I saw the Fool dismiss preferreds as "not for the individual investor" but some of them look very attractive for the bond portion of my portfolio. I see a couple of GMs that earn 8.9 and 9.4% respectively. I'm trying to list the points I need to clarify before I buy a particular prefered. One major item is the call price. I believe it's generally 25 and it's a good first guess when the stock is in the mid 20's. Another is when the stock is callable. Of course, the financial condition of the underlying firm is essential.A few other general questions, in no particular order. What would lead to a wide variety of returns on preferreds from a given company? PubSt (whoever they are) preferred range from 9.1% to 11.2%. Maybe some are convertibles?The Schwab bond desk said these were equities and I could buy them on line. I've never found the ticker symbols for them, though. Do these have ticker symbols and where can I find them?That's all the questions I can think of. I would appreciate any answers that some more experienced preferred investors can supply.Thank you
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