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

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

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

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

  5. What is a dividend?

  6. What is the double taxation of dividends?

  7. Is a company allowed to reduce its dividends?

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

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

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

  11. 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?

  12. Does a stock dividend dilute the price per share as would a forward stock split?

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

  14. What effect does a company's dividend reinvestment plan have on its stock price?

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

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

  17. How does a stock split affect cash dividends?

  18. What is the difference between preferred stock and common stock?

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

  20. What is the incentive to buy a stock without dividends?

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

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

  23. What is a DRIP?

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

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