As a very new financial spread bettor with CMC Markets, I was surpised to see that dividends even apply to these types of derivatives. I'd heard they did with CFDs alright but not spread betting. Anyway, I had a short on the Dow at €1/pt. Position went against me and I got stopped out a week later with a €200 loss.... but as I was looking through the week-long history of the trade, I notice this 'price adjustment' charge every week day except one, totalling something like €15. IIRC, the CMC agent says it's to do with Dow companies declaring a dividend. But how are these charges worked out? It seems strange that an index with 30 companies was declaring a dividend nearly every day. If it was the S&P 500 I had a short on, could I expect even heftier dividend hits or does it not work like this? Is there perhaps an independent website you can check to verify dividend amounts & when they are declared?