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about preferred dividends: Original post by Matt McGew of Demand Media A participating preferred dividend is a type of preferred stock that pays a set rate of interest per year. Companies can pay this dividend annually, biannually or quarterly. The advantage of this type of preferred stock is that investors can also receive a portion of retained earnings paid to common shareholders in addition to the fixed dividend payment.

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