Powershares Financial Preferred Portfolio ETF (PGF)

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The Times of India  Aug 26  Comment 
Nirmal Singh Bhangoo’s rise owes in great measure to the now controversial PACL and PGF, which are in the crosshairs of Sebi for allegedly duping over five crore investors of over Rs 49,000 crore.
Biomass Magazine  Apr 4  Comment 
Ventures Inc. has announced that its majority-owned subsidiary, Agrisoma Biosciences Inc. and PGF Biofuels Inc. have entered into a long term strategic agreement for marketing and distribution.
Forbes  Aug 24  Comment 
Looking today at week-over-week shares outstanding changes among the universe of ETFs covered at ETF Channel, one standout is the Financial Preferred Portfolio (AMEX: PGF) where we have detected an approximate $13.7 million dollar outflow --...
Forbes  Jul 17  Comment 
On 7/19/12, Pengrowth Energy Corp (Toronto: PGF) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.04, payable on 8/15/12. As a percentage of PGF's recent stock price of $6.09, this dividend works out to approximately 0.66%. Click here to...
Benzinga  Jun 1  Comment 
In these uncertain environments and with bond yields at record lows, investors should consider looking at preferreds as an alternative to their portfolios, in hopes of finding better yields. Thus, I have found three preferred ETF's that are...
Wall Street Sector Selector  Nov 1  Comment 
Over the past couple of years, investors have gradually become
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Powershares Financial Preferred Portfolio ETF (PGF)

Overview

The PowerShares Financial Preferred Portfolio (Fund) is based on the Wachovia Hybrid & Preferred Securities Financial Index (WHPSsm Financial Index) (Index). The Fund will normally invest at least 90% of its total assets in preferred securities that comprise the Index. The Index tracks the performance of U.S. listed preferred stocks of preferred stocks issued in the US market by financial institutions and currently includes approximately 30 securities selected by Wachovia pursuant to a proprietary selection methodology. The market-cap weighted Index is rebalanced monthly. [1]

Fund Information

  • Fund Manager - Invesco PowerShares
  • Inception Date - 12/01/2006
  • Exchange – NYSE Arca
  • Index Ticker – PGF
  • Intra-day NAV Ticker – PGF.IV
  • Expense Ratio - 0.60%

Top Holdings

Holdings % of Portfolio
BARCLAYS BK PLC 8.40%
BANK OF AMER CRP 8.03%
WELLS FARGO CO 8% PREFERR5.18%
JPMORGAN CHASE 5.15%
BANK OF AMERICA 8.625% PD5.08%
ING GROEP NV 4.94%
HSBC HLDGS PLC 4.92%
CREDIT SUISSE GU 4.62%
METLIFE INC 4.31%
ING GROEP NV 3.88%

Holdings as of 18/11/2009

Other Financial ETFs

ETF Name Fund Manager Expense Ratio
First Trust Financial AlphaDEX Fund (FXO)First Trust Portfolios L.P0.70%
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Financial Sector Index Fund (IYF)ishares0.48%
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Financial Services Index Fund (IYG)ishares0.48%
iShares S&P Global Financials Sector Index Fund (IXG)ishares0.48%
Powershares Dynamic Financials Sector Portfolio ETF (PFI)Invesco PowerShares0.60%
Powershares Financial Preferred Portfolio ETF (PGF)Invesco PowerShares0.60%
ProShares Short Financials ETF (SEF)ProShares ETFs0.95%
ProShares Short Financials ETF (SEF)InvescoPoweshares0.95%
ProShares Ultra Financials ETF (UYG)InvescoPoweshares0.95%
ProShares Ultra Financials ETF (UYG)InvescoPoweshares0.95%
ProShares UltraShort Financials ETF (SKF)ProShares ETFs0.95%
ProShares UltraShort Financials ETF (SKF)ProShares ETFs0.95%
Rydex 2x S&P Select Sector Financial ETF (RFL)Rydex ETF Trust0.70%
Rydex 2x S&P Select Sector Financial ETF (RFL)Rydex ETF Trust0.70%
Rydex Inverse 2x S&P Select Sector Financial ETF (RFN)Rydex ETF Trust0.70%
Rydex Inverse 2x S&P Select Sector Financial ETF (RFN)Rydex ETF Trust0.70%
Rydex S&P Equal Weight Financials ETF (RYF)Rydex ETF Trust0.50%
SPDR S&P International Financial Sector ETF (IPF)State Street Global Markets, LLC0.50%
Vanguard Financials ETF (VFH)Vanguard Group, Inc.0.25%
WisdomTree International Financial Sector Fund (DRF)WisdomTree Investments, Inc.0.58%
Horizons BetaPro S&P/TSX Capped Financials Bear Plus ETF (HFD-TSX)Horizons BetaPro ETFs1.15%
Horizons BetaPro S&P/TSX Capped Financials Bull Plus ETF (HFU-TSX)Horizons BetaPro ETFs1.15%
iShares CDN Financial Sector Index Fund (XFN-TSX)iShares0.55%


References

  1. - Overview of Powershares Financial Preferred Portfolio ETF (PGF)
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