Ah I hate to tell you.
But its date of record that determines the dividend.
If you bought yeasterday your shares won't be settled in time and you missed out.
On a brighter note, ABX will show some improvement in price moving forward.
today was ex-div. that means if you bought yesterday, the record date is 11/30/12 and you'll get the dividend. If you sell today, you still get the dividend. ex-div means the 1st or next day after the dividend trading. so yesterday is dividend. today it's not. you are wrong.
I believe Nov 28, if it is the Ex-Dividend date, is 2 business days before the date of record, which means if someone bought Nov. 27, the sale will clear in the 3 day SEC waiting period. If they bought on the Ex-Dividend date, they get no dividend. However, if someone like myself bought on the Ex date at 34.02, and sold into the pre-market at 35.25 like myself, they would realize $1.23/share Ex-Dividend. So, basically, screw the dividend. Buy low sell high beats the pants off buy an' hold.