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PGRWX - Putnam Fund for Growth & Income A

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Putnam Fund for Growth & Income A (PGRWX)
Expense Ratio: 1.10%
Expected Lifetime Fees: $32,418.10


The Putnam Fund for Growth & Income A fund (PGRWX) is a Large Value fund started on 11/6/1957 and has $4.20 billion in assets under management. The current manager has been running Putnam Fund for Growth & Income A since 12/19/2008. The fund is rated by Morningstar. In addition to trading fees and broker commissions, this fund has 12b-1 fees of 0.25%

MarketRiders Prefers The Following ETF

Vanguard Value ETF (VTV)
Expense Ratio: 0.10%
Expected Lifetime Fees: $3,271.86


The Vanguard Value ETF (VTV) is an Exchange Traded Fund. It is a "basket" of securities that index the Large Value investment strategy and is an alternative to a Large Value mutual fund. Fees are very low compared to a comparable mutual fund like Putnam Fund for Growth & Income A because computers automatically manage the stocks.




The Following Large Value Funds Have Lower Fees Than Putnam Fund for Growth & Income A (PGRWX). Why are these metrics important?
Mutual Fund Name Ticker Symbol Turnover Assets (M) Annual Fees
AllianceBern Equity Income Adv AUIYX 57.0% 457 0.91%
AllianceBern Growth & Income Adv CBBYX 72.0% 1,300 0.87%
AllianceBern Value A ABVAX 64.0% 360 1.09%
AllianceBern Value Adv ABVYX 64.0% 360 0.79%
AllianceBern Value I ABVIX 64.0% 360 0.69%
Allianz NFJ Dividend Value A PNEAX 38.0% 7,600 1.06%
Allianz NFJ Dividend Value Admin ANDAX 38.0% 7,600 0.96%
Allianz NFJ Dividend Value D PEIDX 38.0% 7,600 1.06%
Allianz NFJ Dividend Value Instl NFJEX 38.0% 7,600 0.71%
Allianz NFJ Large Cap Value Adm ALNFX 19.0% 772 1.01%
Allianz NFJ Large Cap Value Instl ANVIX 19.0% 772 0.76%
American Beacon Large Cap Value Fund Class Y ABLYX 90.0% 7,800 0.70%
American Beacon Lg Cap Value Adv AVASX 90.0% 7,800 1.09%
American Beacon Lg Cap Value AMR AAGAX 90.0% 7,800 0.34%
American Beacon Lg Cap Value Inst AADEX 90.0% 7,800 0.59%
American Beacon Lg Cap Value Inv AAGPX 90.0% 7,800 0.96%
American Century Capital Val Instl ACPIX 37.0% 116 0.90%
American Century Equity Income Instl ACIIX 115.0% 9,300 0.76%
American Century Equity Income Inv TWEIX 115.0% 9,300 0.96%
American Century Income & Growth A AMADX 42.0% 1,500 0.94%
American Century Income & Growth Inst AMGIX 42.0% 1,500 0.49%
American Century Income & Growth Inv BIGRX 42.0% 1,500 0.69%
American Century Large Co Val Instl ALVSX 56.0% 539 0.67%
American Century Large Co Val Inv ALVIX 56.0% 539 0.87%
American Century Value Instl AVLIX 62.0% 2,100 0.81%
American Century Value Inv TWVLX 62.0% 2,100 1.01%
