What Is an Ex-Dividend Date?

Answer Some corporations elect to share their profits with shareholders in the form of dividends. The board of directors decides whether a company should pay a dividend, and how much. Their decision sets ... Read More »

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What is an ex dividend date?

The ex-dividend date is the cutoff date for eligibility to receive dividend payments from a stock. The owner of a stock purchased on or after the ex-dividend date and before the dividend payment da... Read More »

What is a book closing date dividend?

For stocks that pay dividends, there are a couple of important dates for investors to know. In chronological order they are: declaration date, ex-dividend date, date of record--also known as the bo... Read More »

How to Sell After the Ex Dividend Date?

Selling stock after the ex-dividend date is part of a stock trading strategy referred to as dividend capture. Most dividend-paying stocks make distributions four times a year. Dividend capture atte... Read More »

Does high dividend yield predict lower dividend growth?

On One Hand: High yield generally indicates low growthYes, a high dividend yield generally indicates low dividend growth, according to John P. Hussman of Hussman Funds. A dividend yield compares th... Read More »