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I have received hundreds of dividends on preferred stocks over the past 20 years and the vast majority of them pay quarterly dividends that have more than two decimal places. The total amount of the dividend received on the Pay Date was rounded out to the nearest full penny. While it makes no difference who does it, I suspect that it is the issuer who is ...


This kind of information can always be found in the Key Information Document (KID) The KID states: The Fund seeks to provide returns consistent with the performance of the Bloomberg Barclays GBP Non-Government 1-5 Year 200MM Float Adjusted Bond Index (the “Index”).


For inflation, FrankRizzo's answer is good. For dividends, the situation is very different. The standard "price return" measure used for indices like the S&P 500 includes the price drops due to dividends but not the dividends themselves. This is indeed arbitrary and not a good basis for comparing investments with different dividend yields. The only ...


TL;DR: Use raw data to enable apples to apples comparisons The problem with inflation is what definition of inflation you're going to use and whether you (others) think that measurement of inflation is the correct version. It also can "skew" the data since the way inflation is measured changes over the years. If you are using the S&P 500 index return ...

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