What Is An Ex-Dividend Date?
An ex-dividend date is the date when a declared stock dividend is paid.
The ex-dividend date details the timing of the payment of dividends of a company's stock, either privately or publicly held. Because stocks are generally traded frequently, with share changing hands on a daily basis, to ease complication of who gets paid dividends, the ex-dividend date defines the payee. In the United States, the Securities and Exchange Commission allows three days for stock trade settlement (T+3). The ex-dividend date is generally one day before settlement.
Senior Market Specialist
Russell Shor (MSTA, CFTe, MFTA) is a Senior Market Specialist at FXCM. He joined the firm in October 2017 and has an Honours Degree in Economics from the University of South Africa and holds the coveted Certified Financial Technician and Master of Financial Technical Analysis qualifications from the International Federation…