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Dividend Capture Captains: The 3 Best Blue-Chip Stocks For Tactical Traders

Give someone a dividend and you pay them that day but teach them to capture the dividend and you provide investment income for life!

Executing a capture-the-dividend trade entails buying the stock before the ex-date so you are the shareholder of record. You then sell it to book the dividend income, making little if any capital gains (that would be nice but it is not the objective). There are many factors to consider in buying dividend stocks for tactical traders.

To maximize profits for capture-the-dividend trades, like all short-term buying and selling, certain steps should be considered.

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