PrefBlog is presented as a public service by Hymas Investment Management Inc., Manager / Trustee of Malachite Aggressive Preferred Fundand publisher of PrefLetter, a monthly newsletter directed towards long term buy-and-hold retail investors. James Hymas, president of Hymas Investment Management Inc, with years of experience designing quantitative investment technology and applying this technology to conservative portfolios, seeks to provide institutions and retail investors with the information and advice necessary to produce top quartile returns in the preferred share market without the assumption of excess risk.

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January 27, 2020

Weakness since the BoC rate announcement on January 22 is continuing, with new chatter that global tourism will take a hit. Looks like all the speculators have decided that all yields are going to and through zero with familiar, but still perplexing...

NA.PR.W : Convert or Hold?

It will be recalled that NA.PR.W will reset at 3.839% effective February 16, 2020. NA.PR.W is a FixedReset, 3.90%+225, that commenced trading 2014-10-9 after being announced 2014-9-30. The company announced the extension on 2019-12-19. The issue is ...

EMA.PR.F : Convert or Hold?

It will be recalled that EMA.PR.F will reset at 4.202% effective February 15, 2020. EMA.PR.F is a FixedReset, 4.25%+263, that commenced trading 2014-6-9 after being being announced 2014-5-29. The company announced the extension on 2020-1-7. EMA.PR.F...

January 24, 2020

HIMIPref™ Preferred IndicesThese values reflect the December 2008 revision of the HIMIPref™ IndicesValues are provisional and are finalized monthly Index MeanCurrentYield(at bid) MedianYTW MedianAverageTradingValue MedianMod Dur(YTW) Issues...

January 23, 2020

There is a superb opinion piece in the Globe by Joseph Groia, titled Hey OSC: Can you spare $100-million?: Do most Ontarians know that there is more than $100-million of public money sitting in a bank account at the Ontario Securities Commission (OS...