I chanced upon your site and would like to ask if the stock dividends is going to be paid out in Dec for example, when should we buy in?
You have to buy the stock before it is ex-dividend to be entitled to the dividends. Stocks which are ex-dividend will have XD beside the stock name in SGX website.
If you are talking about dividend capture strategy, then it is more difficult. I personally find it hard to determine a correct entry point to buy-in to get the dividend/sell at a profit larger than what the dividend would have been. If you are buying a stock for the dividends, I guess it does not really matter when you buy in. Of course, some basic Technical Analysis might help in the long run.
Thanks for your email.
So if I spot that there is a ex-dividend stock, and if I buy in, will I be entitled to the dividends? Or would it already be too late?
It will be too late by the time it is shown as XD