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  • Special Dividends Explained

    Special Dividends Explained

    Special Dividends are included to our Subscribers and will list upcoming and historical companies that have announced Special Dividends. Special Dividend Coverage will include the Special Dividend Amount(s), Record Date, Ex-date, Payment Date, and Ex-distribution Date or Date which the stock/security will begin trading on an ex-distribution basis.

    When a Special Dividend is declared by a Company, it is important to know if the Percentage of the Special Dividend being paid is more or less than 20% of the stock/security price at the time the Special Dividend is declared.

    Special Dividends 20% or less of the stock/security price, not a Spin-off of a new Company, Scrip or Due-Bill (regardless of its size in relation to the listed security) the dividend is treated as a regular dividend in regard to the holding requirements. If you purchase a Special Dividend stock prior to the Ex-dividend Date, and sell on the Ex-dividend Date or after, you are a stockholder on the Record Date and YOU WILL receive the upcoming declared Special Dividend payment.

    Special Dividends 20% or less of the stock/security price paid in cash or stock must be purchased one stock market trading day prior to the Ex-dividend Date, three stock market trading days prior to the Record Date. The Ex-dividend Date is the earliest you can sell the stock/security to receive the declared upcoming Special Dividend.

    Special Dividends 20% or more of the stock/security price paid in cash or stock, Spin-off of a new Company, Scrip or Due-Bill (regardless of its size in relation to the listed security) the Exchanges require that the Ex-dividend Date be delayed, or begins trading Ex-distribution one market trading day after the Payment Date.

    Special Dividends 20% or more of the stock/security price must be purchased a minimum of three stock trading days prior to the Record Date or Date of Record, one stock trading day prior to the Ex-dividend Date as you would a Regular Dividend. However, the earliest you can sell the stock and still be entitled to receive the Special Dividend, is one market trading day after the Payment Date, the delayed Ex-dividend Date or date it begins trading Ex-distribution set by the Exchange.

    When large or valuable cash or stock dividends (usually 20% or more), or a dividend not in kind (i.e., a distribution of securities of another issuer), or a split-up is declared, it is the policy to postpone the Ex-dividend or Ex-distribution Date until the dividend has been paid. The reason for this is so that the stock is not quoted at the substantially lower Ex-dividend or Ex-distribution price until the distribution is received by shareholders. If this were not the case, the collateral value of the stock would be reduced between the Ex-dividend Date three days prior to the Record Date and Payment Date, and the shareholder might be required to provide additional collateral.

    May 21 4:59 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Ex-dividend Date Explained

    Ex-dividend Date Explained

    Have you ever bought a stock only to find out later that you were not entitled to the next cash or stock dividend paid by the company? Determine whether you should get cash and most stock dividends, by looking at two important dates. They are the "Record Date" or "Date of Record" and the "Ex-dividend date"

    The Ex-dividend Date is a key date to remember for dividend paying stocks.

    If you purchase stock prior to the Ex-dividend Date, and do not sell prior to the Ex-dividend date, you are a stockholder on the Record Date and YOU WILL receive the upcoming declared dividend payment.

    It is important to know when you buy or sell stock; there is a three-day settlement (three stock trading days) on all buys and sell stock transaction orders.

    The minimum holding requirement to be entitled to the upcoming stock dividend payment is to buy a stock three stock trading days prior to the Record Date, one day trading day prior to the Ex-dividend Date, and Selling on the Ex-dividend Date or after to receive the upcoming dividend.

    You must own the stock one-day to be entitled to receive the upcoming declared stock dividend payment.

    You must be a stockholder on the Record Date to receive the dividend payment.

    When a company declares a stock dividend, it sets a Record Date. This is the date you must be a shareholder to receive the upcoming declared stock dividend payment. The Record Date determines the Ex-dividend Date which is set two stock market trading days prior to the Record Date.

    If you purchase stock prior to the Ex-dividend date, and sell before the Ex-dividend Date, you WILL NOT be a stockholder on the Record Date and you WILL NOT receive the upcoming declared dividend payment.

    May 21 4:59 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Dividend Capture Explained

    Dividend Capture Explained

    Dividend capture is buying a stock just prior to the Ex-dividend date in order to capture the dividend.

    The Ex-dividend Date is a key date to remember for dividend paying stocks.
    If you purchase stock prior to the Ex-dividend date, and do not sell prior to the Ex-dividend date, you are a stockholder on the Record Date and YOU WILL receive the upcoming declared dividend payment.

    Company XYZ announces their upcoming Reported Dividend in a Press Release Dated October 03, 2013
    Company XYZ declares a regular dividend payable on November 01, 2013 to shareholder of Record on October 25, 2013. The Ex-dividend Date is October 23, 2031.

    Reported Date

    Ex-Dividend Date

    Record Date

    Payable Date

    10/03/13

    10/23/13

    10/25/13

    11/01/13

    It is important to know when you buy or sell stock; there is a three-day settlement (three stock trading days) on all buy or sell stock transaction orders.

    You must always be a stockholder on the Record Date to receive a dividend payment. To be entitled to the upcoming dividend you would need to buy the stock three days prior to the Record Date, one day prior to the Ex-dividend Date, October 23, 2013.

    Upon the opening of the Market on October 23, 2013, two stock market trading days before the Record Date the stock price is quoted Ex-dividend and is adjusted by the amount of the declared dividend being paid and begins trading at the current valuation market bid/ask price.
    The minimum holding requirement to be entitled to the upcoming stock dividend payment is to buy a stock three stock trading days prior to the Record Date, and Selling on or after the Ex-dividend Date.

    You must own the stock one-day to be entitled to receive the upcoming declared stock dividend payment.

    If you purchase stock prior to the Ex-dividend date, and sell before the Ex-dividend Date, you WILL NOT be a stockholder on the Record Date and you WILL NOT receive the upcoming declared dividend payment.

    May 21 4:59 PM | Link | Comment!
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