DIA dividend history

Updated: Feb 17th, 2012 | Vance Harwood


Ex-dividend and pay / distribution information for DIA is here.

DIA Dividend History

If you would like the dividend history for another security, see this post.

Dividend History

Updated: Dec 28th, 2011 | Vance Harwood

I’ve recently created a tool for generating dividend history reports on any of the iShares and SPDR ETFs.

You can access it here: Dividend History Report.

Links to a few selected pre-generated reports are shown below:

DIA dividend history

DVY dividend history

IWM dividend history

JNK dividend history

LQD dividend history

SPY dividend history

TIP dividend history

XLP dividend history

XLU dividend history

If you need dividend history on a non iShare / SPDR fund or stock then I recommend the DividendInvestor site.



2016 Ex-dividend and Pay date information for: DIA

Updated: Apr 6th, 2016 | Vance Harwood

The 2016 Ex-Dividend and Pay Date  information below is based on SPDR’s distribution schedule,

DIA SPDR  Dow Diamond

2016 Ex-Dividend Dates
15-Jan 19-Feb 18-Mar 15-Apr 20-May 17-June 15-July
19-Aug 16-Sept 21-Oct 18-Nov 16-Dec  28-Dec (possible cap gains)
Pay / Distribution Dates
16-Feb 14-Mar 11-Apr 16-May 13-June 11-July 15-Aug
12-Sept 17-Oct 14-Nov 12-Dec 16-Jan-16 16-Jan-17 (possible cap gains distribution)


DIA dividend history

DIA Dividend History

Dividend capture approaches

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DIA Dividend Capture–close out

Updated: Feb 21st, 2010 | Vance Harwood

My DIA dividend capture position was assigned last night as expected, for a net profit of $0.27 per share.  Since my DIA position was called before the dividend was distributed I won’t actually get the dividend (which I am estimating to be $0.25), but my net profit is slightly more with considerably less risk than just buying DIA and holding to ex-dividend.   The image below includes today’s open interest on the DIA options as the far right column.  The Feb 99 calls went from an open interest of around 2400 to 38 overnight, so about 98.5% of the open calls were assigned.  The options up through the 102 strike were mostly cleared out.

DIA call option chain 19-Feb-2010, Open Interest on right, click to enlarge

DIA call option chain 19-Feb-2010, Open Interest on right, click to enlarge

Feb 2010 DIA dividend capture

Updated: Nov 19th, 2011 | Vance Harwood

Bought DIA at 101.17, sold-to-open Feb 99 calls at 2.44 — both with market orders, for a net debit of 98.73.    Pretty frustrating morning– tried to do buy-writes first thing today with a net debit amount, but I  never got a fill, even though I was splitting the ask/bid price or slightly more generous on the options (97 calls at that point).  I don’t know if this is due to the upcoming DIA dividend, the general behavior of the DIA option market makers, Fidelity’s software/order flow, or what.

For this strategy, getting better than the listed ask/bid price is pretty important– $0.05 or $0.10 is a pretty big percentage of the available profit for the deep ITM calls.  I looked at doing a call vertical spread,splitting the bid/ask spread,  with the long side way OTM (e.g., 108)–to be followed by buying DIA at market.   The spread might execute better because it would be be an options only trade, and would only cost a cent or two, but by that time the market was rallying strongly–I didn’t want to be in an effective naked short call situation in a dynamic market while I created the long side of the DIA covered call position.