VTSAX & VFIAX dividend distributions timing

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VTSAX & VFIAX dividend distributions timing

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Is there a reliable place to get information on when VTSAX and VFIAX will provide dividend distributions every year? Is there a consistent time dividend distributions occurs every year for these two funds? I’m trying to plan for potential TLH opportunities.

Thanks in advance.
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bob60014 wrote: Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:39 pm Vanguard provides the schedule.

https://investornews.vanguard/upcoming- ... formation/
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Note that for the most part Vanguard has not posted the timing for December distributions, and says A new schedule for December dividend distributions will be posted in the future.

You could use the pdf in Vanguard - Estimated 2019 year-end distributions for a reasonable guess on timing.
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Mode32 wrote: Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:33 pm Is there a reliable place to get information on when VTSAX and VFIAX will provide dividend distributions every year? Is there a consistent time dividend distributions occurs every year for these two funds? I’m trying to plan for potential TLH opportunities.

Thanks in advance.
The answer is, "No, there is no reliable place to know the actual schedule more than a few weeks in advance." Vanguard.com hides it very well when they do put it up since the search tool at Vanguard.com doesn't work very well. Try using "quarterly dividends" as a search term whenever you are curious and you may find a link.

This is in contrast to other fund sponsors. For instance, here is a link to a real legit schedule from State Street Global Advisors:
https://www.ssga.com/library-content/pr ... hedule.pdf

Or from iShares: https://www.ishares.com/us/literature/d ... 0-2021.pdf

From what I am seeing, Vanguard has no excuse for not publishing this information because they must have the schedule already figured out perhaps years in advance.
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livesoft wrote: Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:46 pm
Mode32 wrote: Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:33 pm Is there a reliable place to get information on when VTSAX and VFIAX will provide dividend distributions every year? Is there a consistent time dividend distributions occurs every year for these two funds? I’m trying to plan for potential TLH opportunities.

Thanks in advance.
The answer is, "No, there is no reliable place to know the actual schedule more than a few weeks in advance." Vanguard.com hides it very well when they do put it up since the search tool at Vanguard.com doesn't work very well. Try using "quarterly dividends" as a search term whenever you are curious and you may find a link.

This is in contrast to other fund sponsors. For instance, here is a link to a real legit schedule from State Street Global Advisors:
https://www.ssga.com/library-content/pr ... hedule.pdf

Or from iShares: https://www.ishares.com/us/literature/d ... 0-2021.pdf

From what I am seeing, Vanguard has no excuse for not publishing this information because they must have the schedule already figured out perhaps years in advance.
Thanks for the info. Why do you think Vanguard so hesitant to publish this information?
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Mode32 wrote: Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:33 pm Is there a reliable place to get information on when VTSAX and VFIAX will provide dividend distributions every year? Is there a consistent time dividend distributions occurs every year for these two funds? I’m trying to plan for potential TLH opportunities.

Thanks in advance.
They have quarterly distributions.
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