In The Doghouse! Largest Estimated Distributions (2014).

I’ve found a number of funds with estimated distributions that are higher than 20% of NAV.  Distribution percentages can become even higher if the stock market drops or if a fund has substantial redemptions before its distribution.  Do not count on this list being exhaustive and I apologize if some of the funds are miscategorized.  Do your own research.

Being included on this list says nothing about the quality of the fund.  In an odd way, to be included here the fund had to have substantial gains somewhere along the way.  That said, these funds do warrant a review and should not be purchased in a taxable account before their distribution dates.  Of course, these numbers 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:

Eaton Vance Large-Cap Value
Janus Forty
Nationwide HighMark Large Cap Growth
Neuberger Berman Large Cap Disciplined Growth (over 50%!)
Nuveen NWQ Large-Cap Value
Russell LifePoints 2040 Strategy
Russell LifePoints 2050 Strategy
Transamerica US Growth
Turner Emerging Growth
Turner Midcap Growth
Turner Small Cap Growth
Wells Fargo Small Cap Opportunities

Funds with estimated distributions higher than 20%:

AMG Managers Cadence Mid Cap
BlackRock Basic Value
BlackRock Capital Appreciation
BlackRock Small Cap Growth Equity
Bridgeway Ultra‐Small Company
Calamos Global Equity
ClearBridge Equity
ClearBridge Special Investment
Columbia Global Infrastructure
CRM Mid Cap Value
CRM Large Cap Opportunity
CRM All Cap Value
Dreyfus/The Boston Company Small Cap Growth
Eagle Smaller Company
Federated Emerging Markets Equity
Hartford Capital Appreciation
Hartford Growth Allocation
Hennessy Core Bond
Hennessy Japan Small Cap
James Advantage Micro Cap
Lazard US Small-Mid Cap Equity
LKCM Aquinas Growth Fund
Lord Abbett Small Cap Value
Natixis U.S. Equity Opportunities
Northern Income Equity
Nuveen Small Cap Select
Perkins Mid Cap Value
Perkins Small Cap Value
PIMCO International Fundamental IndexPLUS®
Principal MidCap Growth
Putnam Global Financials
Ridgeworth Select Large Cap Growth Stock
Royce Low Priced Stock
Russell LifePoints 2020 Strategy
Russell LifePoints 2030 Strategy
Russell LifePoints 2035 Strategy
Russell LifePoints 2045 Strategy
Russell LifePoints InRetirement
Sentinel Small Company
Sit Large Cap Growth
T Rowe Price Global Technology
Touchstone Large Cap Growth
UBS U.S. Small Cap Growth
Virtus AlphaSector Rotation
Virtus Disciplined Equity Style
Waddell & Reed Asset Strategy
Wasatch Large Cap Value
Wasatch Ultra Growth
Wells Fargo Capital Growth
Wells Fargo Small/Mid Cap Value
Westcore Growth
Westport Select Cap




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