Archive for December, 2016

December 20, 2016

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

There’s a lot of Canadian bond issuance south of the border:

Canadian companies have issued about $69 billion of debt in U.S. markets this year, up 12 percent from a year ago. That compares with about C$93 billion in the domestic market, a similar amount — $70 billion — when adjusted for currency, and a 3 percent decline from 2015. The move south is being driven by the lure of lower borrowing costs in America’s far larger market, where the high-quality debt of Canadian companies is being lapped up.

The downside for Canadian investors is that deals done south of the border are frequently sold to U.S. investors first. Canadians must wait until those U.S. bond buyers start to sell their notes in the secondary market, which can mean losing out when prices of newly issued bonds rise. Companies meanwhile are chasing the best terms, regardless of geography.

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It would be most interesting to learn just how much of this effect was due to the crowding out of Canadian investment capital by our bloated banking sector.

HIMIPref™ Preferred Indices
These values reflect the December 2008 revision of the HIMIPref™ Indices

Values are provisional and are finalized monthly
Index Mean
Current
Yield
(at bid)
Median
YTW
Median
Average
Trading
Value
Median
Mod Dur
(YTW)
Issues Day’s Perf. Index Value
Ratchet 0.00 % 0.00 % 0 0.00 0 -0.0222 % 1,802.9
FixedFloater 0.00 % 0.00 % 0 0.00 0 -0.0222 % 3,293.5
Floater 4.20 % 4.25 % 55,800 16.92 4 -0.0222 % 1,898.1
OpRet 0.00 % 0.00 % 0 0.00 0 -0.0330 % 2,929.8
SplitShare 4.82 % 4.68 % 62,895 4.28 6 -0.0330 % 3,498.8
Interest-Bearing 0.00 % 0.00 % 0 0.00 0 -0.0330 % 2,729.9
Perpetual-Premium 5.48 % 5.55 % 88,075 14.40 23 -0.3622 % 2,641.0
Perpetual-Discount 5.53 % 5.53 % 103,495 14.54 15 -0.2282 % 2,720.1
FixedReset 4.78 % 4.67 % 241,261 6.75 96 -0.1512 % 2,139.1
Deemed-Retractible 5.19 % 4.74 % 142,914 4.54 32 -0.2415 % 2,742.1
FloatingReset 2.84 % 3.97 % 45,699 4.79 12 -0.3220 % 2,309.1
Performance Highlights
Issue Index Change Notes
CU.PR.C FixedReset -2.18 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-20
Maturity Price : 19.74
Evaluated at bid price : 19.74
Bid-YTW : 4.57 %
TRP.PR.F FloatingReset -2.15 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-20
Maturity Price : 15.05
Evaluated at bid price : 15.05
Bid-YTW : 3.98 %
BMO.PR.S FixedReset -1.81 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-20
Maturity Price : 19.57
Evaluated at bid price : 19.57
Bid-YTW : 4.60 %
CCS.PR.C Deemed-Retractible -1.75 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 22.50
Bid-YTW : 6.63 %
BMO.PR.Y FixedReset -1.71 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-20
Maturity Price : 21.30
Evaluated at bid price : 21.30
Bid-YTW : 4.58 %
SLF.PR.H FixedReset -1.66 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 17.16
Bid-YTW : 8.45 %
BAM.PR.X FixedReset -1.65 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-20
Maturity Price : 14.90
Evaluated at bid price : 14.90
Bid-YTW : 5.06 %
SLF.PR.J FloatingReset -1.41 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 14.00
Bid-YTW : 9.91 %
MFC.PR.F FixedReset -1.41 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 14.03
Bid-YTW : 10.53 %
RY.PR.O Perpetual-Premium -1.36 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-20
Maturity Price : 23.66
Evaluated at bid price : 24.02
Bid-YTW : 5.13 %
BMO.PR.T FixedReset -1.29 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-20
Maturity Price : 19.12
Evaluated at bid price : 19.12
Bid-YTW : 4.60 %
BMO.PR.Z Perpetual-Premium -1.21 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-20
Maturity Price : 24.15
Evaluated at bid price : 24.55
Bid-YTW : 5.12 %
BAM.PR.N Perpetual-Discount -1.15 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-20
Maturity Price : 20.67
Evaluated at bid price : 20.67
Bid-YTW : 5.78 %
MFC.PR.O FixedReset -1.05 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Call
Maturity Date : 2021-06-19
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 26.31
Bid-YTW : 4.34 %
MFC.PR.C Deemed-Retractible -1.03 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 21.23
Bid-YTW : 7.01 %
TRP.PR.H FloatingReset -1.02 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-20
Maturity Price : 11.65
Evaluated at bid price : 11.65
Bid-YTW : 3.77 %
BAM.PR.R FixedReset -1.00 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-20
Maturity Price : 16.79
Evaluated at bid price : 16.79
Bid-YTW : 5.02 %
BNS.PR.Z FixedReset 1.31 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2022-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 20.88
Bid-YTW : 6.02 %
BMO.PR.Q FixedReset 1.43 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2022-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 20.57
Bid-YTW : 5.96 %
PWF.PR.T FixedReset 2.85 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-20
Maturity Price : 20.57
Evaluated at bid price : 20.57
Bid-YTW : 4.46 %
Volume Highlights
Issue Index Shares
Traded
Notes
TRP.PR.K FixedReset 127,256 YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Call
Maturity Date : 2022-05-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 25.17
Bid-YTW : 4.87 %
TD.PF.H FixedReset 89,843 YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Call
Maturity Date : 2021-10-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 25.54
Bid-YTW : 4.56 %
BAM.PF.I FixedReset 87,694 YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Call
Maturity Date : 2022-03-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 25.25
Bid-YTW : 4.70 %
TD.PF.B FixedReset 82,319 YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-20
Maturity Price : 19.12
Evaluated at bid price : 19.12
Bid-YTW : 4.63 %
RY.PR.H FixedReset 79,167 YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-20
Maturity Price : 19.16
Evaluated at bid price : 19.16
Bid-YTW : 4.61 %
MFC.PR.R FixedReset 76,860 YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Call
Maturity Date : 2022-03-19
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 24.98
Bid-YTW : 4.98 %
There were 83 other index-included issues trading in excess of 10,000 shares.
Wide Spread Highlights
Issue Index Quote Data and Yield Notes
TRP.PR.F FloatingReset Quote: 15.05 – 15.38
Spot Rate : 0.3300
Average : 0.2168

YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-20
Maturity Price : 15.05
Evaluated at bid price : 15.05
Bid-YTW : 3.98 %

BAM.PR.R FixedReset Quote: 16.79 – 17.22
Spot Rate : 0.4300
Average : 0.3198

YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-20
Maturity Price : 16.79
Evaluated at bid price : 16.79
Bid-YTW : 5.02 %

SLF.PR.B Deemed-Retractible Quote: 22.38 – 22.62
Spot Rate : 0.2400
Average : 0.1552

YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 22.38
Bid-YTW : 6.50 %

POW.PR.G Perpetual-Premium Quote: 25.00 – 25.30
Spot Rate : 0.3000
Average : 0.2178

YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-20
Maturity Price : 24.71
Evaluated at bid price : 25.00
Bid-YTW : 5.69 %

BNS.PR.D FloatingReset Quote: 19.80 – 20.09
Spot Rate : 0.2900
Average : 0.2198

YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2022-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 19.80
Bid-YTW : 6.30 %

BMO.PR.Y FixedReset Quote: 21.30 – 21.54
Spot Rate : 0.2400
Average : 0.1748

YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-20
Maturity Price : 21.30
Evaluated at bid price : 21.30
Bid-YTW : 4.58 %

BCE.PR.K / BCE.PR.L: 9% Conversion to FloatingReset

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

BCE Inc. has announced:

that 2,254,079 of its 25,000,000 fixed-rate Cumulative Redeemable First Preferred Shares, Series AK (Series AK Preferred Shares) have been tendered for conversion on December 31, 2016, on a one-for-one basis, into floating-rate Cumulative Redeemable First Preferred Shares, Series AL (Series AL Preferred Shares). Consequently, BCE will issue 2,254,079 new Series AL Preferred Shares as of December 31, 2016.

The remaining Series AK Preferred Shares will continue to be listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol BCE.PR.K. The Series AK Preferred Shares will pay on a quarterly basis, for the five-year period beginning on December 31, 2016, as and when declared by the Board of Directors of BCE, a fixed quarterly cash dividend based on an annual dividend rate of 2.954%.

The Series AL Preferred Shares will pay for each quarterly period beginning with the quarterly period from and including December 31, 2016 up to but excluding March 31, 2017, as and when declared by the Board of Directors of BCE, a quarterly floating cash dividend based on the T-Bill Rate for such quarterly period plus 1.88%, calculated in accordance with the articles of BCE. The floating dividend rate applicable to the Series AL Preferred Shares for the quarterly period beginning on December 31, 2016 is 0.58907% (annual rate of 2.389% based on an initial T-Bill Rate of 0.509%). The Series AL Preferred Shares will be listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol BCE.PR.L and will start trading on January 3, 2017.

