“Preferreds are one of the very few places where you can still get a reasonable income stream by historical standards,” states one manager of preferred funds in today’s article which examines the unique traits of preferred stocks that make them appealing (e.g. the aforementioned reasonable income stream), as well as the unique considerations that buyers of preferreds need to be aware of (e.g. the potential impact of rising interest rates). To read more – including how investors can go about finding the strongest issuers of preferred stocks – as well as for three preferred stocks and two preferred stock exchange-traded funds the author highlights as “prime picks”, CLICK HERE.
“Even if you were an incredibly well-informed investor and paid a great deal of attention, it’s very hard to succeed in this system.” This is the assessment of law professor William A. Birdthistle, who has penned a new book on the perceived failures of the United States’ do-it-yourself retirement system, specifically mutual funds and 401(k)s. To read what Birdthistle sees as the problems with funds and 401(k)s, what he considers to be a “perverse” system of fees, and why he believes that employees should be required to get licenses before being able to invest in their 401(k)s – as well as his thoughts on exchange-traded funds, target-date funds and more – CLICK HERE to read today’s article, which features a comprehensive interview with him.