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Description:  Taxes on dividends may go up on January 1. And companies are shoveling dividends out to their shareholders before the taxman comes calling.

Source:  TheDailyBeast.com

Date: Nov 28, 2012

Link:  http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/11/28/fiscal-cliff-fears-drive-huge-spike-in-dividend-payouts.html

Questions for Discussions:

  • What is the history of dividend payouts and changing tax policies?
  • Do you think the payouts are good for the firms making them?
  • How might this affect their financial planning?
  • How will they be affected as interest rates rise?

 

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