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RBC Canadian Dividend Fund $46.18

RBC CANADIAN DIVIDEND FUND $46.18 (RBC Funds, P.O. Box 7500, Station A, Toronto, Ontario. M5W 1P9. 1-800-463-3863; Web site: No load — deal directly with the bank) has 43.5% of its portfolio in Financial services stocks. It has a further 19.4% in Energy stocks and 6.5% in Consumer discretionary.

The $9.6 billion RBC Canadian Dividend Fund’s top stock holdings are Royal Bank of Canada, Bank of Nova Scotia, Toronto-Dominion Bank, Manulife Financial, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, EnCana Corporation, Bank of Montreal, Sun Life Financial and Power Corporation.

Over the last five years, RBC Canadian Dividend Fund has posted a 13.1% annual rate of return. That’s less than the S&P/TSX’s gain of 18.2% over the same period.

The fund lost 2.3% over the last year, compared to the S&P/TSX’s gain of 6.8%. RBC Canadian Dividend’s MER is 1.71%.

RBC Canadian Dividend Fund is a buy.

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