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Dividend Growth Heat Map

Monthly heat map comparing dividend growth to price growth. Data frequency is monthly, and the heat map is updated monthly

S&P® 500 dividend growth has delivered positive returns in 39 of the last 43 calendar years (91% of the time).


Hover to Compare S&P 500 Dividend Growth to Price Growth


Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
2015 0.4% 1.3% -0.1% 1.9% 1.2% 0.3% 0.5% 0.4% 0.6% 0.6% 7.1%
2014 1.3% 1.9% 0.3% 1.7% 1.5% 0.6% 0.4% 1.1% 0.6% 0.6% 0.7% 1.3% 12.6%
2013 1.4% 1.8% 0.2% 2.6% 1.5% 0.5% 0.6% 0.7% 0.9% 0.1% 0.3% 0.8% 12.6%
2012 0.7% 1.6% 1.3% 2.9% 0.7% 0.3% 4.3% 0.8% 1.4% 0.8% 0.7% 0.6% 16.6%
2011 0.9% 2.1% 3.7% 3.3% 1.1% 0.2% 1.0% 0.3% 1.4% 0.2% 0.8% 1.8% 18.9%
2010 0.8% -0.7% 0.4% 1.4% 1.0% 0.8% 1.2% 0.2% 1.0% -0.8% 0.5% 1.2% 8.2%
2009 -4.9% -8.8% -4.1% -2.2% -1.1% -0.6% -0.7% 0.0% 0.6% -4.2% 0.7% 0.3% -19.8%
2008 -2.2% 1.5% 0.3% -0.4% -0.5% 1.3% -1.2% 0.2% -0.9% 0.0% -1.2% -0.2% -7.4%
2007 2.0% 1.1% 1.1% 2.8% 0.4% -0.5% 2.0% 0.6% 0.7% 0.8% 0.2% 2.0% 13.2%
2006 2.0% 0.6% 0.4% 0.8% 0.8% 0.3% 1.1% 0.5% 0.3% 0.4% 0.5% 1.6% 10.1%
2005 0.1% 2.0% 0.3% 1.7% 0.4% 0.7% 0.6% 1.3% 0.3% 1.5% 1.0% 1.6% 10.8%
2004 2.1% 1.6% 0.6% 1.5% 0.6% 0.8% 1.6% 0.5% 0.4% 0.2% 1.2% 1.5% 14.7%
2003 1.4% 0.5% 0.2% 0.5% 1.1% 0.8% 5.0% 0.8% 0.5% 0.2% 0.3% 1.5% 13.4%
2002 0.3% 0.2% 0.4% 0.6% 0.5% 0.2% -1.6% -0.3% 0.3% -0.4% 0.3% 0.6% 1.9%
2001 -0.9% 0.1% 0.4% -0.1% 0.3% 0.1% -2.2% 2.1% -0.3% 1.6% -0.1% 1.1% 0.0%
2000 0.2% -0.1% -0.6% -1.1% -0.2% -0.2% -2.1% 0.6% -2.4% 0.8% 0.0% -1.6% -5.9%
1999 -0.7% 0.4% 0.8% 0.3% 0.0% 0.7% 0.1% 0.3% -0.6% 2.7% -0.5% 0.3% 1.7%
1998 0.1% 0.7% 0.7% 0.1% 0.5% -0.2% 0.3% -0.1% -1.4% 0.3% 0.1% 0.9% 4.5%
1997 -0.3% 0.9% 0.5% 0.4% 0.4% 0.7% 0.4% 0.5% 0.3% 0.3% 0.7% 0.7% 5.5%
1996 0.6% 0.9% 0.2% 0.6% 0.7% 0.4% 0.4% 0.2% 0.6% 0.4% 0.7% -0.1% 5.8%
1995 0.0% 0.6% 0.3% 0.3% 0.8% 0.6% 0.5% 0.8% 0.7% 0.4% 0.5% 0.5% 6.1%
1994 0.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.3% -1.2% 0.2% 0.4% 0.2% 0.1% 0.5% 0.7% 2.2%
1993 0.0% -0.4% 1.3% 0.2% -0.3% 1.2% -0.1% -0.4% 0.7% 0.1% -0.3% 0.0% 2.1%
1992 -0.3% 0.1% 0.4% 0.4% 0.2% 0.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.6% -0.3% 0.2% 0.5% 3.0%
1991 0.0% -0.7% 0.4% -0.2% 0.3% 0.0% -0.2% 0.6% 0.3% -0.1% -0.3% 0.3% 0.3%
1990 5.0% 2.1% 0.5% 0.5% -0.5% 0.3% 0.5% -0.4% 0.0% 1.5% 0.8% 0.4% 9.3%
1989 0.7% 1.5% 1.2% 1.3% 1.5% 0.2% 1.3% 1.3% 0.4% -2.4% 1.0% 1.5% 14.3%
1988 1.9% 0.0% -0.4% 3.5% 0.0% -0.7% 2.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.6% 5.9% -1.0% 9.4%
1987 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.7% 0.7% 0.7% 0.6% 0.6% 0.5% 0.1% 0.6% 0.6% 6.4%
1986 0.5% 0.5% 0.5% 0.4% 0.4% 0.3% 0.5% 0.6% 0.6% 0.3% 0.2% 0.2% 4.9%
1985 0.5% 0.7% 0.5% 0.3% 0.4% 0.4% 0.4% 0.4% 0.4% 0.7% 0.3% 0.3% 4.8%
1984 0.4% 0.4% 0.4% 0.7% 0.6% 0.6% 0.4% 0.3% 0.3% 0.4% 0.7% 0.7% 6.2%
1983 0.3% 0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.2% 0.4% 0.4% 3.2%
1982 0.3% 0.5% 0.6% 0.3% 0.5% 0.6% 0.2% 0.2% 0.3% 0.5% 0.0% 0.2% 3.6%
1981 0.7% 0.6% 0.0% 0.6% 0.6% 0.5% 0.6% 0.8% 0.6% 0.5% 0.6% 0.6% 6.9%
1980 0.9% 0.9% 1.6% 0.9% 0.9% 0.7% 0.7% 0.7% 0.8% 0.9% 0.5% 0.5% 9.7%
1979 1.0% 0.8% 0.8% 0.8% 0.8% 1.1% 1.1% 1.1% 0.9% 0.4% 0.9% 0.7% 11.4%
1978 0.9% 1.1% 0.8% 0.8% 0.8% 0.6% 0.8% 0.8% 0.6% 1.1% 0.4% 0.2% 8.6%
1977 1.0% 1.2% 1.2% 1.4% 1.4% 1.2% 0.9% 0.9% 1.4% 1.8% 1.1% 1.5% 15.3%
1976 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5% 0.5% 0.8% 0.8% 0.8% 0.8% -0.3% 1.8% 1.5% 10.1%
1975 0.6% 0.6% 0.8% 0.3% 0.3% 0.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% -0.3% -0.3% 2.2%
1974 0.6% 0.6% 0.6% 0.6% 0.6% 0.6% 0.9% 0.9% 0.8% 1.2% 0.0% 0.3% 6.5%
1973 0.3% 0.3% 0.0% 0.6% 0.6% 0.3% 0.6% 0.6% 0.3% 1.2% 1.2% 0.9% 7.3%

Source: Bloomberg, Reality Shares Research


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