My broker lists the NOV ex-date for the special dividend as 11/30 with a pay date of 12/16. I also own SCMR, which is paying a special dividend on Dec 15, but you have to hold through the pay date, i.e ex-date is Dec 16. Can anyone confirm the ex-date for the NOV special dividend is indeed 11/30?
You have to own at close of December 2nd. Ex div is December 3rd.
IM a bit harder but if your broker is giving incorrect advice on easy stuff like this consider it a red flag. Could be an honest mistake. You know your broker much more than I but absolutes are absolutes. If they can't get that right I would be concerend about the "arbitrary" stuff.