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Old 08-12-2019, 05:15 PM   #1
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The fund re-opened at the beginning of the month after being closed for three years. Did anyone else establish a position?
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that's interesting. It has really performed well this year. Better than VTSMX by a couple %. I would think that would be a time to limit new entrants & "hot" money
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https://lmgtfy.com/?q=Vanguard+Dividend+Growth+Fund

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Yes, I know how to find a ticker.

My point was that with so many funds, and the various classes of the same fund, why doesn't the OP just provide the specific, unique ticker, and it wasn't clear if that was the exact formal name of the fund, it could have been descriptive? Why ask others to do this, and maybe come up with a couple tickers, and then have to ask which one?

Maybe this should be in the 'pet peeve' thread? If you ask something, provide the info, don't expect others to search for you?

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Yes, I know how to find a ticker.

My point was that with so many funds, and the various classes of the same fund, why doesn't the OP just provide the specific, unique ticker, and it wasn't clear if that was the exact formal name of the fund, it could have been descriptive? Why ask others to do this, and maybe come up with a couple tickers, and then have to ask which one?

Maybe this should be in the 'pet peeve' thread? If you ask something, provide the info, don't expect others to search for you?

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OMG, in other threads, people complain when people use tickers rather than fund names. There are no additional share classes of this fund, so it should have been obvious.
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The fund re-opened at the beginning of the month after being closed for three years. Did anyone else establish a position?
VDIGX
Say the name, Vanguard Dividend Growth.


I have not opened a position, but may.
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OMG, in other threads, people complain when people use tickers rather than fund names. ...
Simple solution, just do both if it isn't a very common one, like SPY, BND, etc (and by 'etc', I don't mean Ethereum Classic USD (ETC-USD) ). And this one being closed, probably isn't common to most of us.

And I also assume OMG is not OmiseGo USD (OMG-USD) .

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... There are no additional share classes of this fund, so it should have been obvious.
It would only be obvious after a search!

OK, I'll call it a pet peeve, but c'mon, you are looking for info, so why not make it easy for people, you'll likely get more/better responses that way. I'm just trying to be helpful.

And no, no position and likely never will. I'm not a fan of sectors, I want as much diversification as I can reasonably get.

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I don't see why you even needed a ticker to begin with.

Vanguard Dividend Growth.... it's that simple.
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Simple solution, just do both if it isn't a very common one, like SPY, BND, etc (and by 'etc', I don't mean Ethereum Classic USD (ETC-USD) ). And this one being closed, probably isn't common to most of us.

And I also assume OMG is not OmiseGo USD (OMG-USD) .



It would only be obvious after a search!

OK, I'll call it a pet peeve, but c'mon, you are looking for info, so why not make it easy for people, you'll likely get more/better responses that way. I'm just trying to be helpful.

And no, no position and likely never will. I'm not a fan of sectors, I want as much diversification as I can reasonably get.

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I was not looking for information. I was sharing information. A popular fund that was closed for three years has re-opened, and nobody else mentioned it.
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I was not looking for information. I was sharing information. A popular fund that was closed for three years has re-opened, and nobody else mentioned it.
It is much appreciated.
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Am I blind? I can't find the dividend yield on this fund. You'd think it would be prominently displayed in a high dividend fund.
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I considered it. Wish I had. Instead I dropped some money into WORK. Hoping earnings pops it up above my $40 strike.

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Am I blind? I can't find the dividend yield on this fund. You'd think it would be prominently displayed in a high dividend fund.
I use Marketwatch and other sites.
https://www.marketwatch.com/investing/fund/vdigx

Not really a high dividend at this time.

I'm using SCHD, which is closer to 3%. Kinda middle of the road, I think. Has more companies (100).

When the crash comes we can brag about high yield we hold, right?
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I use Marketwatch and other sites.
https://www.marketwatch.com/investing/fund/vdigx

Not really a high dividend at this time.

I'm using SCHD, which is closer to 3%. Kinda middle of the road, I think. Has more companies (100).

When the crash comes we can brag about high yield we hold, right?
I'm using SPYD. 4.63%.
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I was not looking for information. I was sharing information. A popular fund that was closed for three years has re-opened, and nobody else mentioned it.
OK, thanks. But when I read "Did anyone else establish a position? ", I took it that you were looking for feedback/analysis of this fund, so that's just why I mentioned it would be helpful to you to provide a ticker, link, something other than what appears to be a generic name (even though it turned out to be a specific name, but how would I know that?). Sorry it turned into as big a deal as it did, I just really thought you'd get more feedback with a bit more info/background.


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I use Marketwatch and other sites.
https://www.marketwatch.com/investing/fund/vdigx

Not really a high dividend at this time.

I'm using SCHD, which is closer to 3%. Kinda middle of the road, I think. Has more companies (100).
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It does seem odd that a fund by this name would have a lower div than SPY or other S&P 500 fund (1.77% versus SPY at 1.82% ?).

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I'm using SCHD, which is closer to 3%. Kinda middle of the road, I think. Has more companies (100).

When the crash comes we can brag about high yield we hold, right?
We will see. SCHD doesn't have much history, but some of these other div funds really didn't do much different than SPY or VTI (Total market).

VDIGX did seem to hold up slightly better if you measure from the peaks, but since inception it has mostly lagged a bit:

https://stockcharts.com/freecharts/perf.php?SPY,VDIGX (set the slider to "ALL").

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Am I blind? I can't find the dividend yield on this fund. You'd think it would be prominently displayed in a high dividend fund.
They give an SEC yield of 1.84% as of 7/31/19 on the first page of the fund. That spec would be comparable to the S&P500 yield.

And under distributions, you can calculate the trailing yield of the fund yourself:
https://investor.vanguard.com/mutual...ibutions/vdigx
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I use Marketwatch and other sites.
https://www.marketwatch.com/investing/fund/vdigx

Not really a high dividend at this time.

I'm using SCHD, which is closer to 3%. Kinda middle of the road, I think. Has more companies (100).

When the crash comes we can brag about high yield we hold, right?
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They give an SEC yield of 1.84% as of 7/31/19 on the first page of the fund. That spec would be comparable to the S&P500 yield.

And under distributions, you can calculate the trailing yield of the fund yourself:
https://investor.vanguard.com/mutual...ibutions/vdigx
Thanks. This is an oddly low yield, given the name of the fund. Though, to be fair, it is a dividend growth fund, not dividend yield fund, so time will tell if it's an appropriate name.
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Thanks. This is an oddly low yield, given the name of the fund. Though, to be fair, it is a dividend growth fund, not dividend yield fund, so time will tell if it's an appropriate name.
This is not, in fact, a high dividend yield fund. This is a dividend growth fund - big difference. It targets companies expected to grow their dividends faster than average.

Vanguard has a high dividend yield fund - different fund. VHYAX with SEC yield on 7/31/19 of 3.37%.
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