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Investment 101: Dividends vs Capital Gains — How to keep more of your money in your pocket?

If you own a stock, would you prefer to receive returns from that investment in the form of capital gains or dividends?

What are the types of returns?

The return of a security or asset is the change in price plus any cash payout received normalized by the beginning-of-period price.



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Vic Danh

Senior Research Associate by day and MBA, economically-inclined blogger by night. A life-long learner and observer of technological, health and social trends.