iShares S&P US Preferred Stock Fund ETFFund
- Change -0.08 (-0.2%)
- Volume 0.86 M
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- Assets $8,534.9M
- Expense Ratio 0.48%
- Yield 6.86%
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Global Equity ETF
iShares U.S. Preferred Stock ETF is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the S&P U.S. Preferred Stock Index.
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12-31-2013 12:40 PM by Tom Lydon
The iShares U.S. Preferred Stock ETF (NYSEArca: PFF), PowerShares Preferred Portfolio (NYSEArca: PGX) and other ETFs holding preferred stocks were stung by rising Treasury yields in 2013. While not as bad as long-duration bond funds, PFF and PGX have an average 2013 loss of 1....
12-06-2013 12:25 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial
Preferred Stock ETFs have mostly traded sideways in the past couple months, with the largest fund in the category PFF (iShares S&P U.S. Preferred Stock, Expense Ratio 0.48%) losing a hefty amount of overall assets year to date via redemption flows ($-1.4 billion). This do...
10-16-2013 02:52 PM by Tom Lydon
Retirees who are managing their portfolios should not chase after returns. Instead, most exchange traded fund investors saving for retirement should include strategic allocations and find opportunities in alternative income investments. For instance, Michael Fabian, a managing...
09-08-2013 02:08 PM by Tom Lydon
When it comes to dividend exchange traded funds, regular income payouts are an attractive feature, but the investments also provide portfolios with diversified, long-term market exposure. Investors can utilize dividend ETFs to access a diverse range of dividend-paying stocks w...
07-14-2013 09:48 AM by Tom Lydon
Some ETF sectors that investors have favored for yield in recent years have taken a hit lately on rising interest rates. But the recent damage doesn't necessarily mean investors should give up on these asset classes. "The last three months of soaring interest rates have thrown...
07-12-2013 04:43 PM by Tom Lydon
Preferred stock ETFs could suffer more losses if interest rates start ticking higher again after this week's breather. "Preferred stock faces various headwinds, particularly rising interest rates," according to Morningstar analyst Abby Woodham. "When rates rise, preferred stoc...
06-13-2013 07:17 AM by Tom Lydon
Preferred stock exchange traded funds have helped income-oriented investors cash in on robust yields, but rising interest rates are beginning to dampen the investment's appeal. The iShares S&P US Preferred Stock Index Fund (NYSEArca: PFF) has gained 0.8% year-to-date, but ...
06-09-2013 10:05 AM by Tom Lydon
The slight pullback in the stock market is creating the chance for income focused investors to get back into dividend-paying equities at a reasonable cost. Dividend exchange traded funds are back in focus as some yield-producing investments have pulled back to their 50 day-moving...
05-20-2013 09:02 AM by Tom Lydon
Preferred stock ETFs have been popular with investors seeking above-average yields and a steady ride. Most of the category's assets reside in passive index-linked funds but an actively managed ETF has posted solid performance. The First Trust Preferred Securities and Income ET...
03-27-2013 06:19 AM by Tom Lydon
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 Stock Index Fund (NYSEArca: PFF), which comes with a 5.52% 30-day SEC yield ...
03-13-2013 11:02 AM by Tom Lydon
Preferred stock exchange traded funds are known for their income-boosting characteristics but they offer a portfolio other benefits. The low correlation that a preferred stock has to other asset classes is another huge plus. A preferred stock is essentially a blended security ...
03-03-2013 07:08 AM by Tom Lydon
When it comes to exchange traded funds, different types of investors have different goals. For instance, institutional investors have been looking at broad equities while individual investors and advisors leaned toward income and mitigating risk. According to a list of the mos...
01-11-2013 06:34 AM by Tom Lydon
The largest ETF for preferred stocks, known for their above-average yields, is trying to break out to the highest level since 2008. The iShares S&P U.S. Preferred Stock Index Fund (NYSArca: PFF) posted a total return of 18.2% in 2012 to outpace the 16% gain for the S&P...
11-29-2012 06:10 AM by Tom Lydon
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 plays such a telecom and utilities, due to the anticipated higher taxation rate. ...
