Sectornomics: Financials

Quiz: How much do you know about dividends?

Everyone likes to talk about how much a stock's price has climbed or fallen in value, but for many people the ups and downs don't matter as much as a reliable income stream: dividends.

The amount of money a company pays back to its shareholders is especially important to retirees living off dividend income. But any smart investor should know that dividends aren't there just to make ends meet, but to be reinvested to buy more equities and grow assets over the long term.

As important as dividends are to a portfolio, how much do you really know about them? We've put together a quiz to test your dividend knowledge.