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Headlines of Interest

Below are press releases from companys with preferred stock or baby bonds outstanding – or just of general interest.

Today is a slow news day – holiday.


Fortress Biotech Announces Reverse Stock Split

Diana Shipping Inc. Announces the Sale of a Capesize Dry Bulk Vessel, the m/v Boston

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UBS declares coupon payments on 11 ETRACS Exchange Traded Notes

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National Storage Affiliates Trust Announces Date of its Third Quarter 2023 Earnings Release and Conference Call


LXP Industrial Trust to Report Third Quarter 2023 Results and Host Conference Call October 31, 2023


Saratoga Investment Corp. Announces Fiscal Second Quarter 2024 Financial Results

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Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation Schedules Earnings Release and Conference Call for the Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2023

Terreno Realty Corporation Announces Quarterly Operating, Investment and Capital Markets Activity

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  1. I’m a yield hog so I took a quick look at the performance of PFFL, the UBS double leveraged preferred ETN, which has a giant double-digit yield, and is a monthly payer too, versus the performance of its component ETFs, PFF and PGX.

    PFF has a year to date price return of -5.9% and a TTM Yield of 7.3%. PFF is a popular preferred ETF and one of the components of PFFL.

    PGX has a year to date price return of -7.5% and a TTM Yield of 7.0%. PGX is a popular preferred ETF and the other component of PFFL.

    PFFL has a year to date price return of -20.0% and a TTM Yield of +16.5%. So PFFL looks more underwater compared to its competitors.

    The divvies here are pretty big so I took a deeper look and ran PFF, PGX, and PFFL against each other YTD with divvies reinvested. PFF and PGX were positive YTD, PFFL was negative YTD, with PFFL’s max draw down about twice PFF and PGX.

    2022 was a bad year, so I ran them 2022 to 2023-YTD. Pretty much of a dead heat, with PFFL still in third place, but with PFFL’s max draw down still about twice PFF and PGX. FYI – Same results for PFFL versus a 50-50 blend.

    I don’t know anything about the workings of PFFL but one article suggested PFFL has a drag from tracking costs and interest costs which are dinged against NAV and not charged against divvies.

    Conclusion: PFFL has a tempting yield but it seems you can do as well or better with the underlying ETFs with less draw down risk. Just my opinion. DYODD

    No position in any of these issues. Long preferreds.

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