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Why is the dividend yield so low?


  • John B. Carlson


The dividend yield on stocks has dropped sharply over the last decade. Is its drop a consequence of irrational exuberance? This Commentary assesses alternative explanations for the diminished dividend yield.

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  • John B. Carlson, 2001. "Why is the dividend yield so low?," Economic Commentary, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, issue Apr.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedcec:y:2001:i:apr1

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