Tom Drinkard

Tom Drinkard is a financial writer and instructor in the financial exam preparation field with more than 20 years of experience. He lives in the Southern United States with his wife and their five bull terriers.

  1. Investing Strategy

    A Primer On Preferred Stocks

    Offering both income and relative security, these uncommon shares may work for you.
  2. Trading Instruments

    Introduction To Single Stock Futures

    These contracts allow for easier shorting, and provide more leverage and flexibility than stocks.
  3. Investing Strategy

    Is preferred stock an equity or a fixed-income security?

    Preferred stock is equity. Preferred stock also (usually) has a fixed dividend payout. This is why some investors have referred to preferred stock as "a stock that acts like a bond." Perferreds are carried ...