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Now that I have a name of the fund I could look at the prospectus and notice that on page 41 of that there aren't distributions for 2004 or 2003. Along the bottom is the assets in the fund which could be used as a guide to see if the fund had redemptions while it was down, e.g. the 25.5% drop in assets from 2002 to 2003 while the fund's total return was down only 18.29% would suggest some redemptions at least to my mind. This would allow the fund to book capital losses if the shares sold were at a loss which are then used against future capital gains when the fund sells stocks at a gain.

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