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Should I buy before, at, or after ex-dividend date?

Discussion in 'Beginner's Lounge' started by jjtrader, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. jjtrader

    jjtrader

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    Hi guys. Sorry to ask yet another basic question but google is not telling me the answer. Can someone please explain the exdividend basics. Specifically, should I buy before, at, or after this date? Thanks. You guys have been really helpful so far.
     
  2. springhill

    springhill Make the drill work for YOU

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    Re: ex dividend

    There are quite a few threads on dividends/ex-dividend on ASF.

    https://www.aussiestockforums.com/forums/search.php?searchid=1248811

    Click this link and a multitude of options will appear that should answer this question and any others that you may have regarding this topic.

    Just a friendly suggestion, try typing ex dividends into the search box in the top right hand corner, rather than start a new thread. Invariably your question will have been answered before and will save you time and moderators the trouble of having to merge threads.

    This is the premier thread on ASF for new members to ask questions.
    https://www.aussiestockforums.com/forums/search.php?searchid=1248814
     
  3. jjtrader

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    Re: ex dividend

    Ok, just found some other posts about this (probably should have looked first) would I be right in saying that if I buy a stock 3 days after exdiv I will not be eligible for the dividend in the upcoming quarter. But i will probably buy the stock at a bargain price due to the ex div drop. Is this 6 of one and half a dozen of the other?
     
  4. burglar

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    Re: ex dividend

    It is not rocket science.
    But there are nuances, ...

    Do exactly as springhill suggests and you will then know more about divvies than 90 % of people in your street.
     
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    Re: ex dividend

    For some reason when I click on these links "sorry, no matches' comes up. Something for the admins.

    Merry Christmas everyone.
     
  6. Joe Blow

    Joe Blow Administrator Staff Member

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    The reason is that you can't post search results links. You have to tell people to search for particular keywords in the thread title. Or simply posts links to the actual threads themselves.
     
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