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page on the CDx3 Notification Service website is one of a kind. While
there are lots of stock charting tools around, this is the only one that
is pre-loaded with metrics and data that is specifically
for preferred stock investors. And you can print your chart or download our historical data, too.
page allows subscribers to graphically view current trends, as well as
the historical performance, of a wide variety of key metrics that are
specific to the preferred stock marketplace. Here's how this page works:
select the specific metric that you want to chart using the Chart
drop-down list. Just click on the little down-arrow and the list of
metrics available to be charted will appear in a scrolling list.
these metrics are specifically tailored to the interests of preferred
stock investors. You can view the historical performance of U.S. preferred
stock coupon rates, yield-to-call, preferred stock trading volumes over
time, U.S. money rates and much more.
metrics, which include data for U.S.-traded preferred stocks and ETDs, are organized into three groups:
- CDx3-Compliant: These metrics are for the highest
quality preferred stocks trading on
U.S. stock exchanges (those that are able to meet the ten selection
documented in Preferred Stock Investing). We have collected data on
these special securities for
many years and allow you to chart,
print and download much of it here.
- US Preferred Stocks: This group of metrics reflects the
characteristics of the overall
preferred stock marketplace, including CDx3-compliant and non-CDx3
- US Money Rates: These rates represent the "cost of money"
at various levels
the U.S. economy, starting with the federal funds rate, moving up
and finally AAA corporate bond and bank CD yields.
example selects the market price for U.S. preferred stocks.
select the date range for your chart by setting the From date and the To
date. You can either type in your dates or use the handy calendar tool
that will automatically appear when you click into a date field (and
disappear when you click out of a date field).
date will default to the earliest date for which our metrics database
has data for the metric that you selected for your chart. You can
specify any From date you want as long as you do not designate a From
date that is earlier than the default value (the oldest available data).
Also, your From date cannot be greater (more recent) than your To date.
the To date can either be typed or you can use the calendar tool that
will automatically appear when you enter the To date field. The To date
defaults to today's date automatically, but you can change it to any
date you want as long as you do not specify a To date that is prior to
your From date or a To date that is in the future.
Increment drop-down list will automatically populate with a variety of
time increments that you can select for your chart - Daily, Weekly,
Quarterly, Annually. The number of these increments that are presented
will depend on which metric and date range you have specified for your
chart (not all increments are available for all metrics over every date
range). The Increment drop-down list will default to the most detailed
time increment available for the metric and date range that you have
example at the top of this page shows the daily movement of the
average market price of U.S. preferred stocks (including ETDs) during
Below is a chart of historical interest to
preferred stock investors. This chart
illustrates the average yield provided by CDx3 Preferred Stocks (none of which
have ever missed a dividend payment) available on U.S. stock exchanges since
January, 2001. The massive returns realized during the Global Credit
Crisis are hard to miss on this chart.
years provided the highest dividend income in history, not to mention
spectacular capital gains, to those following the preferred stock
selection and investing method described throughout Preferred Stock