Review of StreetSmart Edge

Review Streetsmart Edge (SSE) can be launched/downloaded from the  Schwab website.  Schwab has made StreetSmart Edge available to all account holders.  A call to their helpline (800-435-9050) is required to set it up.   If you want to run SSE on an underpowered computer, are having performance problems, or want to run on a Mac check out the cloud version of SSE, see this post for …

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IWM and other quarterly iShare Russell ETFs go ex-dividend

Redirected  iShares’ Russell 2000 Value Index Fund, IWM went ex-dividend Friday, September 23rd with a payout of $0.2498 per share. The distribution date is September 29th. See this post for IWM’s dividend history over the last five years. For the remaining ex-dividend and distribution dates for 2011 see this post. .

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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Stock Dividends

For updated information on SPY, IVV, and VOO dividends see this post. Some dividend related info: Excluding market action, Stock/ETF prices will drop by about the dividend amount when opening on their ex-dividend date.   The equity no longer carries the value of the dividend, so it drops in value.  The 500 stocks comprising the S&P index don’t go ex-dividend en-mass on the 17th, so the index …

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