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Dividend Policy

  1. Is a dividend reduction a signal to sell?

  2. Why do some companies pay a dividend, while other companies do not?

  3. What is a dividend?

  4. What is the double taxation of dividends?

  5. Which is NOT a component of investment income?

  6. What would happen to a company's external fund requirements if it reduces the payout ratio, or if it suffers a decline in its profit margin?

  7. Why do some preferred stocks have a higher yield than common stocks?

  8. I would like to invest in a dividend-paying stock. How can I find out which stocks pay dividends?

  9. What does "cutting a melon" mean?

  10. Do I receive the posted dividend yield every quarter?

  11. When is a dividend payment recognized in the shareholders equity portion of the balance sheet?

  12. Why don't investors buy stock just before the dividend date and sell right afterwards?

  13. Can a company declare a dividend that exceeds its earnings per share?

  14. Is a company allowed to reduce its dividends?

  15. Which option is better on a mutual fund: a growth option or a dividend reinvestment option?

  16. Are ETFs required to pay out a percentage of income as dividends?

  17. Which is better a cash dividend or a stock dividend?

  18. If I sell my shares before the ex-dividend date will I still get the dividend?

  19. Why would a stock that pays a large, consistent dividend have less price volatility in the market than a stock that doesn't pay dividends?

  20. Can a corporation deduct dividend payments to shareholders before taxes are calculated?

  21. If a company moves its dividend record date forward, does the ex-dividend date change too?

  22. How does a stock split affect cash dividends?

  23. Why would a company make drastic cuts to its dividend payments?

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