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Will higher taxes bring dividend stocks down?

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July 12, 2010 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: JNJ , KO , PG

Back in 2003 the Bush administration cut the top rates on dividends and capital gains to 15%. After seven years the preferential treatment of investment income is set to expire. If congress doesn’t extend the tax cuts, the top rates on dividend income could increase to as much as 39%. This leaves ...

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#1) On July 12, 2010 at 1:34 PM, sagitarius84 (< 20) wrote:

Will higher taxes bring dividend stocks down? What is your opinion on the issue?

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#2) On July 12, 2010 at 1:48 PM, AvianFlu (36.91) wrote:

Well, duh!
Why would a person stay involved in an area where the punishment is radically increasing?

Now that you mention it, it is getting increasingly difficult to find a way to avoid torment and punishment. Of course, you can't stay in cash unless you want to see your purchasing power eliminated. I refer to the bipartisan panel report on federal debt and deficit released yesterday (7/12/10) that included the catchy phrase, "a cancer that will destroy the country from within". Was Alstry on the panel?

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#3) On July 12, 2010 at 8:40 PM, sagitarius84 (< 20) wrote:

Higher taxes on dividends will not affect companies which were already increasing dividends before 2003 tax cut, provided that these companies have solid fundamentals.

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