I believe they go ex on Monday Feb 1. The announcement said shareholders of record on Feb 1, get the dividend. Correct me if I am wrong.
"Vanguard has also declared cash distributions for its 7.875% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Units (VNRAP) of $0.1641 per unit, its 7.625% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Units (VNRBP) of $0.15885 per unit, and its 7.75% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Units (VNRCP) of $0.16146 per unit, all payable on February 15, 2016 to unitholders of record on February 1, 2016."
I was wondering the same thing. For a stock that averages around 86k shares a day. I did not expect a fill that quick. Also right after I bought a bunch went through at 2.63.
I just checked and there was over a million shares sold today, so I guess that answers the question.
I bought 10k shares at 2.72 and it went through instantly. I use Schwab Edge software, don't know if it was that or my timing. I have been stalking this for a long time. Most I have to lose is 27,209. Bought an income stream. We will see how it works out. I may buy more at a lower price.