How dividends are paid

Dividend stocks are attractive for many investors searching for income. In the context of dividend investing, there are three key dates you need to know: Record date: This is the date on which you must be an official owner of a stock to receive the declared dividend payment. However, due to stock exchange rules, you must…

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Dividend aristocrats changes

The Dividend Aristocrats are a select group of currently (2019) 57 S&P 500 stocks with 25+ years of consecutive dividend increases.These dividend paying stocks are large, US companies that have historically provided (slightly) better performance and (slightly) lower volatility than the S&P 500 as a whole. S&P applies the following criteria to construct the Dividend…

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Dividend Aristocrats 2018

Updated May 30th, 2018 The Dividend Aristocrats are a select group of currently 53 S&P 500 stocks with 25+ years of consecutive dividend increases.These 53 are large, US companies that have historically provided (slightly) better performance and (slightly) lower volatility than the S&P 500 as a whole. S&P 500 applies the following criteria to construct…