Topic: How To Invest

RBC mutual funds: RBC Canadian Dividend Fund

RBC CANADIAN DIVIDEND FUND $44.84 (RBC Mutual 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 38.1% of its portfolio in financial-services stocks. It has a further 14.4% in energy stocks and 8.5% 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, TransCanada Corporation, Bank of Montreal, BCE Inc. and Power Corporation.

Over the last five years, RBC Canadian Dividend Fund has posted a 14.9% annual rate of return. That’s less than the S&P/TSX’s gain of 18.3% over the same period.

The fund gained 15.8% over the last year, compared to the S&P/TSX’s gain of 18.3%. RBC Canadian Dividend’s MER is 1.73%.

RBC Canadian Dividend Fund is a buy.

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