October saw increases in 22 of the 32 Morningstar Canadian Fund Indices. The top performing index was the Science and Technology Fund Index gaining 13.2% in October. Additionally, the US Equity Index was up 5.9% and the Canadian Equity Fund Index gained 1.3%.
The US Equity Index was helped by gains in Citigroup, Inc. and Microsoft Corp., up 25.0% and 22.0% respectively. The Canadian Equity Fund saw 4 out of its 10 most widely held decline, but was boosted with gains in its top holding Thomson Corp., up 10.0%
Declines were recorded in precious metals, Japanese equities and Asia Pacific Rim equities, losing 10.0%, 8.1% and 3.2%, respectively.
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