Typically, how much taxes an retired American citizen/resident pays on his stocks?

Discussion in 'Taxes and Accounting' started by crgarcia, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. I know that this is no tax advice and blah, blah, blah...

    How much taxes a retired American (living abroad) typically pays on:

    * Dividends?
    * Capital gains?
    He only pays taxes if his stocks rised in price? (if he lost, he pays nothing?)