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Investors who make the mistake of holding stock mutual funds in taxable accounts are at risk of having unwanted distributions dumped in their laps. This often occurs in December. They pay the price the following April.

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Year-end tax trouble — and how to avoid it
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    Year-End Tax Trouble—And How To Avoid It

    Year-End Tax Trouble—And How To Avoid It

    Some mutual funds inflict great damage on your 1040. Defend yourself. By William Baldwin, Senior Contributor Winter: the season in which fund owners incur self-inflicted wounds. Investors who make the mistake of holding stock mutual funds in taxable accounts are at risk of having unwanted …

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