Dividend payments plunge by $42.5 billion in worst quarter for income investors since financial crisis

www.cnbc.com/2020/07/08/dividend-payments-plunge-by-42point5-billion-in-worst-quarter-since-financial-crisis.html

Dividends on net fell $42.5 billion in the second quarter from a year earlier.

That was the largest decline since the first quarter of 2009 during the Great Recession, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices.

For the S&P 500, dividends totaled $119 billion, a sharp drop from the record $127 billion in first quarter.