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I notice that you continually add new indexes I can compare my funds to. Do you have descriptions of those indexes?

1-Year Average GIC Index

1-Year Average GIC Index is a calculated index, derived by using the month-end 1-year Trust Company Guaranteed Investment Certificate rate as provided by the Bank of Canada. The index assumes monthly re-investments of interest and capital & should not be construed as the actual return of an investment in a 1-year GIC.

30 Day Treasury Bill Index

30 day Treasury Bill Index is an index based upon the average daily yield of 30-day Treasury Bills. Treasury Bills are secured by the full faith and credit of the Canadian Government and offer a fixed rate of return.

5-Year Average GIC Index

5-Year Average GIC Index is a calculated index, derived by using the month-end 5-year Trust Company Guaranteed Investment Certificate rate as provided by the Bank of Canada. The index assumes monthly re-investments of interest and capital & should not be construed as the actual return of an investment in a 5-year GIC.

91 Day Treasury Bill Index

91 day Treasury Bill Index is an index based upon the average daily yield of 91-day Treasury Bills. Treasury Bills are secured by the full faith and credit of the Canadian Government and offer a fixed rate of return.

AMEX Composite

The AMEX Composite is an index, weighted by capitalization, that tracks the performance of all common stocks, American Depository Receipts (ADRs) and warrants listed on the American Stock Exchange. This index represents asset types which are subject to risk, including loss of principal.

AMEX Composite ($ Cdn)

The AMEX Composite ($ Cdn) is an index, weighted by capitalization, that tracks the performance of all common stocks, American Depository Receipts (ADRs) and warrants listed on the American Stock Exchange. This index represents asset types which are subject to risk, including loss of principal. This index is tracked in U.S. Dollars and was converted from U.S. Dollars to Canadian Dollars using the historical exchange rates.

Barra Canadian 300 Growth

Barra Canadian 300 Growth

Barra Canadian 300 Value

Barra Canadian 300 Value

Blend: 60% MSCI World, 40% Lehman Bros

Blend: 60% MSCI World & 40% Lehman Bros Gov't/Corp. is a blended index made up of a 60% weighting in the Morgan Stanley Capital International World Index and 40% weighting in the Lehman Brothers Government & Corporate Bond Index. Both of these indexes are calculated in U.S. dollars and converted to Canadian using historical exchange rates.

Blend: 60% S&P/TSX, 40% Scotia Universe

Blend: 60% S&P/TSX & 40% Scotia Universe is a blended index made up of a 60% weighting in the S&P/TSE Total Return Index and 40% weighting in the SC Universe Bond Index.

Blend: TSX - 50% Gold, 50% Metal/Mining

Blend: TSX - 50% Gold, 50% Metal/Mining is a blended index made up of a 50% weighting in the TSX Gold subgroup and 50% weighting in the TSX Metal and Mining subgroup.

BMO Nesbitt Burns Cdn Small Cap Index

BMO Nesbitt Burns Canadian Small Cap Index includes common shares of all Canadian companies trading on the Toronto and Montreal stock exchanges with a total capitalization at the beginning of each month which does not exceed 0.1% of the total capitalization of the TSE 300 index. The top cutoff being $364 million in June 1994 will move up and down with inflation over the long term and with bull and bear markets over the shorter term.

Canada Savings Bonds Index

Canada Savings Bonds Index is a calculated index derived from using the month-end rate on a Canada Savings Bond. The index assumes re-investment of principle and interest at the end of every month. Canada Savings Bonds are secured by the full faith and credit of the Canadian government.

Citigroup World Government Bond Index

The Citigroup World Government Bond Index tracks the performance of government bonds in developed nations that measure the total principal, interest and returns in each market and provides a realistic measure of market performance.

CPI - All Items

CPI - All items is an index representing the rate of inflation of Canadian consumer prices as determined by Statistic Canada.

DJIA Total Return

DJIA Total Return is a price weighted index of 30 of the largest, most widely held stocks traded on the NYSE. The index is the sum of the current market price of the 30 stocks divided by a number that has been adjusted to take into account stock splits and changes in stock composition. This index represents asset types which are subject to risk, including loss of principal. This Total Return index also includes re-investment of dividends and capital gains.

DJIA Total Return ($ Cdn)

DJIA Total Return ($ Cdn) is a price weighted index of 30 of the largest, most widely held stocks traded on the NYSE. The index is the sum of the current market price of the 30 stocks divided by a number that has been adjusted to take into account stock splits and changes in stock composition. This index represents asset types which are subject to risk, including loss of principal. This Total Return index also includes re-investment of dividends and capital gains. This index is tracked in U.S. Dollars and was converted from U.S. Dollars to Canadian Dollars.

