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  • How To Get $1,000 In BP Dividends Tax-Free Within 10 Years [View article]
    US holders of BP are not subject to having UK taxes withheld due to tax treaty, so there is no foreign tax credit for US shareholders.
    Apr 30, 2013. 09:52 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • World Wrestling Entertainment: Solid Business Behind the Histrionics [View article]
    To address two points raised in the comments, professional wrestling is already quite popular in some areas of the far east, most notably Japan, where it is covered as a legitimate sporting contest. American talent regularly travels over there to work, many of whom are quite popular. In fact, many American independent wrestlers are notably more famous there than stateside.

    As a second, the renegade sumo character has already been played quite successfully by the WWE. The late Rodney Anoai wrestled as Yokozuna, including a run as WWE champion.
    Mar 9, 2011. 01:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Euro Oils: High Dividends Sustained by Global Profits [View article]
    Yes, RDS.B is headquartered in the UK, due to treaties it doesn't take out taxes from US shareholders.
    Mar 9, 2011. 10:43 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Royal Dutch Shell: An Undiscovered Dividend Gem [View article]
    As a follow-up to the tax ramifications of A vs. B for US shareholders, is anyone familiar with their concept of scrip shares in lieu of cash? We have positions in A and B, we received a message from our broker that we might have the option of taking shares of A in lieu of cash, and that would not be subject to Dutch tax?

    Can anyone shed light on this?
    Feb 17, 2011. 02:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Things You Won't Hear on WWE's Friday Conference Call [View article]
    Hello All

    This will be my first attempt at analysis on a facet of a stock on here, love all the opinions and thought. In the interest of full disclosure, I am long on WWE too, though not entirely for the dividend, I'm also a life long fan of the business, and unlike one of the posters above mine's opinion, have a decent professional life and most definitely, have not went uneducated in spite of being a wrestling fan.

    As it relates to competition, other than UFC, Vince still doesn't have a legitimate competitor within the business. TNA is woefully weak for some of the talent it has, unfortunately, its' booking and storylines are largely driven by past their prime talent who seem content to work the mike heavily but won't push young talent. A. J. Styles, the Young Bucks, Beer Money and such have tremendous potential but won't seriously push the wrestling envelope until storylines focus on them and not last decades stars. Ring of Honor is great to watch, but it is a boutique promotion in the sense of putting rear ends in seats ( they play to house show size crowds at best), the end of their deal with HD Net will force them back into a regional niche promotion, they can't even begin to threaten the WWE from that position. Because of the limits on ability to earn, both TNA and WWE will poach their talent.

    I think Vince recognizes the fact UFC does cut into the overall fan base he can attract. WWE is trying to find a way to translate submission style skills to their business model, they went out and signed one of the best "worked" submission men in the business, Bryan Danielson, but really don't know how to use him. There is a limited roster of wrestlers who could work chain wrestling with him and bring an MMA style edge to their matches. I am sure they covet Davey Richards (ROH and Indy star), who if they could lure him to WWE, could literally tear down arenas with Danielson and maybe tap a bit of the UFC market. I think Vince could envision a "worked shoot style" similar to Japan, where it is very successful, as a hybrid to MMA, but that's a few years and a lot of public acceptance away from giving him a new revenue stream.

    But don't count professional wrestling out, it constantly reinvents itself and finds a new niche. If you go back to it's 1920's, 1930's pro days, most felt the disclosure that it was worked would put it out of business quickly against the real sports of the day, and yet it persevered. There is always a new way to present it.

    Great article and comments by all, thanks for the opportunity to weigh in.
    Feb 10, 2011. 10:14 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wendy's Poised to Prosper in Long-Term [View article]
    Unfortunately, I have to agree on the Wendy's customer service observations. Small town with two Wendy's, essentially one on each end, both are rarely busy, if so, their clientele tends to trend older. Lines move very slowly. Their menu has improved, I think in retrospect, they should have kept their salad bar operation, it would have left them positioned with something others don't have in the fast food market today.

    I have high hopes for the stock in the long run as I do have a cheaply acquired position from the real lows, but they do need to jettison Arby's and figure out what they want to be in the marketplace.
    Feb 4, 2011. 09:34 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Deals Report: Sara Lee Rejects All Bids, Likely to Split Up [View article]
    Does anyone know if the split is official, and if so, what the dates and split parameters are?
    Feb 3, 2011. 03:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Royal Dutch Shell: An Undiscovered Dividend Gem [View article]
    Hi David

    Enjoy reading your commentary and insights on here, does that withholding tax benefit include shares held within a ROTH?
    Jan 20, 2011. 11:50 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment