That would be a fair statement on any other board, but not duk. I would bet a share of duk you have posted your frustration with the "24/7lovesobamalongtime" poster in the past. We finally get the ability to actually post here and what do you do? You carry "obamaloverforever"'s water. That is right, you are just another "anti-dookie/anti-investor" poster here. Yes, I have a rather large % in duk thank you very much. I also own some DIRTY OIL stocks. Also, some stock companies I own have been BRIBING officials in foreign lands, yeah, working for me and I like it but am pissod off because they got caught. Fire them and get slicker employees. Take the political and envirocrap to church where everyone will listen. Also, you could ride your chain oiled bicycle 2000 miles to NC and do the right thing, start cleaning up all of that ash. Shut up and volunteer. DUK and dividends. Hey, what good is money if you can not buy some officials now and again. It is VERY required in most ALL countries, including the good old USA. Sucking sound as environs open their collective mouths to read from "the United Nations Handbook on Sustainability". The new "bible" and the third world leader of the UN as the new Pope. I know a bigger threat to the world, it is also a "religion" that needs to dominate the world. Yeah, butt heads with them, they don't talk, they shoot and blow up things. Notice the UN cringes away from them at all costs?
So, what are u, anti-conservative or Anti-American? Oh, both. Ok, how about I do NOT go read about it. There is no need to GO any where to "read" about it "Mr. Social Poopypants", (has a nice ring to doesn't it?), it is 24/7, year after year, Prius owner with champagne glass in hand after Prius owner with champagne glass in had, feeling guilty because social agenda world dominaters told YOU it was YOUR fault, so, to relieve your guilt, you spout slogans, "undeniable pseudo guesses", and rampant sighingtest propaganda. Why? Not to save the world, but to gain CONTROL of it. That is right, just a simple new "religion", faith based ONLY, to make YOU feel good about YOUR guilt. I do not feel guilt about the environment. You and vikki-non-elite do, 24/7, what an awful feeling you must be going thru, day after day. Sorry, once again, this is an investment board for DIRTY OIL. Got that as you drive, not bicycle with an OILED chain, to your Texas oil job. Oh, and Vikki wants your jib blasted in her face. She said she likes it.
Well, I did not vote against a board that obviously has done good work with lobbying. Ash spill? Darn, nobody likes ash spills, or did them on purpose, so lets clean them up and prevent more. Punishing a company because it is demanded by enviro-nazis is rather socialistic mob rule. YOUR government works with these power companies to provide power to YOUR homes. If YOU do not like the job YOUR government has done, replace YOUR politicians as it is ultimately, THEIR job to regulate these sort of things. Did duk follow regulations? If they did, it is YOUR governments job to find this out and not enviro-nazis on an investment board. If you are that passionate about this, calmly drive the 2000 miles and stand in front of YOUR legislature and force YOUR, government in this matter, to do THEIR job. You could also move to NC and vote them out of office with YOUR 1 vote. Again, if you do not like DUK, do not invest in them, or,,,,,,,,,,YOU could pull a DOS attack 24/7 on this board like some other conflicted AH has done in the past year after year. We finally get this board back and for what, so other conflicted anti-dookies can finally get their chance to F up this boards against real investors.
Cannot remember when there was so many different sources for the same article written by different sources all saying the same thing. Reporting of this "same thing" as a news event is puzzling to me because the "news" is actually declining sales across the retail market. That FDO is singled out as the HUGE loser indicates the same old stickt so watch this closely. Powerful hedge funds can get any coverage they want, but what is their motive. The news that fdo closes stores is very normal for these businesses but when headlined in a dozen different articles all over and in your face indicates a concerted effort to drive the share price down. Hmm......... think greed here and action to follow. Someone big knows something and is working hard. Do not let it be your money they take.
This is also from same charts that I think you can find from IRS source. Find these charts and they will let you know hat each country charges. I have had these charts a long time so they might need updating.
2. The following countries have tax-treaties with the U.S. which allows favorable treatment of dividends earned by US investors investing in those countries:
Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Canada, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and Venezuela.
Source: The IRS
I was looking as GSK for the great div. they pay and trying to decide to buy more or not. I already own some I bought in the late 80,s at about 28/sh then split in 1992 @ 2:1 giving me a basis of about 14/sh but I have forgotten about gsk for a long time but they look attractive to me at this price and dividend as div. is my focus lately. I might pick up 200 shares but would prefer to pay $46/sh. Good luck with that, to me.
If this info is curren then there are no foreign taxes as the revert to USA by treaty. From a tax table showing foreign taxes paid by US residents. Verify that this is still the case.
A few countries do not charge any taxes on dividends paid to foreign investors. So foreign investors receive the entire dividends paid by companies based in those countries. For example, the U.K. charges no taxes on dividends paid by British companies (excluding REITS) to U.S. investors. So an investor in National Gird Plc (NGG) will receive the complete dividends paid at the current dividend yield of 4.68%.
Hope this helps. Some have to be held in an IRA like Germany for the taxes to be deferred to US tax laws. Look it up for your own peace of mind.
I have been converting my portfolio to dividend stocks to produce income. EBIX has been a black hole as far as making me money but with the resumption of the dividend, I feel like I could wait for a long time. Their div. is minimal to what I look for in that kind of stock, but it is a good start. "No upside stocks" need to give me 5% dividend like power (so, duk) companies but growth/dividend stocks look good above 2% + their growth like FLO(flowers foods), GE, COP. I can see EBIX becoming very attractive with dividend increases. Moving them from being a scary, dark, (turdNaPunchBowl) kind of stock to a "sunday drive" money maker. The only difference is the size and consistency of the dividend. What if shorts had to contend with a billion retirees looking for a reliable 4% dividend produced by insurance interchange?
