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This is regarding dividends for SPX

Data from ycharts:

| Dec 2019  | 15.21  |
| Sep 2019  | 14.80  |
| Jun 2019  | 14.24  |
| Mar 2019  | 13.98  |

This is regarding dividends for SPX

Data from multpl

| Dec 2019  | 58.63  |
| Sep 2019  | 57.65  |
| Jun 2019  | 56.63  |
| Mar 2019  | 55.90  |

It looks like the numbers were aggregated in someway to represent an annual dividend instead of a quarterly one. I am struggling to find the exact formula of the calculation in the reasoning behind this transformation of the numbers.

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From multpl:

12-month real dividend per share — inflation adjusted February, 2020 dollars.

I think you'll find the reason there. To make it easier to see, I highlighted it in bold.

(Also, as you already noted, it appears the multpl figures are annualized, not per-quarter dividends.)

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    I will admit that I am sometimes pretty ignorant of the world around me. However, I feel like the it did not take $58 in Feb 2020 to purchase the same things that it took $15 to purchase in Dec 2019... – R. Hamilton Mar 23 '20 at 19:06
  • It looks like a 12-month sliding window – JBGreen Mar 25 '20 at 20:24

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