Summer 2021 Snapshot Of S&P 500 Quarterly Dividend Futures

This is the third and final snapshot in time we're presenting for the S&P 500 (Index: SPX) in the summer of 2021, this time focusing on the expectations for future quarterly dividends.

The following chart documents past quarterly dividend futures for the S&P 500 from 2020-Q3 through 2021-Q2 and shows the projected expectations for the index' future dividends per share from 2021-Q3 through 2022-Q3:

Past and Projected S&P 500 Quarterly Dividends per Share, 2020-Q3 through 2022-Q3

Sharp-eyed readers will note that dividend futures do not follow calendar quarters, which makes them different from the figures reported by Standard and Poor for the index. Instead, they follow the terms of dividend futures contracts, which run from the end of the third Friday of the month ending the preceding quarter through the third Friday of the month ending the indicated quarter.


CME Group. S&P 500 Quarterly Dividend Index Futures. [Online Database]. Accessed 20 August 2021.

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