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I read elsewhere that AXP is scheduled for a 3-for-1 split in May. If so, what would be the deadline for owning stock that is eligible for the split?

Record dates in regard to stock splits are a throwback to the "old days" when everyone held their stock in certificate form. Now, they are really pretty much irrelevant. If you buy shares of AXP the day before the actual split, you will see twice as many shares in your account the next day, regardless of when the record date was.

Hope this helps.

the LanceMan

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