> At 11:59 AM 11/2/01 +1200, Steve Baldwin wrote:
> >My understanding is that the dividend doesn't exist in the US. You
> >buy stock at the current price and only make a gain when you sell it
> >at (hopefully) a higher price.
> 
> No. We are getting pretty far outside the list subject; initially the
> relevance is software maintenance, which is, arguably, within the
> topic. But to clean up this detail, U.S. stocks do pay, if the company
> chooses, dividends, it is just that in the madness of the last few
> years, dividends were considered pitiful creatures and only wimps were
> interested in them.
> 
> Capital gain, if from a period longer than I forget, a year?, is taxed
> at lower rates than are dividends

Thanks for the explanation. That makes a lot of sense. Sorry for 
the misinformation and dragging the thread off the topic.

We can now return to the bleeting and moaning. :-)

I may as well add my two cents.
When 99SE was released, there were some useful additions but 
nothing that really made a difference to my productivity until 
Camtastic was added. As soon as that happened, I spent the 
money.

However, sending off a check and then waiting to see what will turn 
up sometime in the next year (maybe) is closer to gambling than a 
business decision. I've played that game before and ended up 
changing to Protel. Once burnt......

Steve.




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Steve Baldwin                Electronic Product Design
TLA Microsystems Ltd         Microcontroller Specialists
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