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How dividend payout happens

Intel Corporation's board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend of 22.5 cents per share (90 cents per share on an annual basis) on the company's common stock. The dividend will be payable ...
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How to Compare Two ETFs, accounting for Dividends?

(This is a follow up to my expense ratio question, here). Today I am attempting to study and compare the various Large Cap ETFs but realize I don't know how to even do the comparison, namely in ...
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How should I think about stock dividends?

I'm a 19 year old college student looking at some potential long-term investments, but am first reading as many books as I can, since this sector isn't the field I study. I am reading a book and a ...
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Investing for Dividend Income with Canadian TFSA

I have a TFSA that I tend to max out every year. I would like to invest this money into stocks that pay me out dividends on a regular basis. I asked a previous question about the tax implications in ...
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US dividends double taxation for foreigners (UK)

I have read that the US government exercises a 15% (or even 30%, where the foreign country is not in the double-taxation treaty with the US) withholding tax on US dividends, if the shareholder is ...
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Where can you find dividends for Australian Stock Market Shares (ASX) for more than 2 years of data?

I've been using yahoo to get in some cases ten years worth of historical stock prices for stocks. I'm interested in the dividends that the stocks pay if any. Yahoo Finance don't show dividends. But ...
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Why does Yahoo Finance's data for a Vanguard fund's dividend per share not match the info from Vanguard?

Take the Extended Treasury Duration Fund EDV from Vanguard. That page says the most recent dividend was $0.76900/share. But if I download data from Yahoo using a link like this it gives $4.46 as the ...
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Which of these unrealized profit calculations is correct? And, why other calculations are wrong?

Which of these unrealized profit calculations is correct? And, why other calculations are wrong? @ $10 per unit, $1000 - Subscription (100 units) $0500 - Cash dividend (50 units) $0500 - Reinvested ...
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When is it worth it to buy dividend-bearing stocks?

TLDR: Is it ever worth investing in stocks to make profit off of dividends? I did some research on dividends. It seems like it has a reputation for stable income, irrespective of the market ...
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Do I have to pay MLP distribution if short via option?

If I sell a naked put on VLP, do I have to pay the partnership distribution if I'm holding the option when the distribution is declared?
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According to yahoo finance, Vanguard's Dividend Growth Fund does not appear to have dividend growth. Why is that?

Why does Vanguard's Dividend Growth Fund not show dividend growth according to yahoo finance's historical distribution data? In 1993, Vanguard's Dividend Growth Fund Investor shares (from here on out ...
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What gives non-dividend stocks value to purchasers? [duplicate]

This is a question that has bothered me for awhile about the fundmental nature of the stock market as a whole, and no one has given a satisfying explanation. What is root cause of a stock having ...
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If stock price drops by the amount of dividend paid, what is the use of a dividend

I have heard that some people buy stocks based on how much dividend they pay, because dividend is considered 'income'. But if I buy a stock for 100$ and it pays a $1 dividend, the stock would also ...
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How to calculate forward price for asset with dividend?

I have this exercise question: A particular forward contract costs nothing to enter into at time t and obliges the holder to buy the asset for an amount F at expiry T. The asset pays a dividend DS at ...
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Being tax efficient with dividend stocks

I've been considering selling off more of my (growth) stocks and placing the capital in dividend stocks. However, I realize Uncle Sam will tax me on any dividends I earn throughout the year. Is ...
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Wash sale rule with dividend reinvestment

Let's say I buy some stock. Two weeks later it pays a dividend which is reinvested in fractional shares of the stock. The next day I sell all shares at a loss. Would this be considered a wash sale? ...
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Is it possible that for shares to be reinvested in a stock you already sold?

I just recently set my taxable investment account from reinvest dividends to deposit in cash. However, there seems to be a delay (I assume related to one of the various dates associated with ...
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For TurboTax online's “Enter Dividend Income”, what goes in the “Broker or Payer” field?

I am confused by this field. Should I enter the company that actually issued the dividend or my broker's name?
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Why do many British companies offer a scrip dividend option in lieu of cash?

Some stocks like GlaxoSmithKline, HSBC, Tesco, Unilever all offer dividends every quarterly/yearly, with the option of scrip dividend (opting to use the dividend to purchase shares). Why would ...
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Source of income: from dividends vs sale of principal or security

Source: P172, P214, ETF for Dummies, 2nd Ed (2011) by Russell Wild: P172: First, if you need a steady stream of income, nothing is stopping you from creating artificial dividends by selling off ...
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Why would preferred shares have less potential for capital gain compared to common stock?

From the investopedia article on preferred vs. common shares: Preferred shareholders have priority over common stockholders on earnings and assets in the event of liquidation and they have a ...
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How an ETF pays dividend to shareholders if a holding company issues dividend

If I hold 100 shares of SPY ETF, and one of the participating companies (A) pays out a dividend of 1$ per share. Will I get any dividend? If yes, I guess I will not get 1$ per share of SPY. It seems ...
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Does a stock really dip in price on the ex-dividend date? And why would it do this?

As per this Investopedia article: Because the stock price is expected to drop by the amount of the dividend on the ex-dividend date, Why is a stock expected to fall on the dividend date? Does ...
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Why is a stock dividend considered a dividend? What makes it different from a stock split?

I've been reading Principles of Corporate Finance by Brealey, Myers and Allen, but unfortunately they did not cover stock dividends. From what I understand, by paying a dividend, a company can ...
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Is dividend taxation priced in derivatives?

