List of Preferred Stock ETFs Listed on U.S. Exchanges

Here are a few notes regarding these preferred stock ETFs:

  • Preferred stocks are favored by some investors due to the fact that they have characteristics of both bonds and stocks.
  • The bond characteristics relate to the fixed/stable dividends they pay shareholders in addition to a higher frequency of distributions (when compared to common shares).
  • The stock characteristics relate to the appreciation that may occur and the ownership in the company that one receives when they own preferred shares.
  • These ETFs are heavily weighted towards securities in the financial sector. The exception to this is the Market Vectors ETF that excludes these companies.

Preferred Shares ETFs

Elkhorn S&P High Quality Preferred ETF (EPRF)

iShares U.S. Preferred Stock ETF (PFF)

Market Vectors Preferred Securities ex Financials ETF (PFXF) (Weighted towards REITs, electric and telecommunication companies)

PowerShares Financial Preferred Portfolio (PGF) (Only includes financial sector)

PowerShares Preferred Portfolio (PGX)

PowerShares Variable Rate Preferred Portfolio (VRP)

SPDR Wells Fargo Preferred Stock ETF (PSK)

Preferred Shares ETFs: Global

Global X SuperIncome Preferred ETF (SPFF) (United States and Canada)

iShares International Preferred Stock ETF (IPFF) (Weighted towards Canada)