When a company declares a dividend, it sets a record date when you must be on the company’s books as a shareholder to receive the dividend. Companies also use this date to determine who is sent proxy statements, financial reports, and other information.

Looking at Singapore Exchange, the previous ex-dividend dates for Nikko AM Singapore STI ETF (G3B) in April were 27 Apr 2012, 29 Apr 2011 and 29 Apr 2010. Take note if you’re planning a purchase!

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What you receive as dividends (regardless low 1% dividend yield or high dividend 50% yield) will be discounted off right at the market open on the ex-dividend date.

As a shareholder, a dividend payout no matter how big or small has no impact on your net worth.

Source : Philip-Teo.com

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