Dividend trade roll/play
Used for listed equity securities. Method of buying and selling stocks around their ex-dividend dates so as to collect the dividend (which is 80% tax-exempt) offset by a fully-taxable capital loss. Predicated on the 80% current exemption that some corporations receive on dividend income.
Nearby TermsDividend rights Dividend rollover plan Dividend trade roll/play Dividend yield (Funds) Dividend yield (Stocks)
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