Dividend investing has been big in the last several years and it was looking like it was going to be another great year. Well, I think we all know what changed this – yes, the Coronavirus. U.S. Gross Domestic Product fell at a 5% rate in the second quarter and could go down as much as 39.5% according to the Atlanta Federal Reserve. With that being said, companies cut dividends by $5.5 Billion in the first quarter of the year. In the second quarter, dividends were cut by $42.5 Billion. Most companies made this move to preserve cash and we do feel when the pandemic is over that dividends will be back on the way up. However, this could be a 3-5 year period before we get back to the levels that we were at pre Coronavirus.