Playing dividends

I was looking into this anyone have any experiences with it? Buying a stock in-between divided announcement and payment and then holding until you have been in long enough to receive dividend and then selling it?

Pay attention to stocks on ex-dividend day, you will see that they are marked down from the day before by the amount of the dividend.

Therefore you cannot simply buy the stock at X price on one day, sell it the next day for X price and take the dividend.

Cool thanks for the info man! I have played stock splits with some success and wondered if i would be able to do the same thing with dividends. I was hoping to anyways lol.

What is your technique for stock splits?

Well when the market is doing well i usually buy after the surge in stock price after the split is announced drops back down and then sell as it usually increases approaching the date of the split.