IEF, Barclays 7-10 year Treasury note ETF, went ex-dividend April 1st with a declared dividend of $0.248 per share. Somewhat surprisingly my IEF + DTYS hedge didn’t dip at all, closing at 146.11, the same close as the 31st. I don’t see any reason why DTYS should go up on IEF’s ex-dividend date—and it is probably just a random thing. I’m not complaining. During the day the hedge went as high as 146.24. The average price of the IEF+DTYS hedge since DTYS started trading in August 2010 is 146.17.
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