MYF Ex-Dividend Reminder - 10/11/13

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/11/13, BlackRock MuniYield Investment Fund ( MYF) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.079, payable on 11/1/13. As a percentage of MYF's recent stock price of $13.26, this dividend works out to approximately 0.60%, so look for shares of BlackRock MuniYield Investment Fund to trade 0.60% lower — all else being equal — when MYF shares open for trading on 10/11/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for MYF, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.079 declared by BlackRock MuniYield Investment Fund:

MYF+Dividend+History+Chart

In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from MYF is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 7.15% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of MYF shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

BlackRock MuniYield Investment Fund 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, MYF's low point in its 52 week range is $12.51 per share, with $18.15 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $13.26.

In Wednesday trading, BlackRock MuniYield Investment Fund shares are currently off about 0.2% on the day.
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