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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Do ETF dividends make up for fees?

Do ETF dividends generally make up for the fees of the ETF? For example, lets use QQQ.
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Are dividends paid by REIT ETFs considered “qualified” dividends?

Are dividends paid by an ETF that invests in REITs taxed at the "qualified" dividend rate (typically, 15% vs. the ordinary income tax rate)? (If I recall correctly, REITs are not subject to double ...
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Using P/E Ratio of an ETF to decide on asset mix

I am a conservative investor with an asset mix of around 50% bonds/cash and 50% stock via large index ETFs. Recently I've been thinking about settling down on a non-emotional way to decide whether ...
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Dividends and tax withholding for ETF vs Mutual Fund for U.S. Non-Resident Alien?

I'm a non-US resident alien, considering to invest in either commission-free ETFs and Mutual Funds offered by TD Ameritrade. According to The American Jobs Creation Act of 2004, certain type of ...
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How to report “short term capital gains distribution” to IRS

I am writing Sch D software and researching the proper way to report certain capital gains distributions from leveraged EFTs, for example TYH. These distributions are reported as "short term", see ...
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Which US market indexes (Dow/DJIA, S&P500, NASDAQ) include reinvested dividends?

Which major US market indexes (Dow/DJIA, S&P 500, NASDAQ) include returns from reinvested dividends, and which don't? Where can "total return" information be found for each index that doesn't ...
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What to do with small dividends in brokerage account?

I just got paid some dividends from an ETF that I own. It is only $4, which is sitting as cash in my brokerage account. I'm aware that this is a very tiny amount of money in the grand scheme of ...