Dividends are the excess profits a company has accumulated over the last year. They have a choice. They can either reinvest their profits into the company or give the shareholders a piece in the form of a dividend.
Many growth companies will prefer to reinvest in their company. These companies are Tesla, Amazon, and Google. Companies like Apple and Microsoft have smaller dividends, but they, too, reinvest into the growth.
SCHD is the Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity ETF tracks the Dow Jones Dividend 100 Index. The goal of the ETF is to follow as close to the index as possible, giving it a low-cost option focused on the quality and sustainability of dividends.