides targeted lists of key preferred stocks and exchange-traded debt securities that are trading on U.S. stock exchanges.
Doug K. Le Du, author of the book Preferred Stock Investing, does the research so that you can concentrate on using the information rather than gathering it. And Doug provides his observations with each list. The preferred stock lists are different each month—new issues that have just been introduced, upcoming dividend payers, issues currently trading below par, preferreds from specific industries, call-protected preferreds and much more.
Of the 1,000+ preferred stocks trading on U.S. stock exchanges, Preferred Stock List™ cuts right to those that are worth considering, listing the few dozen each month that you need to know about. If you have found that focused preferred stock information is difficult to come by then Preferred Stock List™ is an important tool for you. And we do all the work.
As a subscriber to Preferred Stock List™, you will receive monthly target lists of preferred stocks and exchange-traded debt securities (which are similar to preferred stocks but are actually bonds that trade on the stock exchange rather than the bond market). Each issue includes three targeted lists that identify dozens of specific preferred stocks such as issues that are:
Prices of preferred stocks are often favorable in the early days of trading since new issues are usually introduced at the beginning of their first dividend period (the further away the first dividend is, the lower the price tends to be). New issues frequently provide preferred stock investors with an opportunity to buy shares at excellent prices.
Upcoming Dividend Payers
Preferred stocks typically pay their dividends to shareholders on a quarterly schedule. Preferred stock shareholders who own the shares on the 'ex-dividend date' are entitled to the upcoming dividend payment. That payment is for the entire 90 day quarter regardless of how many days you have actually owned the shares. Knowing which preferred stocks are about to reach their ex-dividend date puts you first in line for a quick payoff.
Trading Below Par
The current market price is shown for every preferred stock in our lists. A preferred stock's "par" value is the amount that shareholders will receive in the event that the issuing company redeems (buys back from you) your shares. By purchasing your shares below this par value, preferred stock investors not only add a layer of principal protection to their investment but also position themselves for a capital gain in the event of a downstream redemption.
Economic events can create great opportunities for those paying attention. For example, the Wall Street Reform Act, signed into law in July 2010, created an enormous opportunity for trust preferred stock (TRUPS) investors. And the fortunes of real estate companies are very sensitive to interest rate trends. Knowing the preferred stocks that are issued by a specific industry segment can often provide opportunities for preferred stock investors.
Most new preferred stocks cannot be redeemed ("called") by their issuing company for the first five years after they are issued. Knowing which preferreds are call-protected adds a layer of income security for preferred stock investors.
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Preferred Stock List: October 19, 2012
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