Do you add dividends?
Return to topic
Dividends are the portion of corporate profits that are allocated to shareholders, and the cut-off date for share ownership in order to qualify for a dividend is known as ex-dividend date.
If you have an equity CFD position open on the ex-dividend date, an adjustment will be made to your account in respect of the dividend or distribution attributable to the related instrument in the underlying market. If you hold a buy position you will receive the dividend as a positive adjustment to your account, however, if you hold a short (sell) position there will be a negative adjustment to your account for the dividend.
Please note that voting rights are not acquired with equity CFDs.