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preferred stocks ROI: Original post by C. Taylor of Demand Media A preferred stock is similar to a common stock, except it takes priority when the company distributes dividends or liquidates assets. Preferred stocks are quantified with a par value, which represents the claim one share holds against the overall value of the company. The return on investment for preferred stock comes in the form of dividends, which are…

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