GOF Ex-Dividend Reminder - 5/13/13

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/13/13, Guggenheim Strategic Opportunities Fund ( GOF) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.1821, payable on 5/31/13. As a percentage of GOF's recent stock price of $23.73, this dividend works out to approximately 0.77%, so look for shares of Guggenheim Strategic Opportunities Fund to trade 0.77% lower — all else being equal — when GOF shares open for trading on 5/13/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for GOF, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.1821 declared by Guggenheim Strategic Opportunities 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 GOF is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 9.21% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of GOF shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Guggenheim Strategic Opportunities Fund 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, GOF's low point in its 52 week range is $19.85 per share, with $23.74 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $23.73.

In Thursday trading, Guggenheim Strategic Opportunities Fund shares are currently up about 0.6% on the day.
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