Cash Dividend On The Way From Vanguard Canadian Aggregate Bond Index ETF

On 4/26/13, Vanguard Canadian Aggregate Bond Index ETF (VAB.TO"> VAB.TO) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.0763, payable on 5/3/13. As a percentage of VAB's recent stock price of $25.63, this dividend works out to approximately 0.30%.

Below is a dividend history chart for VAB, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.0763 declared by Vanguard Canadian Aggregate Bond 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 VAB is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.57% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of VAB shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Vanguard Canadian Aggregate Bond Index ETF 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, VAB's low point in its 52 week range is $25.00 per share, with $25.86 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $25.63.

In Thursday trading, Vanguard Canadian Aggregate Bond Index ETF shares are currently trading flat on the day.