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In the News: Structured Notes

Structured Notes Are Wall Street's `Next Bubble,' Whalen Says

Bloomberg issued a news release today discussing the topic of a structured products bubble in Wall Street. According Christopher Whalen, managing director of Institutional Risk Analytics, the sale of structured products allows the selling firms to make bets on interest rates. Furthermore, they are illiquid products for which firms are not obligated to make markets and hence provide liquidity when these products might need them...

SLCG Research: Preferred Stock Portfolios

SLCG released today 'The Risks of Preferred Stock Portfolios'.

Preferred stocks have characteristics similar to both debt and equity. Like debt, preferred stocks make fixed or floating dividend payments similar to coupon payments of debt. Like equity, the dividend payments are not an obligation of the issuer and a failure to make dividend payments does not constitute a default. Holders of preferred stocks have claims on the income and assets of the issuing company before common equity...

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