Reminder - Nuveen Diversified Commodity Fund (CFD) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 4/26/13, Nuveen Diversified Commodity Fund ( CFD) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.145, payable on 5/1/13. As a percentage of CFD's recent stock price of $18.70, this dividend works out to approximately 0.78%, so look for shares of Nuveen Diversified Commodity Fund to trade 0.78% lower — all else being equal — when CFD shares open for trading on 4/26/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for CFD, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.145 declared by Nuveen Diversified Commodity Fund:

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In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from CFD is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 9.30% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of CFD shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Nuveen Diversified Commodity Fund 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, CFD's low point in its 52 week range is $18.01 per share, with $23.25 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $18.70.

In Wednesday trading, Nuveen Diversified Commodity Fund shares are currently up about 0.5% on the day.
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