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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Dividend Payers and Growers Outperform over the Long-Term

Dividend-paying stocks beat non-dividend payers in terms of total return over many years. Among the stocks that pay dividends, it is even better to go with stocks that not only pay dividends but also increase them year after year consistently. Slow and steady rise in dividends compounds the return especially when a stocks is owned …

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On The Three Global Green Energy Majors

Renewable energy companies are growing fast in the past few years while the oil companies are struggling. The pandemic dealt drove demand for oil to unheard of levels dealing another blow to the oil firms. The Wall Street Journal published an article over the weekend discussing the rise of the “green energy majors” and how …

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Stocks Outperform Bonds Over The Long Term: Chart

Stocks outperform bonds over the long term overcoming many obstacles along the way such as wars, recessions, inflation,  political uncertainty, natural disasters, etc. During short time periods such as a few months or a years during recessions sometimes bonds have done well relative to bonds. However stocks are the best asset type to own to …

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