Ask Stash

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.

Didn’t find your question?

Tell us what you’re looking for, and we’ll search for resources that could help.

Ask your question