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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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US dividends double taxation for foreigners (UK)

I have read that the US government exercises a 15% (or even 30%, where the foreign country is not in the double-taxation treaty with the US) withholding tax on US dividends, if the shareholder is ...
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Why does Yahoo miss some mutual fund dividends/capital gains?

I was looking at a mutual fund data on Yahoo Finance and I found some problems. I'll bring Fidelity's FBMPX as the first example to show what I found [Link to Fidelity site]. On Fidelity's site, it ...
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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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What happens to options when a large dividend is declared?

Suppose I hold a call option with strike price of $50. Suppose the company decides to issue an extraordinary dividend of $20 per share. What's going to happen to the option I own? I'm guessing that ...
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How Much Am I Losing On Dividend Tax?

I bought a Vanguard S&P 500 ETF that is issued in Ireland, yet my country of residence is the Netherlands (I'm doing this since from what I see there is no current Dutch ETF that follows the S&...
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Is my sister entitled to a refund for IRS over-withholding? If so, how does she get the refund?

My sister has a taxable brokerage account with Interactive Brokers and invested in GE stocks (which collapsed, resulting in a massive capital loss written off on Line 132 of Schedule 3 on her T1 ...
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How do dividends affect your average cost (both re-invested and non re-invested)

I have read that re-invested dividends lower your taxes by increasing your average cost of the security so that when you sell your security, the difference between the sales price minus the book value ...
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Is personal allowance used up by being paid in America?

I have just started a limited company in the uk and I’ve been contracting my services since jan 1st 2021. Previously I was being paid by an American company. All tax etc. was done in America and I was ...
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US Tax treatment of dividends from single member consulting firm, a UK Private Limited Company

US citizen in UK has a salary from one firm which includes National Insurance withholding, and also owns a UK Private Limited Company to which client payments are made for his consulting work. UK tax ...
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How can I collect unclaimed dividends?

Suppose that decades ago, I owned shares in a public company, and held onto the stock certificates. Suppose the company never managed to pay me dividends because they could not locate me, and I never ...
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Australian freelancing in UK

I am an Australian citizen and resident for tax purposes, but I have recently moved to the UK and planning on staying here for around 6 months. I have a valid working visa. I have picked up some ...
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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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How much taxes do corporations have to pay on dividends they receive from other companies?

I am trying to figure out whether it would be beneficial for me to convert my sole-proprietorship to a corporation. In doing my research, I need to figure out how corporations get taxed on dividends ...
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Are dividends the same as capital gains?

Is dividends the same as capital gains? If not, what is the difference?
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Can dividends be exploited?

Apple announced a dividend of $2.65/share on August 16th. I was thinking... could somebody buy, say 1,000 shares of Apple, receive the dividend, and then sell the shares right back? http://www....
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What is an advantage of getting dividends from stock? [duplicate]

I have seen multiple questions on this site that mention how when a dividend is paid out, the price of stock drops by the same amount, which makes it so that getting the dividend does not actually ...
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Where is my dividend?

I have been holding a stock "ASG" for almost one year. By the ASG Dividend History, I should get some dividend. I checked my account on TD Ameritrade, it only shows my share amount. But where can ...
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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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Do companies destroy value when they borrow to pay dividends?

When public companies pay dividends, their stock price will be reduced by the amount of the dividend. This makes sense to me, but I'm wondering if this applies when companies borrow to pay dividends (...
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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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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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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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How are various types of income taxed differently in the USA?

From Dilip's reply when you make a withdrawal from your Traditional IRA, no matter which of your various IRA accounts you take the money from, part of the money is deemed to be taken from the ...
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Why don't commodity ETFs pay dividends?

Is there any obvious reason why commodity ETFs such as GLD, SLV, USO never pay dividends? Is it because the commodity market attracts a lot of speculator/traders/hedgers and not exactly long term ...
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Capital gains on no-dividend stocks - a theoretical question

Suppose company X has a policy of never giving out dividends and this policy will never change. Now suppose company X doubles its earnings every year. Will its stock prices go up? Sure, the company ...
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Why is there more attention on the S&P 500 than on the S&P 500, inflation adjusted, with dividends?

Dividends, like increased stock price, are just another equivalent way for shareholders to gain value (with some tax differences). Many investors reinvest the dividends and so never "see" them. Of ...
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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 I avoid double taxation of dividends and capital gains?

I'm a U.S. citizen living abroad claiming the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion (FEIE). According to https://www.americansabroad.org/us-taxes-abroad-for-dummies-update/, The exclusion applies only ...
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Quandl financial data : unexpected dividend [closed]

I'm using free Quandl financial data to reproduce a view of S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats. What is important for me is not the result (we can get the list on the internet for free) but I'd like to ...
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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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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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Does dividend on 401(k) have any effect on gains

While I was studing my 401K I found something strange on my Dividend Mutual Funds. I ask the provider of my 401 for information and this is what they told me. To clarify, when I invest on thier ...
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What are the accounting rules around payment of dividends for loss making companies (VOD)

Vodafone (LSE:VOD) has been loss making and has negative retained earnings (Accumulated losses). What are the accounting rules that allow Vodafone to pay a dividend - From the UK Government's website: ...
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Index ETF share cost and annual income

I want to figure out how ETF works and index ETF particularly. The aspect I can't find explanation for is the following: Investing into ETF means that I buy ETF stocks which price is based on market ...
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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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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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At what price are dividends re-invested?

If a stock trades at $11 and pays a $1 dividend, it will typically end the day trading at around $10. Now suppose all the investors have chosen to automatically re-invest those dividends into the same ...
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Fund equalisation / dividend

I notice that I received dividend from a unit trust/mutual fund that I bought, and the capital I had in the unit trust was reduced by an amount similar to the dividend. Upon further investigation, I ...
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Confirm Dividend Yield

I would like to set up a passive income. I was looking at investing in stocks, but I don't know much about it. I am thinking about choosing at least 20 solid companies that pay a good dividend. As an ...
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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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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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What is vested stock and yearly dividends?

I am not a financial specialist but my company has offered me several stock options. Under this agreement, I will get 25,000 shares immediately, after 180 days I get an additional 50,000 vested, and ...
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How are dividends for shareholders of banks paid?

Banks are different from other firms, so I am not sure how shareholders (those with equity) of banks get paid their dividends. Asset minus liabilities figure do make sense in ordinary firm cases, but ...
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Dividends and Number of shares owned

For stocks in companies that pay dividends, is this just for holding any share, or is the dividend paid per share? For example, a dividend of $10: is that $10 for holding 200 shares of stock or $10 ...
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What financial instrument can I use to profit from unexpectedly small or unexpectedly large dividends?

Suppose company A has paid a very steady dividend of $5 per year for the last 10 years. Suppose I have reason to expect that the next dividend will be substantially greater (e.g. $10) or substantially ...
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Any ideas why REITS seem to be headed to zero?

Being old I have/had much of my 401 K in REITS for income. I specifically avoided mall and retail. Most imply that they are mostly residential mortgages. All are down substantially more than market ...
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Tax whilst starting a business in full time employment

I live in the UK and I'm thinking of starting a business whilst in full time employment. I've looked up the tax rules but I'm still quite unsure on everything. I was hoping someone could just clear ...
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Are founders of a company paid dividends?

I would imagine that they are as they own common stock, but i was thinking about a scenario today: Oracle has a dividend of $0.48/share, Larry Ellison owns 1,113,634,580 shares (finance.yahoo.com), ...
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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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