Long-Term Investors Can Consider Adding North American Railroad Stocks

North America railroad stocks have declined substantially in the past year. As the volume of coal and oil shipped by rail continues to fall, railroads are adversely impacted. When crude oil was trading over at $100 per barrel, “oil by rail” was projected to be a huge opportunity for railroads when producers especially share oil producers shipped …

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Five International Dividend Stocks to Consider for Long Term Invesment

U.S. stocks have handily beat foreign stocks in the past five years as the graphic shows below. So why should one invest in foreign stocks? Click to enlarge Source: Four Reasons to Boost Your Foreign-Stock Exposure, Feb 20, 2015, The Wall Street Journal Some of the reasons to invest in foreign stocks include diversification, potential to earn …

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Hunting For Yield? Checkout These Asian Dividend Stocks

Asia is a fertile region for dividend hunters. Many companies in the region have high dividend payouts and have stable but steady growth too. Some countries such as South Korea and India are not great for dividend stocks but others such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, Singapore, etc. have many companies that are consistent dividend payers and …

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Ten Foreign Dividend Stocks To Buy Now

The S&P 500 is up by 3.1% year-to-date as of Oct 10th on price basis. Many other developed markets have fared even worse so far this year. The year-to-date return of some of the major markets are listed below: UK’s FTSE100: – 6.1% France’s CAC 40: -5.2% Germany’s DAX Index: -8.0% Australia’s S&P/ASX 200: -3.1% …

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Dividend Withholding Tax Rates By Country 2014

*** UPDATE:  For the latest Dividend Withholding Tax Rates click Dividend Withholding Tax Rates By Country 2016 The withholding taxes for foreign stock dividends vary from country to country. For example, the UK withholding tax on dividends for US investors is 0% while Japan charges 20%. The following table shows the withholding tax rates for 2014 for some of …

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Dividend Growers Lead In Total Returns Among Canadian Stocks

Dividend-paying stocks generally yield better returns than non-dividend payers in the long run. However companies that increase their dividend payments consistently over the years perform even better in terms of total return than dividend payers. The following chart shows that dividend growers were the best in total returns for the period shown from a Canadian …

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