Spring and early summer are dividend season every year. The listed companies invite you to the general meeting, where the distribution of profits is voted on. Shortly afterwards, the shareholders receive the transfer they were waiting for.

This year, the 40 DAX companies are expected to pay out more than 50 billion euros to their shareholders. This shows once again: The dividend is the second important earnings indicator on the stock market, alongside price development. If you choose the right securities in the long term, you will ensure a reliable flow of income. But which stocks are really suitable as dividend investments? We looked at the profit distribution plans of major German corporations and analyzed them based on various criteria. Result: Many supposedly attractive dividend payers should be viewed with caution. However, one industry stands out among the dividend stocks - here you can find out which one it is: "The best dividend stocks in the DAX" .

The business news of the day:

  • Enough with the tennis ball throwing: The

    German Football League (DFL)

    is giving in to the angry fans and canceling its planned investor entry.

    Recently, only one potential financier, CVC, was interested in getting



  • The economist

    Veronika Grimm

    (52) wants to become a member of the supervisory board of

    Siemens Energy

    . But she is also a member of the Federal Government's Council of Experts, and Ms. Grimm's prospect of an additional position is causing dissatisfaction there: four of the five so-called economists have asked the economic researcher to leave the committee if she accepts a corresponding mandate at Siemens Energy.

  • The new Audi boss

    Gernot Döllner

    (56) is taking further action. After replacing his head of design last week, the CEO is now transferring head of development

    Oliver Hoffmann

    - and quickly taking over his duties himself.

  • The intended IPO of the cosmetics chain


    is taking shape: CEO

    Sander van der Laan

    (55) wants to make his company attractive to shareholders as a safe investment - from us you can find out exclusively the details of the roadmap to the stock market.

So that you can have your say:

  • Alpha Tauri

    is not only known as the name of a Formula 1 racing team. Red Bull billionaire

    Dietrich Mateschitz

    also wanted to build a global luxury brand under the label. The entrepreneur, who died in 2022, provided 100 million euros for this and brought ex-Hugo Boss managers

    Bernd Hake

    (56) and

    Bruno Sälzer

    (66) on board to get the project running. But both failed, as my colleague Martin Mehringer describes. It has now become known that even the Formula 1 team will have a different name in the future - and the former boss CEO Sälzer is leaving Red Bull.

  • For

    Stefan Knoll

    (66), the wall hanging in his office already points in the direction that the company founder prefers when it comes to leadership: an old Bundeswehr flag hangs there, from the unit that Knoll once commanded as a colonel. Today the ex-soldier is at the helm of Germany's smallest listed insurance company:

    Deutsche Familienversicherung

    has 184 employees and premium income of 184 million euros. Even in his new role, Knoll can't completely get out of his skin as a former battalion commander, as my colleague Dietmar Palan reports.

  • Do you know the Stanley Cup? This does not mean the North American Ice Hockey League Cup. We're talking about a chunky coffee-to-go cup that was once used by workers and has now become a sought-after lifestyle accessory. There is a man behind this fashion hype:

    Terence Reilly

    (56). My colleague Claudia Witte introduces him and explains his success.

My recommendation for the evening:

  • Would have, would have... Everyone has regretted a decision or been annoyed about not taking advantage of an opportunity. Regret is an inherently negative emotion, but as best-selling US author

    Daniel Pink

    knows, it also has positive sides. Pink surveyed more than 26,000 people worldwide on the topic. He recognized recurring behavioral patterns. And he found ways to use regret in a positive way. Pink explains how this works in the podcast with my colleague Antonia Götsch from Harvard Business Manager - 25 exciting minutes, especially for managers.

Best regards, Christoph Rottwilm

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