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sell stock ex-dividend: Original post by Shula Asher Silberstein of Demand Media If you own stock on a certain date, you qualify to receive dividends for that stock. This date is called the ex-dividend date. You can still qualify for dividends even if you purchase the stock only a few days before the ex-dividend date. However, if you sell the stock prior to this date, you don't get any dividends. Wait at least three days…

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