Friday, January 28, 2005

Equity Income Funds

Since the dividends are taxed at lower rate, equity income fund may be a good option for investors. The table below lists some "Equity Income" funds from the varions fund complexes with their yields, 10 year annualized performance and their expense ratios. All seven funds have provided decent returns to investors over the last decade.

Equity Income Fund NameYield10 Year Annualized PerformanceExpense Ratio
Vanguard Equity Income Fund Inv
(Symbol: VEIPX)
Fidelity Equity-Income Fund
(Symbol: FEQIX)
Fidelity Equity-Income II Fund
(Symbol: FEQTX)
American Century Equity Income Inv
(Symbol: TWEIX)
T.Rowe. Price Equity Income
(Symbol: PRFDX)
Parnassus Equity Income Fund
(Synbol: PRBLX)
Gabelli Equity Income Fund
(Symbol: GABEX)

  • The American Century Equity Income is a mid cap fund. It has the highest return of the group. The small and mid cap stocks have had good returns in the last 5 years.
  • The Vanguard Equity Income fund has the lowest expense ratio. No surprise there.
  • The data is retrieved from the MoneyCentral web-site.

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