Robert Kiyosaki – Common Stock vs Preferred Stock
A lot of people do not know that there is an upper class when it comes to stock.
There are two basic classes of stock offered by companies. Common stock and preferred stock. They are also known as common shares and preferred shares. Common stock is the stock that is offered to most investors. It’s the stock that you see traded each day on the various exchanges. Preferred stock is sold directly to investors by the company but is then later traded on the secondary exchange like common stock.
Preferred Stock VS. Common Stock
So let’s take a look at the features and benefits of the two types of stock.
Ownership: Common Stock
As part owners, common stockholders benefit from the stock price increasing in value. Stockholders with preferred shares will not see the same profit potential that common shareholders will have.
Priority of Payment: Preferred Stock
The stockholders of preferred stock have a higher claim on the earnings than the holders of common stock. If the company declares bankruptcy the preferred stock holders will be paid before common stock holders.
Dividend Payments: Preferred Stock
The dividends paid on a preferred stock are guaranteed and paid at regular periods. These stock holders will get a dividend from the company before other stockholders.
Voting Rights: Common Stock
Preferred stockholders will not have the right to vote in the business. Common stockholders have the right to vote on the leadership team and usually one stock equals one vote.
Price Fluctuations: Preferred Stock
The characteristics of a preferred stock are somewhat similar to a bond. The price of preferred stock will fluctuate with interest rate levels. Preferred stock is considered less risky because the price will not fluctuate as much as the price of common stock.
Convertibility: Preferred Stock
There is even a type of preferred stock that can be changed into common stock. Convertible Preferred Stock allows the investor to change their preferred stock into common stock. Common stock cannot move up to the upper crust of preferred stock though, sorry.
And the winner is…..
Share and Enjoy
Easy Related Posts
Robert Kiyosaki Interview - How you will survive the financial crisis? (21.08.2012)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUediAIQTJ0 Robert Kiyosaki Interview with Willi Morant 21.08.2012 - This Video can change your Life forever. ...read more
Robert Kiyosaki - Protect and Cover Your ASSets with Corporations and Entities
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MD71ryp39x0 Robert explains the importance for protecting your assets with corporations and why the wealthy have ...read more
Robert Kiyosaki - I Don't Trust the Financial System, But I Do Trust Gold!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BAtKNlPvME Financial expert Robert Kiyosaki points out, "The rich are getting richer than ever before, but ...read more
Robert Kiyosaki & Kim Kiyosaki on stage - Lessons from Rich Dad Poor Dad
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RcVJpqWzBg Best known as the author of Rich Dad Poor Dad — the #1 personal finance ...read more