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And Turnover Ratio < 50 And because strong tax efficiency might be the result of tax-loss carryforwards, where the fund can use past losses to offset future gains, we also required that these funds post top-third 10-year category rankings. And % Rank Category 10 Yr < 33 We’re already worried about taxes eating away at returns, so we don’t want hefty expense ratios to make a big dent either. We therefore limited our search to the most reasonably priced funds that are open to new investment by requiring annual expense ratios of 1.00% or less. that has certainly come to fruition as the U.S. economy has indeed become much more focused on services than manufacturing. The fund’s focus has skewed its portfolio toward the technology, telecom, media, and financial-services sectors. Sector concentration can court risk; however, other aspects of the fund, such as stock diversification, attention to price multiples, and sizable cash stakes have helped keep a lid on volatility. With regard to performance, the fund’s 10-year annualized aftertax return of 2.96% through Aug. 6 has beaten roughly 70% of its peers. So, even though the fund is not explicitly dubbed “tax-managed,” the low-turnover approach has certainly kept a lid on taxes. Davis New York Venture NYVTX And And Audited Expense Ratio < 1.00 Purchase Constraints 5 Closed-New Invest. As of Aug. 6, 2008, this screen pulled a mix of roughly 35 options. Keep in mind that this screen can also be run for mid- or small-cap stocks, in addition to subsets of the international stock, taxable bond, muni bond, or balanced categories. We suggest that you modify the criteria for fixed-income funds, though, by eliminating the turnover criteria and setting a lower expense ratio. Here are some funds that fit the criteria and that Morningstar analysts recommend. American Funds New Economy ANEFX Another example of tax efficiency is found here. Thanks to the patience of managers Chris Davis and Ken Feinberg, this fund’s turnover hasn’t gone above 10% over the past five years. The Davis team is always on the lookout for battered stocks, conducting its own earnings analysis to get a picture of a firm’s cash flows and eventually gauging how efficiently the company has allocated capital in the past. Davis and Feinberg positioned the fund well toward the tail end of the last bear market (2000-2002), and they’ve found plenty of opportunities during this year’s market downturn. Indeed, Davis and Feinberg have shown a knack for picking well-managed franchises that deliver over the long haul. This fund’s 4.13% 10-year annualized tax-adjusted return through Aug. 6 beats out most largeblend peers’—the average peer posted 2.52% annualized gains after taxes for the time period. Franklin Rising Dividends FRDPX greater than 50% of their market capitalizations. So, these restrictions mean that high-growth names don’t make the cut. This approach led to an excellent showing during the bear market of 2000 through 2002—the fund returned a whopping 30% during those years. In recent years, though, the fund has lagged. For one, this fund generally tends to trail its peers in speculative growth rallies, but it also lagged in 2007 because it got caught owning dividend-rich financials when they took a nosedive. An avoidance of energy and utility stocks also damped returns, but things started to change in 2008 as the manager’s focus on reasonably priced dividend-payers started to look a lot more attractive. After taxes, long-term shareholders have gained 4.27% annually over the past 10 years through Aug. 6, which is better than more than 80% of its peers’ gains. Vanguard Tax-Managed Cap. Apprec. VMCAX Like other offerings from Capital Research, this large-growth fund is run by a team of portfolio managers who manage their slices independently but rely on an expansive and deep central team of analysts. More often than not, these managers are patient with their picks, so turnover has stayed low over time. This fund was launched in the early 1980s with the goal of focusing on service providers, which the firm viewed as becoming a major part of the global economy. Over the years, As its name implies, this fund is run with the explicit aim of minimizing Uncle Sam’s take. Longtime manager Michael Buek runs this large-blend fund using a sampling technique, and the resulting portfolio of stocks has a lot in common with the Russell 1000 Index. That said, Buek favors the lowest-yielding stocks in the index to curb taxable gains, and because the fund has low turnover (5% annually at last count), it has posted attractive aftertax returns for long-term shareholders. Its 3.26% 10-year annualized returns after taxes beat out roughly 75% of its peers’. We’d also point to the fund’s ultralow 10-year tax/cost ratio of 0.20. So, over the past 10 years, shareholders in this fund lost about 0.20% of assets annually to taxes, whereas the typical large-blend fund has given up 1.01% annually. Karin Anderson is a fund analyst with Morningstar. Like Davis, this fund’s managers also employ a low-turnover approach, but its dividend focus is rather unique. Lead manager Don Taylor, along with other longtime managers Bill Lippman and Margaret McGee, looks for firms that have increased their dividends in eight of the past 10 years and that have also doubled that payout during the same timeframe. In addition, they exclude firms with debt MorningstarAdvisor.com 79
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Morningstar Advisor - Fall 2008
Contents
New on MorningstarAdvisor.com
Letter from the Editor
Contributors
Inbox
Are You Preparing for Higher Taxes?
State of Financials
Oracles of Alabama
Investment Briefs
Managers’ Investment Secrets Revealed
Conformity Becomes a Growing Concern at American
Gimme Shelter
Location, Location, Location
Rooted in Buffett, Going for Growth
Keeping Little Company
Away from the Numbers
Consumer Confidence
What about Natural Gas?
TIPS to Beat Back Inflation
Investing in Hidden Assets
Funds That Have an Edge Come Tax Time
Mutual Fund Analyst Picks
50 Most Popular Equity ETFs
Undervalued Stocks
Most Popular Variable Annuities
New at Morningstar
One for You, 19 for Me
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Morningstar Advisor - Fall 2008 - Letter from the Editor
Morningstar Advisor - Fall 2008 - Contributors
Morningstar Advisor - Fall 2008 - Inbox
Morningstar Advisor - Fall 2008 - Are You Preparing for Higher Taxes?
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Morningstar Advisor - Fall 2008 - State of Financials
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Morningstar Advisor - Fall 2008 - Oracles of Alabama
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Morningstar Advisor - Fall 2008 - Investment Briefs
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Morningstar Advisor - Fall 2008 - Managers’ Investment Secrets Revealed
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Morningstar Advisor - Fall 2008 - Conformity Becomes a Growing Concern at American
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Morningstar Advisor - Fall 2008 - Gimme Shelter
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Morningstar Advisor - Fall 2008 - Location, Location, Location
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Morningstar Advisor - Fall 2008 - Away from the Numbers
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Morningstar Advisor - Fall 2008 - Consumer Confidence
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Morningstar Advisor - Fall 2008 - What about Natural Gas?
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Morningstar Advisor - Fall 2008 - TIPS to Beat Back Inflation
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Morningstar Advisor - Fall 2008 - Investing in Hidden Assets
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Morningstar Advisor - Fall 2008 - Funds That Have an Edge Come Tax Time
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Morningstar Advisor - Fall 2008 - Mutual Fund Analyst Picks
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Morningstar Advisor - Fall 2008 - 50 Most Popular Equity ETFs
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Morningstar Advisor - Fall 2008 - Undervalued Stocks
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Morningstar Advisor - Fall 2008 - Most Popular Variable Annuities
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