It will be recalled that the rate reset to 2.954% for BCE.PR.K was announced on December 1 and that I recommended that holders of BCE.PR.K not convert.

SLF.PR.I: No Conversion to FloatingReset

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Sun Life Financial Inc. has announced

that after having taken into account all election notices received by the December 16, 2016 deadline for the conversion of its Class A Non-Cumulative Rate Reset Preferred Shares Series 12R (the “Series 12R Shares”) into Class A Non-Cumulative Floating Rate Preferred Shares Series 13QR (the “Series 13QR Shares”), there were 832,321 Series 12R Shares tendered for conversion, which is less than the one million shares required to give effect to conversions into Series 13QR Shares, meaning there will be no conversion of Series 12R Shares into Series 13QR Shares.

For the five-year period commencing on December 31, 2016 to but excluding December 31, 2021, holders of the Series 12R Shares will be entitled to receive non-cumulative preferential cash dividends on a quarterly basis, as and when declared by the Board of Directors of Sun Life Financial and subject to the Insurance Companies Act (Canada), based on an annual dividend rate of 3.806% per annum or $0.237875 per share per quarter, being equal to the sum of the 5-year Government of Canada Yield, as defined in the terms of the Series 12R Shares, on Thursday, December 1, 2016 plus 2.73%, as determined in accordance with the terms of those shares.

Subject to regulatory approval, Sun Life Financial may redeem the Series 12R Shares in whole or in part on December 31, 2021 and on the 31st of December every five years thereafter by the payment of an amount for each share so redeemed of $25.00, together with all declared and unpaid dividends to the date fixed for such redemption.

It will be recalled that the extension of SLF.PR.I was announced in November; the rate reset to 3.806% was announced on December 1 and I recommended holders not convert on December 9.

TA Proposes Sleazy Exchange Offer

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

TransAlta Corporation has announced:

that its Board of Directors has approved a transaction pursuant to which all the currently outstanding first preferred shares in the capital of the Corporation are proposed to be exchanged for shares in a single new series of cumulative redeemable minimum rate reset first preferred shares, series 1, in the capital of the Corporation (the “New Preferred Shares”) pursuant to a plan of arrangement (the “Arrangement”). The terms of the New Preferred Shares will be substantially the same as the terms of the existing first preferred shares with the exception of an adjustment to the reset spread to 5.29%, a change to December 31, 2021 for the next reset date, and the addition of a minimum reset coupon rate of 6.5%.

The Corporation currently has four series of cumulative redeemable rate reset first preferred shares outstanding, being the series A shares, series C shares, series E shares and series G shares, and one series of cumulative redeemable floating rate first preferred shares outstanding, being the series B shares (collectively, the “Existing Preferred Shares”). Pursuant to the Arrangement, the outstanding Existing Preferred Shares will be exchanged for New Preferred Shares at an exchange ratio specific to each series of Existing Preferred Shares.

The Arrangement is expected to provide several benefits to holders of Existing Preferred Shares including:

  • dividend volatility will be minimized as a result of the downside protection provided under the terms of the New Preferred Shares, which will include a “minimum floor” mechanism pursuant to which holders of the New Preferred Shares will have certainty that the reset coupon rate will be no lower than 6.50%;
  • the dividends to be paid to holders of the New Preferred Shares are expected to be greater than the current dividends received by holders of the Existing Preferred Shares over the initial five-year reset period based on current interest rate levels;
  • trading liquidity is expected to be enhanced, as the consolidation of the Existing Preferred Shares into one series of New Preferred Shares is expected to provide holders of New Preferred Shares with more flexibility and depth in the market to buy and sell such New Preferred Shares; and
  • the exchange of Existing Preferred Shares for New Preferred Shares will constitute an automatic tax deferred exchange for Canadian income tax purposes. The Arrangement will, however, provide holders of Existing Preferred Shares with an option, at their election, to have the exchange occur in a manner which may allow a shareholder to realize a capital gain or a capital loss for Canadian income tax purposes.

The Arrangement is also expected to benefit TransAlta by:

    reducing the Corporation’s notional capital balance of preferred shares by approximately $300 million, which strengthens the balance sheet and improves certain financial ratios; and
  • providing future preferred share issuance capacity based on the equity treatment guidelines of the Corporation’s credit rating agencies.

Pursuant to the Arrangement, (i) holders of series A shares will receive 0.503 of a New Preferred Share; (ii) holders of series B shares will receive 0.550 of a New Preferred Share; (iii) holders of series C shares will receive 0.705 of a New Preferred Share; (iv) holders of series E shares will receive 0.790 of a New Preferred Share; and (v) holders of series G shares will receive 0.820 of a New Preferred Share. The New Preferred Shares will pay fixed cumulative dividends of $1.625 per share per annum, yielding 6.5% per annum, payable on the last business day of March, June, September and December of each year, as and when declared by the Board of Directors of TransAlta. The dividend rate will be reset on December 31, 2021 and every five years thereafter at a rate equal to the sum of the then five-year Government of Canada bond yield and 5.29%, provided that, in any event, such calculated rate shall not be less than 6.50%. The New Preferred Shares will be redeemable by TransAlta, at its option, on December 31, 2021 and on December 31 in every fifth year thereafter.

The Corporation will deliver an information circular, describing the proposed Arrangement in greater detail, to holders of Existing Preferred Shares entitled to vote in connection with the Arrangement, with a view to completing the Arrangement in the first quarter of 2017. Holders of Existing Preferred Shares are encouraged to review the information circular as it includes important information pertaining to the Arrangement.

The closing of the Arrangement will be subject to various conditions to be set out in the information circular, including: (i) the approval of not less than two-thirds of the votes cast in person or by proxy at a special meeting of holders of each series of Existing Preferred Shares; (ii) approval of the Arrangement by the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta; and (iii) any required regulatory approvals, including the listing of the New Preferred Shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP has provided its fairness opinion that the Arrangement is fair, from a financial point of view, to holders of each series of Existing Preferred Shares. Based on the fairness opinion and after consulting with its financial and legal advisors, among other considerations, the Board of Directors of the Corporation (i) has unanimously determined that the Arrangement is in the best interests of the Corporation; (ii) has unanimously determined that the Arrangement is fair to the holders of each series of Existing Preferred Shares; and (iii) recommends that holders of each series of Existing Preferred Shares vote in favour of the Arrangement. In connection with the Arrangement, CIBC World Markets Inc. acted as the financial advisor to the Corporation and Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP acted as legal counsel to the Corporation.

DBRS has assigned the new issue a provisional Pfd-3 Trend-Negative rating.

The market seemed to like the proposed exchange, with TA preferred issues jumping in price:

Ticker Bid
12/16
Bid
12/19
Change Implied
New Issue
Price
TA.PR.D 11.91 12.26 +2.94% 24.37
TA.PR.E 11.40 13.00 +14.04% 23.63
TA.PR.F 15.59 17.05 +9.36% 24.18
TA.PR.H 16.97 19.07 +12.37% 24.14
TA.PR.J 18.07 19.70 +9.02% 24.02

So it looks as if prices instantly adjusted on the day to reflect a $25 trading price for the new issue, less a deal-risk discount of about 4%. So far, this is normal and unobjectionable.

The objectionable part of this plan becomes clear once we start looking at the Implied Volatility of the FixedResets. One thing is very clear: given the higher coupon on the new issue, it may be expected to trade at a much higher price than the issues it replaces – regardless of the exact level, it will also be clear that there is therefore much less potential upside (if spreads narrow), if any, before the issue gets called, while the downside (if spreads should widen) is more or less the same. Normally, as is formally explained by the theory of Implied Volatility, the reduced chance of an upside win is offset by a higher yield, which will result in increased income if spreads remain stagnant.

This deal takes away that upside, without compensation.

For instance lets look at the Implied Volatility of the TA series of FixedResets as of last Friday:

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The curve has been fit using the four extant FixedReset issues only (TA.PR.E is a FloatingReset). We can see that in order to be consistent with four extant issues, the new issue should yield about 7.5%, whereas in fact it only yields about 6.5%. In this model, the fair price for the new issue is about 21.69 and purchasers of the TA shares at the new level are going to be awfully disappointed.

It may certainly be objected that the derived level of Implied Volatility in the above analysis is unwarrantably high at 25% and I have certainly not been shy about stating in the past that I consider a reasonable value to be in the high single digits. So let’s re-run the analysis, constraining Implied Volatility to be 10%. We get:

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Even with this constraint, we see that in order to be consistent with Friday’s closing bids for the extant issues the new issue should offer a yield of just under 7.0% – compared to the 6.5% actually offered – which in turn implies that the free trading price of the new issue is predicted to be about 23.30 … again, purchasers of the TA shares at the new level are going to be disappointed.

Finally, we can look at the Implied Volatility analysis with end of day prices. Obviously, as shown in the table above, there was a very large move in the prices of these issues. This happened very quickly as illustrated in the day’s chart for TA.PR.H:

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… and the day’s action has changed the Implied Volatility analysis to:

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It is only in this analysis that we may conclude that the new issue is well-priced, as the theoretical yield for consistency is only 6.35% compared to the actual offer of 6.50%.

