We can now peer into the middle of 2020, where the following chart reveals what we find for the S&P 500's quarterly dividends per share from this point of time before the end of 2019-Q2 until then....
Although the trend after 2019-Q2 is rising, there's quite a lot of deceleration taking place in what investors expect for future dividends. Particularly when you look at the projected year over year change from 2019-Q2 to 2020-Q2.
Previously on Political Calculations
We last took a snapshot of quarterly dividend futures for the S&P 500 back in early January 2019, when we could only see as far as 2019-Q4. If you click through, you'll find that the dividend payout currently expected for the current quarter of 2019-Q2 is quite different from what was forecast earlier this year!
CME Group. S&P 500 Quarterly Dividend Index Futures Quotes. [Online Database]. Accessed 12 June 2019.
Standard and Poor. S&P 500 Index Earnings and Estimates. [Excel Spreadsheet]. Accessed 12 June 2019.