INVESTMENT: Capital-Gains Stall

Those lucky investors who years ago put $20,000 into International Business Machines, or a similar growth stock, and have seen it soar to $500,000 today, do have some problems. How can they get their eggs out of the one big basket, spreading the risk by putting their money into a number of stocks, without paying the 25% federal capital-gains tax? To help investors out of this gilt-edged dilemma, two young Denver bankers, Ranald H. Macdonald, 36, and William M. B. Berger, 35, launched a new mutual fund that permits diversification without selling and paying taxes.

Macdonald and Berger found that...

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