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TXScout2

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VTENX large price move
« on: December 28, 2016, 08:58:52 PM »
VTENX is a target date retirement fund.  Today it's price dropped from $26.14 to $25.29, a loss of 3.25%.  But, none of its components moved nearly that much.  Is there some kind of share issuance that would is associated with this price drop? Or some other accounting change going on?  Otherwise it doesn't make much sense...

These are the components of VTENX:
Vanguard Total Bond Market II Idx Inv   N/A   36.73%
Vanguard Total Stock Mkt Idx Inv   N/A   18.78%
Vanguard Shrt-Term Infl-Prot Sec Idx Inv   N/A   16.18%
Vanguard Total Intl Bd Idx Investor   N/A   15.72%
Vanguard Total Intl Stock Index Inv   N/A   12.55%

Thanks in advance

Wile E. Coyote

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Re: VTENX large price move
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2016, 09:10:02 PM »

TXScout2

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Re: VTENX large price move
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2016, 05:22:25 PM »
Okay, I suspected it had something to do with some processes that occur around the end of the year.  Could anyone unpack for me a little more the accounting of how the distributions cause the share price to drop?  Sorry if I am not quite getting it...

markpst

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Re: VTENX large price move
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2016, 06:16:26 PM »
Let's say you had 10 shares of VTENX:

10 shares at close on 12/27 = 10 x $26.14 = $261.40

You received a dividend/capital gain of roughly $0.83/share at close on 12/27. That dividend is reinvested on 12/28 at that day's closing price of $25.29.

10 shares at close on 12/28 = 10 x $25.29 = $252.90
+ $8.30/$25.29=0.328 shares @ $25.29 = $8.30

New balance:
10.328 x $25.29 = $261.20 (basically flat, slightly down from 12/27)


You basically have the same money as before, except for that day's fluctuation. The dividend that was coming was reflected in the price of the 12/27 shares.

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Re: VTENX large price move
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2016, 06:50:01 AM »
Distributions made on December 29.