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Report taxes from U.S. dividends with Computershare and Questrade

I read that holding a U.S. stock in a Canadian non-registered account (or even a TFSA), the Canadian resident will pay withholding taxes. But in order to reduce the rate to 15% you'll need to fill out ...
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Taxes on foreign and local dividends held in a TFSA

As far as I read in many articles, all earnings (capital gains and dividends) from Canadian stocks will be always tax-free. Right? In contrast, holding U.S. or any foreign stock that yields dividends ...
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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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What does a Dividend “will not be quoted ex” mean?

A recent dividend on NYSE:SNE (Sony) is described as "Will not be quoted ex". What does this actually mean? Does the dividend have an ex-date or not? Which day would be the last day to buy this ...
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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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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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Can a company stop paying dividends?

I know that Apple, for example, began paying dividends in 2012. Can a company do the opposite, namely stop paying dividends suddenly?
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How can I find out what is the total US markets dividend payout of all companies in 2015?

I'm writing a paper and couldn't find a good source for what is the total dividend payout of all companies in the US markets in 2015. Where can I find numbers for this?
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Which operating margin metric includes stock's dividend payouts?

Using for example Google Financial's stock screener I am able to sort and filter with following margin metrics: Net profit margin Gross margin EBITD margin Operating margin Now could someone ...
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What's the appeal of dividends in investing? [duplicate]

All company shares payout very small amounts in dividends. What is the big interest for an investor to spend tens of thousands of dollars in stocks to possibly earn maybe $1,000 per year or so in ...
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What is the difference between a scrip dividend and a stock split?

Definitions of both scrip dividend and share split gives the same meaning. What is the difference between a scrip dividend and share splits?
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What does Dividend 165% mean in stock market?

I am from India and new to share market. When I was doing some research to find which share to buy, I found one share(of Punjab National Bank) listed with 165% dividend percentage. The same percentage ...
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What if I sell an stock that is going to give an stock dividend after the ex-date but before the payable date

I know that in the case of cash dividends I will get the dividend as long as I bought the stock before the ex-date but what happens in the case of an stock dividend?
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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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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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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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The time period required to hold a stock for getting the dividend [duplicate]

Normally, how long is it required to hold stock before being able to get the dividend? Is this time period universal to all the companies? Thanks.
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Good investment for capital gain

With the new UK capital gains tax rate at 20% (since the new budget of Wednesday), and the highest band of dividend rate at 32.5% or 38.1%, I think it makes sense to find investments that do not yield ...
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About dividend percentage

I want to know on what price of a share the percentage is taken. There are two types of value for a share of stock: the market value, the face or par value. What amount I will be paid if I have ...
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Paying taxes on dividends even though your capital gains were $0?

Let's say I have $100k and decide to buy 1000 shares of some mutual fund which is currently trading at $100 a share. The next day, the fund pays out a 10% dividend, and its share price correspondingly ...
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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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Dividend in Index fund in India

Do the customers get dividend on investing in Index fund in India? I searched on net but could not find anything useful!
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Reflecting dividend reinvestment in 1099-b

For tax. 1099-b form. Need to fill in 8949 form. Have a history of dividends reinvestments for almost 20 years. In the end of 2015 sold part of the stocks. How can I integrate the dividends ...
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Consider dividends in timing of rebalancing ETFs?

Most of my investments are in ETFs that I rebalance occasionally or purchase additional shares when I have cash. Currently, when I do a rebalance or an additional purchase, I don't look at the ...
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Is dividend included in EPS

I wanted to understand whether dividend is included in EPS. For example. take PFE http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=PFE its (anual) dividend today is 1.2, while its EPS is 1.11. Does it means that PFE ...
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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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What would a stock be worth if dividends did not exist? [duplicate]

Let's say dividends don't exist, and will NEVER do, for all companies in the world. What would stocks then be worth? The stock could be valued according to the book value. Maybe more if the company ...
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What are the risk of high dividend closed end index mutual funds ?

I am finally taking ownership of my retirement my very very small nest egg and I am looking to undertake a value based strategy when it comes to investing. I have been gravitating towards high ...
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What are some countries which implement dividend imputation system?

This is good to know because such countries encourages companies to pay higher dividends. http://www.investopedia.com/terms/d/dividendimputations.asp
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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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ETF S&P 500 with Reinvested Dividend

All ETFs tracking the S&P 500 Index I know (SPY, VOO, IVV) pay dividends several times per years. Is there any ETF that tracks the S&P 500 Index but instead of paying dividends they reinvest ...
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Companies with steady and high dividends

In what kind of companies would you invest if you want a steady stream of high dividends? Is there other options than infrastructure companies? How would you compare different types of infrastructure ...
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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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Are coupons from bond ETFs reinvested?

I am trying to determine if all of the coupons of a bond ETF are paid out to investors as dividends, or if some of the income is used to purchase more bonds. I am guessing that this is somewhat ...
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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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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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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 ...