Author Topic: Preferred Stock ETF's  (Read 1279 times)

dalekeener

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Preferred Stock ETF's
« on: January 23, 2015, 12:48:46 PM »
Anybody have any thoughts on Preferred Stock etf's. I was looking at buying (PGX) yielding 6%. Was thinking to add to it kinda like a dollar cost averaging on a monthly basis as maybe 10-15% of portfolio. I can buy it without commission through Schwab.

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Re: Preferred Stock ETF's
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2015, 02:58:39 PM »
Just my input if you are investing at Schwab...

Schwab's market-cap index ETFs have the lowest expense ratios in the industry. My suggestion would be to build a portfolio of low cost index ETFs and hold them for the long term.

http://www.schwab.com/public/schwab/investing/accounts_products/investment/etfs/schwab_etfs/market_cap_index_etfs

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Re: Preferred Stock ETF's
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2015, 05:46:49 PM »
I have ITOT (Total US Market) and IXUS (Total Intl Market) with expense ratios 0.07 and 0.14, respectively. These are Fidelity's equivalents to Vanguard's VTI and VXUS.

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Re: Preferred Stock ETF's
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2015, 03:21:08 PM »
I have shares of PFF (ishares Preferred ETF) for several years now.  If you open an account at Fidelity, you can trade this ETF commission free.  No complaints.