Would it be possible to buy a stock on or day before it's ex-dividend date, capture the dividend and then sell? Also, hedge the position with a bear index or sector etf? Could I rotate my capital to capture, say, 5 transaction per month. Market exposure could be near zero. It does not seem to be that difficult to find equities or trusts that are yielding near 10% and sometimes quite higher. I am a rookie, school me.