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Subject:  settlement date/record date Date:  3/5/2014  8:17 PM
Author:  busogablue Number:  2200 of 2244

When I buy a stock, does the trade have to settle before the record date in order to receive the dividend? For example, the record date for company XYZ is 3/14. I buy the stock on 3/12, but the trade doesn't settle until 3/17, am I eligible to receive the dividend?
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