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You will find a discussion of Preferreds over on the Bond and Fixed Incomes board. To find it, enter the word Bond in the Board box below and press find.

Fools believe that stocks are the best investment even for retirees. That is why fixed income investments are not much discussed here.

Preferred stocks can be an excellent source of fixed income dividends. However, when interest rates rise, you can get stuck taking capital losses. That is why we prefer a portfolio of laddered maturity investment grade corporate bonds--held to maturity. The yields are about 8% these days--probably as good or better than you can get on good quality preferreds.

Best of luck to you.
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