PFF - iShares Preferred and Income Securities ETF
|Ex-Dividend Date||Apr 1, 2021|
|Trading Day||April 16|
|Day's Range||38.84 - 38.90|
|52-Week Range||31.44 - 38.90|
The investment seeks to track the investment results of the ICE Exchange-Listed Preferred & Hybrid Securities Index, which measures the performance of a select group of exchange-listed, U.S. dollar-denominated preferred securities, hybrid securities and convertible preferred securities listed on the NYSE or NASDAQ. The fund may invest at least 80% of its assets in the component securities of the index and may invest up to 20% of its assets in certain futures, options and swap contracts, cash and cash equivalents, as well as in securities not included in the index, but which the advisor believes will help the fund track the index.
|Asset Class |
|Inception Date |
Mar 26, 2007
|Ticker Symbol |
|Index Tracked |
S&P U.S. Preferred Stock Index
|Apr 1, 2021||$0.1515||Apr 8, 2021|
|Mar 1, 2021||$0.1502||Mar 5, 2021|
|Feb 1, 2021||$0.1497||Feb 5, 2021|
|Dec 17, 2020||$0.061||Dec 23, 2020|
|Dec 1, 2020||$0.1481||Dec 7, 2020|
|Nov 2, 2020||$0.1516||Nov 6, 2020|
Preferreds have continued powering higher on the back of lower volatility and spread compression. Few opportunities exist among IG preferreds but there are still some beaten-down high yield preferreds w...
The Fed is content to sit on a near-zero benchmark rate until at least next year if not 2023.
My quest for yield continues with the current stop the iShares Preferred and Income Securities ETF. The yield of under 5% at first glance is not very impressive.
In order to diversify one's portfolio, an investment in a preferred stock ETF like PFF makes sense. In this case, bond investors are reminded that this is a volatile asset class due to strong correlatio...
From May to July, Kiplinger listed five sets of dividend stocks sorted as favorites, super-safe, durable, centenarian, and MoPays. Those five "outstanding dividend" articles revealed 56 dividend equitie...
Preferred securities can carry features of both equities and fixed-income, while providing a fixed dividend payment. They are traditionally more stable than equities, due to the features that make them ...
The PFF ETF has returned 2% year to date, recovering from a significant decline back in Q1. Preferreds have benefited from environment of low interest rates and stabilizing macro conditions.
October, so far, has been looking a little better in comparison to September, but there is cautious optimism about a stimulus package passing as there are indications that the economic recovery could be...
We anticipate investors may switch their focus back and forth between 2020-Q4 and 2021-Q1 several times before the end of the 2020 calendar year.
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