January Edition of PrefLetter Released!

The January, 2010, edition of PrefLetter has been released and is now available for purchase as the “Previous edition”. Those who subscribe for a full year receive the “Previous edition” as a bonus.

The January edition contains an appendix examining the calculation of Implied Volatility for PerpetualDiscount preferred shares and a discussion of the model and its applicability for portfolio management.

As previously announced, PrefLetter is now available to residents of Alberta, British Columbia and Manitoba, as well as Ontario and to entities registered with the Quebec Securities Commission.

Until further notice, the “Previous Edition” will refer to the January 2010, issue, while the “Next Edition” will be the February, 2010, issue, scheduled to be prepared as of the close February 12 and eMailed to subscribers prior to market-opening on February 16 (the 15th is a holiday recognized by the Toronto Stock Exchange).

PrefLetter is intended for long term investors seeking issues to buy-and-hold. At least one recommendation from each of the major preferred share sectors is included and discussed.

Note: A recent enhancement to the PrefLetter website is the Subscriber Download Feature. If you have not received your copy, try it!

Note: PrefLetter, being delivered to clients as a large attachment by eMail, sometimes runs afoul of spam filters. If you have not received your copy within fifteen minutes of a release notice such as this one, please double check your (company’s) spam filtering policy and your spam repository. If it’s not there, contact me and I’ll get you your copy … somehow!

Note: There have been scattered complaints regarding inability to open PrefLetter in Acrobat Reader, despite my practice of including myself on the subscription list and immediately checking the copy received. I have had the occasional difficulty reading US Government documents, which I was able to resolve by downloading and installing the latest version of Adobe Reader. Also, note that so far, all complaints have been from users of Yahoo Mail. Try saving it to disk first, before attempting to open it.

2 Responses to “January Edition of PrefLetter Released!”

  1. […] previously announced, the January edition of PrefLetter discussed the pricing of embedded options: The January edition […]

  2. […] The new issue looks expensive – I don’t think it will see much buying from those who understand the principles of the Straight Perpetual Implied Volatility Calculator introduced in the January 2010 PrefLetter! […]

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