Canadian equity funds
These mutual funds can provide you with long-term growth potential by investing in a diversified portfolio of Canadian equities.
Canadian equity funds, also known as Canadian stock funds, invest primarily in a mix of Canadian equity securities. The funds are appealing for their long-term growth potential, although this potential comes with additional risk beyond what is customary for income and balanced funds. Canadian equity funds typically include securities from a variety of sectors and industries to provide investors with added diversification and growth potential. Depending on the focus of the fund, they may hold large, medium or smaller company stocks or a combination of all three. Given the higher risk tolerance associated with these funds, they are best suited to long-term investors with at least 5 years to invest.
Distributions may consist of net income, and/or dividends, and/or net realized capital gains and are taxable in the hands of the investor. Monthly distributions are made by the last business day of each month, or the last business day of each calendar quarter for quarterly paying fund series, other than in December. The final distribution in respect of each taxation year will be paid or payable by December 31 of each year or at such other times as may be determined by the fund’s Manager. Generally, any capital gains dividends with respect to corporate class funds are distributed within 60 days following the calendar year end. Distributions are automatically reinvested unless an investor elects to receive them in cash. Investors should not confuse a fund’s distribution rate with its performance, rate of return or yield.
Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. Mutual funds are not guaranteed or insured by the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government deposit insurer, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. The indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded total returns including changes in unit value and reinvestment of all distributions and does not take into account sales, redemption, distribution or optional charges or income taxes payable by any security holder that would have reduced returns.