Shorting dividend payers overnight

Discussion in 'Trading' started by bungrider, Jun 26, 2002.

  1. My understanding of this is that if you aren't short thru the ex-div date, you don't have to pay - is this right?

    Also, if that is true, can someone give a web site that gives quick access to these dates?

    Thanks!
     
  2. ...anyone?? :D
     
  3. You've got be flat before the ex date or else you pay. You can't close your position on the ex date, it's too late then.
     
  4. Gee, I thought you could just short these and cover when they drop the amount of the dividend.

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    Another easy buck gone the way of the dodo.
     
  5. so as long as you are out in-between any ex-dividend dates, you are set.

    where can I find a source of ex-div dates? yahoo doesn't seem to give it.

    thanks,
    bung
     
  6. yahoo lists ex-dates on the detailed quote page