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Why I prefer to avoid preferred shares (Alternative Investments, Part 2)

December 15, 2017 - 0 comments

When you fly, it’s nice to enjoy the perks that come from a preferred status – cushy seats, exclusive lounges, tasty treats … or so I hear. It’s only natural to assume that “preferred shares” would likewise enhance your investment experience. But have they actually delivered as the name suggests? The short answer is: Not so much. Their inherent structure tends to create far more potential risks than expected rewards.


In short, there are several practical reasons why I prefer to avoid preferred shares. Learn what they are in today’s Common Sense Investing video (part 2 in an ongoing series on alternative investments). 

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