Dividend Withholding Tax Rates by Country for 2021

The Dividend Withholding Tax Rates by Country for 2021 has been published by S&P Global. This simple one-pager shows the updated withholding tax rates for each country. Certain countries such as Singapore, UK (excluding REITs), etc. are great for American investors since they do not charge withholding taxes for dividends. Others such as Colombia, Mexico, Thailand, …

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Bull and Bear Market Impact on Returns – An Australian Example

How do Bull and Bear Markets impact returns? The following chart shows the impacts based on three contribution strategies from an Australian perspective. The returns are from 1980 thru the end of June, 2020. Consistent monthly contributions yielded the highest return than a single one-time lump sum payment. Similar to the US market, the chart …

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The Periodic Table of Commodity Returns 2020

The Periodic Table of Commodity Returns published yearly by US Funds is an excellent tool for commodity investors similar to The Callan Periodic Table of Investment Returns for US equity investors. Silver was the best performing commodity return last year with a return of about 48%. The next top returns came from Copper and Palladium, …

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Update #2: NYSE to Delist Three Chinese Telecom Firms After All

The New York Stock Exchange reversed its plan again yesterday and announced it will delist the three Chinese Telecom Companies per the original plan announced on New Year’s Eve according an article in the WSJ. So China Mobile (CHL), China Telecom (CHA) and China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited (CHU) will be delisted between January 7 and 11. More details on the …

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