iShares S&P US Preferred. E.T.F.

PFF-Q

NASDAQ:PFF

37.01
0.06 (0.16%)

Analysis and Opinions about PFF-Q

Signal
Opinion
Expert
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
May 15, 2018

(Past Top Pick on June 1, 2017, Up 8.5%) Has 10% of his portfolios in emerging markets. There's growth here, dominated by China. EM used to be resource-heavy, but now it's about Asia ex-Japan, headed by strong technology stocks. There's also the emerging middle class in places like India who will consume products. MER 0.26%.

(Past Top Pick on June 1, 2017, Up 8.5%) Has 10% of his portfolios in emerging markets. There's growth here, dominated by China. EM used to be resource-heavy, but now it's about Asia ex-Japan, headed by strong technology stocks. There's also the emerging middle class in places like India who will consume products. MER 0.26%.

Terry Shaunessy
President & portfolio manager, Shaunessy Investment Counsel
Price
$36.910
Owned
Yes
BUY
BUY
May 15, 2018

He likes and own US preferred shares with yields that are close to US high-yields but without the credit risk. Be patient here and you will do well. You may enjoy a foreign exchange gain later this year because he expects pressure on the Canadian dollar later this year. Good yield.

He likes and own US preferred shares with yields that are close to US high-yields but without the credit risk. Be patient here and you will do well. You may enjoy a foreign exchange gain later this year because he expects pressure on the Canadian dollar later this year. Good yield.

Terry Shaunessy
President & portfolio manager, Shaunessy Investment Counsel
Price
$36.910
Owned
Unknown
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
March 14, 2016

(A Top Pick Jan 21/15. Up 3.76%.) Has done what he wanted it to do, which is basically nothing. The running yield on this is 5.5%-6%. Had owned this more for the decline in the Cdn$. This is very good quality. You are taking some currency risks as it is only priced in US$.

(A Top Pick Jan 21/15. Up 3.76%.) Has done what he wanted it to do, which is basically nothing. The running yield on this is 5.5%-6%. Had owned this more for the decline in the Cdn$. This is very good quality. You are taking some currency risks as it is only priced in US$.

Terry Shaunessy
President & portfolio manager, Shaunessy Investment Counsel
Price
$38.550
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
January 21, 2015

Considers this to be fixed income. It is investment grade preferreds. This is always an overlooked category. 5.5% yield and no withholding tax in an RRSP.

Considers this to be fixed income. It is investment grade preferreds. This is always an overlooked category. 5.5% yield and no withholding tax in an RRSP.

Terry Shaunessy
President & portfolio manager, Shaunessy Investment Counsel
Price
$39.710
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
September 2, 2014

Whenever buying anything that is non-Canadian income, it is treated as regular income. For a straight Canadian ETF on banks, he would choose ZEB-T or through Covered Calls on ZWB-T.

Whenever buying anything that is non-Canadian income, it is treated as regular income. For a straight Canadian ETF on banks, he would choose ZEB-T or through Covered Calls on ZWB-T.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$39.700
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
July 22, 2014

He uses this in some of his clients’ registered accounts. The yield is about 6%, and doesn’t pay any kind of withholding tax. Also, if some of the air comes out of the Cdn$ you get a bit of a boost.

He uses this in some of his clients’ registered accounts. The yield is about 6%, and doesn’t pay any kind of withholding tax. Also, if some of the air comes out of the Cdn$ you get a bit of a boost.

Terry Shaunessy
President & portfolio manager, Shaunessy Investment Counsel
Price
$39.780
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
June 17, 2014

She believes we are in a rising rate environment, although she doesn’t think we are going to see sky high rates. From this point on, money is best spent in equities. She would prefer higher yielding Canadian equities.

She believes we are in a rising rate environment, although she doesn’t think we are going to see sky high rates. From this point on, money is best spent in equities. She would prefer higher yielding Canadian equities.

Christine Hughes
President and Chief Investment Strategist, Otterwood Capital Management
Price
$39.550
Owned
No
PARTIAL BUY
PARTIAL BUY
January 2, 2009
Much further along in the risk spectrum. High yield. Wouldn't put a significant amount of money into this. Well diversified with individual assets. Fairly high risk.
Much further along in the risk spectrum. High yield. Wouldn't put a significant amount of money into this. Well diversified with individual assets. Fairly high risk.
Vinny Catalano
Chief Investment Strategist, Blue Marble Research
Price
$30.330
Owned
Unknown
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