Thursday, 15 December 2016

Dividend - An Easy Pill to Swallow

On the first trading day of 2016, the stock of a company XYZ, sold for $33.66 per share, just 1.6% higher than its price exactly 1 year earlier ($33.16).

Though it might seem that 2016 was a poor year for company XYZ's shareholders, the stock paid dividends during the year totalling $1.52 and those dividends raised the total return on company XYZ in 2016 to 6.2%.

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