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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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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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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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High dividend stocks

Is it a good investment strategy to go long on "boring" companies (AT&T for example) and keep them around just because of their dividends or would it be better to trade more frequently companies ...
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How to receive dividend in INDIA

I have shares of City Union bank for more than a year. I have my trading account with HDFC Securities linked with my HDFC bank account. City union bank has announced dividend and I have not received ...
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What are some sources of information on dividend schedules and amounts?

How do I know exactly when companies are paying out their dividend and how much? Is there a good source to look it up and compare companies?
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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 ...
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How can I find a report of dividend earned in a FY?

(My first post here, gently...) I have been in the stock market for over a year now. I have been trading via an account with Kotak Securities. I am now filing my taxes and need to know the total ...
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Is there an investment account where I can owe taxes only if the net of capital gain and dividend payment is positive?

I am planning to open an account to trade or a fund, and I am looking for a very specific legal structure. Basically, I am looking for a legal structure that allows me to receive the gross dividend ...
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Shares in stock exchange and dividend payout relationship

If a company announces 22% dividend and face value of its share is Rs. 5/- what would be the payout amount for 1000 shares held by person?
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How does investment into a private company work?

My question is inspired by Dragons' Den, an investment TV show in Britain, where an entrepreneur asks investors for money. The entrepreneur (E) goes on the show and says, "I want 100k for 25% of my ...
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If a fund holds stocks paying dividends and doesn't give a payout, is it necessarily re investing those dividends?

I am looking at some mutual funds which are holding many dividend stocks as portfolio holdings. I can check that these individual stocks are paying out regular dividends. But the funds don't show any ...
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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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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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Are there capital gains taxes or dividend taxes if I invest in the U.S. stock market from outside of the country?

Recently, I invested in some stock in the U.S. stock market. I was wondering: Whether there are capital gains taxes if I sell stock? Do they take account into my foreign exchange loss? Are there any ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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If I short-sell a dividend-paying stock, do I have to pay the dividend?

If I hold shares of a stock on the ex div date, I get a dividend. But if instead I were to short-sell the stock and not buy it back before that date, would I then be responsible for paying the ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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How do I factor dividends and yield into the performance of a security?

The basic stock chart tracks the price of the stock. As discussed here the price of the stock drops by the amount of the dividend. So when a dividend pays out the stock chart makes it look like ...
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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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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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Why does a company pay dividends at all?

If a company can lower the dividends and even stop paying them at all during hard times, why would they re-install them at all? If I understand correctly a company pays dividends so that investors ...
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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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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 ...