Estimated year-end distributions

December 9, 2020

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The file below lists estimated year-end distributions for Vanguard mutual funds and ETFs. Capital gains estimates are broken down by short-term, long-term, and total gains. The tables also list the declaration date or record date for each fund. For ETFs, ex-dividend dates are listed as well.

Income estimates for funds of funds include estimated income dividends from the underlying funds in which they invest. We plan to provide updated Vanguard Managed Allocation Fund information on December 15, 2020.

This is an updated and expanded version of the information announced on November 16, 2020. However, the information presented here is not final. Dividend amounts are estimated through December 31, 2020, and may change based on the net income a fund actually earns in the month of December. All estimates are subject to change due to share purchases or redemptions through each fund's declaration date. For final year-end distribution rates for a fund your client owns, check the fund's profile in the Investments area of our website after its declaration date in mid- to late December. In early January 2021, the funds' Yield & distributions tab will be updated to include year-end distributions for all funds.

Here is a list of Vanguard ETFs, stock and balanced funds', and bond funds' per-share net income amounts available for distribution as estimated through December 31, 2020, as well as the funds' and ETFs' estimated qualified dividend income and estimated per-share capital gains to be distributed this month.

Funds and ETFs not listed here are not expected to distribute capital gains this year.

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Notes:

  • Vanguard ETF Shares are not redeemable with the issuing fund other than in very large aggregations worth millions of dollars. Instead, investors must buy and sell Vanguard ETF Shares in the secondary market and hold those shares in a brokerage account. In doing so, the investor may incur brokerage commissions and may pay more than net asset value when buying and receive less than net asset value when selling.
  • All investing is subject to risk, including the possible loss of the money you invest.