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Are dividends guaranteed?

No. Many companies have a long, reliable track record of paying dividends, but no company is required to pay them.

Dividends are a subset of revenue generation and profitability. Because these factors cannot be guaranteed, dividends are also not guaranteed.

However, many companies and investment funds with a mandate to pay dividends have done so for decades (and pride themselves on it).

If you are looking to invest in a company or ETF that pays dividends, you can check out historical dividend data of various companies or funds to get a better sense of what to expect.

You can use tools like NASDAQ’s Dividend History page to help you do your research.

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