All of this analysis leads to the conclusion that this is a rotten deal for the preferred shareholders, so rotten that we may call it a sleazy attempt by the company to pull the wool over the eyes of unsophisticated retail investors. As the company admits, they look forward to:

reducing the Corporation’s notional capital balance of preferred shares by approximately $300 million

That $300-million is money that currently can potentially be earned by the current shareholders with price increases on the extant issues; price increases that could result from an increase in the GOC-5 yield, or from straightforward spread narrowing. The company is giving up nothing – NOTHING! – in order to capture this entire amount for themselves.

But, whimpers the incompetent dork from PriceWaterhouseCoopers who signed his name to the fairness opinion, we are giving up something!

the dividends to be paid to holders of the New Preferred Shares are expected to be greater than the current dividends received by holders of the Existing Preferred Shares over the initial five-year reset period based on current interest rate levels.

Sure, based on current interest rate levels. But my vast experience in fixed income has led me to the arcane knowledge that interest rate levels do not always remain constant – however convenient it might be for analysis to assume that they do – and that we should at least be aware of what happens in various scenarios. So with the aid of a handy xlsx MS-Excel spreadsheet we can draw a graph of what will happen if the GOC-5 yield changes:

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Yes, that’s right: preferred shareholders will get a little extra income after the Exchange for as long as the GOC-5 yield is under 2%. Once they rise above that, though, the Exchange makes them worse off. There is no compensation in this deal for the reduction of potential income in the event that yields rise. Whether yields rise in the future is a matter of opinion, snivel the directors who claim this is fair to shareholders … but with the North American economy beginning to show signs of life, it will be very hard to find takers for bets they’ll remain constant when these bets are presented straightforwardly and honestly.

So, to put things in a nutshell, Transalta wants to eliminate (more or less) potential capital gains should spreads narrow in the future, and reduce potential income increases should GOC-5 yields increase in the future; all this for a very, very tiny increase in current income. Hell, why not send them the deed to your house and car, while you’re at it?

This is a shitty deal for shareholders. Vote No. I will note that as a matter of practicalities, the idea of selling into this stupidly inflated market and becoming indifferent to how this abusive deal turns out is also quite attractive.

Update, 2016-12-24 I was perplexed by a comment on Financial Wisdom Forum:

More on the TransAlta exchange.

http://business.financialpost.com/news/ … picks=true

FWIW, I am quite satisfied with the offer because I’m a trader and am more than happy to bail on these PF-3 issues because I really believe that one would have to be wearing super sized rose coloured glasses to think that they would someday trade or be redeemed at par, especially with a company like TA that has slashed the dividend on the common to 4 cents/quarter.

The case for the “No” vote does not depend on the hope that the shares will “someday trade or be redeemed at par”, and demonstrating this should actually make the argument more clear for those who have difficulty with the concept of Implied Volatility.

Let us examine the specific case of TA.PR.D; the following analysis framework may be applied to the other series with changes in numbers.

TA.PR.D:

  • pays $0.67725 p.a. until the next Exchange Date
  • will reset to GOC-5 + 203bp (paid on par value of $25) on each Exchange Date
    • This is equal to (25 * GOC-5) + (25 * 203bp)
    • which is equal to (25 * GOC-5) + $0.5075
  • may be redeemed at $25 on each Exchange Date
  • Exchange Dates are 2021-3-31 and every five years thereafter

The company proposes to exchange each share of this for 0.503 of a New Preferred Share; each New Preferred Share will

  • Pay 6.50% of $25.00 = 1.625 until the next Exchange Date
  • will reset to GOC-5 + 529bp (paid on par value of $25) on each Exchange Date
  • may be redeemed at $25 on each Exchange Date
  • Exchange Dates are 2021-12-31 and every five years thereafter

The fact that holders will be getting only 0.503 New Preferred Shares for each share of TA.PR.D makes the changes a little more complex for many investors, so as a thought experiment, let’s design a Notional Share which we will assume will be offered 1 for 1 for TA.PR.D, with the new holdings, in total, having exactly the same characteristics as the proposed new holdings of the New Preferred Shares.

A Notional Preferred Share:

  • pays $0.817375 until the next Exchange Date
  • will reset to 0.503 (GOC-5 + 529bp) * 25 on each Exchange Date
    • This is equal to (0.503 * 25 * GOC-5) + (0.503 * 25 * 529bp)
    • which is equal to 12.575 * GOC-5 + $0.6652175
    • subject to a minimum rate of $0.817375
  • may be redeemed at $12.575 on each Exchange Date
  • Exchange Dates are 2021-12-31 and every five years thereafter

So when we compare the currently held TA.PR.D to the Notional Share we see that:

  • The Notional Share will pay an extra $0.14 annually for each of the next five years (approximately), for a total of $0.70.
  • The redemption price will drop from $25 to $12.575
  • The dividends after the next Exchange Date (if it is left outstanding) will depend on the GOC-5 yield, as indicated on the following chart
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The big problem, of course, is the change in redemption price – holders lose out on a lot of potential capital gains if the market improves, either through increases in the GOC-5 yield (which should increase the trading price of the preferreds) or through a narrowing of spreads (which may occur because the market improves, or TA’s credit improves, or both). In addition, we see that increases in the GOC-5 rate greatly improve the dividend payout from TA.PR.D and the much higher redemption price means these potential increases will not be called away unless for a gigantic premium over the current price.

December 19, 2016

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Geez, I’m the only one who uses cash any more:

Finally, this survey documents a pronounced shift in how Americans engage with one of the oldest elements of the modern economy: physical currency. Today nearly one-quarter (24%) of Americans indicate that none of the purchases they make in a typical week involve cash. And an even larger share – 39% – indicates that they don’t really worry about having cash on hand, since there are so many other ways of paying for things these days. Nonwhites, low-income Americans and those 50 and older are especially likely to rely on cash as a payment method.

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HIMIPref™ Preferred Indices
These values reflect the December 2008 revision of the HIMIPref™ Indices

Values are provisional and are finalized monthly
Index Mean
Current
Yield
(at bid)
Median
YTW
Median
Average
Trading
Value
Median
Mod Dur
(YTW)
Issues Day’s Perf. Index Value
Ratchet 0.00 % 0.00 % 0 0.00 0 0.3563 % 1,803.3
FixedFloater 0.00 % 0.00 % 0 0.00 0 0.3563 % 3,294.2
Floater 4.19 % 4.24 % 53,673 16.95 4 0.3563 % 1,898.5
OpRet 0.00 % 0.00 % 0 0.00 0 0.0066 % 2,930.7
SplitShare 4.82 % 4.29 % 63,106 1.96 6 0.0066 % 3,499.9
Interest-Bearing 0.00 % 0.00 % 0 0.00 0 0.0066 % 2,730.8
Perpetual-Premium 5.46 % 5.52 % 84,724 14.42 23 0.0735 % 2,650.6
Perpetual-Discount 5.52 % 5.53 % 100,516 14.54 15 -0.0183 % 2,726.3
FixedReset 4.77 % 4.69 % 235,416 6.77 96 -0.2674 % 2,142.4
Deemed-Retractible 5.18 % 4.59 % 142,528 4.54 32 0.1459 % 2,748.8
FloatingReset 2.83 % 3.90 % 45,322 4.80 12 1.3179 % 2,316.6
Performance Highlights
Issue Index Change Notes
IFC.PR.C FixedReset -1.98 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 20.29
Bid-YTW : 6.56 %
IFC.PR.A FixedReset -1.52 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 16.87
Bid-YTW : 8.76 %
PWF.PR.T FixedReset -1.48 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-19
Maturity Price : 20.00
Evaluated at bid price : 20.00
Bid-YTW : 4.59 %
HSE.PR.A FixedReset -1.46 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-19
Maturity Price : 12.86
Evaluated at bid price : 12.86
Bid-YTW : 5.43 %
BNS.PR.C FloatingReset -1.45 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2022-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 23.05
Bid-YTW : 4.04 %
BAM.PR.T FixedReset -1.44 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-19
Maturity Price : 17.12
Evaluated at bid price : 17.12
Bid-YTW : 5.11 %
CM.PR.P FixedReset -1.39 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-19
Maturity Price : 19.11
Evaluated at bid price : 19.11
Bid-YTW : 4.61 %
RY.PR.M FixedReset -1.29 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-19
Maturity Price : 20.72
Evaluated at bid price : 20.72
Bid-YTW : 4.57 %
NA.PR.W FixedReset -1.28 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-19
Maturity Price : 18.53
Evaluated at bid price : 18.53
Bid-YTW : 4.78 %
CM.PR.O FixedReset -1.16 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-19
Maturity Price : 19.60
Evaluated at bid price : 19.60
Bid-YTW : 4.60 %
FTS.PR.K FixedReset -1.13 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-19
Maturity Price : 17.57
Evaluated at bid price : 17.57
Bid-YTW : 4.76 %
CM.PR.Q FixedReset -1.11 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-19
Maturity Price : 21.32
Evaluated at bid price : 21.32
Bid-YTW : 4.62 %
BAM.PF.D Perpetual-Discount -1.11 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-19
Maturity Price : 21.41
Evaluated at bid price : 21.41
Bid-YTW : 5.75 %
VNR.PR.A FixedReset -1.01 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-19
Maturity Price : 19.66
Evaluated at bid price : 19.66
Bid-YTW : 5.18 %
CU.PR.C FixedReset 1.15 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-19
Maturity Price : 20.18
Evaluated at bid price : 20.18
Bid-YTW : 4.47 %
TRP.PR.C FixedReset 1.20 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-19
Maturity Price : 13.47
Evaluated at bid price : 13.47
Bid-YTW : 4.91 %
TRP.PR.B FixedReset 1.33 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-19
Maturity Price : 12.94
Evaluated at bid price : 12.94
Bid-YTW : 4.64 %
TRP.PR.F FloatingReset 1.85 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-19
Maturity Price : 15.38
Evaluated at bid price : 15.38
Bid-YTW : 3.90 %
IFC.PR.D FloatingReset 24.10 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 19.62
Bid-YTW : 6.59 %
Volume Highlights
Issue Index Shares
Traded
Notes
FTS.PR.M FixedReset 150,300 YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-19
Maturity Price : 19.64
Evaluated at bid price : 19.64
Bid-YTW : 4.78 %
BAM.PF.I FixedReset 96,888 YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Call
Maturity Date : 2022-03-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 25.20
Bid-YTW : 4.74 %
CU.PR.E Perpetual-Discount 78,298 YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-19
Maturity Price : 22.36
Evaluated at bid price : 22.68
Bid-YTW : 5.44 %
PVS.PR.D SplitShare 65,077 YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2021-10-08
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 24.80
Bid-YTW : 4.75 %
SLF.PR.E Deemed-Retractible 64,800 YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 21.20
Bid-YTW : 7.00 %
TD.PF.H FixedReset 54,520 YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Call
Maturity Date : 2021-10-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 25.62
Bid-YTW : 4.48 %
There were 87 other index-included issues trading in excess of 10,000 shares.
Wide Spread Highlights
Issue Index Quote Data and Yield Notes
BAM.PR.T FixedReset Quote: 17.12 – 17.44
Spot Rate : 0.3200
Average : 0.1832

YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-19
Maturity Price : 17.12
Evaluated at bid price : 17.12
Bid-YTW : 5.11 %

BNS.PR.Z FixedReset Quote: 20.61 – 20.93
Spot Rate : 0.3200
Average : 0.1857

YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2022-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 20.61
Bid-YTW : 6.29 %

CM.PR.P FixedReset Quote: 19.11 – 19.45
Spot Rate : 0.3400
Average : 0.2194

YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-19
Maturity Price : 19.11
Evaluated at bid price : 19.11
Bid-YTW : 4.61 %

CM.PR.Q FixedReset Quote: 21.32 – 21.62
Spot Rate : 0.3000
Average : 0.1848

YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-19
Maturity Price : 21.32
Evaluated at bid price : 21.32
Bid-YTW : 4.62 %

BAM.PF.H FixedReset Quote: 25.91 – 26.19
Spot Rate : 0.2800
Average : 0.1743

YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Call
Maturity Date : 2020-12-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 25.91
Bid-YTW : 3.99 %

SLF.PR.G FixedReset Quote: 15.10 – 15.46
Spot Rate : 0.3600
Average : 0.2583

YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 15.10
Bid-YTW : 9.57 %

December 16, 2016

Friday, December 16th, 2016
HIMIPref™ Preferred Indices
These values reflect the December 2008 revision of the HIMIPref™ Indices

Values are provisional and are finalized monthly
Index Mean
Current
Yield
(at bid)
Median
YTW
Median
Average
Trading
Value
Median
Mod Dur
(YTW)
Issues Day’s Perf. Index Value
Ratchet 0.00 % 0.00 % 0 0.00 0 0.7178 % 1,796.9
FixedFloater 0.00 % 0.00 % 0 0.00 0 0.7178 % 3,282.5
Floater 4.21 % 4.28 % 54,280 16.87 4 0.7178 % 1,891.7
OpRet 0.00 % 0.00 % 0 0.00 0 0.0397 % 2,930.5
SplitShare 4.82 % 4.59 % 58,432 4.30 6 0.0397 % 3,499.7
Interest-Bearing 0.00 % 0.00 % 0 0.00 0 0.0397 % 2,730.6
Perpetual-Premium 5.46 % 5.53 % 85,868 14.40 23 -0.1154 % 2,648.6
Perpetual-Discount 5.51 % 5.53 % 100,537 14.56 15 -0.8088 % 2,726.8
FixedReset 4.76 % 4.57 % 233,587 6.83 96 0.6198 % 2,148.1
Deemed-Retractible 5.19 % 4.64 % 145,863 4.55 32 -0.1024 % 2,744.8
FloatingReset 2.86 % 3.79 % 45,962 4.81 12 -1.1542 % 2,286.4
Performance Highlights
Issue Index Change Notes
IFC.PR.D FloatingReset -19.34 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 15.81
Bid-YTW : 9.79 %
BAM.PR.N Perpetual-Discount -1.63 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-16
Maturity Price : 21.08
Evaluated at bid price : 21.08
Bid-YTW : 5.66 %
BAM.PF.C Perpetual-Discount -1.62 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-16
Maturity Price : 21.20
Evaluated at bid price : 21.20
Bid-YTW : 5.74 %
BAM.PF.D Perpetual-Discount -1.32 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-16
Maturity Price : 21.36
Evaluated at bid price : 21.65
Bid-YTW : 5.67 %
FTS.PR.J Perpetual-Discount -1.14 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-16
Maturity Price : 21.44
Evaluated at bid price : 21.72
Bid-YTW : 5.50 %
PWF.PR.S Perpetual-Discount -1.04 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-16
Maturity Price : 21.58
Evaluated at bid price : 21.93
Bid-YTW : 5.53 %
CU.PR.D Perpetual-Discount -1.01 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-16
Maturity Price : 22.26
Evaluated at bid price : 22.56
Bid-YTW : 5.47 %
BMO.PR.T FixedReset 1.04 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-16
Maturity Price : 19.50
Evaluated at bid price : 19.50
Bid-YTW : 4.41 %
RY.PR.J FixedReset 1.06 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-16
Maturity Price : 21.03
Evaluated at bid price : 21.03
Bid-YTW : 4.54 %
BMO.PR.S FixedReset 1.11 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-16
Maturity Price : 19.99
Evaluated at bid price : 19.99
Bid-YTW : 4.41 %
CU.PR.C FixedReset 1.17 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-16
Maturity Price : 19.95
Evaluated at bid price : 19.95
Bid-YTW : 4.42 %
PWF.PR.T FixedReset 1.25 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-16
Maturity Price : 20.30
Evaluated at bid price : 20.30
Bid-YTW : 4.42 %
BAM.PR.X FixedReset 1.26 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-16
Maturity Price : 15.25
Evaluated at bid price : 15.25
Bid-YTW : 4.81 %
HSE.PR.C FixedReset 1.29 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-16
Maturity Price : 21.19
Evaluated at bid price : 21.19
Bid-YTW : 5.05 %
TRP.PR.H FloatingReset 1.29 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-16
Maturity Price : 11.75
Evaluated at bid price : 11.75
Bid-YTW : 3.72 %
VNR.PR.A FixedReset 1.33 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-16
Maturity Price : 19.86
Evaluated at bid price : 19.86
Bid-YTW : 5.02 %
TRP.PR.G FixedReset 1.36 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-16
Maturity Price : 21.31
Evaluated at bid price : 21.60
Bid-YTW : 4.64 %
SLF.PR.I FixedReset 1.45 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 21.00
Bid-YTW : 6.38 %
MFC.PR.N FixedReset 1.45 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 19.53
Bid-YTW : 7.21 %
HSE.PR.A FixedReset 1.48 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-16
Maturity Price : 13.05
Evaluated at bid price : 13.05
Bid-YTW : 5.23 %
HSE.PR.G FixedReset 1.50 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-16
Maturity Price : 21.96
Evaluated at bid price : 22.35
Bid-YTW : 5.15 %
MFC.PR.G FixedReset 1.53 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 21.29
Bid-YTW : 6.39 %
SLF.PR.G FixedReset 1.61 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 15.16
Bid-YTW : 9.44 %
IAG.PR.G FixedReset 1.69 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 21.10
Bid-YTW : 6.46 %
RY.PR.M FixedReset 1.75 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-16
Maturity Price : 20.99
Evaluated at bid price : 20.99
Bid-YTW : 4.43 %
SLF.PR.J FloatingReset 1.79 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 14.21
Bid-YTW : 9.66 %
MFC.PR.M FixedReset 1.93 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 19.56
Bid-YTW : 7.26 %
MFC.PR.J FixedReset 2.01 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 20.76
Bid-YTW : 6.49 %
MFC.PR.I FixedReset 2.08 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 21.57
Bid-YTW : 6.19 %
MFC.PR.L FixedReset 2.16 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 18.91
Bid-YTW : 7.58 %
MFC.PR.K FixedReset 2.23 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 18.81
Bid-YTW : 7.60 %
CU.PR.I FixedReset 2.23 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Call
Maturity Date : 2020-12-01
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 27.06
Bid-YTW : 2.37 %
MFC.PR.H FixedReset 2.40 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 23.06
Bid-YTW : 5.44 %
GWO.PR.N FixedReset 2.59 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 14.28
Bid-YTW : 10.16 %
SLF.PR.K FloatingReset 2.91 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 16.61
Bid-YTW : 8.41 %
IFC.PR.C FixedReset 3.19 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 20.70
Bid-YTW : 6.22 %
IFC.PR.A FixedReset 3.44 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 17.13
Bid-YTW : 8.43 %
Volume Highlights
Issue Index Shares
Traded
Notes
TRP.PR.K FixedReset 169,453 YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-16
Maturity Price : 23.15
Evaluated at bid price : 25.06
Bid-YTW : 4.85 %
BAM.PF.I FixedReset 152,645 YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-16
Maturity Price : 23.16
Evaluated at bid price : 25.06
Bid-YTW : 4.83 %
CU.PR.F Perpetual-Discount 127,528 YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-16
Maturity Price : 20.65
Evaluated at bid price : 20.65
Bid-YTW : 5.50 %
FTS.PR.M FixedReset 127,050 YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-16
Maturity Price : 19.60
Evaluated at bid price : 19.60
Bid-YTW : 4.70 %
FTS.PR.J Perpetual-Discount 122,666 YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-16
Maturity Price : 21.44
Evaluated at bid price : 21.72
Bid-YTW : 5.50 %
RY.PR.Z FixedReset 99,513 YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-16
Maturity Price : 19.40
Evaluated at bid price : 19.40
Bid-YTW : 4.41 %
There were 88 other index-included issues trading in excess of 10,000 shares.
Wide Spread Highlights
Issue Index Quote Data and Yield Notes
IFC.PR.D FloatingReset Quote: 15.81 – 19.65
Spot Rate : 3.8400
Average : 2.0466

YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 15.81
Bid-YTW : 9.79 %

GWO.PR.H Deemed-Retractible Quote: 22.23 – 22.45
Spot Rate : 0.2200
Average : 0.1434

YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 22.23
Bid-YTW : 6.64 %

CU.PR.G Perpetual-Discount Quote: 20.56 – 20.80
Spot Rate : 0.2400
Average : 0.1816

YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-16
Maturity Price : 20.56
Evaluated at bid price : 20.56
Bid-YTW : 5.53 %

CU.PR.E Perpetual-Discount Quote: 22.54 – 22.82
Spot Rate : 0.2800
Average : 0.2219

YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-16
Maturity Price : 22.24
Evaluated at bid price : 22.54
Bid-YTW : 5.47 %

CCS.PR.C Deemed-Retractible Quote: 22.80 – 23.15
Spot Rate : 0.3500
Average : 0.2953

YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 22.80
Bid-YTW : 6.41 %

W.PR.K FixedReset Quote: 25.61 – 25.84
Spot Rate : 0.2300
Average : 0.1763

YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Call
Maturity Date : 2021-01-15
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 25.61
Bid-YTW : 4.86 %

December 15, 2016

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

We have a late entry for the ‘Most Loony Government Initiative of 2016’ contest – easy credit for Vancouver house-buyers:

The province of British Columbia will start a program on Jan. 16 that will offer to match the nest egg amassed by buyers for their first house by up to C$37,500 ($28,000) or 5 percent of the purchase value, B.C. Premier Christy Clark said at a news conference. It’s estimated to cost about C$703 million ($526 million) over the next three years and help about 42,000 households enter the market.

Under the new first-time buyer program, the 25-year loans will have no interest and no repayment for the first five years. They will only be available to first-time buyers who already qualify for a mortgage under the recent, stricter rules introduced by the federal government, Clark said.

The program may only “incrementally help” home sales in B.C. and may be more positive for mortgage insurers like Genworth MI Canada Inc. than lenders, RBC Capital Markets said in a note to clients after the announcement.

The program doesn’t solve the core problem of high property values next to relatively low incomes, said Andy Yan, Director, City Program, at Simon Fraser University.

“The metro Vancouver area is the most indebted metropolitan area in Canada. What does this C$37,000 enticement do but encourage people to take on more debt?” Yan said by phone.

“All the benefit could end up going to sellers,” said Thomas Davidoff, head of the University of British Columbia’s Centre for Urban Economics and Real Estate. If a homebuyer is willing to pay C$500,000 and is presented with an extra C$30,000 of interest-free money, he’ll just end up bidding C$530,000, Davidoff said.

“Subsidies on the demand side are not the way to address affordability in a supply-compromised market,” he said.

HIMIPref™ Preferred Indices
These values reflect the December 2008 revision of the HIMIPref™ Indices

