Trading tools

Being a successful and profitable investor often depends on whether you are using the right tools.

Dividends are made up of the sum of money paid out regularly by a company to its shareholders from its profits/reserves. If you often trade dividend stocks, you need to know the most important dates.

The two most important dates with reference to dividend payments are the: ex-dividend date and payment date. The ex-dividend date arises when dividends on shares are paid and are only payable if purchased prior to the ex-dividend date. The payment date is when dividends are paid via electronic transfer or mail of relevant investors.

Rollover refers to a trader’s decision not to buy traded currencies, but to continue trading until the position is closed. It is also characterized by the difference between the base and counter currencies of interbank interest rates.

We have provided you with our Trading Public Holidays information below, to help you be conversant with the relevant holidays to know the instruments that will be closed for trading.