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April's best and worst

(for all asset class as of April 30, 2009) GROUP AVERAGE
1 month3 month1 Year
TOP 10 FUND CATEGORIESreturnreturnreturn
Financial Services Equity17.3%14.0%-43.6%
Real Estate Equity15.0%4.8%-43.5%
Emerging Markets Equity11.7%20.0%-37.3%
Global Small/Mid Cap Equity10.7%10.4%-33.3%
U.S. Small or Mid Cap Equity9.3%8.5%-28.2%
Canadian Small or Mid Cap Equity9.2%8.3%-33.7%
Science and Technology Equity8.5%14.5%-21.3%
Asia Pacific ex-Japan Equity8.0%15.9%-28.3%
Canadian Focused Small/Mid Cap Equity7.9%9.2%-32.7%
Asia Pacific Equity7.5%4.4%-34.2%
BOTTOM 10
Precious Metals Equity-7.7%4.2%-27.0%
Health Care Equity-2.1%-5.5%-13.1%
Global Fixed Income-2.1%-1.2%7.9%
Canadian Inflation Protected Fixed Income-2.1%4.1%-4.6%
Canadian Long Term Fixed Income-1.7%1.3%1.1%
U.S. Money Market0.0%0.1%1.2%
Canadian Money Market0.1%0.1%1.3%
Retail Venture Capital0.2%-1.9%-15.6%
Canadian Fixed Income0.3%2.4%2.5%
Canadian Short Term Fixed Income0.3%1.6%4.1%
Average for all funds regardless of asset class4.9%5.3%-21.3%
S&P 500 Composite9.4%5.7%-37.0%
S&P/TSX Total Return7.3%8.3%-30.7%
S&P/TSX Composite Index6.9%7.2%-33.1%

THE GLOBE AND MAIL / SOURCE: GLOBEINVESTOR

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