11-28-2012 05:00 PM by Tom Lydon
The exchange traded fund industry offers individuals a wide range of investment choices and ideas, but ETF buying patterns so far this year indicate investors are favoring yield and dividend strategies. Dodd Kittsley, an investment strategist at iShares, pointed out that ETF f...
11-20-2012 06:14 AM by Tom Lydon
Investors nearing retirement need to find ways to boost income and capital for their portfolios. The following income and high-yield exchange traded funds have a payout worthy of most retirement portfolios. "So, where do you hide out when the markets are plagued with uncertain...
09-12-2012 05:52 AM by Tom Lydon
The current low interest rate environment has led many investors to specialized areas of the market in search of income and appreciation. Preferred stock exchange traded funds are one of those, but the sector has unique risks investors need to consider. "Preferred shares not o...
09-06-2012 06:04 AM by Tom Lydon
With yields over 6% in some cases, preferred stock exchange traded funds have attracted the attention of income-starved investors. Most have honed in on the iShares S&P US Preferred Stock Index Fund (NYSEArca: PFF), but investors are doing themselves a disservice if they don'...
08-03-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Exchange traded funds continue to increase in number and popularity, growing to one of the most commonly traded securities on the stock exchange as both institutional and the average retail investor gain greater access to broad or specialized market exposure. Yet many individuals...
07-23-2012 08:01 AM by Tom Lydon
Recent exchange traded fund launches have focused in on the theme of yield. New ETFs from providers Van Eck and Global X play on investor interest in yield with preferred shares, each with characteristics that can help build a custom portfolio. The Global X SuperIncome Preferr...
07-18-2012 10:45 AM by Tom Lydon
In the ongoing search for yield, investors have touched upon preferred stocks, but most preferred stock exchange traded funds are highly exposed to the financial sector. Van Eck's ETF unit Market Vectors is trying to fill the need, launching a fund that specifically excludes fina...
07-17-2012 01:30 PM by Tom Lydon
Expanding on its preferred stock exchange traded fund line up, Global X is launching another fund that tracks preferred shares but will focus on the U.S. markets. On July 17, the Global X SuperIncome Preferred ETF (NYSEArca: SPFF) will begin trading. SPFF will try to reflect t...
06-27-2012 01:09 PM by John Spence
This week I appeared on Chuck Jaffe's MoneyLife Show to discuss the ETF industry and some thoughts on individual funds. Click here to listen to the podcast. ETFs that I discussed with my former MarketWatch colleague included iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund ETF ...
06-14-2012 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Preferred stock exchange traded funds have become another way for investors to play the yield theme in the uncertain market. As investors search for ways to earn capital on their investments, preferred stocks have become a counterpart for dividend strategies. However, as Europ...
05-22-2012 01:56 PM by John Spence
Preferred stock ETFs are offering yields of more than 6% but their recent price volatility illustrates their risk and dependence on the financial sector after JP Morgan (NYSE: JPM) disclosed unexpected trading losses. Some of the largest ETFs in the category include SPDR Wells...
05-09-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Preferred stocks and focused exchange traded funds are high-yielding hybrid investments, so with the payoff comes risk. The risk factor makes it even more important for investors to select companies that have a good credit rating and a solid track record. "The investor who buy...
05-02-2012 11:26 AM by John Spence
Stock investors have been frustrated with the choppy action in markets the past several weeks as they wait for the next major trend to develop. Analysts are wondering if a run at the all-time highs from 2007 is in the cards, or if the S&P 500 will succumb to worries over t...
04-26-2012 08:52 AM by Tom Lydon
Preferred stock ETFs have been trading flat the past couple months along with the major equity indices, but their high dividend yields compensate investors while they wait for the next big move. Still, preferred ETFs come with unique risks, including concentration in the global f...
04-13-2012 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Investors seeking an income stream appreciate dividend exchange traded funds as alternative to low-yielding bonds. There are particular funds that provide a higher-than-usual yield with the added benefit of one-shot diversification. "If you're an income investor, your primar...
01-31-2012 03:20 PM by Tom Lydon
ETF spotlight on iShares S&P U.S. Preferred Stock (NYSEArca: PFF), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $7.7 billion. Objective: The iShares S&P U.S. Preferred Stock Fund tries to reflect the performance of the S&P Preferred Stock Index, which includes a selected ...
