Estimated year-end distributions for Vanguard mutual funds and ETFs
Income estimates for funds of funds include estimated income dividends from the underlying funds in which they invest. We plan to provide updated Vanguard Managed Payout Fund information by December 17, 2018.
This is an updated and expanded version of the information announced on November 10, 2018. However, the information presented here is not final. Dividend amounts are estimated through December 31, 2018, and may change based on the net income a fund actually earns in the month of December. All estimates are subject to change due to share purchases or redemptions through each fund’s declaration date.
For final year-end distribution rates for your funds, check the fund’s profile in the Investing area of our website after its declaration date in mid- to late December. You can also log on to your account and click the Distribution payouts tab. In early January 2019, the funds’ Price & Distributions tab will be updated to include year-end distributions for all funds.
Here is a list of Vanguard ETFs and funds’ per-share net income amounts available for distribution as estimated through December 31, 2018, as well as the funds’ and ETFs’ estimated qualified dividend income (QDI) and estimated per-share capital gains to be distributed this month.
Bond funds not listed are not expected to distribute capital gains this year. Included are per-share net income amounts available for distribution as estimated through December 31, 2018, by Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury Index Fund, Vanguard Inflation-Protected Securities Fund, Vanguard Short-Term Inflation-Protected Securities Index Fund, and Vanguard Total International Bond Index Fund.
Funds and ETFs not listed here are not expected to distribute capital gains this year.
All investing is subject to risk, including possible loss of principal.
The performance data shown represent past performance, which is not a guarantee of future results. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, so investors’ shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data cited. For performance data current to the most recent month-end, visit Vanguard fund performance.
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.