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Subject:  Re: Diversification in Fixed Income Investments Date:  7/21/2010  2:44 PM
Author:  Kapitalanleger Number:  31091 of 35361

If you are willing to take on a little bit of capital risk, you could invest in a diversified set of preferred stocks, or an ETF that invests in them. Investment-grade Preferreds have an average current yield in the 6% to 9% range.

I am afraid that I know nothing about preferred stock. Can you say more about them? What are the defining characteristics of preferred stock? Can one buy a stock fund (e.g., index fund) that consists of preferred stock? That would be easiest for me.
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