Explain dividends to me /biz/, my parents own like 1 share of Bank of Montreal I think, and it pays like $0.82 CDN every few months...
Are dividends a worthwhile investment, like something I don't have to touch? I have around $10,000 sitting in my bank that I have no use for ATM, and thinking about buying a bunch of dividend paying stocks, since the money I'd get back LOOKS like it'll be much better than the 0.80% interest I get in my checking account lol....
Also what are some popular dividend stocks, and how do the taxes on dividends work, do I... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>970981 If your family owns that much share in a major company there is no excuse for them to have not already talked about this with you. Ask them about their holdings and what it means for you.
Essentially though, a dividend is when a publicly held corporation lures investors to its stock by promising to pay a portion of its revenue to its shareholders. The amount set aside for dividends and the frequency with which they are paid is entirely up to the company. Some companies vary how much they pay based on the performance of the business, others pay out the same dividend every quarter for decades, rain or shine. Stocks that pay dividends tend to not be as growth oriented but have large stable cash flows and business models.
I don't know anything about Canuckian tax law but in the US dividends are taxed as short term investments (basic income tax rate) if the stock is held for a short period of time before the dividend date and as long term investments (at a much lower rate) if held for the long term. If you buy US securities you will have to pay US taxes on them, often handled for you by the brokerage you use.
So, that's why some people buy dividend stocks right before they pay dividends, then sell them right after, so they get the dividend money, and don't have to pay 'long term' taxes on them? :o At least I think that's what some people do....??
Let's say X is a business. If X purchases a laptop for 4 dollars then he won't become any richer or poorer, because he just acquired a laptop worth 4 dollars. If he sells that laptop for 6 dollars, then he has to substract 4 dollars worth of expenses from those 6 dollars to find out what his profits are. But if he uses up that laptop, then that laptop slowly becomes worth less. And he becomes poorer.
When the laptop is used to do your business... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>970949 >>970955 >if you make 100 profit, then you can say: well, to make that 100 profit I had to spend 4 dollars, so I substract that from my profit. I follow this...
>The tax agency might object and say you have to substract that over several years because you keep using the laptop to generate a profit for several years and now I don't. Not sure what the relationship between this idea and the last... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Nobody out there knitting sweaters, making soap, whittling figurines, etc? I get that people who actually do stuff don't have much time for Chinese cartoon forums, but there's gotta be someone else out there making stuff and looking for bigger markets.
I work in the print industry. Something a graphic designer who charges $20 an hour and takes 3 hours to complete will cost $5 in India. Theres no hope for anyone doing graphics/web/media in the future. Worst part is that Americans dont care.. "Why would i pay you to do our logo when i can get it done for $5" Then the poor art students with their 100k art degree gives up hope and do it for free just to get some kind of experience or self promotion
>>970706 >1) How bad is job outsourcing in america right now? Not bad at all. Only shit-tier jobs that a literal Indian who can't speak English properly can perform are outsourced. >2) what kind of jobs need to come back None >3) what kind of jobs are better outsourced? The ones that currently are. Telemarketing, callcenters for companies, shit like that. >4) is job outsourcing really that bad... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>970670 Yes. I once spotted a curve like that in a waiting room at a dentist office. Was a nice curve, very gradual and unassuming. The curve belonged to an attached chair, belonging to a set of 3 such chairs. It fit my left and right buttocks nicely, giving them a good cushion and supporting a healthy upward posture. 10/10 would use curve again if encountered in the future.
I have always been sceptical of the stock market from reading stuff about traders in books like Thinking Fast and Slow and The Drunkard's Walk. I put it down to luck or insider trading and just stuck to my Vanguard tracker funds.
Anyway, they haven't done much this year and after the VW diesel emissions scandal I saw an opportunity for something a bit riskier. I sold half my tracker funds and put it into VOW3 shares and have made 12% in a week. My reasoning was this: - While the fine was big I didn't see it knocking 40%+ off the value... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>970449 You made an educated guess about how the market works and it paid off, so well done. It doesn't happen all the time. Get out when you're happy with the gain or set a stop loss. Reset the stop loss in the morning with an expiration of market close. That's about it basically.
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