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Trading the CFD, one should keep the dividend adjustment in mind.

The amount of dividend adjustment is added to the account balance in case a buy trade remains open on the ex-dividend date.

The amount of dividend adjustment is deducted from the account balance if there is an open sell trade on the ex-dividend date.

The table below contains the next dividends payable dates for every trading instrument of the NYSE group.

Example:

If on the ex-date of the dividend A per share #B, there is an open 2 lots buy position in the account, the amount of dividend will be calculated by the formula: 2 lots x 100 shares x A.

If there are several open positions of the share #B, the sum of all positions is taken as A value. When balance of all deals is negative (the sum of deals has SELL-slant), the dividend has a negative value.

Dividend correction calculation example:

Committee of directors of Microsoft company(MSFT) declares redeem of quarterly dividend in amount of $0.130 for stock on 10th of June:

* Ex-Date - 18.08.2009;
* Record Date - 20.08.2009;
* Pay Date - 10.09.2009.

Dividend's amount for the deal with the volume of 1 lot will make 100 x 0.130 = 13 USD.
Having a Sell position with the volume of 1 lot (100 stocks) on April 18, 13 USD will be discarded. Having position for buying with the volume of 1 lot - 13 USD will be added. Charges will take place in the day of registry hold.

Dividend calculator


Symbol Volume(lots) Quantity Dividend Ex-Date
Symbol
Volume(lots)
Quantity
Dividend
Ex-Date

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Ticker Declared Date Record Date Pay Date Ex-Date Amount Period
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