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-February 1-March 1-April 1-May 3-June 1-July 1-August
3-September 1- October  1-November  2-December  10-December 21-Dec (possible cap gain dist)
Pay / Distribution Dates
7-Feb 7-Mar 5-Apr 7-May 7-June 8-July 7-Aug
9-Sept 7-Oct 7-Nov 6-Dec 26-Dec 31-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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