Next 2024 SPY, VOO, IVV Ex-Dividend Dates and Estimated Dividends

SPY’s second-quarter dividend will be a $1.759 per share. SPY’s Q2 ex-dividend date is Friday, June 21st, 2024.  SPY’s next distribution payout will be on July 31st, 2024—yes the SPDR folks take their time delivering the dividend. iShares’ IVV, one of the other two big S&P 500 ETFs, has already gone ex-dividend for Q2, with a dividend of $1.611 per share. I’m estimating Vanguard’s VOO dividend will be $1.75 per share. Vanguard does not release their ex-div dates and distribution dates until just a few days before they happen, so the future dates below are estimates.  VOO and IVV are much faster to distribute the dividends—both payout within a week of their ex-dividend dates. IVV and VOO reinvest dividends into their constituent stocks until the payout date arrives. SPY’s Unit Investment Trust legal structure restricts SPY to hold dividends in cash until they are paid out.

SPY is the largest ETF in the world, currently with $534 billion in assets under management.  The following two largest ETFs that track the S&P 500 are iShare’s IVV and Vanguard’s VOO—currently with $473 billion and $473 billion in assets respectively. The table below summarizes dividend information for SPY, IVV, and VOO. Vanguard only publishes ex-dividend dates a few days prior to the event itself, so future dates for VOO are just estimates.  Reference data for SPY and IVV dividends can be found here.

TickerNext Ex-dividendNext Pay DateMarch 2024June 2024 Dividend
SPY21-Jun-2431-Jul -2024$1.595$1.759
VOO22-Mar-24 (est)29-Mar-2024 (est)$1.611$1.75 (est)

You only have to buy a stock or ETF the day prior to its ex-dividend date to be eligible for the dividend.  You can sell on the ex-dividend date if you want and still collect the dividend when the distribution/pay date arrives.  Be aware that in a flat market, the stock or ETF at market open on its ex-dividend date will typically drop in value by the dividend amount.  See Top 10 questions on Dividends if you have more questions.

SPY, IVV, VOO 2024 Ex-Dividend Dates

VOO22-Mar-24 28-Jun-24 (est)27-Sep-24 (est)20-Dec-24 (est)

Pay/Distribution Dates

Q1Q2Q3Q4Potential Cap Gains
IVV27-Mar-2417-Jun-241-Oct-2423-Dec-24 3-Jan-25
VOO27-Mar-245-July-24 (est)3-Oct-24 (est)27-Dec-24 (est)

For more information about ex-dividend and distribution dates for SPDR, iShares, Schwab, and Vanguard ETFs see this post. See the chart below for SPY’s dividend history since 2018.

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49 thoughts on “Next 2024 SPY, VOO, IVV Ex-Dividend Dates and Estimated Dividends”

  1. Vance,

    Thanks so much for always taking the time to do the SPY/IVV/VOO divi estimates. I always find them useful, especially when I am sitting on ITM SPY calls. Much appreciated!


    • Hi Joe,
      You’re welcome! Nice to hear that it’s useful. Better accuracy than usual this time, 1.595 actual vs 1.6 predicted…

      Best Regards,


      • Hey Vance,

        A bit of a follow up. In my original post I neglected to mention they were short SPY calls. So here is something I am noticing out there and I hope you could briefly comment (verify or correct my observation) it has to do with an old quick rule-of-thumb useful in determining early assignment risk around short calls in dividend paying stocks (in this case SPY). Following is my view: Prior to 2022 we have had an incredibly low interest rate environment and in that low interest rate environment the effects on interest rates had remained fairly muted and the extrinsic values on calls vs puts have tended to be closer to each other. Coming into the past year or so with much higher risk-free rates the effects have forced intrinsic values to diverge noticeably. As a result put premiums have compresses and call premiums have expanded (as to be expected from the pricing factors of options). In the low rate environment if we wanted to check for early assignment risk of an ITM short call we could have looked at the put-side premium (OTM and all extrinsic) to get a quick idea of the corresponding calls extrinsic value. But currently that doesn’t work so well anymore as calls staring with about a week to expiry start showing greater extrinsic than their corresponding puts and that difference widens with time-to-expiration. As recently as March 7, 2024 TD Ameritrade (amongst other brokerages) is still stating the following:

        According to put-call parity, a put and a call of the same strike and expiration date will have roughly the same amount of extrinsic value. So a simple way to see if you might be assigned on that short call is to look at the corresponding strike and price of the put.

        Again, any option that has an extrinsic value of less than the amount of the dividend might be a candidate for early exercise. So if a trader is short an ITM call and the strike’s corresponding put is trading for less than the upcoming dividend, they’re more likely to be assigned.

        I believe this is no longer a very useful approach given the divergence in extrinsic between puts and call and as a consequence intervening on short calls where you would other wise not want to prior to ex-div would result.

        I’m hoping you can comment a bit on this.



        • Hi Joe,
          Briefly, I don’t think the inflated premiums of short term calls near ex-dividend dates has anything to do with interest rates. The amount of time involved is just too short. What I think drives this is the market’s recognition that a stock’s price, at least at open will likely drop near the dividend amount from the previous close. Obviously there are uncertainties like the overall market moves and the amount of the dividend (although I think institutions can generate pretty accurate estimates, the only unpredictable variable is the shares outstanding at the ex-dividend point). The premium of these ITM and ATM calls is adjusted so that there is no free lunch in selling these calls before an ex-dividend event. An event with known timing that will drop the value of the stock. The actual assignment mechanism, right before ex-dividend looks rigged to me. There are very high volumes of option trades generated at those points. I think what happens is two group decide to cooperate, one side shorting a lot of calls and another side, buying and exercising a lot of calls. Because they are large compared to the open interest they have a high chance of exercising the existing open interest of the options, grabbing stock away from those accounts and collecting the dividend also. — Vance

  2. Anyone else feel like the broad market dividend raises have been lackluster so far this year? I’ve been hearing companies have been raising their dividend pretty healthily this past quarter, so I wonder what gives. Thanks for the dividend updates!

