If ex-div date is so near, there is normally discussion of the exact date and I've seen nothing on the board!Is the ex-div date 9/2/08 as the GO website states? Wouldn't that make tomorrow or Thursday the last day to purchase new shares and qualify for the next div?
As far as I know you can purchase on any date before the ex date to qualify for the divy. You dont need to be in three days before the ex date, you need to be in three days before the record date which is the 4th.
Fri. should be it
You are correct since the market is closed monday, Friday is the last day to purchase to get a divy.