Dividends, taxes, and normative portfolio theory

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This paper presents a normative methodology for selection of optimal portfolios in light of possible differential tax treatments of dividends and capital gains. This methodology is applied to actual market data. It is shown that the selection of optimal portfolios is virtually independent of the investor's tax rate. Implications of this result for understanding the relationship between dividends and rates of return are discussed. It is concluded that dividends are not priced as cash flows; instead they do matter as they relate to the paying firm. Further, portfolio dividend yields are highly positively correlated with investor risk aversion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-131
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Economics and Business
Volume42
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

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Dividend taxes
Dividends
Portfolio theory
Optimal portfolio
Investors
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Risk aversion
Cash flow
Capital gains
Dividend yield
Rate of return
Tax
Tax rate
Market data

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Dividends, taxes, and normative portfolio theory. / Lamoureux, Christopher G.

In: Journal of Economics and Business, Vol. 42, No. 2, 1990, p. 121-131.

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