American Funds American Mutual A AMRMX 23.0% 20,800 0.62%
American Funds American Mutual F-1 AMFFX 23.0% 20,800 0.66%
American Funds American Mutual F-2 AMRFX 23.0% 20,800 0.42%
American Funds American Mutual R3 RMFCX 23.0% 20,800 0.97%
American Funds American Mutual R4 RMFEX 23.0% 20,800 0.67%
American Funds American Mutual R5 RMFFX 23.0% 20,800 0.37%
American Funds American Mutual R6 RMFGX 23.0% 20,800 0.32%
American Funds Washington Mutual A AWSHX 25.0% 51,900 0.63%
American Funds Washington Mutual F-1 WSHFX 25.0% 51,900 0.66%
American Funds Washington Mutual F-2 WMFFX 25.0% 51,900 0.41%
American Funds Washington Mutual R3 RWMCX 25.0% 51,900 0.97%
American Funds Washington Mutual R4 RWMEX 25.0% 51,900 0.66%
American Funds Washington Mutual R5 RWMFX 25.0% 51,900 0.36%
American Funds Washington Mutual R6 RWMGX 25.0% 51,900 0.31%
ASTON/River Road Dividend All Cap Val I ARIDX 24.7% 828 0.90%
Becker Value Equity BVEFX 34.3% 127 0.94%
BlackRock Basic Value Instl MABAX 64.0% 3,800 0.55%
BlackRock Basic Value Inv A MDBAX 64.0% 3,800 0.84%
BlackRock Equity Dividend Instl MADVX 5.0% 20,700 0.76%
BlackRock Equity Dividend Inv A MDDVX 5.0% 20,700 1.04%
BlackRock Equity Dividend S MSDVX 5.0% 20,700 1.02%
BlackRock Large Cap Core Instl MALRX 129.0% 1,600 1.05%
BlackRock Large Cap Value Instl MALVX 156.0% 1,100 0.98%
BNY Mellon Income Stock M MPISX 72.3% 457 0.86%
Columbia Diversified Equity Income A INDZX 36.0% 3,000 1.08%
Columbia Diversified Equity Income R4 IDQSZ 36.0% 3,000 0.92%
Columbia Diversified Equity Income R5 RSEDX 36.0% 3,000 0.67%
Columbia Dividend Income T GEQAX 20.0% 5,800 1.05%
Columbia Dividend Income Z GSFTX 20.0% 5,800 0.75%
Columbia Dividend Opportunity R4 RSORX 105.0% 3,900 0.96%
Columbia Dividend Opportunity R5 RSDFX 105.0% 3,900 0.71%
Columbia Dividend Opportunity Z CDOZX 105.0% 3,900 0.86%
Columbia Equity Value R4 AEVYX 21.0% 570 1.05%
Columbia Equity Value R5 RSEYX 21.0% 570 0.80%
Columbia Large Cap Value Z NVLSZ 74.0% 723 0.86%
Columbia Large Cap Value Z NVLUX 74.0% 723 0.86%
Columbia Large Cap Value Z NVV1Z 74.0% 723 0.86%
Columbia Large Value Quantitative R4 RLCYX 90.0% 239 1.05%
Columbia Large Value Quantitative Z CVQZX 90.0% 239 0.87%
Columbia Value & Restructuring Z UMBIX 9.0% 3,000 0.94%
Delaware Value Inst DDVIX 24.0% 1,400 0.85%
DFA Tax-Managed US Marketwide Value DTMMX 20.0% 2,100 0.38%
DFA Tax-Managed US Marketwide Value II DFMVX 20.0% 849 0.23%
DFA US Large Cap Value I DFLVX 14.0% 7,400 0.28%
DFA US Large Cap Value III DFUVX 14.0% 1,900 0.14%
Diamond Hill Large Cap A DHLAX 16.0% 1,400 1.06%
Diamond Hill Large Cap I DHLRX 16.0% 1,400 0.81%
Dodge & Cox Stock DODGX 16.0% 36,800 0.52%
