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Dividend after purchase of company stock

For instance if I buy the stock of a company on July11th, will I get the dividend with Ex-Dividend Date Jul 14, 2022.
Thanks, ron


  • Yes, if you purchase a stock "before" the ex-dividend date, you get the dividend. If you purchase a stock on its ex-dividend date or after, you will not receive the next dividend payment. Instead, the seller gets the dividend.
  • Bear in mind that the stock will drop in price by the amount of the dividend on the ex date so you're not getting anything extra.
  • edited July 10
    If a stock is purchased in a taxable account, the dividend will be fully taxed even if the stock was held for only a few days. Thus, it's usually preferable to not "buy the dividend" in taxable accounts.
  • Not only that, but if the stock is sold within 61 days of purchase, that dividend will be taxed as ordinary income.
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