Small-cap Funds for Aggressive Investors

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TD CANADIAN SMALL-CAP EQUITY FUND $30.48 (CWA Rating: Aggressive) (TD Asset Management, P.O. Box 7500, Station A, Toronto, Ontario. M5W 1P9. 1-800-463-3863; Web site: No load — deal directly with the bank) invests in small to medium-sized companies located in Canada and other countries, that the managers feel offer either superior earnings growth or appear undervalued. It looks for sound companies that stand to benefit as the business and economic environment continues to improve. TD Canadian Small-Cap Equity Fund’s top ten holdings are ING Canada, 3.9%; Inmet Mining, 2.9%; Addenda Capital, 2.6%; Centerra Gold, 2.6%; Pason Systems, 2.5%; First Quantum Minerals, 2.5%; Northbridge Financial, 2.5%; Highpine Oil & Gas, 2.3%; Eldorado Gold, 2.2%; and Industrial Alliance Insurance, 2.2%. The $317.7 million fund is broken down by economic sector as follows: 20.9% in Energy, 20.8% in Materials, 17.3% in Financials, 10.0% in Consumer discretionary, 9.4% in Information technology, 6.5% in Industrials, 5.7% in Health care, 4.8% in Consumer staples, and 3.4% in…

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