Dividend Withholding Tax Rates By Country 2017

The Withholding Tax Rates for Foreign Stock Dividends for 2017 are shown in the table below. As some countries change the withholding tax rate every year this list can be a valuable tool for investors holding or planning to invest in foreign stocks. Since this tax can take a huge chunk of dividends sometimes it is …

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The World’s Top 100 Non-Financial TNCs Ranked by Foreign Assets 2015

The World’s Top 100 Non-Financial Trans-National Corporations (TNCs) ranked by Foreign Assets as of 2015 are listed in the table below: Source: UNCTAD A few observations: Oil and auto firms dominate the top 10 this ranking based on foreign assets with Royal Dutch Shell (RDS-A, RDS-B) taking the first spot. Apple(AAPL) which is ranked number …

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FTSE Italy Index – Revenue by Geographic Region

Many of the large-cap Italian firms in some sectors generate a large portion of their revenues from markets abroad. This is similar to the UK market where the FTSE 100 firms are dependent on foreign countries than the local market. So Italian multi-nationals may offer opportunities for investors when politics and other issues lead to …

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How Much Has Apple Stock Grown Since March 2009 ?

Last week marked  the 8th anniversary of the bull market that began in 2009 at the peak of the Global Financial Crisis. Since then the SS&P has soared by more than 260% with an annual average return of about 18% with dividends reinvested. Apple(AAPL) stock has had a fantastic run that beat even the S&P …

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How To Obtain Real Diversification Benefits With Equities?

Diversification means holding various asset classes such as stocks, bonds, gold, cash, etc. across various geographical regions like developed, emerging, frontier markets. One cannot try to gain from diversification by simply owing an index fund or holding a bunch of stocks of the same asset class or type. For instance, owing a large-cap index fund …

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