The Number Of Firms And Dividend Payers In The S&P 500

Here's our entry in the competition for the chart of the day:

Number of Firms and Dividend Payers in the S&P 500, 1980-2018


Perhaps the most surprising information on the chart? Since 2014, there has been more than 500 firms in the S&P 500!


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