01-31-2012 02:47 PM by Tom Lydon
Preferred stock exchange traded funds have offered investors the best of both worlds so far in 2012 -- higher prices and a nice dividend stream to boot. Preferred shares and ETFs that hold them could get see a further spike in popularity as investors search for yield. Prefe...
01-06-2012 07:17 AM by John Spence
The financial sector's rally to start the year has provided a boost to exchange traded funds tracking preferred stock, which already pay hefty yields. The $7.2 billion iShares S&P U.S. Preferred Stock (NYSEArca: PFF) has jumped nearly 4% over the past week. The ETF is yiel...
11-21-2011 12:39 PM by John Spence
Monday's stock-sell off on fears over Eurozone debt and the U.S. "supercommittee" failure drove S&P 500 exchange traded funds below their 50-day simple moving average. [Stock ETFs Fall] However, recent market weakness has also pushed ETFs indexed to high-yield bonds and pr...
11-18-2011 11:13 AM by John Spence
Exchange traded fund providers continue to roll out new products designed to satisfy investors' craving for yield. BlackRock's iShares has launched the iShares S&P International Preferred Stock Index Fund (NYSEArca: IPFF). It has an expense ratio of 0.55%. "The fund is ...
11-09-2011 08:55 AM by Tom Lydon
Dividend exchange traded funds have been big sellers in 2011 as investors seek a conservative approach to stocks and extra income as 10-year Treasury yields again dip below 2%. ETFs have been a good tool for dividend seekers to hunt for yield because they can invest in a baske...
06-13-2011 07:50 AM by Tom Lydon
Exchange traded funds that track preferred shares have been popular in recent years with income-starved investors, but the ETFs have pulled back over the past month along with the stock market. Preferred shares and ETFs that invest in them had been performing well before June'...
09-06-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Preferred stock carrying exchange traded funds (ETFs) may attract investors' attention, especially as the bond markets cool off. Preferred stocks usually have a fixed dividend and carry no voting rights, among other things. Even though preferred stocks are listed as equity on ...
08-26-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Commercial banks stay operational by lending at higher rates and letting customers save at dirt cheap rates. But have you seen those rates on savings accounts? They make Treasury bonds look like they're giving cash away. There are many exchange traded funds (ETFs) that may be a b...
08-17-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
I you're looking for high yields, don't count on finding it in Treasuries. Don't fret - there are plenty of other places you can get it. Analysts weigh in on what asset classes and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are going to give the best yields in this climate. David Bogoslaw f...
09-18-2009 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Investors will soon have another preferred share exchange traded funds (ETFs) to consider now that State Street Global Advisors has launched its new specialty ETF. This week, State Street launched its latest ETF, SPDR Wells Fargo Preferred Stock ETF (NYSEArca: PSK), that inves...
08-24-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
For an investor who seeks income streams, there are a variety of avenues when it comes to exchange traded funds (ETFs). One such way is through preferred shares, or better yet, preferred share ETFs. Why would preferred shares being appealing? Right now, several preferred s...
08-20-2009 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Sings of a recovery are looming on the global horizon, and the numbers are evident in exchange traded funds (ETFs) from domestic and foreign markets, bonds, currencies and commodities. Many ETFs have been trending higher in recent weeks, says Gary Gordon for ETF Expert. The ...
08-03-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Are you craving more risk and the potential for higher yields in your investments? There are several overlooked high-yield exchange traded funds (ETFs) that are gaining as investors become more risk-tolerant. Investors can use ETFs for a number of reasons, including to capture...
06-29-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
When the term "preferred stock" comes up, does it conjure images of exclusive shares that only sophisticated investors can purchase? The fact is, anyone can buy preferred stock now - through exchange traded funds (ETFs). Don Dion for TheStreet says that the preferred ETFs off...
02-18-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
During this crazy bear market and market meltdown, optimistic investors have been turning to dividend-rich exchange traded funds (ETFs) to answer their prayers. But what if the funds have lost more than what they yield? What's the point of them then? One reader of ours wonders: ...
10-18-2008 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Investing in exchange traded funds (ETFs) or anything else in times of recession might demand incremental purchasing. Gary Gordon for ETF Expert says that the strongest risk-reward relationship rests with the return of capital plus the opportunistic yields/interest/coupons/div...
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