$REML A lot of people asking about dividend etc. so I will do my best to explain this. You must hold the stock from the day before the Ex dividend date through the end of trading on the record date, you will then have the dividend deposited as cash to your brokerage account where your shares are, or were bought. Many people buy and hold the stock before the ex dividend date through the recording date, and then move into a different position to maximize their ability to use their cash then come back before the next ex date, this is income investing 101; however, due to the steep discount in stock price, many feel that to buy now and hold LONG even until the maturity date of 2036 is a good play because you will receive the benefit of monthly dividends (which will rise as the market recovers) as well as the benefit of a recovering stock price (which will also rise as the dividends go up as many will look for high yield investments). Those are here: notes.credit-suisse.com/etn...