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Last month I posted about buying 500 shares of EAI at $25.40 a share a few days before it's ex-dividend date. After thinking about it more (and liking the idea), I decided to go ahead and buy 500 shares of ELC for the same price of $25.40 a share before the same ex-dividend date. This month I bought EMP & ENO before their ex-dividend date of today. I might be wrong, but right now I like this strategy. The price of these preferreds are being held down due to the chance of being called, so when interest rates rise like they have this week, the price of these preferreds did not fluctuate much. If interest rates keep rising, the likelihood of these preferreds being called becomes less likely.

Time will tell how good of an idea this was...

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