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What is the difference between a scrip dividend and a stock split?

Definitions of both scrip dividend and share split gives the same meaning. What is the difference between a scrip dividend and share splits?
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What if I sell an stock that is going to give an stock dividend after the ex-date but before the payable date

I know that in the case of cash dividends I will get the dividend as long as I bought the stock before the ex-date but what happens in the case of an stock dividend?
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What does Dividend 165% mean in stock market?

I am from India and new to share market. When I was doing some research to find which share to buy, I found one share(of Punjab National Bank) listed with 165% dividend percentage. The same percentage ...
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The time period required to hold a stock for getting the dividend [duplicate]

Normally, how long is it required to hold stock before being able to get the dividend? Is this time period universal to all the companies? Thanks.
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About dividend percentage

I want to know on what price of a share the percentage is taken. There are two types of value for a share of stock: the market value, the face or par value. What amount I will be paid if I have ...
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Paying taxes on dividends even though your capital gains were $0?

Let's say I have $100k and decide to buy 1000 shares of some mutual fund which is currently trading at $100 a share. The next day, the fund pays out a 10% dividend, and its share price correspondingly ...
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Dividend in Index fund in India

Do the customers get dividend on investing in Index fund in India? I searched on net but could not find anything useful!
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Reflecting dividend reinvestment in 1099-b

For tax. 1099-b form. Need to fill in 8949 form. Have a history of dividends reinvestments for almost 20 years. In the end of 2015 sold part of the stocks. How can I integrate the dividends ...
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Consider dividends in timing of rebalancing ETFs?

Most of my investments are in ETFs that I rebalance occasionally or purchase additional shares when I have cash. Currently, when I do a rebalance or an additional purchase, I don't look at the ...
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Good investment for capital gain

With the new UK capital gains tax rate at 20% (since the new budget of Wednesday), and the highest band of dividend rate at 32.5% or 38.1%, I think it makes sense to find investments that do not yield ...
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Is dividend included in EPS

I wanted to understand whether dividend is included in EPS. For example. take PFE http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=PFE its (anual) dividend today is 1.2, while its EPS is 1.11. Does it means that PFE ...
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What are the risk of high dividend closed end index mutual funds ?

I am finally taking ownership of my retirement my very very small nest egg and I am looking to undertake a value based strategy when it comes to investing. I have been gravitating towards high ...
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What would a stock be worth if dividends did not exist? [duplicate]

Let's say dividends don't exist, and will NEVER do, for all companies in the world. What would stocks then be worth? The stock could be valued according to the book value. Maybe more if the company ...
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What are some countries which implement dividend imputation system?

This is good to know because such countries encourages companies to pay higher dividends. http://www.investopedia.com/terms/d/dividendimputations.asp
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ETF S&P 500 with Reinvested Dividend

All ETFs tracking the S&P 500 Index I know (SPY, VOO, IVV) pay dividends several times per years. Is there any ETF that tracks the S&P 500 Index but instead of paying dividends they reinvest ...
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Question about dividends and giant companies [duplicate]

Before asking any questions I'd like to say that I'm not an economist, investor, entrepreneur etc. I just want to know how the world works. My first question is why would giant companies (Apple, ...
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Why is it rational to pay out a dividend?

Imagine a mature company, which has stable earnings and made a profit this year. The company is planing to pay out a part of this earnings to its shareholders. Assuming the stock price goes down ...
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Index funds with dividends?

I'm new to buying stocks. I've done a bit of reading about investing in the stock market. Some people seem to recommend index funds. Other people seem to recommend only buying stocks that pay ...
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Is it wise to invest in a stock with a large Div yield?

Looking at the stocks for BHP it shows a Div yield of 11.23%. This seems quite appealing to me, despite the fact that the price is going down simply because of the huge interest I would get on my ...
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Is it better to miss the dividend and buy the undervalued stock?

I understand that if you buy a stock on or after the ex date you wont receive the dividend. But as the stock will drop on the ex date, Is this not an excellent opportunity to buy the stock at a ...
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Is dividend factored into Annualized return?

I would like to keep it as simple as possible. If I visit Vanguard Benchmark returns page here https://personal.vanguard.com/us/funds/tools/benchmarkreturns It shows annualized returns for different ...
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Taxes on qualifying dividends when reinvesting

I put all my investment money in a managed account with Chase Private. The account is set up to reinvest all dividends, capital gain distributions and interests my stocks/mutual funds/treasury funds ...
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Contracter with day job - limited company dividends

I currently have a 'day job' as a web designer. I am considering taking on some freelance work which I have been offered and this would be completed in evening/weekends whilst also retaining my day ...
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Should I buy stocks of my current employer because of its high dividend yield?

I have some cash in the bank I am ready to invest. My company has been profitable since 20 years and provides a generous dividend of roughly 8% per year. So I though buying some stocks could be a ...
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Taxes on capital gains and dividends for non-resident alien

I am a citizen of Spain living in Spain. In the past I lived in the US for over 10 yrs. During the time I lived in the US I opened a brokerage account to trade stocks. Now I have two options: ...
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what is difference between stock and dividend?

What is the difference between stock and dividend,bonds. And how can i buy stocks and what is the place to buy them can anyone please tell me iam new to this world of finance and stock market.
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Can a non dividend-paying product (say ETF) suddenly start paying dividends?

