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A "dividend" is a payment made by a company to its shareholders, usually as a way of sharing the company's profits. When a company makes money, it can choose to give some of it back to the people who own its stocks, as a reward for their investment.
For example, let's say you own 100 shares of a company, and that company decides to pay a dividend of $1 per share. You would receive $100 as your share of the company's profits.
"Wit & Whimsy with the Dumb Ox: Unlocking Knowledge with Rhyme:"
In the land of stocks and money, where companies do thrive,
A "dividend" is a payment, to keep investments alive.
When companies make some profit, they sometimes choose to share,
With those who own their stocks, a treat that's nice and fair.
Imagine now, a company, with profits oh so grand,
They wish to share the wealth, with those who own their land.
You have a hundred shares, and they pay one dollar each,
A hundred dollars come your way, a dividend in reach.
In the land of stocks and money, where dividends delight,
They're payments from the companies, to shareholders' delight.
With dividends we're rewarded, for investing in their stocks,
A piece of their prosperity, like a gift inside a box.