so ex-div is aug 3rd? that means you have to buy on the 2nd and record day is friday the 5th which means you have it on the 7th??? weird. Record days can only be mon-fri when the market is open so by default, one has to own it by friday to get the div. anyone
You must own a stock close of business one day prior to the Xdiv date. Period. You may sell it the next day if you wish but those types of div manipulations seldom work out. Buy good stocks that pay you to wait. Intc is a great stock that is now paying almost 4% for you to wait and thats better than a Treasury, better than a CD and better than your mattress.
Way to go.
But hasnt been as good as gold, 1625? wow and Plat is 1809? Either gold is way overvalued or Plat is amazingly cheap.