DWS Equity Dividend Instl KDHIX 140.0% 1,200 0.85%
DWS Equity Dividend S KDHSX 140.0% 1,200 0.99%
DWS Large Cap Value A KDC1Z 34.0% 1,400 1.02%
DWS Large Cap Value A KDCAX 34.0% 1,400 1.02%
DWS Large Cap Value Inst KDCIX 34.0% 1,400 0.68%
DWS Large Cap Value S KDCSX 34.0% 1,400 0.68%
DWS Large Cap Value S SLC1Z 34.0% 1,400 0.68%
Eagle Growth & Income I HIGJX 123.0% 312 0.95%
Eagle Growth & Income R5 HIGSX 123.0% 312 1.02%
Eaton Vance Large-Cap Value A EHSTX 41.0% 8,500 0.98%
Eaton Vance Large-Cap Value I EILVX 41.0% 8,500 0.73%
Eaton Vance Tx-Mgd Value I EITVX 40.0% 1,000 0.92%
Fairholme FAIRX 44.0% 7,000 1.02%
Federated Clover Value Fund Institutional Shares VFCIX 98.0% 834 0.95%
Federated MDT Stock Svc FSTKX 169.0% 194 0.99%
Federated MDT Stock Svc FSTTZ 169.0% 194 0.99%
Federated Strategic Value Dividend A SVAAX 17.0% 6,000 1.06%
Federated Strategic Value Dividend Instl SVAIX 17.0% 6,000 0.81%
Fidelity Advisor Equity Income A FEI1Z 89.0% 2,000 1.03%
Fidelity Advisor Equity Income A FEIAX 89.0% 2,000 1.03%
Fidelity Advisor Equity Income I EQPIX 89.0% 2,000 0.74%
Fidelity Advisor Stock Selec Lg Cp Val A FLUAX 128.0% 468 0.87%
Fidelity Advisor Stock Selec Lg Cp Val I FLUIX 128.0% 468 0.60%
Fidelity Advisor Strategic Div & Inc I FSIDX 56.0% 2,400 0.83%
Fidelity Blue Chip Value FBCVX 141.0% 236 0.75%
Fidelity Equity Dividend Income FEQTX 82.0% 4,500 0.68%
Fidelity Equity-Income FEQIX 80.0% 8,300 0.68%
Fidelity Stock Selec Lg Cp Val FSLVX 128.0% 468 0.57%
Fidelity Strategic Dividend & Income FSDIX 56.0% 2,400 0.84%
Fifth Third Disciplined Lg Cp Val Instl FEINX 72.0% 163 0.75%
Franklin Equity Income A FISEX 19.5% 1,300 0.97%
Franklin Equity Income A FQT1Z 19.5% 1,300 0.97%
Frost Dividend Value Equity A FADVX 82.0% 291 1.08%
Frost Dividend Value Equity Inst FIDVX 82.0% 291 0.83%
Glenmede Large Cap Value GTMEX 164.0% 105 0.92%
Goldman Sachs Growth and Inc Instl GSIIX 60.0% 439 0.79%
Goldman Sachs Large Cap Value Inst GSLIX 91.0% 1,600 0.77%
Goldman Sachs Large Cap Value IR GSVTX 91.0% 1,600 0.92%
Goldman Sachs Struct Large Cap Val A GCVAX 56.0% 476 0.95%
Goldman Sachs Struct Large Cap Val I GCVIX 56.0% 476 0.55%
Hancock Horizon Value Instl HHGTX 63.0% 156 1.03%
Hartford Dividend & Growth A IHGIX 30.0% 6,200 1.08%
Hartford Dividend & Growth I HDGIX 30.0% 6,200 0.80%
Hartford Dividend & Growth R4 HDGSX 30.0% 6,200 1.05%
Hartford Dividend & Growth R5 HDGTX 30.0% 6,200 0.75%
Hartford Dividend & Growth Y HDGYX 30.0% 6,200 0.66%
Hartford Equity Income I HQIIX 18.0% 1,600 0.84%
Hartford Equity Income R5 HQITX 18.0% 1,600 0.84%
Hartford Equity Income Y HQIYX 18.0% 1,600 0.73%
Hartford Value I HVFIX 16.0% 528 0.86%
Hartford Value Opportunities I HVOIX 70.0% 140 1.03%
