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The Income Investor

June, 2017 Archives

Grow Your Income with Floating Rate Securities

By Dr. Carla Pasternak


With interest rates at historic lows, one corner of the income universe that still throws off huge and unusually safe huge yields is preferred shares.


The benchmark S&P U.S. Preferred Stock Index carries a generous yield of 5.96%. That's more than twice the 1.95% yield on the S&P 500 and far richer than the you can get on investment grade bonds in the by the benchmark Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Index or the benchmark 10-year Treasury.