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James Hymas

James Hymas

James is the president and founder of Hymas Investment Management, Inc., an investment counselling firm specializing in the the analysis of Canadian preferred shares. The firm offers portfolio management to retail and institutional investors, consulting and software.

He became interested in the asset class while engaged as Chief Operating Officer and Portfolio Manager at Greydanus, Boeckh & Associates, Inc., a Fixed-income management firm that was acquired by a major 
bank. "Preferred shares", he says, "can be a superb investment for taxable fixed-income investors, but are woefully underanalyzed in today's market. I aim to fill that niche."

James received a BSc. (Hon) in Chemistry from the University of Toronto. He 
writes extensively about preferred shares for retail and professional 

James Hymas, CFA
President, Portfolio Manager
Hymas Investment Management, Inc.
Toronto, Ontario 
(416) 604-4204


"Credit Quality of SplitShare Preferreds" (Download)

"Dividend 15 Splitt II Fund" (Download)

"The Annuity Decision" (Download)

"PrefPick - Sun Life Financial" (Download)

"A Recommended PerpetualPremium" (Download)

"A Recommended FixedReset Preferred" (Download)

"A Recommended FixedFloater Preferred" (Download)

"A Short-Term Split-Share Preferred" (Download)

"A Recommended PerpetualDiscount Preferred" (Download)

"The Bond Portfolio Jigsaw Puzzle" (Download)

"Breakeven Rate Shock" (Download)

"Credit Spreads and Default Risk" (Download)

"FixedResets After One Year" (Download)

"Yields of Bonds and Strips" (Download)

"Some Preferreds to Float Your Boat" (Download)

"Bond Characteristics" (Download)

"Preferred Shares - Where Are We Now?" (Download)

"Split Shares And Monthly Retractions" (Download)

"The Claymore Preferred ETF And Its Index" (Download)

"The Swoon In June" (Download)

"Split Shares And The Credit Crunch" (Download)

"Credit Stratification" (Download)

"Analysis of Perpetual Resets" (Download)

"Trading Preferreds" (Download)

"The Pick of PrefLetter" (Download)

"When Will Preferreds Recover?" (Download)

"Convexity" (Download)

"Preferred Pairs" (Download)

"Perpetual Misperceptions" (Download)

"Portfolio Construction" (Download)

"Claymore Preferred Share ETF Analysis" (Download)

"Modified Duration" (Download)

"Perpetual Hockey Sticks" (Download)

"Retractible Preferreds and Bonds" (Download)

"Interest-Bearing Preferreds" (Download)

"Split Shares " (Download)

"Using Credit Ratings When Buying Preferreds" (Download)

"Dividends and Ex-Dates" (Download)

"Yield Ahead" (Download)

"Perpetual and Retractible Preferred Shares" (Download)

"Corporate Bonds...or Preferred Shares?" (Download)