$ET I'm not the most keen on investing. Question for the experts. Most stocks I own are dividend kings. Starting to question why any stock pays a dividend. All things being equal when I stop goes ex-dividend and you lose the upcoming dividend stock usually corrects and drops in lieu of the dividend. If most people DRIP their dividend, where do the new stocks come from? Is somebody selling them so you can get your dividend reinvestment? Or is the company issuing new stock? If this is a case when it be like the government printing money? Wouldn't that dilute the stock value? energy transfer payday nice dividends I'm sure a lot of people are invested that. Where did all those shares come from that's why I asked?