Hartford Value Opportunities R5 HVOTX 70.0% 140 0.95%
Hartford Value Opportunities Y HVOYX 70.0% 140 0.90%
Hartford Value R4 HVFSX 16.0% 528 1.05%
Hartford Value R5 HVFTX 16.0% 528 0.80%
Hartford Value Y HVFYX 16.0% 528 0.74%
Hennessy Cornerstone Value Inst HICVX 40.0% 116 0.98%
Hennessy Select Large Value Fund Institutional Class HSVIX 149.0% 119 0.98%
HighMark Value Fiduciary HMVMX 26.0% 327 1.00%
Homestead Value HOL1Z 6.0% 559 0.70%
Homestead Value HOVLX 6.0% 559 0.70%
Hotchkis and Wiley Diversified Value I HWCIX 63.0% 356 0.95%
Hotchkis and Wiley Large Cap Value I HWL1Z 43.0% 536 1.05%
Hotchkis and Wiley Large Cap Value I HWLIX 43.0% 536 1.05%
ING Corporate Leaders Trust Series B LCX1Z 0.0% 709 0.59%
ING Corporate Leaders Trust Series B LEXCX 0.0% 709 0.59%
ING Large Cap Value I IEDIX 46.0% 229 0.80%
JHancock Classic Value I JCVIX 37.0% 1,500 0.97%
JHancock3 Disciplined Value I JVLIX 44.0% 2,500 0.89%
JHancock3 Disciplined Value I2 JVLTX 44.0% 2,500 0.85%
JPMorgan Growth & Income Sel VGIIX 23.0% 298 0.90%
JPMorgan Value Advantage Instl JVAIX 33.0% 1,100 0.77%
JPMorgan Value Advantage Select JVASX 33.0% 1,100 1.02%
JPMorgan Value Opportunities A JVOAX 63.0% 492 0.95%
JPMorgan Value Opportunities Inst JVOIX 63.0% 492 0.65%
Legg Mason BW Diversified Large Cap Value Fund Class I LBWIX 59.0% 476 0.95%
Legg Mason ClearBridge Equity Inc Bldr I SOPYX 83.0% 4,000 0.83%
Legg Mason ClearBridge Large Cap Value A SINAX 16.0% 676 1.01%
Legg Mason ClearBridge Large Cap Value I SAIFX 16.0% 676 0.67%
Loomis Sayles Value A LSVRX 29.0% 1,300 0.98%
Loomis Sayles Value Y LSG1Z 29.0% 1,300 0.74%
Loomis Sayles Value Y LSGIX 29.0% 1,300 0.74%
Lord Abbett Affiliated A LAFFX 16.4% 6,400 0.84%
Lord Abbett Affiliated A LAFSZ 16.4% 6,400 0.84%
Lord Abbett Affiliated I LAFYX 16.4% 6,400 0.49%
Lord Abbett Affiliated P LAF1Z 16.4% 6,400 0.94%
Lord Abbett Affiliated P LAFPX 16.4% 6,400 0.94%
LSV Conservative Value Equity LSVVX 16.0% 116 0.35%
LSV Value Equity LSVEX 19.0% 1,100 0.64%
MainStay ICAP Equity I ICAEX 74.0% 945 0.90%
MainStay ICAP Equity I ICP1Z 74.0% 945 0.90%
MainStay ICAP Equity R1 ICAWX 74.0% 945 1.03%
MainStay ICAP Select Equity I ICS1Z 71.0% 3,600 0.90%
MainStay ICAP Select Equity I ICSLX 71.0% 3,600 0.90%
MainStay ICAP Select Equity R1 ICSWX 71.0% 3,600 1.06%
Manning & Napier Dividend Focus I MNDFX 8.0% 123 0.60%
MEMBERS Large Cap Value Y MYLVX 39.0% 137 0.91%
MFS Instl Large-Cap Value ILVAX 28.0% 132 0.65%
MFS Value A MEA1Z 17.0% 19,000 0.94%
MFS Value A MEIAX 17.0% 19,000 0.94%
MFS Value I MEIIX 17.0% 19,000 0.69%
MFS Value R3 MEIHX 17.0% 19,000 0.94%
MFS Value R4 MEIJX 17.0% 19,000 0.69%
Mutual Beacon Z TBE1Z 51.4% 3,700 0.84%
Mutual Shares Z TES1Z 29.4% 13,100 0.86%
