Preferred Stock ETF With 6% Yield Eyes Post-Crisis High

January 11, 2013


Investors may consider preferred stock ETFs like the iShares S&P U.S. Preferred Stock Index Fund (NYSEArca: PFF) as the best of both worlds, thanks to their low volatility and solid yields. But their surprising run since 2008 could meet with trouble as 2013 unfolds, according to an article on ETF Trends.

This year’s market environment may play against the strengths of preferred stock ETFs, especially in an environment of rising interest rates, the ETF Trends article said.

These preferred stock funds performed similarly to PFF last year, and each has a 30-day SEC yield above 5 percent:

  • PowerShares Preferred Portfolio (NYSEArca: PGX)
  • PowerShares Financial Preferred Portfolio (NYSEArca: PGF)
  • SPDR Wells Fargo Preferred Stock ETF (NYSEArca: PSK)


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