New York Times  Mar 28  Comment 
At least some of the proceeds from the sale of to will be invested back in the business, the co-founder of the Middle East online retailer said on Tuesday.
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Escaping taxes on dividends is harder than many think.
SeekingAlpha  Dec 26  Comment 
By Johan Ocklind: In my experience of amateur investing, I have come across surprisingly few investors taking into consideration the effect of reinvested dividends in a Discounted Cash Flow analysis. The aim of this article is to shed light on...
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Dividends Value  Jun 5  Comment 
It is well-documented that a significant portion of the historical equity returns are a result of reinvested dividends. In Triumph of the Optimists: 101 Years of Global Investment Returns (2002), the authors looked at equity returns from capital...



Turn the earnings into additional income producing assets. Investors that plow back, that is compound returns, tend to see more rapid growth of there assets. [1]

Investments that reinvest returns grow at a faster rate. Earnings are generated on both capital and the accumulated income, and the earnings of that income. [1]

Compounds arise when income is added to the principal, so that from that moment on, the interest that has been added also itself earns interest. This addition of income to the principal is called reinvestment. [2]

Returns compound on the sum of all past earnings as well as on the principal. For example, suppose $1000.00 (the principal) is used to buy shares in a closed-end company yielding 10 percent compounded annually. At the end of year 1, $100.00 is earned. At the end of year 2, the income is $110.00, $100.00 on the original principal and $10.00 on the interest - an so on in future years. [3]

As investors use the term, compounding everything is expressed as total returns. The change in value of an investment over a given period, assuming reinvestment of any dividends and capital gain distributions, expressed as a percentage of the initial investment. [4] The total return includes dividends, capital gains distributions, and the increase in the net asset value of the property. [2]

From 14c to put together, to mix, combine. [5] Roll + -over. Economic sense of “reinvest” is from 1957. [6]


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  2. Mutual Funds: An Introduction to the Core Concepts by Dr. Mark Mobius ISBN-10: 0470821434 pg 83
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