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dividend cover ratio for stocks

Is there a source for a stock's dividend cover ratio? Dividend cover in respect of ordinary share capital may be calculated as follows: Dividend Cover Ratio = Profit after tax - Dividend ...
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Selling non-dividend for dividend stocks

H all, Few years ago , I received from my previous employer several hundred RSU, all managed by ETrade. since then all have already got Vested. I never sold neither bought any, in other words, I ...
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What happens to investment gains and distributions inside an HSA?

I did some research and it turns out that you can invest funds that you have in your Health Savings Account in certain things. If I invest $5,000 from my HSA into a Mutual Fund (which is acceptable) ...
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How do you determine the dividend payout date for Mutual Funds?

For stocks it seems to be easy to find dividend payment information. However, for mutual funds, like VDIGX, I am having an issue figuring out expected payout dates and frequency. Can someone point me ...
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How do dividends affect your average cost (both re-invested and non re-invested)

I have read that re-invested dividends lower your taxes by increasing your average cost of the security so that when you sell your security, the difference between the sales price minus the book value ...
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How is dividend of my owned stocks calculated? [duplicate]

Say I bought a stock on Jan 5 and sold it on Sept 3 in the same year, how do the company pay the dividend? What if I sold it on Jan 6?
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What is the effect of dividends on the futures price of an index

The futures price of an index already prices in expected dividends that the companies of the index are expected to pay out, correct? So can I conclude that when a company like AAPL announces a ...
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What is the point of owning a stock without dividends if it cannot be resold?

If I were to buy a stock of a business that were to live (and grow steadily) indefinitely, and this stock paid no dividends, and could not be sold back to anyone else, what would be the point of ...
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Why don't commodity ETFs pay dividends?

Is there any obvious reason why commodity ETFs such as GLD, SLV, USO never pay dividends? Is it because the commodity market attracts a lot of speculator/traders/hedgers and not exactly long term ...
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Historical dividends for all markets and shares?

Is there any service which provides historical dividend data of shares in: US Germany European Union Japan China I search for the historical data of at least the last 20 years, or even more. ...
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Investing in income stocks for dividends - worth it?

I currently have a 401k that I'm maxing out for this year ($18,000) and a Roth IRA that I'm maxing out ($5,500). I'm a bit behind on investments, but because of my income I think that I can play a bit ...
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Wouldn't it be better if reinvested dividends were simply treatable as capital gains for tax purposes?

Suppose I own 100 shares in XYZ corp purchased for 25c in year 2000. If XYZ corp pays me 5c in dividends in year 2001, I will owe tax on the 5c dividends, hopefully as qualified dividends(?). If on ...
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Subsequent purchase greater than dividend payout

I recently purchased some VDIGX mutual fund. My brokerage told me they allow dividend reinvestment without a fee so I chose to auto roll my dividends back into the fund. After thinking about it though ...
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does one have to keep stock until the dividend payment date to get the dividend? (Record Date vs Payment Date) [duplicate]

For example: http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/atvi/dividend-history has a dividend record date 3/30/2015 and a payment date of 5/13/2015. When one sells the stock now, past record date, but before payment ...
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Time to receive foreign dividends (SET) to N. America

Is there an expected time to receive foreign dividends? It seems to take weeks or longer to receive dividends from stocks on the SET exchange. Granted they have to do a currency conversion and take ...
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What is vested stock and yearly dividends?

I am not a financial specialist but my company has offered me several stock options. Under this agreement, I will get 25,000 shares immediately, after 180 days I get an additional 50,000 vested, and ...
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How to report nominee dividend income claimed by another?

In the U.S., if I receive a 1099-DIV for an account that is titled with me as joint tenant with another individual that lists my name first and is reporting under my social security number, how do I ...
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How to hedge a long stock position that does not have options

I am sometimes tempted by the juicy dividends of some Canadian stocks because dividends are taxed favorably by CRA. One such company is RSI Problem is, I would like to protect the long position from ...
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How do I manage my portfolio as stock evaluation criteria evolve?

Background: I'm a very small-time (eg. $100s), inexperienced trader. Currently, I'm buying and holding stocks that bear dividends. When I evaluate stocks, I look at certain criteria; these have a ...
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Finance basic question

I have a problem at university level. The current dividend of a stock D is £10. Growth is expected to be 20% a year for three years and then 10% thereafter. The required rate of return is 25%. ...
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Index ETF or Index mutual fund - standard brokerage account

If I plan to hold an asset for 10 years, the asset is offered as a mutual fund and an etf, with the same 0.25% fee, and quarterly dividends of 100.00, from a tax and reinvestment standpoint, which ...
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Does the growth rate of SPY published by morningstar include the dividend yield

According to morningstar the growth rate for SPY in 2014 was 13.46%. Does this include the dividend yield of SPY ~1.87% or do we need to add this number to the 13.46?
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Dividend arbitrage using in the money puts

I was looking at dividend arbitrage It seems all I need to do is find stocks with a nice dividend(e.g KO). Then find an in the money put where the time premium is less than the dividend to be paid. ...
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How to incorporate dividends while calculating annual return of a Stock

When we say that the average annualized return of a stock XYZ over the last 5 yrs is 7%, how do we factor in dividends? For example, let us say, if XYZ was at 100$, and at the end of year 1, it was ...
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Tax exemptions for US stocks held in a Candian account

As a Canadian, if I buy US stocks and receive dividends in a non tax sheltered account, then those dividends are not suited for dividend tax credit. Also, if I sell and incur a gain(within 1 yr), do I ...
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What is the risk in capturing dividends using a covered call?

