(Huge change from last year)
(I have a feeling my miles will be closer to 3,000 in 2011)
(10 miles shy of 1,000 miles)
(Did some hiking, both times to Mt. Taurus (Bull Hill) )
Have you ever bought a stock only to find out later that you were not entitled to the next cash or stock dividend paid by the company? To determine whether you should get cash and most stock dividends, you need to look at two important dates. They are the “record date” or “date of record” and the “ex-dividend date” or “ex-date.”
When a company declares a dividend, it sets a record date when you must be on the company’s books as a shareholder to receive the dividend. Companies also use this date to determine who is sent proxy statements, financial reports, and other information.
Once the company sets the record date, the stock exchanges or the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. fix the ex-dividend date. The ex-dividend date is normally set for stocks two business days before the record date. If you purchase a stock on its ex-dividend date or after, you will not receive the next dividend payment. Instead, the seller gets the dividend. If you purchase before the ex-dividend date, you get the dividend. (cont’d)
Like every year we present the top 15 athletes overall during the run and talk about their running shoes. Fastest run among the men belonged to Aussie Pete Jacobs who managed a marathon time of 2:41:06 and finished in 9th place overall. Stay tuned for the top 15 overall female finishers and their running shoes, plus soon the top 15 finishers with their bikes in Kona. (cont’d)