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There was a year recently when McDonald’s paid both a dividend and some type of special bonus (total ~7billion?). What was this?

There was a famous news story from the past few years where, in addition to normal dividends, McDonald’s paid some type of large bonus (I think it was over 7 billion)? To shareholders. Though ...
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Why in this example is only 50% of the dividend qualified instead of 100% of the dividend?

Example taken from here: (...) The dividend income from the 2,000 shares held 49 days would not be qualified dividend income. The dividend income from the 8,000 shares held at least 61 days ...
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Italian Taxes on U.S. Citizen Resident of Italy with Dividends from Permanently Established U.S. Company

NOTE: the goal of asking this question is not to avoid paying legitimate taxes, but to simply determine which state has precedent for payment of taxes due. Based on the U.S. Italy Tax Treaty income ...
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Intelligent Investor Example from Chapter 1

As per Intelligent Investor Chapter 1 example In 1965 the investor could obtain about 4½% on high-grade taxable bonds and 3¼% on good tax-free bonds. The dividend return on leading common stocks (...
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Long Term Stock Investment and Compounding

I have a query that's been bugging me. I have been investing in the UK stock market + funds for around a year now. Current Investments - Retirement Fund - FTSE index Fund - Managed Accumulation ...
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How do ETF dividends work

How do dividends work when being paid via an ETF? A dividend is a share of the profit, paid to the shareholders. Whilst that is understandable when owning a stock of an individual business, how does ...
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How do ADR vs U.S.-listed foreign corporations handle dividends to U.S. investors?

If a Japanese company pays 500 yen/share dividend for Japanese investors on a Tokyo exchange, how will they pay U.S. investors who bought their shares? If it's a U.S. listed foreign corporation? If ...
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Take money out of paycheck into income producing asset(s)

My company has a 401k plan where they would take out money from my paycheck and match whatever I put into it. The concept of taking money out of my paycheck every two weeks and put it into a ...
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To what extent can dividends be seen as an informed and careful conclusion about the company's long term ability to at least maintain it?

John Lintner found that management aimed to have a stable payout ratio target but, in fact, it is often the dividend itself that is kept stable and that reverting a dividend hike in the future would ...
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Why isn't the retained earnings of a public company always distributed back to the shareholders?

Shareholders own a public company, so why shouldn't all of a company's income be distributed back to them? Why are dividends (if any) just a small fraction of a company's retained earnings?
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5% Dividend, 20% Price Drop. Whats the point?

This was asked by someone earlier but I did not get the answers. What's the point of buying dividend stocks for yield when the stock's price itself may decline so much more? Here's just one of the ...
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Why are dividends seen as a good thing for investors? [duplicate]

Why are dividends generally seen as a good thing for investors? For example, you can look at this Barrons article where it states Broadcom (ticker: AVGO) plans to boost its quarterly dividend by 51%, ...
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How is a dividend amount that is a fraction of a penny handled?

If I own 15 shares of a stock that makes a cash dividend payment of 0.635/share for a total dividend payment of $9.525, who determines how the half-penny is handled? I couldn't find any documentation ...
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Where do Master Limited Partnerships (MLP) lie on the risk/yield spectrum?

MLPs are required to pay profits to their limited partners. Dividend stocks can choose to stop paying dividends. Corporate bonds payments are fixed interest (a set number) but MLP payments are usually ...
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Dividends reinvestment in my Fidelity 401K

Why do my stock dividends have to be reinvested in my Fidelity 401k account? I would like to invest them where I think the best opportunities are.
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Do the dividends in NJ's 1040 include both the ordinary dividends and qualified dividends from the federal 1040?

I'm just wondering if I can calculate the dividends for New Jersey's 1040 by summing the ordinary dividends and qualified dividends boxes from the federal 1040. How about a part-year resident? Do I ...
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Dividend tax for Non Resident Alien owning US domiciled international stocks ETF

What is the US dividend tax rate for a non-resident alien owning a US domiciled ETF holding non-US companies? Assume no tax treaty so the tax rate for the SPY ETF would be 30%. An example would be a ...
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why does a 5% dividend-paying etf gets only 1-star on Morningstar?

