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Quantum Online [ftp=ftp://quantumonline.com/]http://quantumonline.com/[/ftp]  has tables of preferreds. Unfortuntely, it just lists the securities and basic features of the securities like coupon / liquidation pref / call date / conversion price if convertible / etc. You would have to look at prices separately, but it might be a good place to start.

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I use the Value Line Convertibles survey for this sort of thing. They will also sell you the raw data last time I checked. Sounds like you would need that.

 

Also, many US libraries offer the VL subscription for free.

 

http://www.valueline.com/Products/Convertible_Products/The_Value_Line_Convertible_Survey.aspx

 

I like the idea of having the raw convertible data updated daily with pricing.    The only link I saw for that was to their institutional sales department.  Do you know of a contact to buy raw data for a retail customer?

 

Thanks to other poster for the dividendyieldhunter web site.  That is also useful.

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I'm looking for a programmatic way to find a list of preferred / income securities that trade at 95% of par or lower, whose common stocks have been rising over the last year.  Does anyone have a data service that could provide that?  I'm happy to pay for it.

 

If anyone knows of a service that would sell raw data - updated daily with pricing information - for income securities in foreign markets that would also be interesting.  I would certainly love to have this for Canadian debentures.

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I'm looking for a programmatic way to find a list of preferred / income securities that trade at 95% of par or lower, whose common stocks have been rising over the last year.  Does anyone have a data service that could provide that?  I'm happy to pay for it.

 

If anyone knows of a service that would sell raw data - updated daily with pricing information - for income securities in foreign markets that would also be interesting.  I would certainly love to have this for Canadian debentures.

 

I have shared this before but it is still a good site: http://bit.ly/oOeDmc

 

Google doc on REITs and Preferreds...extensive list and includes pricing, yields, etc... this should cover what you want to get started

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I use the Value Line Convertibles survey for this sort of thing. They will also sell you the raw data last time I checked. Sounds like you would need that.

 

Also, many US libraries offer the VL subscription for free.

 

http://www.valueline.com/Products/Convertible_Products/The_Value_Line_Convertible_Survey.aspx

 

I like the idea of having the raw convertible data updated daily with pricing.    The only link I saw for that was to their institutional sales department.  Do you know of a contact to buy raw data for a retail customer?

 

Thanks to other poster for the dividendyieldhunter web site.  That is also useful.

 

I am a retail investor. I called Morningstar and they were more than happy to sell me raw data. They offered a few different levels of pricing. More data equals higher price.

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Morningstar normally only sells raw data through its institutional products, and the only time I got Morningstar to quote for real raw data it was about $10K/year.

 

In any case, I am asking for convertible bond data and pricing, and that is a product that Valueline has.  The product is really dysfunctional.  Finding the person who would be able to sell raw data will be challenging.

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Morningstar normally only sells raw data through its institutional products, and the only time I got Morningstar to quote for real raw data it was about $10K/year.

 

In any case, I am asking for convertible bond data and pricing, and that is a product that Valueline has.  The product is really dysfunctional.  Finding the person who would be able to sell raw data will be challenging.

 

Persistentone , you're right, I typed Morningstar but meant to type value line. Value line will sell you raw data on a cd. It is going to be somewhat pricey anywhere you look, but they do have it for retail investors. I would give them a call. The salespersons I spoke with were willing to negotiate on price to some small degree.

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