Preferred Stock vs. Common Stock (As Reported by Miranda Marquit on Moolanomy.Com)

When most people think of stocks, we’re thinking of common stock. Preferred stock is different, and comes with certain privileges. One such privilege is that most preferred stock offers higher dividends than common stock, which is one of the primary reasons that people own preferred stock. They are also less risky and less volatile than common stock. For more on the difference between common and preferred stock, click here.

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