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The stock trading technique called 'Buying Dividends,' also commonly referred to as 'Dividend Capture,' is the process of buying stocks before the ex dividend date and selling the stock shortly after the ex date at about the same price, yet still being entitled to the dividend.

This technique generally works only in bull markets.

In order to be entitled to the dividend, traders have to buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, and can't sell the stock until after the ex date. The actual dividend may not be paid for another few weeks. has compiled a downloadable and sortable list of the stocks going ex dividend in the near future.

The list contains many dividend paying companies, lots with market caps over $500 million, and yields over 2 percent. Here are a few examples showing the stock symbol, the ex-dividend date, and the yield.

Maxim Integrated Products MXIM 2/17/2015 3.3%
Resources Connection Inc RECN 2/17/2015 1.9%

Carnival Corp CCL 2/18/2015 2.2%
Capitala Finance Corp CPTA 2/18/2015 10.2%

Park National Corp PRK 2/18/2015 4.6%
Regency Centers  REIT REG 2/19/2015 2.8%
Denbury Resources Inc. DNR 2/20/2015 3.5%
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 2/20/2015 2.7%

The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found at

Dividend Definitions

Declaration date: the day that the company declares that there is going to be an upcoming dividend.

Ex-dividend date: the day on which if you buy the stock, you would not be entitled to that particular dividend; or the first day on which a shareholder can sell the shares and still be entitled to the dividend.

Record date: the day when you must be on the company's books as a shareholder to receive the dividend. The ex-dividend date is normally set for stocks at two business days before the record date.

Payment date: the day on which the dividend payment is actually made, which can be as long at two months after the ex date.

Don't forget to reconfirm the ex-dividend date with the company before implementing this technique.

Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above at the time the article was written.

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