facebookIf I buy a stock before the ex dividend date but sell off before the record date and pay date, will I still be entitled to dividends? Thanks.? - Seedly

Anonymous

28 Apr 2021

Stocks

If I buy a stock before the ex dividend date but sell off before the record date and pay date, will I still be entitled to dividends? Thanks.?

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Bei

28 Apr 2021

SEO Content Marketing Strategist at Beithoven.com

I'm not sure what is your rationale for doing that because in theory, this may seem like a great strategy but in actual fact, the stock price would have declined in value by the amount of the dividend after the ex-div date. Unless you are thinking of holding this stock for the long-term, I really do not see any point in doing that.

Yup you will still be entitled if you buy before the ex dividend date and hold till the ex dividend date.

You can sell on or after the ex dividend date and still entitled to the dividends.

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Elijah Lee

30 Jun 2019

Senior Financial Services Manager at Phillip Securities (Jurong East)

You must hold the stock the date before the ex-dividend date to be entitled to the dividend. So yes,...

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