Fund buys from Canada’s five big banks

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These five large funds — one from each of Canada’s big-five banks — have suffered over the last year. That’s because they were heavily weighted toward financial services and resource stocks. Financial services companies are still dealing with tight credit markets. As well, the recession has cut demand for resources. This, in turn, has driven down the prices of resource stocks. We still feel that the best way to profit in the stock market is to stick with high-quality, well-established companies and to spread your money out among the five sectors.You should also ensure your investments are diversified within each sector. These five funds continue to stick to high-quality investments. However, you still should adjust your portfolio to reflect the funds’ high weightings in certain sectors. TD CANADIAN EQUITY FUND $17.86 (CWA Rating: Conservative) (TD Asset Management, P.O. Box 7500, Station A, Toronto, Ontario. M5W 1P9. 1-866-222-3456; Web site: No load — deal directly with the bank) uses a “bottom-up” approach to…

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