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BNN MARKET CALL: STEVE CARLIN

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Steve Carlin is a portfolio manager at KBSH Capital Management. Today we look at the Knight Bain Pure Canadian Equity Fund.

Fund stats

Total assets$43-million

MER1.95%

TOP FIVE HOLDINGS

Royal Bank5.97%

Manulife Financial4.9

TD Bank4.83

Rogers Communications4.52

Teck Cominco Ltd.4.43

Performance

FundGroupMSCI
3 mos.2.06%-2.32-4.09
6 mos.1.04-0.28-5.6
1 year5.547.245.46

CURRENT PICKS

Oilexco (OIL-TSX) $16.98

Mr. Carlin believes Oilexco will probably triple production between this year and 2009. He likes the growth profile for the company. Mr. Carlin believes next year Oilexco will begin generating free cash flow.

Bombardier (BBD.B-TSX) $5.48

"One of the most penalized [companies] from the Canadian dollar perspective," Mr. Carlin believes Bombardier will continue to "fight headwinds," which he believes is more than reflected in the stock price. He is confident in the aerospace business.

Research In Motion (RIM-TSX) $114.99

Mr. Carlin believes RIM will continue to outperform relative to expectations. He believes RIM's new products and new prospects are dominant and says "this is a core name you need to own." He estimates earnings will grow at about 70 per cent year over year between 2007 and 2008.

PAST PICKS: NOV. 8, 2006

Rogers (RCI.B-TSX)

Then: $33.73 Now: $48

Up: 42.3%

Goldcorp (G-TSX)

Then: $30.75 Now: $31.20

Up: 1.5%

Suncor Energy (SU-TSX)

Then: $89.99 Now: $102.75

Up: 14.2%

OUTLOOK

Mr. Carlin believes the market will be choppy over the ensuing three to four months as it grapples with conflicting economic data and U.S. Federal Reserve policy.

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