People don't want to here what you say. But that's the nature of stocks, up and down. You gotta know when to stop rolling the dice and leave the table for a while.
vz like t has continued to rise no matter what happens because of their dividends. Safe havens for CD folks forced into the market. I am in t but don't like this continued increases because the big boys are going to pull the plug and down the drain you go.
I asked the question before I did some research. Bottom line i You must buy at least 1 day before ex div date. But The recommended way to go is to buy on the ex div date, miss the div but buy in at a lower price when the stock price drops to cover the div payment. But it's nice to get the div and not wait 3 months.
It takes 3 days for the purchase of shares to clear. Will those buying for the dividend today get it?