2019 Ex-dividend and Distribution Dates: VAW, VDE, VGT, VCR, VDC, VHT, VIS, VOX, VTIP

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 & Distributions Dates:  VAW, VDE, VGT, VCR, VDC, VHT, VIS, VOX, VTIP

2019 Ex-Dividend Dates
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
13-March 27-June 26-September 13-December
Pay / Distribution Dates
29-March 3-July 2-October 19-December


VAW Vanguard Materials ETF
VCR Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF
VDC Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF
VDE Vanguard Energy ETF
VGT Vanguard Information Technology ETF
VHT Vanguard Health Care ETF
VIS Vanguard Industrials ETF
VOX Vanguard Telecommunications Services ETF
VTIP Vanguard Short-Term Inflation-Protected Securities ETF

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


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