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  • pebble.ubetcha pebble.ubetcha Nov 16, 2012 2:45 PM Flag

    Yhoo to pay a special dividend.

    why "sell after it"?

    won't the share price go down on ex-div day?
    you wind up with a taxable cash dividend and a cost basis lower by the amount of the dividend.

    why should anyone who's looking at a possible capital loss even consider sitting around to get a taxable dividend?

    wouldn't they be better off simply selling the stock before ex-div and taking a lower loss before the price drops ex-div?

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