I am looking at this example to capture dividends using long stock and covered call. What is the risk in this strategy? There is no delta risk, since the position is delta neutral. So it seems like ...
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Does dividends lead to early assignment of put option, or just call option

Is it correct to say that I risk early assignment only when I am short calls, not short puts? Because the option owner will want to buy stock to capture the dividend, he can only buy it by exercising ...
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In the UK, what counts as realised profits for dividend purposes?

I am a director/shareholder of a limited company. I would like to know which of the following assets count towards realised profits and are therefore available for distribution through dividends. I ...
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Where is my dividend?

I have been holding a stock "ASG" for almost one year. By the ASG Dividend History, I should get some dividend. I checked my account on TD Ameritrade, it only shows my share amount. But where can ...
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How much taxes do corporations have to pay on dividends they receive from other companies?

I am trying to figure out whether it would be beneficial for me to convert my sole-proprietorship to a corporation. In doing my research, I need to figure out how corporations get taxed on dividends ...
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Determine if my foreign taxes resulted from ordinary or qualified dividends?

My 1099-DIV lists an amount in box 6 for 'foreign tax paid'. These are a result of an emerging markets ETF I own. However, TaxAct is asking whether these are Foreign source ordinary dividends or ...
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How some mutual funds pay such high dividends

There are some funds where the dividend yields are pretty much off the charts: http://www.nasdaq.com/dividend-stocks/ How do these funds pay these astronomical dividends? What is the catch that is ...
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How splits and dividends affect option prices

When a stock goes through a split or offers a dividend, do the option prices automatically change? If yes, how? A 2 for 1 split will automatically halve the option price? A dividend of 1$ will ...
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How an ETF reinvests dividends

When a company gives dividends, the share price drops by the dividend amount. Now, if all the shareholders choose to reinvest their dividends, will the share price go back up to what it was prior to ...
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How does Yahoo finance adjust stock data for splits and dividends?

When a data provider like Yahoo finance says that the closing price is adjusted for splits and dividends, what does that mean? A split will increase/ decrease the price by the split ratio, and a ...
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What is the best way to calculate total yield on a stock portfolio?

What is the best way to calculate the total yield of a stock portfolio? I started managing my own investments last year and it looks like I leaned towards dividend investing. I am wondering how I ...
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Indian resident owning dividend-paying shares in company based in France: Can I save on withholding tax?

I am Indian and staying in India. I am holding stocks/shares of a French company which is listed on the Paris stock exchange. Every year, the French company declares dividend on the shares, and on ...
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Does the payout change the value of the firm? [closed]

Why Payout Policy may increase/reduce value? Thank you for your help.
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Are investor's preference for dividends justified?

Think about it. Before you get the dividend, you own the stock of the company. The amount to be distributed to you as dividend is in the coffers of the company. After you get the dividend, the money ...
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Are founders of a company paid dividends?

I would imagine that they are as they own common stock, but i was thinking about a scenario today: Oracle has a dividend of $0.48/share, Larry Ellison owns 1,113,634,580 shares (finance.yahoo.com), ...
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Why not to invest in an index fund at the end of the year? [duplicate]

I have seen the advice of not to invest in an index / mutual fund at the end of the year. The reason seems to be that this is when these funds pay out dividends which is taxable. However, Capital ...
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What has increased every year for 25 years for the companies on the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats list?

Question regarding 25 consecutive years of increased dividend payouts for the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats. What exactly is "increasing"? Is it: (A) Dividend payouts as a percentage of stock ...
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How does end-of-year interact with mutual fund prices (if it does)?

Should I expect prices of mutual fund shares to go up in anticipation of dividends, down after dividends have paid out ... or just trust that the market has already reacted to that and the price is ...
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Save on taxes by paying oneself dividends instead of salary from a Canadian company

Shareholders of Canadian companies enjoy a so called dividend tax credit. Basically, this means a reduced rate of tax on the dividends paid by the company to the shareholder. That makes me ...
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What does the divided income number signify?

This mutual fund has a distribution at the end of every month. For example, the income dividend for October 2014 was 0.0301. Assuming I hold $x worth of units in this fund, what would my ...
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Do US mutual funds and ETFs pay taxes on dividends?

If I am a US citizen and want to invest in a US fund (e.g. a mutual fund or an index fund), which also invest in a number of US stocks, what happens when the fund I invest in receives dividends? Is ...
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Which are the countries which have zero withholding tax on dividends for foreigners? [closed]

I know Singapore is one of them. What are the other countries? I would prefer to invest in these countries.
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Calculate a realistic project valuation?

If we have a profitable project where profit is x and cost of equity is y and the project has 0 growth and nothing else changes, then the value according to a perpetuity will be x/y e.g. profit this ...
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tracking dividend payments automatically

I want to create a dynamic spreadsheet somewhere(maybe google docs) that will log my dividends that I receive. I have stocks at Fidelity and Tradeking. Currently I get an email every time I receive ...
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What's the difference between a high yield dividend stock vs a growth stock?

I'm new to investing and still learning my way. What's the difference between a stock that stays relatively stable during good and bad times and returns a high dividend vs a stock that is supposed to ...