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Description: In the past decade, the tech sector has increased its dividend payouts by about 17% to $88 billion, according to Credit Suisse. Apple and Microsoft, two tech giants who have led the payout trend in the sector, returned a combined $27 billion to its shareholders in 2018 alone.

Source: CNBC.com

Date: Sep 06, 2019

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/06/investors-starved-for-income-may-find-it-in-their-favorite-place-tech-stocks.html

Questions for discussion:

  • Generally speaking, why do technology companies not pay out dividends?
  • Why do you suppose Apple and Microsoft are now paying dividends?
  • What sort of investor will this policy attract?

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