VFL Ex-Dividend Reminder - 10/9/13

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/9/13, Delaware Investments National Municipal Income Fund ( VFL) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.06, payable on 10/25/13. As a percentage of VFL's recent stock price of $11.75, this dividend works out to approximately 0.51%, so look for shares of Delaware Investments National Municipal Income Fund to trade 0.51% lower — all else being equal — when VFL shares open for trading on 10/9/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for VFL, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.06 declared by Delaware Investments National Municipal Income 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 VFL is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 6.13% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of VFL shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Delaware Investments National Municipal Income Fund 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, VFL's low point in its 52 week range is $11.10 per share, with $15.13 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $11.75.

In Monday trading, Delaware Investments National Municipal Income Fund shares are currently down about 0.1% on the day.

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