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Subject:  Re: Year-end investments Date:  10/24/2012  6:10 PM
Author:  vkg Number:  116835 of 129658

EFTs can distribution capital gains and dividends.

Especially if the EFT or Mutual Fund only distributes dividends and capital gains once a year, then buying late in the year can have significant tax consequences.

Rather than saying you should never invest in Mutual Funds or EFTs at year-end, check the ex-dividend dates and history of the specific EFT or Mutual Fund.

Also, if the EFT or Mutual Fund is held in a retirement account, the timing of dividends and capital gain distributions have very limited tax consequences.
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