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Ian Wyatt has another “special dividend” presentation that’s currently being heavily promoted to lure new subscribers for one of his newsletters… and like the one we looked at last year, this is a pitch for Steve Mauzy’s Dividend Confidential. If you don’t know what “special dividends” are, they’re essentially one-time dividends that don’t imply any […]

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  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Limit orders are controlled by brokers, usually you’ll enter an expiration date when you place the order (or the broke...

  • SoGiAm

    $SPRT > Support.com declares $1.00 dividend Dec. 6, 2019 5:03 PM ET|About: Support.com, Inc. (SPRT)|By: Akanksha Bak...

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    MAIN is an excellent BDC with solid and steady returns. The MAIN difference, pun intended, is it's COMPOUNDING INTEREST ...

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    Thanks for reminding me that these special dividends rarely work out. Some years ago, Motley fool hyped FCX for a speci...

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    Ditto, this $28 metallurgical coal producer (HCC) has paid out over $20 in (special) dividends over the last 2.5 - 3 yea...

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    There seems to be a more consistent and faster profit out of the special dividends. Sell short prior to ex-dividend dat...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    That’s where the market makers and brokers will open trading the first day ex dividend, and that makes sense in a perf...

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    These special dividends can be appealing, but I should warn you they don't always work as you hope. I was intrigued by ...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Because part of the appeal of these stories is that investors often get excited about big special dividends and therefor...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    No. Options prices are adjusted for large special dividends....

  • SoGiAm

    $LSE.CARDC np - #SpecialDividend in September 2018 * CARD FACTORY: British greeting card retailer Card Factory Plc ...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Yes, but what's most important is the ex-dividend date (the 24th, I think), not the "shareholder of record" date -- the ...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Yes, special dividends should trigger an adjustment in the option contract terms — I think it used to be that they onl...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    I sold a while ago when I was raising money for something else, mostly because I didn't see a big opportunity for them t...

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    I do the same thing Ian Wyatt is talking about on my own. I search the ex-dividend dates of stocks and buy stocks with h...

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    The only caveat about MAIN that I can offer is that while the regular dividends can be automatically reinvested in more ...

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    Even better than low-yield companies with special dividends are high-yielders with the extra kickers. At least some of ...

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    TR, Good call. I just bought CBOE Holdings in late JAN 2014 so I missed the special dividend. But I'm in for the long ...

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    Those interested in special dividends might want to check out Argan (AGX) ... has paid a hefty special dividend the past...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    He's just citing some IMF documents that are primarily about standardized taxation rules for treatment of equity and deb...

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    @Frank Costley, the "dividend vault" is basically a claim that many major companies, such as Coca-Cola, P&G, Microso...

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    I bought SDRL well over 2 years ago and have received dividend payments and special dividends from them very regularly. ...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    I prefer SDRL too, but DO's yield is far more competitive with SDRL than the regular dividend indicates, as covered abov...

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    GORO is now actually listed on AMEX. On their website they say that 1/3 will be paid for taxes etc, 1/3 for further ex...

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    The few times I have gone for these large "special dividends" over the last 4 years,the stock has never recovered to its...

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    Not a sure loser -- large special dividends are usually reflected by a change to the options contract. And you can't...

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    Call options do not adjust for normal dividends, but they often do for "special" dividends as was teased here -- I don't...

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    Gumshoe, I enjoyed your comments about Palm as much as your view on special dividends. I bought my first palm pilot arou...

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    Regular dividends don't change options contracts, but things like splits, major special dividends (again, that "10% of t...

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    Interesting ideas, but unfortunately not really possible with big special dividends, at least if I understand you correc...

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    The Dividend Grabber concept is based on buying the shares POST dividend based on the idea that the underlying stock is ...

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