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Dividend Payers in the S&P 500

WishBonz Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 7:50 PM
Blowback from bombing Iran.... Idiot Republicans would like to see American troops experience more IED's in Iraq and Afghanistan after bombing Iran because they want to bring Obama down.

October 2012 marked a significant event for the S&P 500 - the first time since 1999 that there were more than 400 dividend paying companies in the index!

But what affects the number of companies that pay dividends?

To answer that question, we turned to Standard and Poor's Dividends and Payers report [Excel spreadsheet], which provides the data for the number of dividend paying companies in the S&P for each year since 1980. We've taken that data, combined it with some significant milestones and presented it in the chart below (which is...

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