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  • Primer on preferred securities

    Preferreds offer investors higher yields than many alternatives. Preferreds are utilized in portfolio strategies to bolster yields while long-end rates remain low.

  • Primer on early redemption and the make whole call

    Redemption features are an important consideration when investigating the investment attributes of any fixed income security.

  • Primer on floating-rate notes

    Investors have been considering floating rate notes, as well as floating rate funds, as part of their portfolio strategies, in light of the recent rise in interest rates and the increasing uncertainty around the direction of rates.

  • Primer on survivor’s option bonds

    Despite recent tax reform effects on demand for estate planning securities, several individual investors are still utilizing survivor’s option bonds as means to transfer wealth to beneficiaries, particularly in a potentially rising rate environment. Knowing the guidelines of these securities is important.

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