Hi Pat: I have a question regarding dividends. In your opinion, is it better to buy a stock just before the ex-dividend date or just after? What about the dividend capture strategy? Thanks as always.

A: There are a number of dates related to the payment of dividends:

The declaration date is the date on which a company’s board of directors actually sets the amount of the next dividend. Typically it is a number of weeks in advance of the actual… Read More

Stock Pickers Digest Hotline – Friday, March 1, 2019

ALIMENTATION COUCHE-TARD INC., $76.24, symbol ATD.B on Toronto, operates 12,661 convenience stores across North America and Europe.

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