When Must I Buy a Stock to Get the Dividend? – TheStreet

you need to buy a stock three days before the record date in order to qualify for the dividend

Source: When Must I Buy a Stock to Get the Dividend? – TheStreet

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If Everyone Is Selling in a Bear Market, Does Your Broker Have to Buy Your Shares From You?

Brokers and Market Makers

As discussed above, many brokers are just trading facilitators. They don’t take a position opposite to your orders. Market makers do take the opposite side of a trade and may act as a buyer if you are a seller or vice versa.

Source: If Everyone Is Selling in a Bear Market, Does Your Broker Have to Buy Your Shares From You?