NOVATO, Calif., Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Since the Great Recession ended in 2009, high-dividend paying preferred stocks have outperformed most other types of equity investments and are near 8-year highs.
Winans Preferred Stock Index (WIPSI):
S&P 500 Index (SPX):
* As of 11/30/12
As the table shows the Winans Preferred Stock Index has significantly outperformed the Standard & Poors 500 Index since 2009 and is still presenting investors with significantly higher dividend yields than most other types of dividend paying securities.
"While many analysts feel that fixed rate preferreds are an investment fad, I believe the rebirth of income investing is here to stay. Why? America's aging population has lost much of its appetite for financial volatility and has chosen a fiscal course where dividend income matters more than capital appreciation. At Winans Investments, a key to our success in income investing is that we use mostly non-financial preferred stocks to enhance the overall performance of our client's portfolios," says Ken Winans President of Winans Investments and award-winning author of Preferred Stocks - The Art of Profitable Income Investing (www.amazon.com).
History supports Winans' views. Since 1900, preferred stocks have advanced annually 76% of the time, and have historically outperformed corporate bonds (7.6% vs. 6.4%).
The Winans Preferred Stock Index (symbol: WIPSI) ' is the only index that measures U.S. preferred stocks from 1900 to present and is available by subscription.
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SOURCE Winans Investments Capital Management & Research