Payments to a fund's shareholders of profits earned from selling securities in a fund's portfolio. Capital gain distributions are usually paid once a year.
payments to shareholders of profits (long-term gains) realized on the sale of the mutual fund's portfolio securities. Generally, these amounts are paid once a year.
A taxable distribution paid to shareholders when any investments in their mutual fund's portfolio are sold at a profit. Realized Capital Gains are when stock or bond holdings are sold at a profit. Unrealized Capital Gains represent an increase in the market value of a mutual fund.