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iShares Preferred and Income Securities ETF (PFF)

ETF · Currency in USD
ISIN
US4642886877
CUSIP
464288687
Issuer
iShares
Inception Date
Mar 30, 2007
Region
North America (U.S.)
Category
Preferred Stock/Convertible Bonds
Expense Ratio
0.46%
Index Tracked
S&P U.S. Preferred Stock Index
ETF Home Page
www.ishares.com
Asset Class
Preferred Stock

Asset Class Size

Multi-Cap

Asset Class Style

Blend

PFFPrice Chart


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PFFPerformance

The chart shows the growth of $10,000 invested in iShares Preferred and Income Securities ETF on Jan 5, 2010 and compares it to the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. It would be worth nearly $20,696 for a total return of roughly 106.96%. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends.


PFF (iShares Preferred and Income Securities ETF)
Benchmark (S&P 500)

PFFReturns in periods

Returns over 1 year are annualized

PeriodReturnBenchmark
1M-1.85%0.43%
6M1.64%9.37%
YTD3.59%22.33%
1Y6.27%26.59%
5Y5.83%15.74%
10Y6.47%14.46%

PFFMonthly Returns Heatmap


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PFFSharpe Ratio Chart

The Sharpe ratio shows whether the portfolio's excess returns are due to smart investment decisions or a result of taking a higher risk. The higher a portfolio's Sharpe ratio, the better its risk-adjusted performance.

The current iShares Preferred and Income Securities ETF Sharpe ratio is 1.03. A Sharpe ratio greater than 1.0 is considered acceptable.

The chart below displays rolling 12-month Sharpe Ratio.


PFF (iShares Preferred and Income Securities ETF)
Benchmark (S&P 500)

PFFDividends

iShares Preferred and Income Securities ETF granted a 4.47% dividend yield in the last twelve months, as of Nov 27, 2021. The annual payout for that period amounted to $1.72 per share.


PeriodTTM20202019201820172016201520142013201220112010
Dividend$1.72$1.68$2.00$2.16$2.13$2.18$2.24$2.49$2.43$2.17$2.49$2.84

Dividend yield

4.47%4.36%5.31%6.31%5.59%5.85%5.77%6.32%6.61%5.48%6.98%7.33%

PFFDrawdowns Chart

The Drawdowns chart displays portfolio losses from any high point along the way.


PFF (iShares Preferred and Income Securities ETF)
Benchmark (S&P 500)

PFFWorst Drawdowns

The table below shows the maximum drawdowns of the iShares Preferred and Income Securities ETF. A maximum drawdown is an indicator of risk. It shows a reduction in portfolio value from its maximum due to a series of losing trades.

The maximum drawdown since January 2010 for the iShares Preferred and Income Securities ETF is 34.10%, recorded on Mar 18, 2020. It took 141 trading sessions for the portfolio to recover.


Depth

Start

To Bottom

Bottom

To Recover

End

Total

-34.1%Feb 12, 202025Mar 18, 2020141Oct 7, 2020166
-15.18%May 20, 201155Aug 8, 2011124Feb 3, 2012179
-10.11%Mar 18, 201035May 6, 201052Jul 21, 201087
-9.72%Sep 4, 201878Dec 24, 201866Apr 1, 2019144
-8.68%May 9, 201371Aug 19, 2013144Mar 17, 2014215
-7.48%Aug 10, 201668Nov 14, 2016100Apr 10, 2017168
-6.77%Jan 6, 201626Feb 11, 201627Mar 22, 201653
-4.17%May 9, 20128May 18, 201221Jun 19, 201229
-3.81%Nov 30, 201511Dec 14, 201513Jan 4, 201624
-3.81%Dec 11, 201741Feb 8, 201887Jun 14, 2018128

PFFVolatility Chart

Current iShares Preferred and Income Securities ETF volatility is 5.66%. The chart below shows the rolling 10-day volatility. Volatility is a statistical measure showing how big price swings are in either direction. The higher asset volatility, the riskier it is, because the price movements are less predictable.


PFF (iShares Preferred and Income Securities ETF)
Benchmark (S&P 500)

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