Neuberger Berman Large Cap Value Inst NBPIX 41.0% 1,700 0.69%
Neuberger Berman Large Cap Value Inv NPRTX 41.0% 1,700 0.85%
Neuberger Berman Large Cap Value Tr NBPTX 41.0% 1,700 1.04%
Northern Income Equity NOIEX 22.3% 351 1.00%
Northern Large Cap Value NOLVX 49.8% 110 0.85%
Nuveen Dividend Value I FAQIX 33.0% 1,100 0.89%
Nuveen Multi-Manager Large-Cap Value I NNGRX 78.0% 290 0.93%
Nuveen NWQ Large-Cap Value I NQCRX 27.0% 1,100 0.95%
Oppenheimer Equity Income A OAEIX 37.0% 3,000 1.09%
Oppenheimer Equity Income A QCV3Z 37.0% 3,000 1.09%
Oppenheimer Select Value Y OSVYX 125.0% 220 0.88%
Oppenheimer Value A CGRSZ 91.0% 2,200 1.02%
Oppenheimer Value A CGRWX 91.0% 2,200 1.02%
Oppenheimer Value Y CGRYX 91.0% 2,200 0.58%
Payden Value Leaders PYVLX 167.0% 118 0.82%
Perkins Large Cap Value Fund Class T JPLTX 43.0% 136 1.06%
Perkins Large Cap Value I JAPIX 43.0% 136 0.84%
Pioneer Cullen Value Y CVFYX 12.0% 3,900 0.78%
Pioneer Equity Income Y PYEQX 24.0% 1,100 0.75%
Pioneer Value A PIOTX 84.0% 1,300 1.02%
Pioneer Value Y PVFYX 84.0% 1,300 0.61%
PNC Large Cap Value I PLIVX 69.0% 125 0.97%
Poplar Forest Partners Institutional IPFPX 22.5% 162 1.00%
Principal Equity Income A PQIAX 16.6% 3,800 0.95%
Principal Equity Income Inst PEIIX 16.6% 3,800 0.52%
Principal Large Cap Value A PCACX 130.9% 1,500 0.98%
Prudential Jennison Equity Income Z JDEZX 70.0% 2,600 0.94%
Putnam Equity Income Y PEIYX 71.0% 3,400 0.87%
Putnam Fund for Growth & Income Y PGIYX 45.0% 4,200 0.85%
RidgeWorth Large Cap Value Equity I STVTX 110.0% 2,100 0.83%
Robeco All Cap Val Instl BPAIX 47.0% 263 0.70%
Robeco All Cap Value Inv BPAVX 47.0% 263 0.95%
SA US Value SABTX 21.0% 294 1.05%
Schwab Dividend Equity SWDSX 31.0% 1,400 0.89%
Schwab Fdmtl US Lg Co Idx SFLNX 11.0% 1,800 0.35%
Schwab Premier Equity SWPSX 77.0% 209 1.02%
Shelton Core Value Direct Shares EQTIX 13.0% 152 0.87%
Sound Shore SSHFX 61.0% 1,500 0.94%
Sterling Capital Equity Income Instl BEGIX 16.6% 1,000 0.96%
Stralem Equity Instl STEFX 28.0% 337 0.99%
SunAmerica Focused Dividend Strategy A FDSAX 29.0% 1,800 1.01%
T. Rowe Price Equity Income PRFDX 15.3% 22,300 0.68%
T. Rowe Price Equity Income Adv PAFDX 15.3% 22,300 0.92%
T. Rowe Price Instl Large Cap Value TILCX 19.3% 778 0.59%
T. Rowe Price Value TRVLX 53.0% 11,900 0.85%
T. Rowe Price Value Adv PAVLX 53.0% 11,900 1.03%
TCW Dividend Focused I TGDFX 37.5% 593 0.86%
TCW Relative Value Large Cap I TGDIX 26.8% 672 0.92%
TIAA-CREF Enh Lg Cp Val Idx Inst TEVIX 114.0% 907 0.38%
TIAA-CREF Large-Cap Value Idx Inst TILVX 27.0% 893 0.08%
TIAA-CREF Large-Cap Value Idx Retire TRCVX 27.0% 893 0.33%
TIAA-CREF Large-Cap Value Instl TRLIX 68.0% 2,500 0.47%
TIAA-CREF Large-Cap Value Retail TCLCX 68.0% 2,500 0.83%
