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The fund seeks to provide long-term capital growth by replicating, to the extent possible, the performance of the S&P Global 1200 Health Care Sector Canadian Dollar Hedged Index, net of expenses, and, to the extent possible, hedge any resulting foreign currency exposure back to Canadian dollars.
The investment strategy of XHC is to invest primarily in shares of a U.S. iShares Fund (iShares S&P Global Healthcare Sector Index Fund) that seeks investment results that correspond generally to the applicable index and to hedge any resulting U.S. dollar currency exposure back to Canadian dollars.
The S&P Global 1200 Health Care Canadian Dollar Hedged Index is a float-adjusted, market capitalization-weighted index, comprised of the largest and most liquid healthcare securities from around the world.
It includes all constituents of the S&P Global 1200 Index included in the Healthcare sector as defined by the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS), the most widely used industry classification in the world.
The major sub-sectors are pharmaceuticals, health care equipment and biotechnology.
The index is currency hedged to Canadian dollars.
|Inception Date||12 Apr 2011|
|Total Holdings||1 (89) *|
|Significant Currency Exposure||Yes|
* The US iShares S&P Global Healthcare Sector ETF has 45 holdings (May 2013)
|Management Expense Ratio (MER)||0.64%|
|Exchange||TSX (Toronto Stock Exchange)|
|Eligibility *||RRSP, RRIF, RESP, TFSA, DPSP, RDSP|
|DRIP available **||No|
|PACC Plan available **||No|
|SWP available **||No|
* Always check eligibility with your plan operator as plans and accounts can differ
** Not all brokers can facilitate these plans. Check with your broker.
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