2016 Vanguard Ex-Dividend and Distribution Dates: BND, BSV, VGLT, BIV, VCSH

Updated: Mar 8th, 2016 | Vance Harwood

Apparently Vanguard likes to keep their ETF ex-dividend and distribution dates a secret until just a couple days before the event.  It has that old mutual fund feel to it—”we’ll give you a quote after-market and allow you to buy or sell our stuff at the end of the day, otherwise go away…”

As a result, the dates below are just guesses, based on previous year’s ex-dividend and distribution dates.   For ex-dividend and pay dates see this  Vanguard link for getting the confirmed dates.

Selected Vanguard ETF 2016 Monthly Ex-dividend & Distributions Dates:  BND, BNDX, BSV, VGLT, BIV, VCSH, VWOB

2016 Ex-Dividend Dates
1-Feb 1-Mar 1-Apr 2-May 1-June 1-July 1-Aug
1-Sept 3-Oct 1-Nov 1-Dec 22-Dec 22-Dec (possible cap gain dist)
Pay / Distribution Dates
5-Feb 7-Mar 7-Apr 6-May 7-June 8-July 5-Aug
8-Sept 7-Oct 7-Nov 7-Dec 29-Dec 29-Dec (possible cap gain dist)

BND Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF
BNDX Vanguard Total International Bond ETF
BSV Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF
VGLT Vanguard Long-Term Govt Bd Idx ETF
BIV Vanguard Intermediate-Term Bond ETF
VCSH Vanguard Short-Term Corp Bd Idx ETF
VWOB Emerging Markets Government Bond ETF

For information on other Vanguard ETFs see this page.

Looking for ex-dividend information for other ETFs? Check this page.

Notes:  except for capital gains distribution in December, Vanguard follows iShares schedule, even unusual 4 day period in early December for distribution.  Vanguard does 12th ex in Dec, same timing as possible capital gains distribution.   Year end capital gains distribution: ex-date a week before the distribution date, which has been the 30th  (pattern for 2014).

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 | Vance Harwood