Dow Jones Industrial Average

Dow Jones Industrial Average is a price weighed index of 30 of the largest, most widely held stocks traded on the NYSE. The index represents principal only and does not include the effect of reinvestments. The index is the sum of the current market price of the 30 stocks divided by a number that has been adjusted to take into account stock splits and changes in stock composition.

Dow Jones Industrial Average ($ Cdn)

Dow Jones Industrial Average ($ Cdn) is a price weighed index of 30 of the largest, most widely held stocks traded on the NYSE. The index represents principal only and does not include the effect of reinvestments. The index is the sum of the current market price of the 30 stocks divided by a number that has been adjusted to take into account stock splits and changes in stock composition. This index is tracked in U.S. Dollars and was converted from U.S. Dollars to Canadian Dollars.

Dow Jones United Kingdom

Dow Jones United Kingdom

Fixed Rate Index - 1%

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France - CAC 40 Price Index

France - CAC 40 Price Index

G7 Index

G7 Index is a blended index made up of the following market indexes(weight): TSX60(15%), S&P500(30%), NIKKEI(20%), DAX(10%), CAC(10%), FT100(10%) & Milan(5%)

Globe Alternative Strategies Peer Index

Globe Alternative Strategies Peer Index is an equally weighted average of mutual funds within the stated asset class.

Globe Asia ex-Japan Equity Peer Index

Globe Asia ex-Japan Equity Peer Index is an equally weighted average of mutual funds within the stated asset class.

Globe Asia/Pacific RIM Peer Index

Globe Asia/Pacific RIM Peer Index is an equally weighted average of mutual funds within the stated asset class. The primary objective of these funds is to invest in companies in the Asian and Pacific Rim regions.

Globe Can. Tactical Asset All Peer Index

Globe Can. Tactical Asset Alloc. Peer Index is an equally weighted average of mutual funds within the stated asset class.

Globe Canadian Balanced Peer Index

Globe Canadian Balanced Peer Index is an equally weighted average of mutual funds within the stated asset class.

Globe Canadian Bond Peer Index

Globe Canadian Bond Peer Index is an equally weighted average of mutual funds within the stated asset class. The primary objective of these funds is to provide fixed income through investing mainly in bonds, debentures, and other government and corporate debt securities.

Globe Canadian Dividend Peer Index

Globe Canadian Dividend Peer Index is an equally weighted average of mutual funds within the stated asset class.

Globe Canadian Equity Peer Index

Globe Canadian Equity Peer Index is an equally weighted average of mutual funds within the stated asset class. The primary objective of these funds is long-term capital appreciation. These funds invest mainly in Canadian common shares, but their investment content may vary given certain market conditions.

Globe Canadian Equity Pure Peer Index

Globe Canadian Equity Pure Peer Index is an equally weighted average of mutual funds within the stated asset class.

Globe Canadian Money Market Peer Index

Globe Canadian Money Market Peer Index is an equally weighted average of mutual funds within the stated asset class. The primary objective of these funds is to provide income while protecting capital. These portfolios consist mainly of fixed, short term, corporate and government debt securities.

Globe Cdn Income Balanced Peer Index

Globe Cdn Income Balanced Peer Index is an equally weighted average of mutual funds within the stated asset class.

Globe Cdn Income Trusts Peer Index

Globe Cdn Income Trusts Peer Index is an equally weighted average of mutual funds within the stated asset class.

Globe Cdn Short Tm Bond & Mtg Peer Index

Globe Canadian Short Term Bond & Mortgage Peer Index is an equally weighted average of mutual funds within the stated asset class.

Globe Cdn Small Capitalization Peer Indx

Globe Cdn Small Capitalization Peer Indx is an equally weighted average of mutual funds within the stated asset class. The primary objective of these funds is to invest in smaller Canadian companies with a market capitalization of less than $500 million.

Globe Emerging Markets Equity Peer Index

Globe Emerging Markets Equity Peer Index is an equally weighted average of mutual funds within the stated asset class.

Globe European Equity Peer Index

Globe European Equity Peer Index is an equally weighted average of mutual funds within the stated asset class. The primary objective of these funds is to invest in companies from European countries.

Globe Financial Services Peer Index

Globe Financial Services Peer Index is an equally weighted average of mutual funds within the stated asset class.

Globe Foreign Bond Peer Index

Globe Foreign Bond Peer Index is an equally weighted average of mutual funds within the stated asset class.

Globe Global Bal and Asset All Peer Indx

Globe Global Bal and Asset Alloc. Peer Index is an equally weighted average of mutual funds within the stated asset class.

Globe Global Equity Peer Index

Globe Global Equity Peer Index is an equally weighted average of mutual funds within the stated asset class.

Globe Health Care Peer Index

Globe Health Care Peer Index is an equally weighted average of mutual funds within the stated asset class.

Globe High Yield Bond Peer Index

Globe High Yield Bond Peer Index is an equally weighted average of mutual funds within the stated asset class.

