3 Strategies to Make Your Life Less Taxing

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May 22, 2009 8:39am ETF BASIC NEWS

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Most broad-based index ETFs are very tax-efficient, meaning they distribute little to nothing in capital gains. This is one of the reasons index ETFs should be the foundation of most investment portfolios.

Morningstar recently conducted a survey on capital gains distributions for stock ETFs across 27 broad-based indexes. The study showed only two ETFs made capital gain distributions over the past 5-years while just one ETF made distributions over the past 10-years. Popular funds like the Dow DIAMONDS (NYSEArca: DIA), iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund (NYSEArca: EEM), iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (NYSEArca: EFA), Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (NYSEArca: VTI), and the SPDRs S&P 500 (NYSEArca: SPY) continue to lead the pack in low tax distributions.

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