Amount capital dividend liquidating share
Blog reader Dan, in turn, makes some very astute observations. You can follow it all here: While you’re there it’s worth checking out Mr. My last post there gives my view: (Note: well my intention was to also post this over there but it seems Mr. Basically Dan makes three key points: Far and away this is the most important point. The research is stunningly clear and precise on this. Receiving dividends in a taxable account is a taxable event. For those readers with some basic knowledge it has been fun to sift thru the conversation.
From Jordan in the comments below, an ex-dividend date illustration: Example: Ex-Div date is 10 Jan. It’s because of these drastic up and down gyrations in my world that I invest in dividend growth stocks.What might be less obvious is that the apple exerts gravitational force as well as the earth, just on a far smaller scale due to its far smaller mass. (Consider the entire gravitational force of the planet isn’t strong enough to pull an apple from the tree until it is fully ripe and the tree releases it.) Two, there are other, stronger, forces at work on the apples. With that in mind, let’s take a look at KO (Coke Cola) and the example of its dividend, letting KO represent the Earth and its dividend the apple.So if, as Newton’s law claims, apples have gravity why aren’t two apples sitting on a flat table drawn together? Like the Earth, KO is huge: 159Billion in market cap, 171B in Enterprise Value, 46B in annual sales. At .47 per share paid to 2.27B shareholders it is just over one billion dollars.If you are going to all the effort picking individual stocks (dividend or otherwise) it only makes sense to see if it is paying off for you.Far more important: Spend less than you earn, invest the surplus and avoid debt.
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One of the new blogs I’ve been enjoying of late has been the site of a lively debate on investing for dividends. However, for those who are new to this whole investing thing, they are likely more confused than ever with the conflicting claims. Warren Buffet has, but suggesting that his act is easy or even possible to follow is simply wrong and dangerous.