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Author: BruceCM Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 76398  
Subject: Re: Index Fund Questions Date: 3/17/2007 11:07 AM
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All mutual funds, whether open end, closed end or exchange traded, must distribute 98% of all realized income by the end of the year. The fund takes its fees from this income and then distributes what's left to shareholders.

SPY, like all funds, collects distributions at various times during the year from the companies it holds, but generally distributes these quarterly in March, June, Sept and Dec.

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