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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...