Values are provisional and are finalized monthly
Index Mean
Current
Yield
(at bid)
Median
YTW
Median
Average
Trading
Value
Median
Mod Dur
(YTW)
Issues Day’s Perf. Index Value
Ratchet 0.00 % 0.00 % 0 0.00 0 1.0655 % 1,784.1
FixedFloater 0.00 % 0.00 % 0 0.00 0 1.0655 % 3,259.2
Floater 4.24 % 4.32 % 54,901 16.80 4 1.0655 % 1,878.3
OpRet 0.00 % 0.00 % 0 0.00 0 -0.0396 % 2,929.4
SplitShare 4.83 % 4.22 % 84,662 1.97 6 -0.0396 % 3,498.3
Interest-Bearing 0.00 % 0.00 % 0 0.00 0 -0.0396 % 2,729.5
Perpetual-Premium 5.46 % 5.41 % 84,836 14.43 23 0.2367 % 2,651.7
Perpetual-Discount 5.47 % 5.49 % 103,918 14.62 15 0.7143 % 2,749.1
FixedReset 4.79 % 4.62 % 229,842 6.80 96 1.5389 % 2,134.9
Deemed-Retractible 5.18 % 4.57 % 146,412 4.55 32 0.4550 % 2,747.6
FloatingReset 2.83 % 3.77 % 47,849 4.81 12 0.6277 % 2,313.1
Performance Highlights
Issue Index Change Notes
CCS.PR.C Deemed-Retractible -1.22 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 22.72
Bid-YTW : 6.47 %
TRP.PR.J FixedReset 1.04 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Call
Maturity Date : 2021-05-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 26.27
Bid-YTW : 4.32 %
SLF.PR.A Deemed-Retractible 1.08 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 22.41
Bid-YTW : 6.41 %
SLF.PR.J FloatingReset 1.09 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 13.96
Bid-YTW : 9.92 %
FTS.PR.J Perpetual-Discount 1.10 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 21.62
Evaluated at bid price : 21.97
Bid-YTW : 5.44 %
SLF.PR.B Deemed-Retractible 1.13 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 22.42
Bid-YTW : 6.46 %
SLF.PR.E Deemed-Retractible 1.15 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 21.12
Bid-YTW : 7.05 %
SLF.PR.C Deemed-Retractible 1.21 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 20.95
Bid-YTW : 7.12 %
BNS.PR.Q FixedReset 1.21 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2022-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 24.17
Bid-YTW : 3.94 %
BMO.PR.M FixedReset 1.25 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2022-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 24.25
Bid-YTW : 3.66 %
IFC.PR.A FixedReset 1.28 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 16.56
Bid-YTW : 8.94 %
BAM.PR.M Perpetual-Discount 1.34 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 21.23
Evaluated at bid price : 21.23
Bid-YTW : 5.62 %
PWF.PR.A Floater 1.34 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 12.08
Evaluated at bid price : 12.08
Bid-YTW : 3.94 %
PWF.PR.S Perpetual-Discount 1.37 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 21.84
Evaluated at bid price : 22.16
Bid-YTW : 5.48 %
BAM.PR.B Floater 1.39 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 10.94
Evaluated at bid price : 10.94
Bid-YTW : 4.32 %
NA.PR.W FixedReset 1.40 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 18.81
Evaluated at bid price : 18.81
Bid-YTW : 4.62 %
PWF.PR.T FixedReset 1.42 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 20.05
Evaluated at bid price : 20.05
Bid-YTW : 4.48 %
HSE.PR.G FixedReset 1.43 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 21.73
Evaluated at bid price : 22.02
Bid-YTW : 5.23 %
BMO.PR.S FixedReset 1.44 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 19.77
Evaluated at bid price : 19.77
Bid-YTW : 4.46 %
SLF.PR.D Deemed-Retractible 1.45 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 20.97
Bid-YTW : 7.10 %
SLF.PR.G FixedReset 1.50 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 14.92
Bid-YTW : 9.67 %
BMO.PR.Y FixedReset 1.50 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 21.33
Evaluated at bid price : 21.63
Bid-YTW : 4.41 %
HSE.PR.C FixedReset 1.50 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 20.92
Evaluated at bid price : 20.92
Bid-YTW : 5.12 %
RY.PR.J FixedReset 1.51 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 20.81
Evaluated at bid price : 20.81
Bid-YTW : 4.59 %
MFC.PR.C Deemed-Retractible 1.52 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 21.42
Bid-YTW : 6.86 %
RY.PR.H FixedReset 1.52 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 19.32
Evaluated at bid price : 19.32
Bid-YTW : 4.48 %
BAM.PF.D Perpetual-Discount 1.53 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 21.66
Evaluated at bid price : 21.94
Bid-YTW : 5.59 %
BAM.PF.C Perpetual-Discount 1.56 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 21.55
Evaluated at bid price : 21.55
Bid-YTW : 5.65 %
HSE.PR.E FixedReset 1.56 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 21.79
Evaluated at bid price : 22.08
Bid-YTW : 5.24 %
CM.PR.P FixedReset 1.58 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 19.23
Evaluated at bid price : 19.23
Bid-YTW : 4.49 %
BMO.PR.W FixedReset 1.59 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 19.22
Evaluated at bid price : 19.22
Bid-YTW : 4.44 %
CM.PR.O FixedReset 1.60 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 19.73
Evaluated at bid price : 19.73
Bid-YTW : 4.48 %
IFC.PR.C FixedReset 1.62 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 20.06
Bid-YTW : 6.68 %
BMO.PR.T FixedReset 1.63 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 19.30
Evaluated at bid price : 19.30
Bid-YTW : 4.46 %
TD.PR.S FixedReset 1.64 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2022-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 24.16
Bid-YTW : 3.74 %
RY.PR.M FixedReset 1.73 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 20.63
Evaluated at bid price : 20.63
Bid-YTW : 4.51 %
IAG.PR.A Deemed-Retractible 1.74 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 21.65
Bid-YTW : 6.78 %
NA.PR.Q FixedReset 1.84 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2022-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 24.36
Bid-YTW : 4.22 %
BAM.PR.N Perpetual-Discount 1.90 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 21.43
Evaluated at bid price : 21.43
Bid-YTW : 5.56 %
BMO.PR.Q FixedReset 1.95 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2022-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 20.40
Bid-YTW : 6.11 %
TRP.PR.D FixedReset 2.04 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 18.47
Evaluated at bid price : 18.47
Bid-YTW : 4.86 %
BAM.PF.F FixedReset 2.04 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 21.46
Evaluated at bid price : 21.46
Bid-YTW : 4.71 %
TRP.PR.A FixedReset 2.05 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 15.92
Evaluated at bid price : 15.92
Bid-YTW : 4.81 %
GWO.PR.N FixedReset 2.05 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 13.92
Bid-YTW : 10.53 %
SLF.PR.H FixedReset 2.06 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 17.33
Bid-YTW : 8.26 %
TD.PF.C FixedReset 2.07 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 19.26
Evaluated at bid price : 19.26
Bid-YTW : 4.48 %
MFC.PR.B Deemed-Retractible 2.12 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 22.20
Bid-YTW : 6.47 %
BAM.PF.E FixedReset 2.13 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 20.18
Evaluated at bid price : 20.18
Bid-YTW : 4.69 %
CM.PR.Q FixedReset 2.14 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 21.50
Evaluated at bid price : 21.50
Bid-YTW : 4.50 %
FTS.PR.H FixedReset 2.17 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 13.64
Evaluated at bid price : 13.64
Bid-YTW : 4.68 %
TRP.PR.E FixedReset 2.18 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 19.23
Evaluated at bid price : 19.23
Bid-YTW : 4.70 %
BAM.PF.G FixedReset 2.26 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 21.42
Evaluated at bid price : 21.76
Bid-YTW : 4.63 %
TD.PF.A FixedReset 2.31 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 19.48
Evaluated at bid price : 19.48
Bid-YTW : 4.45 %
TD.PF.B FixedReset 2.38 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 19.35
Evaluated at bid price : 19.35
Bid-YTW : 4.48 %
FTS.PR.K FixedReset 2.43 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 17.68
Evaluated at bid price : 17.68
Bid-YTW : 4.62 %
MFC.PR.L FixedReset 2.43 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 18.51
Bid-YTW : 7.90 %
TRP.PR.G FixedReset 2.45 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 21.31
Evaluated at bid price : 21.31
Bid-YTW : 4.73 %
BAM.PR.T FixedReset 2.50 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 17.20
Evaluated at bid price : 17.20
Bid-YTW : 4.96 %
MFC.PR.K FixedReset 2.56 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 18.40
Bid-YTW : 7.93 %
MFC.PR.M FixedReset 2.57 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 19.19
Bid-YTW : 7.54 %
VNR.PR.A FixedReset 2.62 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 19.60
Evaluated at bid price : 19.60
Bid-YTW : 5.09 %
PWF.PR.P FixedReset 2.64 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 14.00
Evaluated at bid price : 14.00
Bid-YTW : 4.71 %
BAM.PR.Z FixedReset 2.70 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 20.56
Evaluated at bid price : 20.56
Bid-YTW : 4.99 %
FTS.PR.G FixedReset 2.74 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 18.03
Evaluated at bid price : 18.03
Bid-YTW : 4.58 %
HSE.PR.A FixedReset 2.80 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 12.86
Evaluated at bid price : 12.86
Bid-YTW : 5.31 %
TRP.PR.H FloatingReset 2.84 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 11.60
Evaluated at bid price : 11.60
Bid-YTW : 3.77 %
TD.PF.E FixedReset 2.87 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 21.88
Evaluated at bid price : 22.26
Bid-YTW : 4.41 %
FTS.PR.M FixedReset 2.89 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 19.60
Evaluated at bid price : 19.60
Bid-YTW : 4.70 %
BAM.PF.B FixedReset 2.89 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 19.24
Evaluated at bid price : 19.24
Bid-YTW : 4.93 %
BAM.PF.A FixedReset 2.93 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 20.76
Evaluated at bid price : 20.76
Bid-YTW : 4.88 %
TRP.PR.F FloatingReset 2.96 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 14.98
Evaluated at bid price : 14.98
Bid-YTW : 3.98 %
MFC.PR.J FixedReset 3.04 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 20.35
Bid-YTW : 6.79 %
MFC.PR.G FixedReset 3.05 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 20.97
Bid-YTW : 6.62 %
SLF.PR.I FixedReset 3.09 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 20.70
Bid-YTW : 6.60 %
MFC.PR.N FixedReset 3.16 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 19.25
Bid-YTW : 7.42 %
TD.PF.D FixedReset 3.24 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 21.35
Evaluated at bid price : 21.66
Bid-YTW : 4.45 %
CU.PR.C FixedReset 3.25 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 19.72
Evaluated at bid price : 19.72
Bid-YTW : 4.47 %
MFC.PR.H FixedReset 3.30 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 22.52
Bid-YTW : 5.80 %
BAM.PR.X FixedReset 3.36 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 15.06
Evaluated at bid price : 15.06
Bid-YTW : 4.87 %
TRP.PR.C FixedReset 3.41 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 13.36
Evaluated at bid price : 13.36
Bid-YTW : 4.83 %
BAM.PR.R FixedReset 3.49 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 17.20
Evaluated at bid price : 17.20
Bid-YTW : 4.81 %
IAG.PR.G FixedReset 3.54 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 20.75
Bid-YTW : 6.71 %
MFC.PR.I FixedReset 3.58 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 21.13
Bid-YTW : 6.50 %
MFC.PR.F FixedReset 4.29 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 14.10
Bid-YTW : 10.40 %
TRP.PR.B FixedReset 4.42 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 12.75
Evaluated at bid price : 12.75
Bid-YTW : 4.58 %
Volume Highlights
Issue Index Shares
Traded
Notes
BNS.PR.N Deemed-Retractible 261,343 YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Call
Maturity Date : 2017-01-27
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 25.28
Bid-YTW : 1.22 %
TRP.PR.K FixedReset 147,842 YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 23.12
Evaluated at bid price : 24.97
Bid-YTW : 4.87 %
BAM.PF.I FixedReset 102,301 YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 23.16
Evaluated at bid price : 25.05
Bid-YTW : 4.83 %
SLF.PR.J FloatingReset 94,437 YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 13.96
Bid-YTW : 9.92 %
RY.PR.J FixedReset 70,996 YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 20.81
Evaluated at bid price : 20.81
Bid-YTW : 4.59 %
TD.PF.B FixedReset 68,800 YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 19.35
Evaluated at bid price : 19.35
Bid-YTW : 4.48 %
There were 98 other index-included issues trading in excess of 10,000 shares.
Wide Spread Highlights
Issue Index Quote Data and Yield Notes
HSE.PR.A FixedReset Quote: 12.86 – 13.31
Spot Rate : 0.4500
Average : 0.2765

YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 12.86
Evaluated at bid price : 12.86
Bid-YTW : 5.31 %

GWO.PR.I Deemed-Retractible Quote: 21.23 – 21.73
Spot Rate : 0.5000
Average : 0.3275

YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 21.23
Bid-YTW : 6.97 %

CU.PR.I FixedReset Quote: 26.47 – 26.90
Spot Rate : 0.4300
Average : 0.3008

YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Call
Maturity Date : 2020-12-01
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 26.47
Bid-YTW : 2.98 %

PWF.PR.T FixedReset Quote: 20.05 – 20.44
Spot Rate : 0.3900
Average : 0.2676

YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-15
Maturity Price : 20.05
Evaluated at bid price : 20.05
Bid-YTW : 4.48 %

RY.PR.Q FixedReset Quote: 26.57 – 26.87
Spot Rate : 0.3000
Average : 0.1844

YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Call
Maturity Date : 2021-05-24
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 26.57
Bid-YTW : 4.04 %

IFC.PR.A FixedReset Quote: 16.56 – 17.05
Spot Rate : 0.4900
Average : 0.3842

YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 16.56
Bid-YTW : 8.94 %

December 14, 2016

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

The big news of the day was the FOMC press release:

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in November indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been expanding at a moderate pace since mid-year. Job gains have been solid in recent months and the unemployment rate has declined. Household spending has been rising moderately but business fixed investment has remained soft. Inflation has increased since earlier this year but is still below the Committee’s 2 percent longer-run objective, partly reflecting earlier declines in energy prices and in prices of non-energy imports. Market-based measures of inflation compensation have moved up considerably but still are low; most survey-based measures of longer-term inflation expectations are little changed, on balance, in recent months.

