Dividend question

Discussion in 'Stocks' started by bat1, May 15, 2013.

  1. bat1


    Help please,

    Don't tell me it's a dumb question! :D

    I bought stock ''XXX'' The day before it went ex dividend
    how soon can I sell it and still get the dividend?

    1. I can sell it on the ex dividend day as long as I owned it
    at the open ?

    2. I have to keep it the whole ex dividend day and can sell it the next day?

    3. I have to keep it 3 full trading days in my account to get the dividend?

    Let's see how many answers I get:D

  2. 4. Obama will steal your dividend.:D
  3. Brighton


    I think he's he's trolling. Consider how long he's been on the board and the level of the questions he's recently asked. They're Investing 101, or maybe Investing Preschool.