But this is the thing … these are not forecasts. When you read the analyst report (and I have read quite a few) they make that clear. This is also one of the things that I did not understand when I started …
It is the modelling around the creation of the target that is the most interesting bit … why? Because you get to see what drives the companies accounts.
We’re gradually rolling out dividend events to Standard and Plus members over the next week. This feature will be available on both iOS and Android. iOS users can download the update directly from the App Store.
Keep track of ex-dividend dates and dividend payment dates for individual stocks, and get them in your calendar. You can also see key info like dividend per share and dividend type.
Not sure what all this means? Check out the buttons within the feature. They’re there to give you helpful hints, so you can make the most of your stock fundamentals.
Let us know what you think below and keep an eye on this thread to see what’s next!
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Some investment houses make this clear by saying things like “HOLD” for now or “SELL” when it gets to £v or “BUY” above £w. This makes it clear that they are not predicting or forecasting the share price. But obviously Freetrade can’t do this because it is an execution only broker.
Excellent news! Can’t wait for this to be released. I have been adding the dates manually to my investor calendar, and it’s a time consuming process. The option to add this directly from the app to the calendar will be greatly appreciated.
Is this actually live? I can’t see anything on my app except previous payments. Also, is there any plan for your upcoming dividends to show on a list, like the activity feed? Having to go through each individual stock constantly to know if a payment has been announced, kinda makes it hard work for large portfolios.
It seems cool for seeing what happened previously but unless it was in one place, which would be awesome, pointless for me TBH.
To me it is the only real benefit as I have loads of stocks and having to go through all the individual ones every so often to see if/when a dividend is coming is not realistic at all. It goes against the great app that is so user friendly and simple.
Saying that I am unsure if I even have it and it is still in Beta as I have looked at over 30 stocks and none show upcoming dividends so I may be totally wrong. Just going of the images above.
Worthwhile remembering that dividend payment information can’t be shown without the payment being declared by the board.
So no amount, ex div or payment date possible until declared by the board. That is why some sites publish something they call a ‘prediction’. We see confusion about payment amounts and dates from time to time on Freetrade topic threads because of this.
You are totally correct! That kind of makes my point more valid as I need a 3rd party source to know when they are announced or manually go through every stock each week or something which i ridiculous.
I was hoping this would be something like the paid for services you can get where a notification is given when one is announced, or you get a nice list with all on one page for simplicity of seeing what is coming.
I am already signed up to all paid services but as I said before this would be a good plus incentive as people would love a calendar of what is due.
As with a lot of new things at Freetrade, it is much better than not having this function but feels like Beta or halfway to the service people actually want or need.
I get most of my dividend info from either the companies investor email services or RNS alerts from the LSE website (for UK stocks obvs). Both are free. Also get them through SimplyWallStreet, which is a paid service and usually a day or two behind the company/RNS emails.
I see the merit of what you and @BIg-g are saying about a generic calendar. For people that want to know what they should be expecting it makes a great deal of sense. I don’t agree that this information should be in the activity feed. For one simple reason: it is not an activity. All I want to see in the activity feed is incomings and outgoings. In any case, just because the board declared it, it does not mean you will get it (you may sell long before the ex date).
We should also recognise that many people really don’t care about this. The reason they don’t is because they are not going to do anything with the information. It has no bearing on and doesn’t inform any investment decision that they make. Some people just reinvest the money when they see the money arrive (or have it done automatically if their broker provides a re-investment service). As I said earlier, I fully recognise it is really important for some people to know … so I am not arguing against having a calendar in the form @Big-g says … just making it clear that many have no need for it.