Dividends are the portion of corporate profits that are allocated to shareholders, and the cut-off date for share ownership in order to qualify for a dividend is known as ex-dividend date.
At Plus500 you trade CFDs on equities, therefore, you do not actually own the share itself. If you have an equity or ETF CFD position open on the ex-dividend date, an adjustment will be made to your account in respect of the dividend paid on the underlying market. If you hold a buy position you will receive the dividend as a positive adjustment to your account. However, if you hold a sell position there will be a negative adjustment. Please note that voting rights are not acquired with equity CFDs.
CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 80.6% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.