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Scotia Canadian Growth Fund $63.03

SCOTIA CANADIAN GROWTH FUND $63.03 (CWA Rating: Conservative) (Scotia Securities, 40 King Street West, 6th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5H 1H1. 1-800-268-9 269; Website: www.scotiabank.com. No load — deal directly with the company.) uses fundamental analysis to identify what the managers sees as investments that have the potential for above-average growth.

The $571.6 million Scotia Canadian Growth Fund’s 10 largest holdings are Manulife, Suncor Energy, Royal Bank, TD Bank, Barrick Gold, Alcan, CN Railway, CIBC, Talisman Energy and EnCana.

Scotia Canadian Growth currently holds 29.3% of its portfolio in the Financial services industry. Its next-largest holding is Energy at 21.3%.

Over the last 10 years, Scotia Canadian Growth posted a 7% annual rate of return. That’s better than the S&P/TSX’s return of 10.6%. The fund gained 16.6% over the past year, compared to a gain of 19.6% for the S&P/TSX. Scotia Canadian Growth’s MER is 2.19%.

Scotia Canadian Growth Fund is a buy.

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