If I buy shares of a product that currently does not pay dividends, can it theoretically/technically start paying dividends in the future?
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Do stock prices really go down by the amount of the dividend?

This question asks whether stock prices really go down by the amount of the dividend on the day you need to own it to receive the dividend (ex-date). It has two answers: The accepted answer explains ...
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Why do people always talk about stocks that pay high dividends?

Isn't it true that on the ex-dividend date, the price of the stock goes down roughly the amount of the dividend? That is, what you gain in dividend, you lose in price drop. (Of course, sometimes it ...
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T-mobile stock: difference between TMUSP vs TMUS

Is there a way to invest in T-mobile stock from the US? Yahoo finance lists both: TMUSP - NasdaqGS with a dividend of 4.3% and avg volume of 90,000 and TMUS - NasdaqGS with a dividend of 7.4% and ...
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Company changing 401k providers in December, will I lose my dividends?

Typically I've seen that I have gotten Dividend re-investments in December for my current 401k elections for the past several years. My company is switching providers, do I loose what would have ...
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Why do dividend reinvestments not match my calculator?

I've seen this occur numerous times in my IRAs. In the transaction section of my Fidelity IRA, it shows a line item Reinvestment XXX with a dollar amount. Clicking the details will display the ...
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Did I get screwed in taxes on a mutual fund dividend payment?

A few years ago I bought a mutual fund in late November, and unbeknownst to me, the fund was set to do an annual dividend distribution about 3 weeks later in mid-December. I bought 5000 shares at ...
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Do index tracker funds (ETFs) typically pay dividends?

When you invest in a fund, such as a FTSE 100 tracker, do you get the benefit of dividends? I understand the FTSE 100 index does not include dividends. Of course, if you held the share basket ...
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Stock dividends effect on dividend received by shareholder

In CFA level 1 Reading 38, it says Stock dividends are a non-cash form of dividends. With a stock dividend (also known as a bonus issue of shares), the company distributes additional shares ...
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Why my tax calculation (SA302) doesn't show my dividends through a service company?

I've submitted my tax return (Self Assessment) to HMRC for the recent year and I've enter my total of the dividends (from my Limited company as contractor) into Service companies box as below: as ...
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What are the risks of Dividend-yielding stocks?

At work a couple of my colleges was talking about this board game where the goal was to produce the highest passive income. researching the term i learned it was exactly what i was trying to ...
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Is it wise to advise the use of an SEIS or VCT to offset a one-off large tax bill?

So in the UK the tax law on dividends is changing meaning a reasonably hefty increase in tax for 2016. Therefore there's an opportunity to take as much dividend as possible now to reduce future tax. ...
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I'm 18. How to build good monthly income at my 20's?

I have 18 years , from a middle high class from Brazil. Finishing the high school this year, debt free with plans of studying and living overseas in the next years. I have access to about 20k dollars ...
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Ex-dividend dates for Nikkei and Dow Jones on CFD and Spread Bet Markets?

I've found a few ex-dividend date sites for the Dow Jones (can't find any decent ones for the Japanese Nikkei Index). However the ex-dividend dates don't seem to match when I get dividend payouts on ...
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If I invest on overseas markets will I receive in different currency?

I'm sorry if this is silly, but i really want to know if it is possible to me to earn dividends(or selling stocks whatever) in another currency like U.S Dollar or Euros, because my country is on ...
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What prevents investors from buying high yield stocks and selling them as soon as their dividend is paid out?

What prevents investors from buying high yield stocks and selling them as soon as their dividend is paid out? I guess I am confused: If you know the yield and when the dividend will be paid out, why ...
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How do dividend reinvestment purchases work?

Typically if I buy a stock I buy the stock from some guy selling the stock. If I own AAPL I receive a ~2% annual dividend payout which I choose to reinvest automatically. Who am I buying these ...
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Are foreigners who buy UK ETFs subjected to a withholding tax?

Currently, when a foreigner buys U.S ETFs, the dividends or income (in the case of bond ETF) will be taxed at 30%. Suppose a foreigner, say an American or Singaporean, buys a UK bond ETF. Is there a ...
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Why do taxes exclude reinvested dividends and capital gains as performance?

Source: p 371, Investing For Canadians For Dummies, 3 Ed (2009) by Tony Martin, Eric Tyson [...] [1.] First, the programs can calculate your effective or “internal” rate of return (IRR) by ...
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Do you pay any tax on dividends up to £30k?

I'm a bit confused how dividends are taxable. Assuming I want to take ~£30k dividends ('tax credit' excluded) on which I will use my ~£10k personal allowance. Do I pay any income tax from it (from ...
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On what quantity the Dividend is given in India?

I do have stocks (purchased) in a Script in India. The stock declared announced the Dividend on 20 May 2015, and I purchased the equity recently (few days back), but the Stock equity's Effective Date ...
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Is the return on investment better with high or low dividends?

Consider two companies, A and B. Company A offers little in dividends, and reinvests most its profit. Company B offers generous dividends, but reinvests little of its profit. How would I calculate ...
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Do companies only pay dividends if they are in profit?

My understanding of dividends is that the company pays each shareholder a fixed amount of money per share they own. I can see how this would work if the company is in profit, because the company can ...
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If a stock doesn't pay dividends, then why is the stock worth anything?

I read somewhere that companies are not required to pay dividends to shareholders (this is correct, yes?). If so, then if company A never pays dividends to its shareholders, then what is the point ...