Two Buys for Small-cap Growth

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TD CANADIAN SMALL-CAP EQUITY FUND $29.54 (CWA Rating: Aggressive) (TD Asset Management, P.O. Box 7500, Station A, Toronto, Ontario. M5W 1P9. 1-800-386-3757; 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 improves. TD Canadian Small-Cap Equity Fund’s top ten holdings are Industrial Alliance Insurance, 2.6%; Evertz Technologies, 2.6%; Corus Entertainment, 2.4%; Gildan Activewear, 2.4%; Great Canadian Gaming, 2.2%; Aecon Group, 1.9%; Niko Resources, 1.9%; Cogeco Cable, 1.9%; MMX Mineracao e Metalicos SA, 1.8%; and Montreal Exchange, 1.8%. The $432.3 million fund is broken down by economic sector as follows: 24.7% in Basic materials, 17.1% in Energy, 13.1% in Financials, 13.1% in Consumer discretionary, 12.5% in Technology, 12.1% in Industrials, 3.6% in Health care and 1.3% in Consumer staples. The fund’s one-year gain…

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