In my previous question, I got replies which said that distributions and withdrawals are the same in terms of IRA.
More generally in investment, for an investment account, do they mean the same? My guess is they are not, because I have the following confusions
Is the action of a stock or mutual fund giving out dividend into the investment account (but the dividends are not taken out of the account) considered as distribution, but not as withdrawal?
Does withdrawal mean the action that the account holder takes money out of the investment account?