An ETF that distributes dividend at 5% is rated only 1-star by Morningstar and considered low return on a historical level (by a different matrix). However, when looking at the chart in 2017, the NAV ...
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Does it make sense to take dividends for a director paying higher rate tax to invest in ISA?

Assuming: I am an LTD director I reach the higher tax band (32.5%) for dividends to cover my living expenses Does it make financial sense to declare higher dividends (taxed in my hands at 32.5%) to ...
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What happens to ETF distributions during a market crash'?

Every month I invest a percentage of my income in three ETF's. Two provide distributions and income to me every three months. My thoughts are: The distributions come from dividends from the ...
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How to chart what a mutual fund or ETF will return if dividends are reinvested?

When looking at financial charts like bigcharts.com, the chart shows closing price (or OHLC) for each day. This shows growth (or decline) of the equity if dividends are not reinvested. But what if ...
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Do SPY prices include dividends?

I'd like to calculate the return of SPY over a range of time. For example: 5/1/18: 264.98 9/14/18: 290.88 264.98 - 290.88 = 25.9 25.9/264.98= 0.0977 = 9.77% Does the 9.77% return include SPY ...
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On the ASX, why does a stock going ex-divided trigger cancellation of market orders?

I currently hold a stock trading on the ASX, and I noticed this morning that my sell order was automatically cancelled. Looking at the queues, I noticed that there were almost no orders in either buy ...
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Keeping track of “out of pocket” cost basis

Dilemma I have some criticism about the cost basis reported on brokerage websites. It isn't your out-of-pocket cost basis. It accounts for reinvested dividends. As a result, the gain/loss number ...
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Why do stock prices rise when dividends increase?

It seems like stock prices rise when dividends increase unexpectedly [possible citation needed]. This doesn't seem intuitive to me, because if you think of stock as a claim of ownership on a company, ...
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Where can I find dividend payout frequencies? [closed]

Most equities pay out dividends each quarter, but some equities like DIV pay out every month. Is there an API or hard coded list available with the payout frequency per equity? Or is it safe to ...
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Bi-weekly payments with dividends or other investments

I am aware that dividends pay out 4 times a year. I would like to start earning passive income using dividends. My question is Is there any way to buy different stocks that payout at different times ...
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DRIP Vs. Cash Dividend in a taxable account - Which one is beneficial from the tax perspective?

I believe dividends are considered as an income and if you reinvest using DRIP it won't be income but capital gain later when you sell the stock? What are some advantages and disadvantages of doing ...
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How to factor dividends into SPX returns?

I'd like to calculate the return of the SPX from March 1, 2018 to July 31, 2018 with dividends included. SPX pays out a 1.80% dividend: https://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/040915/does-sp-500-...
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Is it legal to “mine” dividends?

Dividends are paid to share holders based on ownership of shares before the “ex-dividends” date. Example: Stock A has an ex-date of July 1st Stock B has an ex-date of July 15th ...
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Do I have to disclose overseas income that's below my personal tax allowance

There was a section on BBC Radio 4 Money Box recently about the dire consequences of not disclosing overseas income to HMRC before their "amnesty" runs out in September. The details are on the HMRC ...
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Can I place a stock in an IRA temporarily to capture a dividend, then move it back?

Consider the following scenario: Stock A pays a large annual, non-qualified dividend. Stock B pays a monthly non-qualified dividend. I hold stock A in a taxable account and an equivalent $ amount of ...
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Stock vesting and taxation situations

While working at an Indian branch of a company based in US, I got some Restricted Stock Units vested couple of times. Earlier times (Scenario S1), all the stocks (Say I got 100 stocks vested) would ...
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When do dividends occur but capital gains not?

