The AI (ChatGPT) Dividend Handbook: Table of Contents





Own Dividend Stocks for the Future

What is a Dividend?

Examples of Dividend-Paying Stocks

Pros and Cons of Dividends

Benefits of Owning Dividend Stocks

Own Dividend Stocks for Income

Own Dividend Stocks for the Long Term Price Appreciation

Own Dividend Stocks for Dividend Reinvestment

What is Dividend Reinvestment?

Reinvest Dividends in Your Brokerage Account

Include Dividend Stocks in Your Retirement Portfolio

Risks of Owning Dividend Stocks

Buy Dividend Stocks for the Long Run

Build Long-term Wealth with Dividend Stocks

Become Financially Secure with Dividend Stocks

Investing in Dividend Stocks is Not a Get-Rich Scheme

Dividend Stocks Basics

What Makes for a Good Dividend Stock?

What Makes for a Bad Dividend Stock?

Where Do Dividends Come From?

Why Do Companies Pay Dividends?

Do Companies Increase Dividends?

Do Companies Decrease or Suspend Dividends?

What Type of Companies Pay Dividends?

What Type of Companies Don't Pay Dividends?

Important Dividends Dates

Dividend Declaration Date

Dividend Date of Record

ex-Dividend Date

Special Dividend

Stock Dividend

Important Dividend Ratios

What is Dividend Yield?

Why Is Dividend Yield Important?

What Makes Dividend Yield Go Up?

What Makes Dividend Dividend Go Down?

What Is Dividend Payout Ratio?

What is Free Cash Flow to Equity?

What is Net Debt to EBITDA Ratio?

Dividend Growth Rate

Dividend Payback

Why Is Dividend Growth Rate Important?

How Does a Company Continue to Increase Its Dividend?

What Makes a Dividend Sustainable?

Dividend Reinvestment

Pros and Cons of Dividend Reinvestment

Power of Dividend Reinvestment

Long-term Stock Returns With and Without Dividend Reinvestment

Dividend Reinvestment Versus Dividends for Income

NOTE: See Dividend Reinvestment Calculator at

Retirement Investing With Dividend Stocks

Make a Million Dollars With Dividend Stocks

Have a Financially Secure Retirement With Dividend Stocks

Own Dividend-Paying Stocks for Retirement Income

Get Monthly Income From Dividend Stocks

Three Stocks That Pay Monthly Dividends

Buy Dividend Stocks at a Young Age

How to Value Dividend Stocks

Dividend Discount Model

Two Stage Dividend Discount Model

Gordon Growth Model

Dividend Stocks With Increasing Dividends

Dividend Aristocrats

Dividend Champions

Dividend Kings

Dividend Achievers

Three Stocks With Increasing Dividends

Three Dividend Aristocrats With Increasing Dividends

Three Dividend Kings With Increasing Dividends

Three Dividend Champions With Increasing Dividends

Three Dividend Achievers With Increasing Dividends

Dividend Histories with Charts

3M (MMM)

Apple (AAPL)

AT&T (T)

Bank of America (BAC)

Chevron (CVX)

Coca-Cola (KO)

Colgate-Palmolive (CL)

Disney (DIS)

Exxon Mobil (XOM)

Ford (F)

General Electric (GE)

Home Depot (HD)

Intel (INTC)

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

JPMorgan Chase (JPM)

Kimberly Clark (KMB)

Micron Technology (MU)

Microsoft (MSFT)


PepsiCo (PEP)

Pfizer (PFE)

Proctor & Gamble (PG)

Realty Income (O)

Target (TGT)

Veriizon Communications (VZ)

Walmart (WMT)

NOTE: See Dividend Chart Maker at to display dividend charts for user-selected symbols.

Income from Dividend Stocks

Receiving Income from Dividend Stocks

Receiving Income from Blue Chip Stock

Receiving Income from Dividend ETFs

Receiving Income from MLPs

Receiving Income from Preferred Dividends

Receiving Income from REITs

Receiving Income from Utility Stocks

Dividend-Paying Stock Portfolios by Market Sectors

Communication Services

Consumer Staples

Consumer Discretionary





Information Technology


Real Estate


Dividend Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs)

What is an ETF?

ETFs versus Mutual Funds

Beware of Mutual Fund Capital Gains Distribution

First Trust Value Line Dividend Index ETF (FVD)

FVD Dividend Chart

iShares International Select Dividend ETF (IDV)

IDV Dividend Chart

iShares Select Dividend ETF (DVY)

DVY Dividend Chart

Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity ETF (SCHD)

SCHD Dividend Chart

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY)

SPY Dividend Chart

SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (SDY)

SDY Dividend Chart

WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Dividend Fund (DES)

DES Dividend Chart

High Dividend ETFs

Fidelity High Dividend ETF (FDVV)

FDVV Dividend Chart

Franklin U.S. Low Volatility High Dividend Index ETF (LVHD)

LVHD Dividend Chart

Invesco S&P 500 High Dividend Low Volatility ETF (SPHD)

SPHD Dividend Chart

iShares Core High Dividend ETF (HDV)

HDV Dividend Chart

SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 High Dividend ETF (SPYD)

SPYD Dividend Chart

Vanguard High Yield Dividend ETF (VYM)

VYM Dividend Chart

Vanguard International High Dividend Yield ETF (VYMI)

VYMI Dividend Chart

WisdomTree Emerging Markets High Dividend ETF (DEM)

DEM Dividend Chart

WisdomTree U.S. High Dividend Fund (DHS)

DHS Dividend Chart

Rising Dividend ETFs

First Trust Rising Dividend Achievers ETF (RDVY)

RDVY Dividend Chart

Invesco High Yield Equity Dividend Achievers ETF (PEY)

PEY Dividend Chart

iShares Core Dividend Growth ETF (DGRO)

DGRO Dividend Chart

ProShares S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats ETF (NOBL)

NOBL Dividend Chart

Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (VIG)

VIG Dividend Chart

Vanguard International Dividend Appreciation ETF (VIGI)

VIGI Dividend Chart

WisdomTree U.S. Quality Dividend Growth ETF (DGRW)

DGRW Dividend Chart

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