18 Apr 2019
Let's say a company distributes dividend during June to stockholders, can I dump a huge lump sum the month before and get the proportionate amount of dividend accordingly?
Summary: Usually the stock price at that time has already priced-in the dividend amount. Then will drop after that. It's called dividend selling. It makes no difference to your return. :)
Maybe this article will give you the best insights into what is happening. There is a useful video by Alvin from DrWealth as well who explains this well.
1) Cum Dividend:
2) Ex Dividend:
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