Ex-Div Reminder for TCW Strategic Income Fund (TSI)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/27/13, TCW Strategic Income Fund ( TSI) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.098, payable on 1/10/14. As a percentage of TSI's recent stock price of $5.41, this dividend works out to approximately 1.81%, so look for shares of TCW Strategic Income Fund to trade 1.81% lower — all else being equal — when TSI shares open for trading on 12/27/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for TSI, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.098 declared by TCW Strategic 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 TSI is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 7.25% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of TSI shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

TCW Strategic Income Fund 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, TSI's low point in its 52 week range is $5.20 per share, with $6.49 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $5.41.

In Thursday trading, TCW Strategic Income Fund shares are currently off about 0.2% on the day.

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