What is a Dividend?

You may receive a dividend if you own shares in a Company.  Unlike a salary, a dividend is paid out of post tax profits, based on the earnings of the Company.

The amount of dividend paid is decided by the Board of Directors, who can equally make the decision to not pay any dividend at all if they feel that they need to re-invest profits back into the Company.

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