Suppose I have 200$ and I want to track Microsoft's stock (MSFT). For the sake of simplicity suppose I don't pay any commissions and there is no bid/ask spread and no counterparty risk. I have two ...
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Identifying “Dividend Stocks”

Can anyone point me towards some information on investing in dividend stocks, and how to identify good companies? Are there any metrics? I am fairly illiterate when it comes to finance and stocks, but ...
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Does dividend on 401K have any effect on gains

While I was studing my 401K I found something strange on my Dividend Mutual Funds. I ask the provider of my 401 for information and this is what they told me. To clarify, when I invest on thier ...
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Why does Yahoo miss some mutual fund dividends/capital gains?

I was looking at a mutual fund data on Yahoo Finance and I found some problems. I'll bring Fidelity's FBMPX as the first example to show what I found [Link to Fidelity site]. On Fidelity's site, it ...
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Do dividend quotes for U.S. stocks include witheld taxes?

Consider, for example, the following dividend distribution table for SPY: http://finance.yahoo.com/q/hp?s=SPY&a=00&b=29&c=1993&d=08&e=19&f=2013&g=v When an entry in the ...
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Why do most U.S. companies pay their dividends quarterly, as opposed to annually?

U.S. companies usually pay quarterly dividends. Why do they pay them quarterly, and not once per year after the end of their fiscal year (as is usual, for example, for Swiss and German companies)?
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What is the tax treatment of scrip dividends in the UK?

What is the tax treatment of a scrip dividend in the UK? Do I declare the value of shares as income or the actual value of the dividend?
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Collecting Dividends while insulating volatility through options?

Is it possible to use options to collect dividends on stocks while insulating yourself from the volatility? If so, how? e.g., If I bought 100 shares of a REIT but didn't want to expose myself to ...
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How are dividends for shareholders of banks paid?

Banks are different from other firms, so I am not sure how shareholders (those with equity) of banks get paid their dividends. Asset minus liabilities figure do make sense in ordinary firm cases, but ...
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Concerning ETF that do dividend reinvestment for you. Is that taxable?

My understanding that when you purchase an ETF, you technically own your portion of the underlying holdings. (This is the reason commodity ETFs are taxed like commodities.) Per the below an ETF may ...
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Shelter personal corporation dividends in a TFSA?

As I understand it, it is possible for people who own their own corporation/small business to pay themselves through dividends. Since they own 100% share in the business they receive 100% dividends. ...
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Why do mutual funds and ETFs in the U.S. not capitalize dividends?

I am from Europe/Belgium and in Europe it is common to have funds and ETFs which capitalize/re-invest instead of distribute the dividends. I have been looking to the Vanguard ETFs and funds lately, ...
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How to calculate dividend yield for the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) index?

This should be fairly straightforward. How do I calculate the dividend yield myself for the Dow 30 / Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA)? I'm thinking I just add the last dividend for all the ...
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Why would a company issue a scrip dividend and how will this issue affect me?

Barclays in the UK have sent out a leaflet recently (online version) saying they are moving to a Scrip Dividend programme. The FAQ does its best to answer questions but still uses a lot of jargon and ...
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How is the dividend payment calculated when an asset is disposed on the ex date? [duplicate]

Example: XYZ Corp pays a $0.25/share dividend - Ex date=1/15/13, Pay date 1/31/2013 I own 100 total shares of XYZ on 1/1/2013 I buy 50 shares of XYZ on 1/15/2013 at 12 PM (increasing shares to 150) I ...
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Ex-dividend date and time zones

Is the ex-dividend date linked to the time zone of the market it is bought at? Let's imagine an American firms stock traded at NASDAQ and a German market, the ex-Dividend day being the 1st February. ...
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How do I calculate the dividend yield for Disney Co?

I'm trying to "estimate" the dividend yield for Disney (NYSE:DIS). Let's pretend stock price will stay at $57 and the tax rate is 1%. Is it really the case that after 3 years with this stock the ...
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Capital gains on no-dividend stocks - a theoretical question

Suppose company X has a policy of never giving out dividends and this policy will never change. Now suppose company X doubles its earnings every year. Will its stock prices go up? Sure, the company ...
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Question about ex-dividend date timing

For example, if the ex-dividend date is next Monday, and I buy the stock on next Monday, would I get the dividend? Or would the person who sold the stock to me get the dividend?
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Where is dividend information published?

When a company decides to pay a dividend, where does that information go first? Lots of site re-publish the dividend but where do they go to find this information quickly?
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Why do people buy stocks that pay no dividend?

Before recently, Apple Inc. did not give dividend to shareholders. This makes me curious why people buy Apple Inc. stocks; while it might be due to the expectation of selling stocks at a higher ...
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Investing in dividend-yielding stocks with money borrowed from margin account?

I am getting ready to invest some of my savings in a stock brokerage account. The well-known brokerages, e.g. ETrade, Ameritrade, etc, have relatively high margin interest rates for the level I am ...
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What happens to dividends on stock held in TFSA or RRSP account?

What happens when dividends are paid out on stock held in TFSA or RRSP accounts? Do the payouts get put back into those same registered accounts? Are they considered 'contributions' into those ...
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Can dividends be exploited?

Apple announced a dividend of $2.65/share on August 16th. I was thinking... could somebody buy, say 1,000 shares of Apple, receive the dividend, and then sell the shares right back? ...
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How common are stock/scrip dividends (as opposed to cash dividends) in US equity markets?

Coming from a background in Chinese equities I'm familiar with the idea that dividends can come in the form of either cash or stocks. As far as I can tell, they seem to exist in the US as well, but I ...
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What is the dividend tax rate for UK stock

I had purchased some UK stocks from London Stock Exchange. May I know, what is the dividend tax rate by UK government for UK stocks, on foreign investor (I am from Malaysia)?