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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)?
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Determining the minimum dividend that should be paid from my S corporation

I am the sole shareholder and only employee of an S corporation. I understand that all profits of the corporation are passed through and taxed as income to me. I also understand that all dividends ...
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How does the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) divisor change to account for dividends?

The DJIA is a price-weighted index tracking of 30 companies chosen by the Dow Jones Company. It takes the current share price of these 30 stocks and divides by a specific number called the divisor. ...
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Difference between dividend and interest

A representative at my federal credit union used dividend and interest exchangeably in our communication, claiming the two were the same concept in their financial institution, which doesn't sell ...
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5-Year Dividend Yield and Growth Rate

I find The Dividend Guy's approach very fascinating. I'm looking at a bunch of stocks from a portfolio and collecting some statistics about dividends, with the goal of passive income. One thing I ...
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Why is it not a requirement for companies to pay dividends?

I know next to nothing about finance and money, so I'm working towards becoming financially literate. I'm currently reading articles about stocks on Investopedia. An article states, Common shares ...
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How to reconcile performance with dividends?

I have a Vanguard fund that returned -1.34% for the year, yet I earned dividends on the same investment of $106 for the same year. How do I reconcile negative performance with positive dividends? Is ...
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Why would a company with a bad balance sheet be paying dividends?

As an example, Ford Motors recently reinstated its dividend. It still has a lot of debt and a high debt-equity ratio. Its bonds are still rated as junk. Why would a company like this spend its cash ...
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Ex-dividend date: How long do I have to hold a stock in order to get the next dividend?

I want to be a stockholder on record for a dividend. So lets assume I bought stock before the ex dividend date. Can I immediately sell the stock after the ex-dividend date to collect the dividend, or ...
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Are there any ETFs that follow the “Dogs of the Dow” allocation?

Essentially what it says on the tin. The "Dogs of the Dow" strategy seems to be a fairly popular basic strategy to follow for stock portfolio allocation - are there any ETFs that do this for you?
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If I put dividend-paying stocks in my IRA, where does the dividend go when paid?

I have a rollover IRA from an old job's 401k. I have had it sitting uninvested (where it's outperforming my new job's 401k) and I want to start investing it on my own. If I put a stock that pays a ...
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How to determine duration of a common stock whose dividends grow in perpetuity?

What is the duration of a common stock whose dividends are expected to grow at a constant rate in perpetuity? Specifically, how can I compute this, since the dividends will grow forever? Update: ...
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Why is a stock that pays a dividend preferrable to one that doesn't?

I understand that a dividend is a way for a company to return money to shareholders. But I'm not quite understanding why it is preferable to capital appreciation and putting the money to work ...