I am looking at a stock that has a dividend ex-date in July. Did I already miss the boat? -- Shaun from Arizona Jim Cramer: That all depends, on which date in July we're talking about. You need to be holding a stock at the close of trading on the day before the ex-date, to qualify for any regular cash dividend. You can then sell the stock on the ex-date itself, and still receive the payment, even though it usually is not paid for a few weeks later.
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