2021 Ex-dividend and Distribution Dates: VIG, VTI, VTV, VV, VYM

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 Quarterly Ex-dividend & Distribution Dates—Group B: VIG, VTI, VTV, VV, VYM

2021 Ex-Dividend Dates (estimated)
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
25-March 17-June 28-September 20-December
Pay / Distribution Dates
31-March 22-June 1-October 23-December


VIG Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF
VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF
VTV Vanguard Value ETF
VV Vanguard Large Cap ETF
VYM Vanguard High Dividend Yield Indx ETF

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

Q1 Last Thursday of Month, Paydate last trading day of month
Q3 Last Tuesday of Month, Paydate 3 days later
Q4 Next to last Monday,  Paydate 3 days later


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4 thoughts on “2021 Ex-dividend and Distribution Dates: VIG, VTI, VTV, VV, VYM”

  1. Did not get VTI Sept dividend on 9/19 as it states above. Schwab says 9/27. I was told that a middleman is involved between Vanguard and Schwab, and we all know that when middlemen are involved it costs investors more and/or there could be more float time thus more float related profits to all involved except us. Float used to be 3 days, now it is what they want it to be.

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    • I worked for Schwab on their dividend team. Legally we cannot hold back any fund company’s dividends and Vanguard releases the dividend amount to us and sends us the funds that day based on the previous days shares we held as a whole (I worked with the general ledger accounts for each fund). No float time or money involved or we would get sued. If Vanguard sees Schwab holds 1.7 billion shares and the rate is X they send you a check for that exact amount.

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