Online Extra: The Tech Bust's Silver Lining (extended)

  The Tech Bust's Silver Lining

Some funds have such large past losses that they won't have to pay out capital-gains distributions for years--in some cases, until 2012:

Fund Capital Losses* (billions) % of total assets Year-to-date return** S&P star rating
Fidelity Aggressive Growth $13.0 267% 7.6% 2
Janus 10.3 78 1.4 3
Vanguard U.S. Growth 7.2 119 3.3 1
Janus Mercury 7.0 156 5.5 3
T. Rowe Price Science & Technology 5.8 133 -1.0 3
MFS Massachusetts Investors Growth Stock 5.7 65 5.4 3
Janus Twenty 4.8 53 17.3 4
Putnam Voyager 4.7 35 2.0 2
Putnam Vista 4.3 152 14.0 3
Fidelity Select Technology 2.9 140 -2.2 3
Firsthand Technology Value 2.1 376 -11.7 2
Fidelity 2.0 20 5.2 3
White Oak Growth Stock 1.7 108 -6.2 2
Putnam Discovery Growth 1.4 117 2.6 3
Van Kampen Aggressive Growth 1.2 86 11.4 3
Oppenheimer Growth 0.7 49 2.0 1
Vanguard Growth Equity 0.7 84 1.5 3
American Century Giftrust 0.6 69 3.1 2
Scudder Growth 0.6 70 1.6 2
USAA Growth 0.5 60 8.0 2
Columbia Growth 0.4 50 4.3 2
Smith Barney Small Cap Growth 0.4 118 2.5 2
Fidelity Discovery 0.3 57 6.2 3
Spectra 0.3 140 3.5 2
FPA Paramount 0.2 75 13.2 4
*As of the most recent reports **As of Nov. 29
Data: Morningstar, S&P, the funds
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