Here is my most recent ETF purchase for my dividend investing portfolio…

Purchase Details…

Funding Source: Regular Investment

Date of Purchase: 08/03/2017
Ticker: FFC
Name: Flah & Crum/Claymore PFD ETF
Amount Invested Today: $982.65
Commission: $6.95
Total Basis: $989.60
Purchase Price: $20.91
Total Shares Purchased: 47


Morningstar Category: Preferred Stock
PE Ratio: —-
Market Cap: $939.89 M
Distribution Yield: 7.50%
Frequency of Distribution: Monthly
Monthly Distribution: $.1190

Fund Strategy: Preferred stock portfolios concentrate on preferred stocks and perpetual bonds. These portfolios tend to have more credit risk than government or agency backed bonds, and effective duration longer than other bond portfolios. These portfolios hold more than 65% of assets in preferred stocks and perpetual bonds.


FFC is a new acquisition for the dividend investing portfolio. I like this ETF because it pays a solid 7.50% with a $.1190 monthly dividend. The fund has history of steady distributions. Its fundamentals are solid and it’s near its 52 week high; however, there is still a potential for appreciation. The expense ratio is a little high but the potential upside makes it worth it.


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