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  • ken_ginsberg ken_ginsberg Jan 12, 2011 4:13 PM Flag

    When does 44c gets subtracted from the share price?

    If you are short the stock on ex-date you will have to pay the dividend to whomever you borrowed stock from to short it, since they are the "real" owners of that stock. You will pay that out in cash and depending on your tax status it may or may not be deductible in full or in part. If you cover on ex-date, you were effectively short on ex-date, you needed to cover the day before ex-date to not have to pay the dividend owed.



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