A dividend is the percentage of profits that is regularly paid out by a company to its shareholders. The two most important dates related to dividend payments are the “ex-dividend” and “payment” dates. An ex-dividend date is the fixed day when the stock starts trading without the value of its next dividend payment. The payment date is when dividends are paid via electronic transfer or mail of relevant investors.
A rollover means extending the contract’s open position until the next trading day. Some of the instruments offered are based on contracts with no specific maturity date, and therefore these must be regularly rolled over.