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Finance Glossary

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Adjustable Rate Preferred Stock


Okay, first see preferred stock for the gist. Preferred stock acts like a bond in that it pays interest. Most preferred stock is convertible though into equity. So, there's this "adjustable" word. How is it adjustable? Adjustable to... what? Industry practice defaults rates to T-Bills. That's common in the land of ARPS.