Archives: December 2010

Dividends Up 8.8%, 2011 Estimated To Be Up 9%, But You're Still Down 18.5% from 2008

Posted by: Howard Silverblatt on December 21

The best way to think of dividend income is as your salary. The good news is that you received an 8.8% pay increase this year and next year looks like...

I'm Expecting An Old Friend May Drop by for Q4 - Higher EPS Due To Share Count Reduction

Posted by: Howard Silverblatt on December 20

I have noted an increasing number of companies which have completed share buybacks in excess of their internal use for employee options and M&A over the first three quarters of...

Estimate That 2-Year Dividend Tax Extension Will Save Investors $74.5 Billion

Posted by: Howard Silverblatt on December 08

The proposed two-year extension for qualified dividends to be taxed at 15% would add an additional US$ 74.5 billion into the hands of individual investors, and bring the ten year...

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Bloomberg Businessweek’s Ben Steverman focuses on the latest moves in financial markets and emerging trends in stocks, bonds, and funds, always with an eye toward giving readers a better understanding of the sometimes confusing and often chaotic world of money. Standard & Poor’s senior index analyst Howard Silverblatt will also provide his take on companies’ finances and the markets. Voted one of the “Top 100 Finance Blogs” in 2007.

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