2019 Vanguard Ex-Dividend and Distribution Dates: 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

2019 Ex-Dividend Dates
1-February1-March1-April1-May3-June1-July1-August
3-September1- October 1-November 2-December 10-December21-Dec (possible cap gain dist)
Pay / Distribution Dates
7-Feb7-Mar5-Apr7-May7-June8-July7-Aug
9-Sept7-Oct7-Nov6-Dec26-Dec31-Dec (possible cap gain dist)


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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