Dividend capture by buying SPY and shorting IVV?

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 …

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Dividend Capture Strategies

In trying to capture dividends there is no free lunch. In fact, since Wall street is involved, the best you can hope for is an affordable lunch. I have looked at, and tried quite a few approaches—most of which don’t work, but I have found one approach that does work with some ETFs. Ironically you don’t actually collect the dividend most of the time, but …

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2019 Dividend, Ex-Dividend, and Paydate / Distribution information for ETFs

I have collected dividend, ex-dividend, paydate/ distribution information for 2019 on the following ETFs. Alerian  AMLP Invesco  Quarterly Group I:  EWEM  EWMC  EWRE  EWSC  OEW  RCD  RFG  RFV  RGI  RHS  RPG  RPV  RZG  RZV  RSP  RTM  RYE  RYF  RYH  RYT  RYU  XLG iShares iShares:  AGG  CMF  CSJ  HYG  IEF  IEI  IGOV  ISHG  LQD  PFF  SHV  SHY  TIP  TLH  TLT iShares:  AGZ  CFT  CIU  EMB  GBF  …

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2019 Ex-Dividend Date AGG AGZ CFT CIU CMF CSJ EMB GBF GVI HYG IEF IEI IGOV ISHG LQD MBB MUB NYF PFF SHV SHY SUB TIP TLH TLT

The 2019 Ex-Dividend and Pay Date information below is based on iShares distribution schedule. MONTHLY DISTRIBUTION — BlackRock, Bloomberg Barclays, iBoxx, JPMorgan 2019 Ex-Dividend Dates 1-Feb 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-May 3-June 1-July 1-Aug 3-Sept 1-Oct 1-Nov 2-Dec 19-Dec 30-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 5-Jan-2020 (possible cap gain dist) AGG   …

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