In my If The Dollar Goes Down What Goes Up article back on March 23rd, I focused on EFA, the iShares ETF that covers a broad range of stocks from Europe, Australia, Asia, and the Far East. I showed how EFA was ‘stepping' upwards at the time.
Recent action in EFA suggests it is building for a rebound from the recent pullback.
But look at what else I said in the March 23rd article:
“Oh, and there’s one more interesting thing. EFA pays a dividend. The current yield is about 3.4%. But what is interesting is how it pays the dividend. It’s not a regular quarterly dividend like you see in most stocks. EFA tends to make 2 dividend payments a year – one around the end of December, and one around the end of June. Last year, the December 24th dividend payment was $0.5852 a share. But the July 2nd, 2014 dividend was $1.6762.”
The fund has not announced any dividend payment info for this year. But going to the DividendInvestor.com site, it looks like this is the time of year to be a holder of the stock to receive the mid-year dividend:
(Remember, it takes 3 market days for a trade to settle and for you to become an official holder of a stock)
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