Today's Market

updated 2 days ago Sponsored by:
DOW 18,232.02 -53.72 -0.29%
S&P 500 2,126.06 -4.76 -0.22%
NASD 5,089.36 -1.43 -0.03%

Community: Investing Wiki

Term Of The Hour

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…

Want to learn more or edit this definition?
Click here to read more!