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I meant call date.

And why are you looking for 'short term' call dates? Do you want to be sure that you are going to get the a certain amount back as of the call date, without having to sell the investment? (That's what it sounded like when you said 'expiration' date.) If that's the case, then you may not be satisfied with investing in preferred stocks. As already mentioned, just because the issuer 'can' call the issue doesn't mean that they 'will' call the issue.

If you are looking for investments where you will get a specific amount back as of a specific date, you probably want to look at bonds, exchange traded debt or target maturity date bond ETFs.

AJ
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