Getting older, eye sight dismal, some foods fight their way out, and good looking women are just annoying any more, so, the fight has gone out of me and I have shifted to mostly all dividend stocks. I have put myself in a, large for me, position to collect cop dividend. Happy with that. I also bought, 2 power (so,duk) company stocks, 2 major mining (vale, fcx) companies, and several growth + dividend stocks like, clx, itw, ge, flo, etc. I also have some I am not so proud of and I could mention them here but would have to cut out my own tongue afterwards. I like 5% in a dividend stock and about 2 1/2% dividend on stocks with upside. Anyone else have interesting dividend or growth/div. winners?
Read the article about why shorts have backed away from fdo and are leaving it alone because it is "in play". This means the shorts would be destroyed if an offer to buy or merge the company in it's beat up state. When a company is beat up the monday night quarterbacks all come and put their 2 cents worth in just how to fix the company. Some come with more than 2 cents and that is where we are. Someone might show up with $70/sh and with the downturn in growth, be successful. Well any way, the activists fanning the flames of BUYOUT seems to have made fdo "short-proof". Mention m&a and the cockroaches scurry to the dark corners where they live.
So buying today would give a 3% discount? Got till 4 o'clock to lock in dividend.
Looks like a general sell off with risk deemed stocks taking more of a hit. I did notice ebix in the $15.80 range surge to $16/sh in the last 15 minutes with about 70,000 volume added from 430,000 to 500,000. Smart money jumping in late to add to their share count is my guess. Not such a bad thing considering the general action today. Ebix a big loser today but showing resistance strength late.
I have never been a fan of DRIP because it is a predetermined placement of a stock purchase. It is " stock purchase price averaging" which I would not do because I am a bottom feeder and prefer the lowest stock price which is obtained when the price is "beat up". Instead I let the dividends accumulate and wait for a "bottom feeder" price which might be the same stock but might be a different one that is beat up at the time, my choice.
FDO business model has always been a bit different than some other small presents stores. Dollar General puts money in "brick and mortar" buildings as opposed to fdo who mostly leases property with exit options. This is much more nimble than the permanent locations allowing FDO to close under performing locations. They have always closed hundreds of under performing stores a year and opened replacements in better locations. What is interesting about this is the number of trader/media stories coming out touting this as an unusual bad event, stating such things as, "FDO CLOSING 350 STORES!!!!!!!!!! FIRING WORKERS!!!!!!!". Well that is true, but it is not new or abnormal, it is what has made FDO so successful. Times change and so do economies. Let us see how fdo deals with the new economy. The "new" information is really about traders,,,,their real plea is,,,,,, "Please sell FDO so we can profit, no it is not going under, but please we have chosen this to short, please sell, you can buy back later when we decide to go long!!!!!". When trader/media talking heads talk, they expect action, sell sell sell. I says, dividend, dividend, dividend.
I see, without much effort, all the stories in the media about fdo missing earnings!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!!! So, they raise the dividend supported by good earnings to compensate their shareholders for lack of growth. Good for me and other shareholders, but against the wishes of those who would profit in a downturn in price. Media mouths seem to be over responsive to what normally occurs in most businesses at some point requiring tweaking of model. Shorts always spout this stuff but when the mainstream financial media talking heads chime in, there must be more than investors out of love with a growth stock. I smell money behind this.
Ignorant? Nope, he just told you a truth that you did not know. Read his post again without the enviro#$%$ eye glasses on. It says, "so? they will just charge .05 more per KWH". Not a hard concept unless you are "fact challenged". There are 2 kinds of facts, real facts that do not need pumping 24/7 by an army of mantra quackers, and facts that are facts because "we" said so. The second are not facts, propaganda with an agenda. Ignorance=lack of real facts.
From the media mouth movers and shorters, it would seem like fdo is a wrap up fraud house of cards certainly falling to zero and bankruptcy. Well, it seems they make a profit way over the dividend they pay and have just increased. So what is the big deal about a company making a profit? Well, it is a big deal because those that do not make a profit do indeed eventually go bankrupt. So, the expectation of higher profits and growth do not meet your investment or trading goals, that does not mean the company is certainly dying, it means you are more greedy than someone who accepts conditions and has faith in the company to adapt over time to increase share holder equity. Their growth goes down a bit, they increase dividends. They are closing stores, the media screams, but they have always closed the non-performers and replaced them with new ones in better locations. FDO is much more nimble that the "brick and mortar" DG. FDO can open and close stores much easier and cheaper than DG.
I named names. Al (the hotel raised rich son who never had a working job in his life) Gore, and the U.N. An ignorant person would listen to someone say they know what the weather is going to be like in 50 years because they can forge "statistics, trends, past indirect data, etc) and believe them. Faith and religion are strange things. For most, religion is like grasping at straws in a tornado, you can see others holding them and smiling but they elude you so you will take any thing in their place, like, econazireligion. As an for an understanding of physics and factual science, I think unless you are the PHD, you would lose against me. Science is one of my loves, but pseudo-science is like pseudo-singing, looks good on paper but does not really sound good, at all. You are welcome "entropy guy" for the schooling, but hope you get a handle on your organizing problems.
I do not know who THEY are but when they dropped the price to under $13/sh, I felt their pressure and tripled by stake in VALE. This is kind of bad because I rarely sell any stocks, but let them lay about collecting dust and dividends. However, I would be tempted to sell 1/2 my stake above $17/sh. like the last time it climbed up there.