SPY and other SPDR ETFs ex-dividend

For updated information about SPY, IVV, and VOO’s dividend see this post. See here for my list / dates for iShare S&P related funds and here for the Russell related funds. Vanguard treats their ex-dividend dates like state secrets.   See here for my estimates on Vanguard ETF ex-dividend and pay dates. .

Redirect to VIG Vanguard ETF ex-dividend and distribution dates

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 …

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Volatility and Bond moves

VIX was touching / very close to the lower 2 sigma Bollinger band this morning, so I sold my  XIV position at 150.13.  Bought some IEF (Barclays 7-10  Treasuries) at 93.80  because it was near the low end of its current trading range, will go ex-dividend next week (1-Feb) with a dividend of around $0.24/share, and tends to go up if equities go down. Later …

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