We use a complex algorithm to estimate future dividends for our calculations.
There are a number of factors that take part, such as frequency, country and type of the security.
Special dividends are not included in future dividend estimations as they are not a regular source of income like normal dividends.
They are one-time payments that a company make to shareholders in addition to their regular dividends.
Capital Gains of Mutual Funds
Capital gains can have an impact on the future dividend payouts of mutual funds, but they are not typically included when estimating future dividends.
Mutual funds typically pay dividends to investors from their realized capital gains, which are profits made from selling securities in the fund's portfolio.
Since capital gains are not a guaranteed source of income and can fluctuate significantly.