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WHY APPLE'S DIVIDEND MATTERS MORE THAN YOU THINK.

April 24, 2012
Bruce Lavine moderates a discussion with Howard Silverblatt of Standard & Poor's and WisdomTree’s Jeremy Schwartz, on the recent AAPL dividend announcement and the current trends in technology companies paying more dividends.

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For informational purposes only and should not be considered tax advice.

The podcast contained discussion of companies included within the WisdomTree Total Dividend Fund (DTD) and WisdomTree LargeCap Dividend Fund (DLN). The weights of such companies discussed as of 3-31-12 are as follows for the WisdomTree Total Dividend Fund: AT&T 3.46%, Pitney Bowes 0.09%, Johnson & Johnson 2.09%, Abbott Labs 1.07%, ADP 0.26%, McDonald's 0.91%, Intel 1.62%, Microsoft 2.63%, Cisco 0.46%, and Apple- Not Included. The weights of such companies discussed as of 3-31-12 are as follows for the WisdomTree LargeCap Dividend Fund: AT&T 4.03%, Pitney Bowes Not Included, Johnson & Johnson 2.37%, Abbott Labs 1.23%, ADP 0.30%, McDonald's 1.05%, Intel 1.88%, Microsoft 3.10%, Cisco 0.56%, and Apple- Not Included.

Basis Point is defined as 1/100th of 1 percentage point.

S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrats Index: Designed to track the performance of dividend-paying companies in the U.S. that have increased their annual dividend payments for the last 25 or more consecutive years.

S&P 500 Index: Market capitalization-weighted index of 500 stocks selected by the Standard & Poor's Index Committee designed to represent the performance of the leading industries in the United States economy.

The Russell 3000 Index measures the performance of the 3,000 largest U.S. companies based on total market capitalization.

Tip Yields Source: Bloomberg

Dividend Data Source: WisdomTree, Bloomberg

Yield Data Source: Standard & Poor's

2nd Largest Dividend Payer Source: Standard & Poor's

 
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Bruce Lavine
President & Chief Operating Officer of WisdomTree
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Jeremy Schwartz, CFA
Executive Vice President, Global Head of Research
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Howard Silverblatt
Senior Index Analyst
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