Two Universal Funds With Appeal

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Here are two funds offered by Mackenzie Financial. We rate one as Conservative and the other as Aggressive. But both cut risk by investing in high-quality stocks. UNIVERSAL CANADIAN GROWTH FUND $20.66 (CWA Rating: Conservative) (Mackenzie Financial Corp., 150 Bloor St. West, Toronto, Ont. M5S 3B5. Web site: www.mackenziefinancial.com. 1-800-387-0780; Load fund — available from brokers) holds companies with strong management and sound business prospects. The fund holds fewer than 40 stocks at all times. Top holdings include Bank of Montreal, Manulife Financial, Finning International, Avid Technology, Shoppers Drug Mart, Corus Entertainment, Industrial- Alliance Life Insurance, Edwards Lifesciences, Biosite Inc. and BCE Inc. The fund’s breakdown by economic sector is as follows: 19.3% in Financials, 17.9% in Information technology, 16.1% in Consumer discretionary, 9.2% in Health Care, 9.4% in Industrials, 5.7% in Energy, 6.0% in Consumer staples, 3.7% in Telecommunications and 2.1% in Materials. The $1.3 billion Universal Canadian Growth Fund now holds 10% of its assets in cash. We don’t like the market…

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