In The Doghouse – 2017

Here is our 2017 list of funds with estimated distributions in excess of 20% of NAV.  About 85% of fund firms have released their distribution estimates, so this list is pretty complete at this point.

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 in taxable accounts. Think twice before purchasing these in a taxable account before their distribution dates.

NOTE: Funds on this list do not necessarily represent all share classes. Always look at your specific fund before making any decisions.

Funds with estimated distributions higher than 30% of NAV:

American Beacon Bridgeway Large Cap Growth II (over 40%)
BlackRock Advantage Large Cap Core
Eaton Vance Atlanta Capital Focused Growth
Harding Loevner Global Equity
Morgan Stanley Institutional Mid Cap Growth Portfolio (over 40%)
Morgan Stanley Small Company Growth Portfolio
Oak Ridge Small Cap Growth (over 40%)
Victory NewBridge Large Cap Growth

Funds with estimated distributions higher than 20%:

Aberdeen Equity Long-Short
AllianzGI Ultra Micro Cap
AMG FQ Long-Short Equity
AMG Frontier Small Cap Growth
BBH Core Select
BlackRock Advantage Global
Buffalo Small Cap
ClearBridge Small Cap Value
Columbia Acorn
Columbia Acorn USA
Dreyfus Sustainable US Equity
Glenmede U.S. Emerging Growth
Goldman Sachs Flexible Cap
Highland Premier Growth Equity
James Mid Cap
Manning & Napier Disciplined Value
Morgan Stanley Multi Cap Growth Trust
Neuberger Berman Genesis
PNC S&P 500 Index
Principal LargeCap Growth
Putnam Small Cap Value
Russell US Dynamic Equity
Russell US Large Cap Equity
TCW Select Equities
Transamerica Capital Growth
Transamerica Growth
UBS U.S. Small Cap Growth
Virtus Silvant Large-Cap Growth Stock
Wells Fargo Growth
Wells Fargo Premier Large Company Growth
William Blair Growth