Vanguard Announces March Distributions

Vanguard released estimates of the supplemental distributions it will be paying in March for funds that didn’t fully distribute capital gains or income during 2014. There were few surprises in the list, and most of the distributions are fractional when compared to funds’ prices on March 10.

The largest are for Vanguard Dividend Growth Fund (MUTF:VDIGX), Vanguard Health Care Fund (MUTF:VGHCX) and Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Fund (MUTF:VGPMX), which Vanguard estimates will pay out a combination of income and capital gains totaling 1.6%, 2.8% and 1.8% of NAV, respectively. Several bond index funds are paying out small, supplemental capital gains as are their ETF shares.

Below is the list, sorted by the ex-distribution dates. You can learn more from my service, The Independent Adviser for Vanguard Investors.

Vanguard Announces March DistributionsDaniel P. Wiener is editor of The Independent Adviser for Vanguard Investors, a monthly newsletter that keeps abreast of recent developments at Vanguard and the annual FFSA Independent Guide to the Vanguard Funds.


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