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Investor's Business Daily features a separate section for preferreds and convertibles, although all it tells you is the price and yield. Once you identify some you might be interested in, you can always go to the company's website and request a prospectus. And using stock web sites, you can fairly easily track down info on the general financial health of a company, which is clearly just as important for preferreds as for common stocks.

What more information than that is a broker going to be able to provide?

hackshark >>

1. call dates and prices.
2. inventory. 98+% of pfds and corporate bonds trade dealer to dealer, not on exchanges. Also institutions have to liquidate their positions at times and prices that are not the most favorable to them and good brokers make their better clients aware of such bagains.
3.research, esp. as to the industry, the company, etc.
research covers both the debt and equity sides, which are very important to a preferred buyer.
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