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  • yando1946 yando1946 May 3, 2007 3:10 PM Flag

    Thinking of selling my shares


    A tax advantaged dividend at over 4% in a company that is expanding into cable TV. I'm staying

    Sell and you have to pay the capital gains tax. Unless you think you are smart enough to time the market (that is a rare phenomenon) holding and collecting the dividend that will almost surely increase in the years to come would seem to be the prudent thing.

    Study after study has shown that all the buying and selling with the friction of the fee and tax consequences (unless in an IRA) is a loser strategy in comparison to buying and holding a company with great solid fundamentals.

    So, if in an IRA where the tax advantaged dividiend factor and the capital gains factor is not in play, selling would be unwise. IF in an IRA and you think you are smart enough to time the market and Verizon you can choose to roll the dice or not.

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