iShares dividends: IWM, IVV, OEF and more

Updated: Sep 6th, 2011 | Vance Harwood
 

For  iShares Russell ETFs  (e.g., IWM) ex-dividend and paydate information go here.

For iShares S&P ETFs (e.g, IVV, OEF) ex-dividend and paydate information go here.

More ex-dividend, distribution date, and dividend history information here.



Dividend capture by buying SPY and shorting IVV?

Updated: Mar 14th, 2013 | Vance Harwood
 

If your devious dividend capture plan involves you hedging against SPY’s price movements by selling IVV short until after SPY goes ex-dividend you can forget about it. The IVV (Barclays Global) price doesn’t drop by SPY’s dividend amount on SPY’s ex-dividend date. It continues to track the S&P 500 until it goes ex-dividend a few days later. Your master plan will net out with you down by at least your commission costs.

For  IVV and SPY ex-dividend and distribution dates and lots of others  see here.

If you are interested of an overview of dividend strategies—some of which actually work, see this post.

Thanks to Jeff in the comments below for pointing out to me that IVV management doesn’t have to do anything in order for this to play out this way.

IVV vs SPY (June 2010 ex-dividends), click to enlarge



Next 2017 SPY, VOO, IVV Ex-Dividend Dates and Estimated Dividends

Updated: Jun 27th, 2017 | Vance Harwood
 

SPY went ex-dividend Friday, June 16th, 2017  with a dividend of  $1.18311 per share. Its distribution payout will be on July 27th,2017.  VOO, one of the other two big S&P 500 ETFs, went ex-dividend the 23rd of June with a dividend of $1.01/ share and IVV went ex-dividend on the 27th of June with a dividend of $1.11698/ share. VOO and IVV are much faster to distribute the dividends—both pay out within a week of their ex-dividend dates. IVV and VOO reinvest dividends into their constituent stocks until the payout date arrives. SPY is restricted by its Unit Investment Trust legal structure to hold dividends in cash until they are paid out.

SPY is the largest ETF in the world, currently with $229 billion in assets under management. The next two largest ETFs that track the S&P 500 are iShare’s IVV and Vanguard’s VOO—currently with $111 billion and $68 billion in assets respectively. The table below summarizes dividend information for SPY, IVV, and VOO. Vanguard only publishes ex-dividend dates a few days prior to the event itself, so future dates for VOO are just estimates.

Ticker Next Ex-dividend Next Pay date March Dividend June Dividend
SPY 16-Jun-2017 27-Jul-2017  $1.03312 $1.18311
IVV 27-Jun-2017 30-Jun-2017  $1.032  $1.11698
VOO 23-Jun-2017 29-Jun-2017 $0.998 $1.01


You only have to buy a stock or ETF the day prior to its ex-dividend date to be eligible for the dividend.  You can sell on the ex-dividend date if you want and still collect the dividend when the distribution/pay date arrives.  Be aware that in a flat market the stock or ETF at opening on its ex-dividend date will typically drop in value by the dividend amount.  See Top 10 questions on Dividends if you have more questions.

SPY, IVV, VOO 2016 Ex-Dividend Dates
Ticker Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
SPY 17-Mar-17 16-Jun-17 15-Sep-17 15-Dec-17 27-Dec-17 (potential cap gains)
IVV 24-Mar-17 27-Jun-17 26-Sep-17 20-Dec-17 29-Dec-17  (potential cap gains)
VOO 24-Mar-17 23-Jun-17 13-Sep-17 (est) 22-Dec-17 (est)
Pay / Distribution Dates
SPY 28-Apr-17 27-Jul-17 31-Oct-17 31-Jan-18 31-Jan-18 (potential cap gains)
IVV 30-Mar-17 30-Jun-17 29-Sep-17 26-Dec-17 4-Jan-18 (potential cap gains)
VOO 28-Mar-17 29-Jun-17 19-Sep-17 (est) 29-Dec-17 (est)


For more information about ex-dividend and distribution dates for SPDR, iShares, Schwab, and Vanguard ETFs see this post. See the chart below for SPY’s dividend history since 2010. Click on the graph to enlarge.

 

 

 

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