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Index Dividends Adjustments (8-14 Oct)

ETX Capital, Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Index Div Adj - MAIN

Market 08 Oct
(Tue)
09 Oct
(Wed)
10 Oct
(Thu)
11 Oct
 (Fri)
14 Oct
(Mon)
UK 100
(16:30 BST)
   9.5      
France 40
(16:30 BST)
         
Euro stoxx 
(16:30 BST)
      0.9      
Australia
(06:00 BST)

 1.0      
Hong Kong 50
(09:00 BST)

35.0       3.0
Spain 35
(16:30 BST)
     13.0    
Italy 40
(16:30 BST)
         
Japan 225
(07:00 BST)
 
     
Wall Street
(21:00 BST)
4.2 
   
 
SP 500
(21:00 BST)
 0.91 0.06 0.33   0.01
US Tech 100
(21:00 BST)
 0.1         

All dividend adjustments are forecasts and therefore speculative and subject to our customer terms and conditions. Figures and adjustment dates can be affected by public holidays.


What Are Index Dividend Adjustments?
Companies often pay out dividends to their shareholders, it’s a scheduled event that can take place several months after they are declared. Generally, the price of a stock is reduced by the dividend amount once the stock goes ex-div. Indices are made up of multiple equities and so the index value will reduce if individual share prices fall due to dividend payments. To mitigate the effect of dividend payments, ETX capital apply a dividend adjustment to positions held through the ex-div date. These adjustments make sure there are no losses or gains through the dividend process. 

For example, if there is a dividend due in the UK 100 which takes off 11 points from the index, a short position of £1 a point held through 16:30 on the dividend adjustment date would see their P/L increase by £11 but see a debit of £11. A long position would see their P/L reduce by £11 but receive a credit of £11.


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