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iShares International Preferred Stock ETF (IPFF)

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  • Apr. 21, 2014, 1:40 PM
  • Feb. 13, 2013, 7:14 PM
    First Trust's new actively managed Preferred Securities and Income ETF FPE began trading Tuesday. FPE tries to generate income through holding preferred securities and income-producing debt securities, such as corporate bonds, high-yield securities and convertibles. This gives investors yield-generating options as an alternative route to the low interest rates in Treasury bonds. FPE comes with a high expense ratio of 0.85% compared to PFF (0.48%), PFXF (0.40%), SPFF (0.58%), PSK (0.45%), PGX (0.50%) and IPFF (0.55%). (PR)
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  • Jul. 18, 2012, 11:07 AM
    Preferred stock ETF investors frustrated by most funds' heavy exposure to financials have an alternative in Van Eck's just-launched PFXF. The fund attempts to mirror the performance of the Wells Fargo Hybrid and Preferred Securities ex-Financials Index.
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  • Jul. 17, 2012, 3:03 PM
    Preferred stock investors (PFF) - currently in the enviable position of earning a sweet return as the supply of available shares dwindles - get another fund to choose from with the launch of the Global X SuperIncome Preferred ETF (SPFF), set up to track an S&P Index of the highest yielding preferreds in the U.S. and Canada.
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  • Jul. 8, 2012, 7:17 AM
    Preferred stock (PFF) investors seeking an alternative or complement to their holdings might consider looking internationally. The IPFF is basically a play on Canadian preferred (73% of holdings), and the fund's European exposure is limited to the U.K. and Sweden. Its yield was 5.36% as of May 31.
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The iShares S&P International Preferred Stock Index Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the S&P International Preferred Stock IndexTM
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