Preferred Stocks and Preferred Income Funds Offer High Yields
A preferred stock trades like a stock but offers income like a bond. Preferreds are attractive because their yields are usually higher than corporate bonds of similar credit ratings. And preferred dividends are taxed at a lower rate than corporate bonds. Like bonds, preferred stocks usually trade in a narrow price range, but they can experience significant prices declines.
You can find information about specific preferred stocks at QuatumOnline, a free site. Or check with your broker.
In addition to individual preferred stocks, you can invest in convenient closed-end funds and exchange-traded fund that feature preferred stocks.
Here is a sample of 7 preferred income