Top Stock Quality at 23% Off

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ECONOMIC INVESTMENT TRUST $87.01 (Toronto symbol: EVT) holds a well-diversified portfolio of high-quality Canadian, U.S. and foreign stocks. The $724.9 million fund’s largest holdings include E-L Financial, Algoma Central Railway, Chevron, CBS Corp., Marathon Oil, Conoco- Phillips, General Electric, Posco, Renault, Xstrata plc and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial. The fund breaks down geographically as follows: Canada, 47.6%; the U.S., 18.5%, Europe, 18.4%, Asia, 13.4%; and Latin America, 1.1%. Economic Investment Trust now trades at a high 23% discount to its net asset value. The trust pays an annual dividend of $0.60 a share (for a current yield of 0.7%). It also pays periodic capital-gains dividends. Economic Investment Trust is a buy for its investment quality and discount to net asset value. value…

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