CFD Dividend Adjustment

Positions in the Index and stock CFDs are subject to possible dividend adjustments. A dividend adjustment is applied when a position passes its ex-dividend date, meaning when a position is left open at the settlement time of the previous trading day.

For long positions, the dividend adjustment is credited to the client's account; in case of short positions, the dividend adjustment is debited from the client's account. The values in the columns Long and Short in the widget below show the amount of dividends in the quote currency of the corresponding CFD instrument paid/charged per 1 contract.

In the event of a dividend payment on a single stock CFD (except US stocks), the economic effect of the corporate action for CFD holders will be generally reflected as if they had been holding the underlying security. Dividends are booked on the ex-date and payed on the pay-date. For long positions on share CFDs dividend amount is reduced by the withholding tax rate. Resulting percentage of dividends received by the client after withholding tax is shown in the table below.

Market % client receives on long position % client pays on short position
Austria 72.5 100
Belgium 85.0 100
Denmark 85.0 100
Finland 85.0 100
France 85.0 100
Germany 73.625 100
Netherlands 85.0 100
Norway 85.0 100
Portugal 85.0 100
Spain 85.0 100
Sweden 85.0 100
Switzerland 65.0 100
UK 100 100

All positions in US stock CFDs will be closed before the dividend ex-date at 19:00 GMT and opening of new positions will be restricted until next market opening. If due to any reason positions will not be closed / new positions will be opened, Dukascopy Bank reserves the right to correct this mistake and adjust corresponding positions accordingly.

The Dividend Adjustment Calendar shows the dividend adjustments which will be done on ex-dividend date. The values published up to one week prior to the ex-dividend date are forecasts and may be subject to change.

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