2021 Vanguard Ex-Div & Paydates: VCIT, VCLT, VGSH, VMBS

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

2021 Ex-Dividend Dates (estimates)
1-February 1-March 1-April 3-May 1-June 1-July 2-August
1-September 1- October  1-November  1-December  23-December 23-Dec (possible cap gain dist)
Pay / Distribution Dates (estimates)
5-Feb 5-Mar 6-Apr 6-May 4-June 7-July 6-Aug
6-Sept 6-Oct 5-Nov 6-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.

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