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Are dividends paid quarterly?

Usually, but not always.

Some publicly traded companies pay quarterly dividends. They do this because they’re legally required to report a draft of their financial statements every quarter (including how much money they want to distribute to shareholders).

However, the timing of dividend payments depends on the board of directors. Ultimately the overall shareholders decide when the dividends should be paid.

Rather than paying quarterly, companies can decide to distribute dividends annually, semiannually, or even monthly.

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