preferred shares

Should I invest in Preferred Stocks?

Most newbie investors think that stocks are the best — and sometimes, the only — choice for investment. Generally speaking, stocks are good investment options, but not all investors will find stocks appropriate for their risk profile or investment goals.

Differences of Preferred Stocks vs. Common Stocks vs. Bonds

For most people, bonds and equity (common stock) are the usual options for investment. We have already discussed these two asset classes lengthily. For a refresher course, here’s our primer on Stock Trading and Investing while here’s our tutorial on Bonds and Fixed Income.

FGEN’s 7.808% Preferred Shares

Here’s an investment option for those interested in diversifying their portfolio. First Gen Corporation (FGEN), the Lopez-owned independent power producer, is issuing to the public up to 100 million Series G perpetual preferred shares for P100 each. The shares guarantee a fixed dividend rate of 7.808% per annum. What are Preferred Shares?

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