Closed-End Fund Commentaries
Oct 26, 2017
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View from the Observation Deck
1. Over the past 20 calendar quarters,the S&P 500 Index stock dividend payout rose from $69.48 billion in Q3'12 to a record high $104.01 billion in Q2'17, or an increase of 49.70% (see chart).
2. The stock dividend yield (quarter-end) on the S&P 500 Index dipped from 2.07% to 1.96% over the same period.The dividend yield as of midday 10/26/17 was 1.94%, according to Bloomberg.