Consider a one year period. In what case would a dividend be distributed by a company, but its share price not rise (other than a sudden fluctuation towards the nearing of the calculation period)? ...
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How to read “Change in Dividend Accruals”?

This is from an Interactive Brokers monthly statement. My question is, how much of the AUD 36.06 dividend was actually payed out to the account after tax? And how do I read the lower table with the ...
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Why is there less buzz around IEP (Carl Icahn) than BRK.B (Warren Buffett)?

IEP is 95% owned by Carl Icahn. It most certainly passes the Skin in the Game principle Nassim Taleb likes to talk about. I happen to own a couple of shares in it because of the man's incredible ...
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How does a company have a net loss in their income statement, but their stock market value still rises?

For example in the case of Tesla, they always have a net loss in their operating income, but still their market value keeps increasing. What do the shareholders get as dividend? Do shareholders get ...
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What to do about ETN distributions not included on 1099?

As a US citizen, in a US taxable brokerage account, I received distributions from MORL, a UBS (Swiss)-sponsored exchange-traded note (ETN). The brokerage account statements label the distributions as ...
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Yahoo's finance data for dividends is flat out wrong for CBA.AX. Why is that? [closed]

I looked the the dividend history for CBA.AX https://au.finance.yahoo.com/quote/CBA.AX/history?period1=686152800&period2=1525010400&interval=div%7Csplit&filter=div&frequency=1d and ...
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Understanding “Last Dividend Reported” in Bloomberg's database

In Bloomberg's database, there is statistic called "Last Dividend Reported" (see picture below). For the stocks that I looked at, it's usually a number smaller than 1. What exactly is this figure? Is ...
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How are dividends on US stocks treated by the CRA?

As an American living in Canada I have some stocks in a US account and they paid dividends this year. On the 1099DIV there are values for boxes: 1a. Total Ordinary Dividends 1b. Qualified Dividends ...
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Did the 2007 Domino's Pizza special dividend present an opportunity to make an (almost) riskless profit?

According to Domino's Pizza's 10-K: On April 17, 2007, our board of directors declared a $13.50 per share special cash dividend on its outstanding common stock totaling $846.4 million, which ...
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It seems dividend growth stocks would take decades to return 100%, so what is the point? [closed]

What is the point of dividend growth stock, it yields low and the value needs to have high yield are mostly unreachable by many people. Here I will brief an example. Let's say Walmart has dividend ...
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How to fill out Canada T5 dividends to US 1040 form?

I have T5 from Canada, box 24 call actual amount of eligible dividends . box 25 call taxable amount of eligible dividends, box 26 call dividends tax credit for eligible dividends, box 18 call capital ...
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How do brokerage firms handle dividend reinvestment when a company does not offer DRIP?

I have my (Vanguard) brokerage account set to "Reinvest Dividends", an option I selected when I opened it brand new. And ever since then, every stock I own that pays dividends, has resulted in ...
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Do I need to be a shareholder in a single person corporation (in Ontario)?

I am researching various options as I self incorporate my business. As the incorporator, I am also the only director. Do I need to assign shares to myself immediately? I haven't yet decided between ...
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If a stock assures that they will never pay out any dividends in the whole future of the company, is it worth anything? [duplicate]

I've had this discussion a lot with friends. It is simalar to this question: If a stock doesn't pay dividends, then why is the stock worth anything? ...But it is actually not the same. Most ...
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What is a Dividend Right? How do they work?

My understanding is that when a company is not able to issue dividends to the shareholders, the company issues a dividend right certificate and in the future when the company can pay dividends, before ...
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What does a fiscal year end date on a mutual fund mean to an investor?

I'm looking at different funds, however I've noticed the dividend dates are different from the fiscal year end date. My understanding is that mutual funds don't pay taxes and those are passed on as ...
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Capital gains and income paid to a separate account

Is there any form of investment available in the US where the capital gains (when selling it) and the income (e.g. dividends) can be paid into a different account that the one where the money for the ...