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Considering investing in CHN as a dividend stock

I've been looking at investing in another dividend stock, and I have been using dividata.com to do some research. I have found several stocks that I am interested in that have a roughly 9% or 10% ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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total of all dividend payments for a particular company

According to http://www.dividend.com/dividend-stocks/financial/asset-management/pfg-principal-financial-group/ on June 26, 2015, PFG paid out $0.38 per share. According to ...
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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 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 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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Avoiding tax complexities of REITs

I would like to invest in REITs for their high yield, but would like to avoid their tax complexities. If I buy exposure to REITs through an ETF or mutual fund, will that abstract away the need to do ...
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Risks associated with investing in dividend paying stocks for short term income. Alternatives?

I will be leaving my place of employment in the near future to run and grow my small business full-time. After assessing my expenses I'm expecting to be in the red $300-$400 a month for the next 1-2 ...
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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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What are the tax benefits of dividends vs selling stock

When people need to live off there investments they often say to go for funds that pay high dividends, but I'm having trouble understanding what the difference between getting dividends, and selling a ...
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What to do with dividends and capital gains from Roth IRA. Reinvest or Transfer to market settlement fund?

I am 22 and just opened a Roth IRA from Vanguard. I am putting 5.5K a year but I was wondering if someone can give me pros and cons for what to do with my dividends and capital gains? The two options ...
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How can I compare the performance of a high dividend funds with other funds and or an index

I've been trying to do some investment due diligence. I'm looking at funds for a family member that needs some dividend income. Some of the high dividend funds that were recommended to me seem to have ...
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Are Morning Star Ratings really that important?

I'm trying to aid a family member in making some investment decisions. I've placed most of my money in Vanguard mutual funds and they have done pretty well. My family member has a "financial advisor" ...
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Salary vs Dividend: is this example wrong?

I saw a link to a great article in old (2012) question. http://vereecke.ca/index.php/articles/will-that-be-salary-or-dividends/ I've tried understanding the article well, but I think that the author ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...