Merits of dividends in uncertain times

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Originally published at 9/20/2022 Reading time: 1 minute(s)
A diver examines the seabed: Dividend stocks can provide investors with a fairly reliable cash flow in uncertain times

What exactly is a dividend—and what should investors look out for?

A dividend is broadly speaking the cash distribution of some or all of a company’s profit to its shareholders. In uncertain times, when capital gains are low or even turning into losses, this payout can be a valuable source of income for investors.

Learn in this article how to judge the merits of dividends by understanding how companies decide to distribute dividends.