January 31, 2000

THE BEST & WORST MUTUAL FUNDS 1617
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THE BEST & WORST MUTUAL FUNDS

MOST DOMESTIC STOCK FUNDS DID WELL, BUT TECHNOLOGY WAS THE REAL WINNER
Too Good to Be True ? 2425
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Too Good to Be True ?

Maclean's: The economy is growing, unemployment is falling, and the stock market is near record highs. Are things really as good as they seem? Croft: The big picture is extremely bright, but I’m always worried when there’s a consensus because it’s probably wrong.

Flocking South 6061
Special Report

Flocking South

After years at home with their sagging loons, millions of Canadians have caught the winter travel bug
Best-of-Class Funds 3031
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Best-of-Class Funds

Out of the more than 2,700 mutual funds in Canada, the 84 funds listed alphabetically below were judged the best in their respective categories over the past three years, based on ratings prepared for Maclean's by BellCharts Inc., a fund research firm.
A Hero’s Quest 4243
World

A Hero’s Quest

John McCain breaks all the rules as the U.S. campaign intensifies
Paying doctors to keep us healthy 6869
Health

Paying doctors to keep us healthy

Many physicians say their current fees discourage them from doing their best
Reform's Gamble 3637
Canada

Reform's Gamble

Preston Manning, a keen Civil War buff, uses a classic battlefield analogy to describe his current position. He sees himself as an intrepid commander dug in at the base of a hill, about to charge up, wondering who is willing to follow. Is it only his loyal Reform soldiers, or a bigger United Alternative battalion reinforced by, say, a lot of fresh Ontario provincial Tory troops?
Dangers of the Herd Mentality 3233
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Dangers of the Herd Mentality

Lemmings do not deserve their reputations for running off cliffs and into the ocean in a panic-stricken herd. Humans, on the other hand, are well-known to suffer from sudden irrational behaviour—especially around RRSP time, when they catch the scent of an exciting new kind of mutual fund.
Waging a War on Branding 5253
Business

Waging a War on Branding

Anti-corporate activists take issue with the ubiquitous use of logos
Canada Notes 4041
Canada

Canada Notes

Police arrested Muhammad Arsal Khan, 36, and his wife, Kaneez Fatima, 45, for the murder of Khans five-yearold daughter, Farah, in Toronto. The shocking case first came to light in early December when a woman walking her dog along the lakeshore in west Toronto saw a couple burying something under rocks.
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