TIAA-CREF Large-Cap Value Retire TRLCX 68.0% 2,500 0.72%
Touchstone Value Institutional TVLIX 15.3% 111 0.85%
Touchstone Value Y TVLYX 15.3% 111 0.95%
Transamerica Quality Value Fund Class I TWQIX 35.0% 1,500 0.95%
Vanguard Equity-Income Adm VEIRX 29.0% 7,900 0.22%
Vanguard Equity-Income Inv VEIPX 29.0% 7,900 0.31%
Vanguard High Dividend Yield Index Inv VHDYX 16.0% 4,700 0.25%
Vanguard Mega Cap 300 Value Index Instl VMVLX 24.0% 477 0.10%
Vanguard Russell 1000 Value Index Fund Institutional Shares VRVIX 39.0% 388 0.09%
Vanguard US Value Inv VUVLX 60.0% 504 0.31%
Vanguard Value Index Instl VIVIX 23.0% 15,800 0.08%
Vanguard Value Index Inv VIVAX 23.0% 15,800 0.24%
Vanguard Value Index Signal VVISX 23.0% 15,800 0.10%
Vanguard Windsor Adm VWNEX 49.0% 11,700 0.29%
Vanguard Windsor II Adm VWNAX 23.0% 34,600 0.27%
Vanguard Windsor II Investor VWNFX 23.0% 34,600 0.35%
Vanguard Windsor Investor VWNDX 49.0% 11,700 0.39%
Virtus Value Equity I HEQIX 65.0% 131 1.03%
Wells Fargo Advantage Discp US Core A EVSAX 64.0% 411 0.92%
Wells Fargo Advantage Discp US Core Adm EVSYX 64.0% 411 0.74%
Wells Fargo Advantage Equity Value Adm WLVIX 90.0% 829 1.00%
Wells Fargo Advantage Large Co Val Adm WWIDX 35.0% 409 0.85%
Wells Fargo Advantage Large Co Val I WLCIX 35.0% 409 0.66%



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Turnover
Turnover represents how much of a mutual fund's holdings are changed over the course of a year through buying and selling. Active mutual funds have an average turnover rate of about 85%, meaning that funds are turning over nearly all of their holdings every year. A high turnover means you could make lower returns because: 1) buying and selling stocks costs money through commissions and spreads and 2) the fund will distribute yearly capital gains which increases your taxes. Look for funds with turnover rates below 50%. For comparison, ETF turnover rates average around 10% or lower.

Assets
Generally, smaller funds do better than larger ones. The more assets in a mutual fund, the lower the chance that it will beat its index. Managers outperform an index by choosing stocks that are undervalued. In order to find these undervalued stocks, the manager has to know more than his competitors to develop an "edge." There are only a finite number of stocks a mutual fund manager can reasonably analyze and actively track to gain such a competitive edge. When the fund has more assets, the manager must analyze large companies because he needs to take larger positions. Large companies are more efficiently priced in the market and it becomes increasingly difficult to get an edge.

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