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Exflyboy

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VTSAX dividend
« on: March 25, 2020, 12:39:14 PM »
Looks like Q1 dividends are down about 21% compared to Q1 last year (0.2965 vs 0.3736).

I'm surprised it dropped that fast and I assume its because a lot of the smaller companies have suspended their dividends.


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Re: VTSAX dividend
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2020, 01:14:40 PM »
Formerly high dividend stocks may have dropped more than non-dividend stocks.* That will really put dividend-retirees in a bind.


* I'm not going to run the numbers. Maybe later.

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Re: VTSAX dividend
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2020, 01:19:30 PM »
Formerly high dividend stocks may have dropped more than non-dividend stocks.* That will really put dividend-retirees in a bind.


* I'm not going to run the numbers. Maybe later.

Yup probably oil stocks especially.

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Re: VTSAX dividend
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2020, 06:07:58 PM »
Well it doesn't pay a consistent dividend each quarter anyway.  And I don't know that comparing the same quarter from a previous year means anything either.  My brokerage has an income estimater and it often projects dividend income for a certain month a year from now to be different, sometimes substantially, than for the same month this year.

EX Div.
12/22/19 $0.43
09/12      $0.34
06/13      $0.26
03/21      $0.37
12/20/18 $0.35