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AIC American Advantage Fund $7.30

AIC AMERICAN ADVANTAGE FUND $7.30 (CWA Rating: Aggressive) (AIC Group of Funds, 1375 Kerns Road, Burlington, Ont., L7R 4X8, 1-800-263-2144; Web site: Buy or sell through brokers) invests mostly in U.S. stocks, with almost 97% of assets in the financial services area. This segment breaks down as follows: Property & casualty insurance companies, 15.2%; Investment banking & brokerage, 14.0%; Multi-line insurance, 12.6%; Life & health insurance, 12.4%; Commercial Banks, 11.8%; Regional Banks, 7.5%; Diversified financials, 7.3%; Insurance brokers, 7.0%; Wealth management, 6.2%; and Consumer finance, 4.1%.

AIC American Advantage’s top 10 holdings are Progressive Corp., ING Canada, AFLAC, Morgan Stanley, Hartford Financial Services, Washington Mutual, Northern Trust, Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan Chase and Willis Group Holdings. This fund holds just 17 stocks. Turnover was just 19.1% in 2005, after a high 28.7% in 2004.

AIC American Advantage made 13.3% over the last year, compared to a gain of 7.8% for the S&P 500 Index. Its MER is 2.65%.

AIC American Advantage is a buy.

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