  3. Hello Vance,

    I purchased few shares of VOO on March 19, 2021 based on your ex-dividend information.
    Hopefully I can receive VOO’s dividend

    • I will probably update in the next couple of weeks. Info isn’t officially available yet, but for 2021 should be March 19, June 18, Sept 17 & Dec 17th for Spy dividend.

      • Hi Vance,

        You article help me to sell S&P500 ETFs position before ex-dividend date.

        Coz, I have to pay a tax of 30% income tax on dividend in US Market, so I need to sell S&P500 ETFs position before ex-dividend date and buy another S&P500 ETF(If VOO will ex-dividend and SPY was ex-dividend that sell all of VOO to buy SPY) immediately to avoid the income tax.

        Many thanks!

        • Hi Zac. Be careful…if you sell the S&P 500 ETF then you will owe tax on the gain. if this is short term gain (held less than one year) then you’ll owe the tax (at income tax rates) for the whole realized gain. Also, the price of the stock is decreased by the amount of the dividend. I would strongly suggest you consult with a tax advisor before you make this stock move.

          Thanks, Vance for this article…I have found this info to be hard to find in one location.

          • Hi Matt,

            Thank you for the reminder. Actually, I’m NRA(Non-Resident Alien), don’t need to pay the income tax.

            Thanks a lot!

  4. Very informative article.

    With the decrease in the underlying value of the SPY when a dividend is issued, do the authorized participants whose obligation it is to keep the SPY within range of the SPX step in and offset the drop occurred during the dividend? Or is this drop observed during the dividend still negligible enough for the SPY to maintain an acceptable range of the SPX and not necessitate the step of destroying shares to keep prices on target?


    • Hi Thomas, When SPY goes ex-dividend its theoretical value drops by the dividend amount because the cash that the fund was holding is now owned by the shareholders rather than being held by the fund. The value that it falls to is equivalent to the SPX value at that point. Over the course of a quarter SPY develops a premium relative to SPX because of this. The ex-dividend event occurs outside of normal trading hours so the APs are not active in managing the differential between the SPY & the SPX value. Because of the very large and liquid SPX futures and SPY markets any premium or discount between the two gets arbitraged out very quickly by institutional players.

      Best Regards, Vance

  5. There’s a wrong word in the following sentence (December) at the start of the article.

    SPY went ex-dividend Friday, Dividend 15th, 2017

  6. Thank you for this blog. I have referred to it often for several years as I have learned.

    So, Im certain someone else has thought of this, so the market has sucked all the efficiency and reward from it, but…

    If one’s account is able through margin and swift trades, could one hop from one dividend to another in the major SPY/VOO/IVV indexes?

    Or is there some variability in price action hopping from SPY to VOO to IVV that negates all additional dividend captures?

    It seems too good to be true. To own XXX shares of SPY, and then ex-div sell and buy immediately VOO or IVV to capture that dividend. And provided the sell price is higher, (not necessary), sell and rebuy the SPY for next dividend?


    • Hi Frogger, When a stock goes ex-dividend it is essentially a zero-sum game, the stock drops at open by the amount of the dividend–so there is nothing free to be gained. That drop is pretty noisy, the dynamics of the market often disguise it but I think a consistent practice of doing this would end up worse than neutral.

  7. If you regularly short options on your stock/ETF, be aware that the counter-party could exercise the options to be assigned the shares. This way of acquiring shares also makes the new owner eligible to receive the dividend.

    My account’s functionality is limited so I can’t see when my shorted options have been exercised so I don’t know if I am receiving the dividend or not.

  8. The stock may appear in your account on the same day, but the settlement date is in the future so you need to buy it a few days before the ex-dividend date. Not just the day before.

  9. Above you said “You can sell on the ex-dividend date if you want and still collect the dividend when the distribution / pay date arrives.” Don’t you have to hold through the record date which is typically around 4 days after the x-div date?

    • No. With the T+3 settlement process (which is going to become T+2 in September 2017) Shares that are purchased before the ex-dividend date are still officially owned by you on the record date–which is the date that matters. The record date is 2 business days past the ex-dividend date.

      • Hi Vance,
        I was notified that on September 5, 2017, the timeline for equity trade settlement will be reduced from three business days after the trade date (“T+3”) to two business days after the trade date (“T+2”). Does it mean that from now on a person who purchases shares (such as SPY) exactly on the ex-dividend day will get the dividend?

        Thank you so much!

        • Hi Leonardo, The change to T+2 changes the “record” date to be a day earlier than before, but you still have to buy the stock the day before the ex-dividend date to received the dividend.


          • Hi Vance,

            Thank you for straightening it out!

            I have searched many places and this is the only site that covers the tips for ex-dividend trade. I thank you for creating this forum!

            Since the underlying ETF (e.g., SPY) will typically drop on the ex-dividend day as you pointed out, how about we buy a lot of SPY put options the day before (long-dated puts) and close them on the ex-dividend day? Will that be profitable?

            Thank you again!


    • Hi Jason, Don’t know how accurate you need to be. Based on historical data / trends I’m estimating $0.84 per share.

      — Vance

  10. I was told by the representative at SPDR that the SPY ex dividend date for March 2011 is the 18th. The 19th is a Saturday.


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