In the Doghouse – 2016

Here is our current list of funds with estimated distributions in excess of 20% of NAV.  Almost 90% of the fund firms in our complete database have provided estimates, so this list is nearing completion. This is a much smaller list than we’ve had in previous years; this is good news!

It’s important to note that funds on this list are not necessarily poor quality, but these funds are worth a second look if you hold them. You should probably not purchase these in a taxable account before their distribution dates.  Of course, these distributions don’t matter you if these funds are held in a tax-deferred (IRAs, Roth IRAs, 401(k) plans, etc.) account.

Funds with estimated distributions higher than 30% of NAV:

Catalyst/Groesbeck Growth of Income Fund
Columbia Disciplined Small Core Fund
Delaware Smid Cap Growth Fund
Transamerica Small Cap Growth
Victory NewBridge Large Cap Growth Fund

Funds with estimated distributions higher than 20%:

AllianzGI US Small-Cap Growth Fund
ASTON Small Cap Fund
Buffalo Small Cap Fund
Columbia Acorn Fund
Columbia Acorn USA
Dreyfus/The Boston Company Small Cap Growth Fund
Fidelity Advisor® Value Strategies Fund
Highland Premier Growth Equity Fund
iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Italy ETF
iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Asia ex Japan ETF
Morgan Stanley Institutional Fund Trust Mid Cap Growth
Salient Real Estate Fund
Transamerica Multi-Cap Growth
Vanguard Structured Broad Market Fund
Vanguard Structured Large-Cap Equity Fund


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