Cash Dividend On The Way From Vanguard MSCI U.S. Broad Market Index ETF (VUS)

On 9/24/14, Vanguard MSCI U.S. Broad Market Index ETF (TSX: VUS.TO) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.1458, payable on 10/1/14. As a percentage of VUS's recent stock price of $40.69, this dividend works out to approximately 0.36%.

Below is a dividend history chart for VUS, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.1458 declared by Vanguard MSCI U.S. Broad Market Index ETF:

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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 VUS is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.43% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of VUS shares:

Vanguard MSCI U.S. Broad Market Index ETF 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, VUS's low point in its 52 week range is $33.36 per share, with $40.90 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $40.69.

In Monday trading, Vanguard MSCI U.S. Broad Market Index ETF shares are currently off about 0.1% on the day.

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