Vanguard Announces Monthly Cash Distributions for Vanguard ETFs - February 2020

Hey Guys,

As you know, I'm a 100% ETF investor and one of the things I look forward to every month is when monthly cash distributions get announced from BMO and Vanguard.

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Friday afternoon, Vanguard announced their monthly distributions for their line-up of ETFs.

February 2020 cash distributions:

Vanguard ETF® Ticker Distribution per Unit ($) - Feb 2020 Distribution per Unit ($) - Jan 2020 Change MoM
Vanguard FTSE Canadian Capped REIT Index ETF VRE                      0.09145                      0.09145                -  
Vanguard FTSE Canadian High Dividend Yield Index ETF VDY                      0.16029                      0.08873     0.07155
Vanguard Canadian Aggregate Bond Index ETF VAB                      0.05192                      0.07468 -  0.02276
Vanguard Canadian Short-Term Bond Index ETF VSB                      0.04131                      0.06144 -  0.02014
Vanguard Canadian Short-Term Corporate Bond Index ETF VSC                      0.04871                      0.07186 -  0.02316
Vanguard Canadian Long-Term Bond Index ETF VLB                      0.06363                      0.08965 -  0.02603
Vanguard Canadian Short-Term Government Bond Index ETF VSG                      0.03622                      0.05380 -  0.01758
Vanguard Canadian Corporate Bond Index ETF VCB                      0.05384                      0.08030 -  0.02646
Vanguard Canadian Government Bond Index ETF VGV                      0.04651                      0.06620 -  0.01970

I've also compared the February 2020 distributions to January 2020 for a month over month comparison.  You have to keep in mind that investing is a long game, these distributions should go up over time with short-term fluctuations.

The one big standout for me this month is VDY, with a whopping $0.16 cash distribution up from $0.089 last month.  Vanguard isn't as consistent with their monthly / quarterly payouts as BMO, this makes it harder to forecast the next distribution.  This isn't necessarily a bad thing, as long as the payouts are growing Year over Year, which is key for Dividend Growth Investing.

If you are a unitholder for the above listed ETFs at close of business on March 02, 2020, you will receive cash distributions that will become payable on March 09, 2020.  If you use Questrade like I do, the cash distributions will show up in your account on March 10, 2020.

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