Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/9/14, John Hancock Financial Opportunities Fund ( BTO) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.2961, payable on 12/31/14. As a percentage of BTO's recent stock price of $23.45, this dividend works out to approximately 1.26%, so look for shares of John Hancock Financial Opportunities Fund to trade 1.26% lower — all else being equal — when BTO shares open for trading on 12/9/14.Below is a dividend history chart for BTO, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.2961 declared by John Hancock Financial Opportunities Fund: In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from BTO is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 5.05% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of BTO shares, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, BTO's low point in its 52 week range is $20.18 per share, with $24.44 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $23.44. According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, BTO makes up 1.34% of the PowerShares Global Gold and Precious Metals Portfolio ETF ( PSAU) which is trading lower by about 2.5% on the day Friday. In Friday trading, John Hancock Financial Opportunities Fund shares are currently up about 1.1% on the day.