Globe International Equity Peer Index

Globe International Equity Peer Index is an equally weighted average of mutual funds within the stated asset class.

Globe Japanese Equity Peer Index

Globe Japanese Equity Peer Index is an equally weighted average of mutual funds within the stated asset class.

Globe Labour-Sponsored Peer Index

Globe Labour-Sponsored Peer Index is an equally weighted average of mutual funds within the stated asset class. These are Canadian funds which engage in "Venture capital investing," putting money into small to medium-sized companies that are in a startup or expansion phase. Although a riskier investment, these funds offer investors generous federal tax credits, as well as matching credits in some provinces.

Globe Natural Resources Peer Index

Globe Natural Resources Peer Index is an equally weighted average of mutual funds within the stated asset class.

Globe North American Equity Peer Index

Globe North American Equity Peer Index is an equally weighted average of mutual funds within the stated asset class.

Globe Precious Metals Peer Index

Globe Precious Metals Peer Index is an equally weighted average of mutual funds within the stated asset class. The primary objective of these funds is to invest in precious and non-precious metals, minerals and energy stocks.

Globe Real Estate Peer Index

Globe Real Estate Peer Index is an equally weighted average of mutual funds within the stated asset class.

Globe Science and Technology Peer Index

Science and Technology Peer Index is an equally weighted average of mutual funds within the stated asset class.

Globe Specialty or Misc. Peer Index

Globe Specialty or Misc. Peer Index is an equally weighted average of mutual funds within the stated asset class.

Globe U.S. Equity Peer Index

Globe U.S. Equity Peer Index is an equally weighted average of mutual funds within the stated asset class.

Globe U.S. Money Market Peer Index

Globe U.S. Money Market Peer Index is an equally weighted average of mutual funds within the stated asset class. The primary objective of these funds is to provide income through investments in short term debt securities worldwide.

Globe US Small and Mid Cap Eqt Peer Idx

Globe US Small and Mid Cap Equity Peer Index is an equally weighted average of mutual funds within the stated asset class.

Gold: London PM ($ Cdn)

Gold: London PM ($ Cdn) is an index based on the price at the end of month close for London gold. This index represents asset types which are subject to risk, including loss of principal. This index is tracked in U.S. Dollars and was converted from U.S. Dollars to Canadian Dollars using the historical exchange rates.

Gold: London PM ($US)

Gold: London PM ($US) is an index based on the price at the end of month close for London gold. This index represents asset types which are subject to risk, including loss of principal.

HANG SENG Stock Index

HANG SENG Stock Index is an index comprised of the largest companies in the Hong Kong region. This index is calculated in Hong Kong Dollars.

HANG SENG Total Return Index

HANG SENG Total Return Index is an index comprised of the largest companies in the Hong Kong region. It is calculated in Hong Kong dollars and has been converted to Canadian dollars using historical exchange rates.

Italy - Milan General Price Index

Italy - Milan General Price Index

Lehman Brothers Govt/Corp

Lehman Brothers Govt/Corp is an index composed of 5,400 publicly issued corporate and U.S. government debt rated Baa or better, with at least one year to maturity and at least $25 million par outstanding. The index is weighted by market value of its bonds and is calculated in U.S. dollars and converted to Canadian using historical exchange rates.

Mexico IPC (BOLSA) Price Index

Mexico IPC (BOLSA) Price Index is the principal stock index of the Bolsa Mexicana de Valores (BMV), Mexico's stock exchange. The IPC is a broad-based index currently consisting of 35 stocks traded at the BMV. The Index is similar to the TSE 300 in that it is capitalization-weighted.

MSCI EAFE

MSCI EAFE is a Morgan Stanley international index that includes stocks traded on 16 exchanges in Europe, Australia and the Far East, weighted by capitalization. This index represents asset types which are subject to risk, including loss of principal. International stocks are subject to additional risks including currency risk and varying accounting standards.

MSCI EAFE ($ Cdn)

MSCI EAFE ($ CDN) is a Morgan Stanley international index that includes stocks traded on 16 exchanges in Europe, Australia and the Far East, weighted by capitalization. This index represents asset types which are subject to risk, including loss of principal. International stocks are subject to additional risks including currency risk and varying accounting standards. This index is tracked in U.S. Dollars and was converted from U.S. Dollars to Canadian Dollars using the historical exchange rates.

MSCI Emerging Markets Free ($ Cdn)

MSCI Emerging Markets Free is a Morgan Stanley international index that includes stocks traded in Emerging markets such as Bangkok, Madrid, Seoul and Taipei, weighted by capitalization and calculated in Canadian dollars with gross dividends. This index represents asset types which are subject to risk, including loss of principal. International stocks are subject to additional risks including currency risk and varying accounting standards.

