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 Monthly Ex-dividend & Distributions Dates: VCIT, VCLT, VGSH, VMBS
|2020 Ex-Dividend Dates (estimates)|
|1-September||1- October||2-November||1-December||23-December||23-Dec (possible cap gain dist)|
|Pay / Distribution Dates (estimates)|
|4-Sept||6-Oct||5-Nov||4-Dec||27-Dec||31-Dec (possible cap gain dist)|
Pay date is usually 3 trading days after ex-dividend date
VCIT Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF
VCLT Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond ETF
VGSH Vanguard Short-Term Government Bond ETF
VMBS Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities ETF
Looking for ex-dividend information for other ETFs? Check this page.