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May 2009



Outperform with Dividends in your Roth

May 14, 2009 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: GASS , XOM , AOD

Dividends are not good for long-term shareholders because of double taxation.  Dividends are paid out of after-tax corporate profits, which are taxed at corporate income tax rates; then they are taxed again at the dividend rate as personal income to the shareholder.  The company ownership, therefore, gets taxed twice on each dollar passed through to itself via dividends.  Investors think they like dividends, but if they were thinking like the fractional company owners whom they actually are, they would hate dividends.  [more]



The Chrysalis of Chrysler

May 01, 2009 – Comments (1)

Government bailing out a dying firm - ok, debatable, but it can work.  [more]

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