stock futures, ES and dividends

Discussion in 'Index Futures' started by luisHK, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. luisHK



    Enjoying tax free capital gains but a gross 30% witholding tax on US dividends I'm looking for ways to avoid dividends.

    So far i'm only trading stocks, ETFs and some simple options. How do dividends affect futures ? looking for swing trading or buy and hold, are futures a way to follow the evolution of a stock without beeing hit by the dividends ?

    Thanks for all related input