Quality at a 20% Discount

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UNITED CORPORATIONS $69.25 (Toronto symbol: UNC) (165 University Ave., 10th Floor, Toronto, ON M5H 3B8. 416-947-2583. Buy or sell through a broker) invests in a wide variety of average-quality to above-average quality Canadian and foreign stocks. At last report, 33.5% of the fund’s $950.7 million portfolio was invested in Canadian equities, 26.7% in the U.S., 19.6% in Europe, 7.7% in the UK and 10.9% in Asia. The fund’s largest holdings included Bank of Nova Scotia, Royal Bank of Canada, Manulife, Talisman Energy, Algoma Central Corporation, Shell Canada, TransCanada Corporation, Altria Group, TD Bank and Chevron. United Corporations now trades at a wide 20% discount to its net asset value. United Corporations pays a dividend of $0.80 a share, for a current yield of 1.2%. United Corporations is still a buy. buy…

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