Each fund’s per-share dividend rate is posted on our distributions page on the fund’s declaration date. Once the distribution amount is posted, you can log on to your account and view dividends for funds you own. The record date, payable date, reinvestment date, and other fund dividend information is also available.

Don’t “buy a dividend”

Thinking about purchasing a stock or mutual fund just to get the dividend? Before you do, consider:

  • Dividends are announced several days or weeks before they’re paid. It could seem like a good idea to buy shares of a stock or fund just in time to get the dividend payment—but in many cases, it’s not.
  • If you’re investing through a tax-deferred account, dividends won’t impact your tax situation. But if you’re investing through a taxable account, these dividend payments will lead to additional taxes for you.

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Also, be aware that when a fund pays a distribution, its share price may drop that day, even if the broader market rises.

Declaration date: September 18, 2017
Vanguard fund or ETFShare class(es)
Vanguard 500 Index FundInvestor, Admiral™, Institutional Select, ETF
Vanguard Developed Markets Index FundInvestor, Admiral, Institutional, Institutional Plus
Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Index FundInvestor, Admiral, ETF
Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index FundInvestor, Admiral, Institutional, Institutional Plus
Vanguard European Stock Index FundInvestor, Admiral, Institutional, Institutional Plus
Vanguard Extended Market Index FundInvestor, Admiral, Institutional, Institutional Plus, Institutional Select, ETF
Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Index FundInvestor, Admiral, Institutional, Institutional Plus, ETF
Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Small-Cap Index FundInvestor, Institutional, ETF
Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETFETF
Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETFETF
Vanguard FTSE Europe ETFETF
Vanguard FTSE Pacific ETFETF
Vanguard High Dividend Yield Index FundInvestor, ETF
Vanguard Large-Cap Index FundInvestor, Admiral, Institutional, ETF
Vanguard Mid-Cap Growth Index FundInvestor, Admiral, ETF
Vanguard Mid-Cap Value Index FundInvestor, Admiral, ETF
Vanguard Pacific Stock Index FundInvestor, Admiral, Institutional, Institutional Plus
Vanguard Small-Cap Growth Index FundInvestor, Admiral, Institutional, ETF
Vanguard Small-Cap Index FundInvestor, Admiral, Institutional, Institutional Plus, ETF
Vanguard Total International Stock Index FundInvestor, Admiral, Institutional, Institutional Plus, Institutional Select, ETF
Declaration date: September 20, 2017
Vanguard fundShare class(es)
Vanguard Balanced Index FundInvestor, Admiral, Institutional
Vanguard Convertible Securities FundInvestor
Vanguard Equity Income FundInvestor, Admiral
Vanguard Growth Index FundInvestor, Admiral, Institutional, ETF
Vanguard Inflation-Protected Securities FundInvestor, Admiral, Institutional
Vanguard Institutional Index FundInstitutional, Institutional Plus
Vanguard Institutional Target Retirement Income FundInstitutional
Vanguard Institutional Total Stock Market Index FundInstitutional, Institutional Plus
Vanguard International Dividend Appreciation Index FundInvestor, Admiral, ETF
Vanguard International High Dividend Yield Index FundInvestor, Admiral, ETF
Vanguard LifeStrategy® Conservative Growth FundInvestor
Vanguard LifeStrategy Income FundInvestor
Vanguard REIT Index FundInvestor, Admiral, Institutional, ETF
Vanguard Short-Term Inflation-Protected Securities Index FundInvestor, Admiral, Institutional, ETF
Vanguard Target Retirement Income FundInvestor
Vanguard Tax-Managed Balanced FundAdmiral
Vanguard Tax-Managed Capital Appreciation FundAdmiral, Institutional
Vanguard Tax-Managed Small-Cap FundAdmiral, Institutional
Vanguard Total Stock Market Index FundInvestor, Admiral, Institutional, Institutional Plus, Institutional Select, ETF
Vanguard Value Index FundInvestor, Admiral, Institutional, ETF
Vanguard Wellesley® Income FundInvestor, Admiral
Vanguard Wellington™ FundInvestor, Admiral
Declaration date: September 25, 2017
Vanguard fundShare class(es)
Vanguard Consumer Discretionary Index FundAdmiral, ETF
Vanguard Consumer Staples Index FundAdmiral, ETF
Vanguard Energy Index FundAdmiral, ETF
Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury Index FundInstitutional, Institutional Plus, ETF
Vanguard Financials Index FundAdmiral, ETF
Vanguard FTSE Social Index FundInvestor, Institutional
Vanguard Global ex-U.S. Real Estate Index FundInvestor, Admiral, Institutional, ETF
Vanguard Health Care Index FundAdmiral, ETF
Vanguard Industrials Index FundAdmiral, ETF
Vanguard Information Technology Index FundAdmiral, ETF
Vanguard Materials Index FundAdmiral, ETF
Vanguard Mega Cap Growth Index FundInstitutional, ETF
Vanguard Mega Cap Index FundInstitutional, ETF
Vanguard Mega Cap Value Index FundInstitutional, ETF
Vanguard Mid-Cap Index FundInvestor, Admiral, Institutional, Institutional Plus, ETF
Vanguard Russell 1000 Growth Index FundInstitutional, ETF
Vanguard Russell 1000 Index FundInstitutional, ETF
Vanguard Russell 1000 Value Index FundInstitutional, ETF
Vanguard Russell 2000 Growth Index FundInstitutional, ETF
Vanguard Russell 2000 Index FundInstitutional, ETF
Vanguard Russell 2000 Value Index FundInstitutional, ETF
Vanguard Russell 3000 Index FundInstitutional, ETF
Vanguard S&P 500 Growth Index FundInstitutional, ETF
Vanguard S&P 500 Value Index FundInstitutional, ETF
Vanguard S&P Mid-Cap 400 Index FundInstitutional, ETF
Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth Index FundInstitutional, ETF
Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 Value Index FundInstitutional, ETF
Vanguard Small-Cap Value Index FundInvestor, Admiral, Institutional, ETF
Vanguard Telecommunication Services Index FundAdmiral, ETF
Vanguard Total World Stock Index FundInvestor, Institutional, ETF
Vanguard Utilities Index FundAdmiral, ETF


Notes:

All investing is subject to risk, including the possible loss of the money you invest.

Past performance cannot be used to predict future returns.

Vanguard ETF Shares are not redeemable with the issuing fund other than in very large aggregations worth millions of dollars. Instead, investors must buy and sell Vanguard ETF Shares in the secondary market and hold those shares in a brokerage account. In doing so, the investor may incur brokerage commissions and may pay more than net asset value when buying and receive less than net asset value when selling.

We recommend that you consult a tax or financial advisor about your individual situation.