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Fast Funds: Bond, Preferred ETFs Beating Stock Market

Want to play the market like the Chairwoman. ETFs can help you trade just like she does.

If you think only hedge fund managers or other big investors can trade bonds or preferred stock, think again.

ETFs give retail investors the same exposure.

For example, iShares iBoxx $ High Yid Corp Bond ETF gives you exposure to high yield corporate bonds.

"If you don't know how to pick names but you need a little more yield this ETF is a good way to do it," says Karen Finerman. "I like it for the diversification."

And the iShares S&P US Pref Stock Idx Fnd ETF does the same with preferred stock.

That means bonds and preferred stocks aren’t just for heavy hitters like our Chairwoman -- they’re accessible to everybody.

Want to hear more from Finerman about these investment vehicles and when to use them? Watch the video now.


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