DEFINITION of 'Phantom Stock Plan' An employee benefit plan that gives selected employees (senior management) many of the benefits of stock ownership without actually giving them any company stock. Sometimes referred to as "shadow stock."
The masses voted in Obama for change and got it. My health care premiums are now 5X higher. Thus to have the same coverage one has a radically higher deductible.
ARLP has been rated a top dividend stock now for many years. The market has it priced like the party is totally over. The last dividend paid was the same as before; it might be the same next quarter or even lower. The entire 8 months the experts have predicted that ARLP will be 45 in one year; now it has dropped to 28 to 31 guesses. One wonders if the "expert guesses" are just robots that have never seen a deep downturn. As time goes on ARLP has dropped more and the target price has followed lower too.
I think the CA retirement funds have been dumping their fossil fuels for at least a year. A retired old buddy scolded me for owning coal stocks a year ago and he gets a CA pension. ie their tenet is all fossil fuels are the devil, so is evil Coke since sugar, PM and MO since tobacco, Walmart since they do not pay workers enough. UPS since who knows. Their idle investment is a mythical stock that is safe; grows like mad; pays everybody 50 bucks per hour and cools the planet too.
I think it is SB 185; 187 is school safety plans. 185 is so CA pensions get rid of coal, gas and oil too. ie no fossil fuels at all
The stock price is what it was back in 2009? and the dividend was almost on half; thus a good statement.
Thanks for the good comments. Folks seem still to be dumping ARLP like the party is all over. With the bauy rating still being mentioned except Zachs's sell; I wonder when and if the stock will hit 30 again. Its like the market has it going under. Been in ARLP for several years and would like to see it rise again in price
I sold a mess of my MO at new highs when it was 45 bucks; thinking the PE was out of wack and I would buy it back at a lower price!
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STOP the low IQ BS of ignoring the exceptions and thus given advice in grave error. Simple questions in life can have simple answers that fit the majority of cases ; BUT the exceptions can ruin folks lives.
By your take a woman can never get pregnant with one single fling since almost all the time one sex event has a low probably of conception
Learning the "exceptions" in life requires thinking
Go seek some professional help and stop giving simple answers in life that can have exceptions
A Dividend can get tagged as non qualified when trapped between a buy sell event. A woman can get pregnant via one single sex event. Maybe these "complex exceptions" are too hard to fathom; thus go seek professional help and stop the wishy washy childish soapbox preaching of simpleton answers to questions that do have great areas.
I think many folks have never seen their dividends being tagged as "non qualified"; thus they gave out a simple answer that fits most all cases, but is wrong if the holding period trap snaps.
The Fidelity example is sort of what I did; I bought a stock; sold a portion of it and the part of the dividend got tagged as "non qualified" for tax purposes. ie one often pays a higher tax on that "non qualified" portion
Note this is only about the dividend; not the cap gain.
Re" I'm not talking about selling the stock, I'm talking about the dividends. And how long you own the stock shouldn't affect the dividend tax rate."
(1)Since 2003, certain dividends known as qualified dividends have been subject to the same tax rates as long-term capital gains, which are lower than rates for ordinary income
(2)Qualified dividends are generally dividends from shares in domestic corporations and certain qualified foreign corporations which you have held for at least a specified minimum period of time, known as a holding period. Another requirement is that the shares be unhedged; that is, there were no puts, calls, or short sales associated with the shares during the holding period.
(3)These dividends are taxable federally at the capital gains rate, which depends on the investor’s modified adjusted gross income (AGI) and taxable income (the rates are 0%, 15%, 18.8%, and 23.8%).
You must have held those shares of stock unhedged for at least 61 days out of the 121-day period that began 60 days before the ex-dividend date.
For certain preferred stock, the security must be held for 91 days out of the 181-day period beginning 90 days before the ex-dividend date.
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****OK What can happen is if you buy and sell to quickly; or do special things like hedging the "dividend or part of it can be NON QUALIFIED".
****SEE NOTE (2)'S COMMENT "which you have held for at least a specified minimum period of time, known as a holding period."