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Introduction to Personal Investing

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What are “dividends”?

Dividends are the distributions of profits or earnings of a company to shareholders of record. It is generally defined as a distribution of some of the company’s profit to a specific class of shareholders as determined by that company’s board of directors, and is usually issued on a per share basis. If you have more shares, you are paid more of the company’s earnings during the period set forth by the board of directors.



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