If an investor buys a stock before the ex-date, they are entitled to the dividend that the stock is scheduled to pay that month. If the investor buys on or after the ex-date, then they will not receive the dividend payment for that month - the seller does.
When checking Google Finance or a newspaper for a stock quote, the ex-date is typically marked with a lowercase “x.”
The main difference is that Roth contributions go in after tax and are not taxed on withdrawal
A Traditional IRA holds money tax-deferred until retirement. An IRA is an account with tax-deferred growth of assets
The IRS adjusts the contribution limits year to year to accommodate cost-of-living adjustments
After the payments begin, you'll receive Social Security benefits for the rest of your life
A Revocable Trust is also known as a Living Trust, and it is an estate planning vehicle that allows you to determine...
In order to solicit orders for any type of security, a broker or representative must pass the Series 63 examination
A bond coupon is the interest rate that a bond issuer agrees to pay to the bondholder
Forward contracts are agreements to exchange specific assets on a specific date, at a price determined at the outset
Some securities, such as IPOs, are prohibited from being purchased on margin or for serving as margin for other purchases
Also called net operating margin, return on sales can indicate how well a company makes use of its sales revenue