Dividends = 43% of Total Stock Market Returns [Graphic]

September 6, 2010

Dividends accounted for 43% of the total return in the stock market over the past 20 years.  With the S&P500 as a proxy, almost half of the total return of 394% was due to these dividend payouts.  I’d heard anecdotally over the years that dividends accounted for various portions of total return, but this is […]

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