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Finance Glossary

Just call us Bond. Amortized bond.

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Capital Gains Distribution

Definition:

You're an investor in a mutual fund. The fund has realized long-term gains on 10% of their portfolio. At the end of the year, they distribute those gains back out to shareholders in the form of cash - which is now taxable by the kindly loving folk at the IRS.

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