In view of realized and expected labor market conditions and inflation, the Committee decided to raise the target range for the federal funds rate to 1/2 to 3/4 percent. The stance of monetary policy remains accommodative, thereby supporting some further strengthening in labor market conditions and a return to 2 percent inflation.

The Committee expects that economic conditions will evolve in a manner that will warrant only gradual increases in the federal funds rate; the federal funds rate is likely to remain, for some time, below levels that are expected to prevail in the longer run.

Of interest was the Fed’s long-term projection:

The unemployment rate was 6.7 percent when Yellen took office in February 2014, and it is now at 4.6 percent. The road to a tightening labor market has been a long, spirit-crushing slog for millions of Americans and Yellen has been particularly attentive to broader labor indicators during her tenure. She noted that black unemployment rates were “about back to 2007 levels as well.”

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Sometimes I wish I lived in Aukland:

Domino’s demonstrated its ability to deliver food via a drone Thursday in New Zealand and plans to test actual deliveries to customers next month.

“It doesn’t add up to deliver a two kilogram package in a two-ton vehicle,” said Scott Bush, a general manager for Domino’s Pizza Enterprises, which is independent of the U.S. chain and operates in seven countries. “In Auckland, we have such massive traffic congestion it just makes sense to take to the airways.”

A Domino’s customer who requests a drone delivery will receive a notification when their delivery is approaching. After going outside and hitting a button on their smartphone, the drone will lower the food via a tether. Once the package is released, the drone pulls the tether back up and flies back to the Domino’s store.

or maybe England:

Amazon.com Inc.’s drone delivery program has liftoff—from a rural corner of England.

Amazon last week made its first customer delivery by drone, carrying a package containing popcorn and a Fire TV video-streaming device several miles to a two-story farmhouse near Cambridge, U.K., in 13 minutes. A video the company released Wednesday shows a track the drone used to launch, a platform from which employees monitored takeoff, and a landing pad on the customer’s lawn.

PerpetualDiscounts now yield 5.52%, equivalent to 7.18% interest at the standard equivalency factor of 1.3x. Long corporates now yield about 4.2%, so the pre-tax interest-equivalent spread (in this context, the “Seniority Spread”) is now about 300bp, a narrowing from the 310bp reported December 7.

HIMIPref™ Preferred Indices
These values reflect the December 2008 revision of the HIMIPref™ Indices

Values are provisional and are finalized monthly
Index Mean
Current
Yield
(at bid)
Median
YTW
Median
Average
Trading
Value
Median
Mod Dur
(YTW)
Issues Day’s Perf. Index Value
Ratchet 0.00 % 0.00 % 0 0.00 0 0.5013 % 1,765.3
FixedFloater 0.00 % 0.00 % 0 0.00 0 0.5013 % 3,224.8
Floater 4.28 % 4.38 % 54,865 16.68 4 0.5013 % 1,858.5
OpRet 0.00 % 0.00 % 0 0.00 0 0.0595 % 2,930.5
SplitShare 4.82 % 4.59 % 82,841 4.30 6 0.0595 % 3,499.7
Interest-Bearing 0.00 % 0.00 % 0 0.00 0 0.0595 % 2,730.6
Perpetual-Premium 5.47 % 5.40 % 87,933 14.43 23 -0.0263 % 2,645.4
Perpetual-Discount 5.51 % 5.52 % 99,403 14.57 15 -0.5111 % 2,729.6
FixedReset 4.87 % 4.68 % 228,359 6.79 96 0.0560 % 2,102.5
Deemed-Retractible 5.21 % 4.67 % 143,956 4.55 32 -0.2605 % 2,735.1
FloatingReset 2.84 % 3.87 % 46,927 4.81 12 -0.4929 % 2,298.7
Performance Highlights
Issue Index Change Notes
TRP.PR.H FloatingReset -1.91 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-14
Maturity Price : 11.28
Evaluated at bid price : 11.28
Bid-YTW : 3.87 %
TRP.PR.F FloatingReset -1.56 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-14
Maturity Price : 14.55
Evaluated at bid price : 14.55
Bid-YTW : 4.10 %
CU.PR.C FixedReset -1.39 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-14
Maturity Price : 19.10
Evaluated at bid price : 19.10
Bid-YTW : 4.62 %
SLF.PR.K FloatingReset -1.22 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 16.20
Bid-YTW : 8.77 %
TD.PR.S FixedReset -1.21 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2022-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 23.77
Bid-YTW : 4.09 %
SLF.PR.B Deemed-Retractible -1.20 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 22.17
Bid-YTW : 6.63 %
BNS.PR.Q FixedReset -1.20 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2022-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 23.88
Bid-YTW : 4.19 %
SLF.PR.D Deemed-Retractible -1.20 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 20.67
Bid-YTW : 7.32 %
SLF.PR.C Deemed-Retractible -1.19 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 20.70
Bid-YTW : 7.30 %
FTS.PR.M FixedReset -1.14 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-14
Maturity Price : 19.05
Evaluated at bid price : 19.05
Bid-YTW : 4.84 %
FTS.PR.F Perpetual-Discount -1.10 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-14
Maturity Price : 22.11
Evaluated at bid price : 22.39
Bid-YTW : 5.51 %
CU.PR.E Perpetual-Discount -1.09 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-14
Maturity Price : 22.36
Evaluated at bid price : 22.67
Bid-YTW : 5.44 %
W.PR.J Perpetual-Premium -1.03 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-14
Maturity Price : 24.66
Evaluated at bid price : 24.92
Bid-YTW : 5.71 %
IAG.PR.A Deemed-Retractible -1.02 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 21.28
Bid-YTW : 7.04 %
MFC.PR.B Deemed-Retractible -1.00 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 21.74
Bid-YTW : 6.79 %
BAM.PR.R FixedReset 1.09 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-14
Maturity Price : 16.62
Evaluated at bid price : 16.62
Bid-YTW : 4.98 %
BMO.PR.W FixedReset 1.12 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-14
Maturity Price : 18.92
Evaluated at bid price : 18.92
Bid-YTW : 4.51 %
Volume Highlights
Issue Index Shares
Traded
Notes
NA.PR.S FixedReset 197,757 YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-14
Maturity Price : 19.10
Evaluated at bid price : 19.10
Bid-YTW : 4.72 %
MFC.PR.R FixedReset 163,636 YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 24.89
Bid-YTW : 5.01 %
TRP.PR.K FixedReset 156,203 YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-14
Maturity Price : 23.13
Evaluated at bid price : 24.98
Bid-YTW : 4.87 %
BAM.PF.I FixedReset 151,586 YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-14
Maturity Price : 23.17
Evaluated at bid price : 25.08
Bid-YTW : 4.82 %
BIP.PR.A FixedReset 85,120 YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-14
Maturity Price : 21.16
Evaluated at bid price : 21.16
Bid-YTW : 5.48 %
RY.PR.Z FixedReset 67,685 YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-14
Maturity Price : 19.10
Evaluated at bid price : 19.10
Bid-YTW : 4.48 %
There were 83 other index-included issues trading in excess of 10,000 shares.
Wide Spread Highlights
Issue Index Quote Data and Yield Notes
FTS.PR.M FixedReset Quote: 19.05 – 19.34
Spot Rate : 0.2900
Average : 0.1915

YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-14
Maturity Price : 19.05
Evaluated at bid price : 19.05
Bid-YTW : 4.84 %

CU.PR.E Perpetual-Discount Quote: 22.67 – 22.99
Spot Rate : 0.3200
Average : 0.2221

YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-14
Maturity Price : 22.36
Evaluated at bid price : 22.67
Bid-YTW : 5.44 %

CU.PR.C FixedReset Quote: 19.10 – 19.47
Spot Rate : 0.3700
Average : 0.2731

YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-14
Maturity Price : 19.10
Evaluated at bid price : 19.10
Bid-YTW : 4.62 %

SLF.PR.K FloatingReset Quote: 16.20 – 16.64
Spot Rate : 0.4400
Average : 0.3473

YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 16.20
Bid-YTW : 8.77 %

CU.PR.D Perpetual-Discount Quote: 22.66 – 22.95
Spot Rate : 0.2900
Average : 0.2042

YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-14
Maturity Price : 22.35
Evaluated at bid price : 22.66
Bid-YTW : 5.44 %

CU.PR.G Perpetual-Discount Quote: 20.63 – 20.90
Spot Rate : 0.2700
Average : 0.1915

YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-14
Maturity Price : 20.63
Evaluated at bid price : 20.63
Bid-YTW : 5.50 %

December 13, 2016

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
HIMIPref™ Preferred Indices
These values reflect the December 2008 revision of the HIMIPref™ Indices

Values are provisional and are finalized monthly
Index Mean
Current
Yield
(at bid)
Median
YTW
Median
Average
Trading
Value
Median
Mod Dur
(YTW)
Issues Day’s Perf. Index Value
Ratchet 0.00 % 0.00 % 0 0.00 0 0.2575 % 1,756.5
FixedFloater 0.00 % 0.00 % 0 0.00 0 0.2575 % 3,208.7
Floater 4.31 % 4.41 % 55,052 16.62 4 0.2575 % 1,849.2
OpRet 0.00 % 0.00 % 0 0.00 0 0.1125 % 2,928.8
SplitShare 4.83 % 4.51 % 53,494 1.97 6 0.1125 % 3,497.6
Interest-Bearing 0.00 % 0.00 % 0 0.00 0 0.1125 % 2,729.0
Perpetual-Premium 5.47 % 5.40 % 88,764 14.42 23 0.0281 % 2,646.1
Perpetual-Discount 5.48 % 5.50 % 97,443 14.59 15 0.3123 % 2,743.6
FixedReset 4.87 % 4.68 % 217,568 6.79 96 0.2370 % 2,101.4
Deemed-Retractible 5.19 % 5.03 % 143,601 4.55 32 0.0383 % 2,742.3
FloatingReset 2.83 % 3.80 % 45,759 4.81 12 0.2802 % 2,310.1
Performance Highlights
Issue Index Change Notes
CU.PR.F Perpetual-Discount 1.02 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-13
Maturity Price : 20.87
Evaluated at bid price : 20.87
Bid-YTW : 5.44 %
SLF.PR.I FixedReset 1.05 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 20.16
Bid-YTW : 6.99 %
BAM.PF.H FixedReset 1.09 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Call
Maturity Date : 2020-12-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 25.97
Bid-YTW : 3.91 %
FTS.PR.M FixedReset 1.10 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-13
Maturity Price : 19.27
Evaluated at bid price : 19.27
Bid-YTW : 4.78 %
TRP.PR.A FixedReset 1.10 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-13
Maturity Price : 15.57
Evaluated at bid price : 15.57
Bid-YTW : 4.92 %
IFC.PR.D FloatingReset 1.32 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 19.65
Bid-YTW : 6.54 %
IFC.PR.A FixedReset 1.37 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 16.26
Bid-YTW : 9.20 %
CU.PR.C FixedReset 1.41 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-13
Maturity Price : 19.37
Evaluated at bid price : 19.37
Bid-YTW : 4.55 %
PWF.PR.A Floater 1.61 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-13
Maturity Price : 11.96
Evaluated at bid price : 11.96
Bid-YTW : 3.98 %
TRP.PR.H FloatingReset 1.95 % YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-13
Maturity Price : 11.50
Evaluated at bid price : 11.50
Bid-YTW : 3.80 %
Volume Highlights
Issue Index Shares
Traded
Notes
BNS.PR.N Deemed-Retractible 226,890 YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Call
Maturity Date : 2017-01-27
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 25.28
Bid-YTW : 1.17 %
TRP.PR.K FixedReset 185,425 YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-13
Maturity Price : 23.13
Evaluated at bid price : 24.98
Bid-YTW : 4.87 %
FTS.PR.M FixedReset 170,193 YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-13
Maturity Price : 19.27
Evaluated at bid price : 19.27
Bid-YTW : 4.78 %
MFC.PR.R FixedReset 125,836 YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 24.85
Bid-YTW : 5.03 %
RY.PR.Z FixedReset 93,133 YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-13
Maturity Price : 18.94
Evaluated at bid price : 18.94
Bid-YTW : 4.52 %
MFC.PR.N FixedReset 84,200 YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 18.66
Bid-YTW : 7.89 %
There were 82 other index-included issues trading in excess of 10,000 shares.
Wide Spread Highlights
Issue Index Quote Data and Yield Notes
GWO.PR.Q Deemed-Retractible Quote: 23.54 – 23.92
Spot Rate : 0.3800
Average : 0.2138

YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 23.54
Bid-YTW : 6.07 %

RY.PR.I FixedReset Quote: 24.35 – 24.60
Spot Rate : 0.2500
Average : 0.1526

YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2022-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 24.35
Bid-YTW : 3.86 %

W.PR.K FixedReset Quote: 25.59 – 25.85
Spot Rate : 0.2600
Average : 0.1733

YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Call
Maturity Date : 2021-01-15
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 25.59
Bid-YTW : 4.87 %

HSE.PR.G FixedReset Quote: 21.52 – 21.70
Spot Rate : 0.1800
Average : 0.1194

YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2046-12-13
Maturity Price : 21.25
Evaluated at bid price : 21.52
Bid-YTW : 5.35 %

GWO.PR.P Deemed-Retractible Quote: 24.54 – 24.77
Spot Rate : 0.2300
Average : 0.1728

YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2025-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 24.54
Bid-YTW : 5.68 %

TRP.PR.J FixedReset Quote: 26.00 – 26.22
Spot Rate : 0.2200
Average : 0.1630

YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Call
Maturity Date : 2021-05-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 26.00
Bid-YTW : 4.58 %

DF.PR.A To Get Bigger

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Quadravest has announced:

Dividend 15 Split Corp. II (the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has filed a preliminary short form prospectus in each of the provinces of Canada with respect to an offering of Preferred Shares and Class A Shares of the Company. The offering will be co-led by National Bank Financial Inc., CIBC, RBC Capital Markets, Scotia Capital Inc., and will also include BMO Capital Markets, TD Securities Inc., GMP Securities L.P., Canaccord Genuity Corp., Raymond James, Desjardins Securities Inc., Echelon Wealth Partners, Mackie Research Capital Corporation and Manulife Securities Incorporated.

The Preferred Shares will be offered at a price of $10.00 per Preferred Share to yield 5.25% on the issue price and the Class A Shares will be offered at a price of $7.50 per Class A Share to yield 16.00% on the issue price. The closing price on the TSX of each of the Preferred Shares and the Class A Shares on December 12, 2016 was $10.31 and $7.75, respectively.

Since inception of the Company, the aggregate dividends paid on the Preferred Shares have been $10.90 per share and the aggregate dividends paid on the Class A Shares have been $5.27 per share, for a combined total of $16.17 unit. All distributions to date have been made in tax advantage eligible Canadian dividends or capital gains dividends.

The net proceeds of the offering will be used by the Company to invest in an actively managed portfolio of dividend yielding common shares which includes each of the 15 Canadian companies listed below:

Bank of Montreal Enbridge Inc. TELUS Corporation
The Bank of Nova Scotia Manulife Financial Corp. Thomson‐Reuters Corporation
BCE Inc. National Bank of Canada The Toronto‐Dominion Bank
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Royal Bank of Canada TransAlta Corporation
CI Financial Corp. Sun Life Financial Inc. TransCanada Corporation

The Company’s investment objectives are:

Preferred Shares:
i. to provide holders of the Preferred Shares with fixed, cumulative preferential monthly cash dividends in the amount of $0.04375 per Preferred Share to yield 5.25% per annum on the original issue price; and
ii. on or about December 1, 2019, to pay the holders of the Preferred Shares the original issue price of those shares.

Class A Shares:
i. to provide holders of the Class A Shares with regular monthly cash dividends currently targeted to be $0.10 per Class A; and
ii. on or about December 1, 2019, to pay the holders of Class A Shares at least the original issue price of those shares.

The sales period of this overnight offering will end at 9:00 a.m. (EST) on December 14, 2016.

Update, 2016-12-15: Quadravest has announced:

Dividend 15 Split Corp. II (the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has completed the overnight marketing of up to 2,290,000 Preferred Shares and up to 2,290,000 Class A Shares of the Company. Total proceeds of the offering are expected to be approximately $40.1 million. The offering is being co-led by National Bank Financial Inc., CIBC, RBC Capital Markets, Scotia Capital Inc., and also includes BMO Capital Markets, TD Securities Inc., GMP Securities L.P., Canaccord Genuity Corp., Raymond James, Desjardins Securities Inc., Echelon Wealth Partners, Mackie Research Capital Corporation and Manulife Securities Incorporated.

The sales period of the overnight offering has now ended.

The Preferred Shares will be offered at a price of $10.00 per Preferred Share to yield 5.25% on the issue price and the Class A Shares will be offered at a price of $7.50 per Class A Share to yield 16.00% on the issue price. The closing price on the TSX of each of the Preferred Shares and the Class A Shares on December 13, 2016 was $10.32 and $7.90, respectively.