MSCI Europe ($ Cdn)

MSCI Europe is a Morgan Stanley international index that includes stocks traded in European markets, weighted by capitalization and calculated in Canadian dollars with gross dividends. This index represents asset types which are subject to risk, including loss of principal. International stocks are subject to additional risks including currency risk and varying accounting standards.

MSCI Far East ($ Cdn)

MSCI Far East is a Morgan Stanley international index that includes stocks traded in Far East market, weighted by capitalization and calculated in Canadian dollars with gross dividends. This index represents asset types which are subject to risk, including loss of principal. International stocks are subject to additional risks including currency risk and varying accounting standards.

MSCI Japan ($ Cdn)

MSCI Japan is a Morgan Stanley international index that includes stocks traded in Japanese markets, weighted by capitalization and calculated in Canadian dollars with gross dividends. This index represents asset types which are subject to risk, including loss of principal. International stocks are subject to additional risks including currency risk and varying accounting standards.

MSCI Latin American ($ Cdn)

MSCI Latin American is a Morgan Stanley international index that includes stocks traded in Latin American markets, weighted by capitalization and calculated in Canadian dollars with gross dividends. This index represents asset types which are subject to risk, including loss of principal. International stocks are subject to additional risks including currency risk and varying accounting standards.

MSCI North America Index ($ Cdn)

MSCI North America Index is a Morgan Stanley international index that includes stocks traded in North America markets, weighted by capitalization and calculated in Canadian dollars with gross dividends. This index represents asset types which are subject to risk, including loss of principal. International stocks are subject to additional risks including currency risk and varying accounting standards.

MSCI Pacific, ex-Japan ($ Cdn)

MSCI Pacific, ex-Japan ($ Cdn) is a Morgan Stanley international index that includes stocks traded in Pacific markets except Japan market, weighted by capitalization and calculated in Canadian dollars with gross dividends. This index represents asset types which are subject to risk, including loss of principal. International stocks are subject to additional risks including currency risk and varying accounting standards.

MSCI World

MSCI World is a Morgan Stanley international index that includes stocks traded in Europe, Australia, the Far East, plus the U.S., Canada, and South Africa, weighted by capitalization. This index represents asset types which are subject to risk, including loss of principal. International stocks are subject to additional risks including currency risk and varying accounting standards.

MSCI World ($ Cdn)

MSCI World ($Cdn) is a Morgan Stanley international index that includes stocks traded in Europe, Australia, the Far East, plus the U.S., Canada, and South Africa, weighted by capitalization. This index represents asset types which are subject to risk, including loss of principal. International stocks are subject to additional risks including currency risk and varying accounting standards. This index is tracked in U.S. Dollars and was converted from U.S. Dollars to Canadian Dollars.

NASDAQ Composite

NASDAQ Composite is an index of over 3,000 OTC issues with an aggregate market value of approximately $500 billion. It tracks the performance of domestic common stocks traded on the regular NASDAQ market as well as National Market System traded foreign common stocks and ADRs. Capitalization is weighted. The types of assets represented by this index involve risks, including the loss of principal.

NASDAQ Composite ($ Cdn)

NASDAQ Composite ($ Cdn) is an index of over 3,000 OTC issues with an aggregate market value of approximately $500 billion. It tracks the performance of domestic common stocks traded on the regular NASDAQ market as well as National Market System traded foreign common stocks and ADRs. Capitalization is weighted. The types of assets represented by this index involve risks, including the loss of principal. This index is tracked in U.S. Dollars and was converted from U.S. Dollars to Canadian Dollars.

NASDAQ Computer Index

NASDAQ Computer Index includes over 600 computer hardware and software companies that furnish computer programming and data processing services, and firms that produce computers, office equipment, and electronic components/accessories.

NASDAQ Computer Index ($ Cdn)

NASDAQ Computer Index ($ Cdn) includes over 600 computer hardware and software companies that furnish computer programming and data processing services, and firms that produce computers, office equipment, and electronic components/accessories.

NASDAQ-100

NASDAQ-100 Index represents the largest and most active non-financial domestic and international issues listed on The Nasdaq Stock Market® based on market capitalization.

NASDAQ-100 ($ Cdn)

The NASDAQ 100 tracks the common share price of 100 of the largest non-financial firms (U.S. and non-U.S.) listed on the National Market tier of The NASDAQ Stock Market. The NASDAQ 100 Index reflects NASDAQ's largest companies across major industry groups, including computer hardware and software, telecommunications, retail/wholesale trade and biotechnology.

NIKKEI 225 Price Index

NIKKEI 225 Price Index is an index of 225 high-quality blue chip stocks on the Tokyo Stock Exchange; the Nikkei is Japan's equivalent of the TSE 300. This index is calculated in Japanese Yen.

NIKKEI 225 Total Return Index

The Nikkei 225 Index is a price-weighted index that tracks the common share price of the 225 actively-traded stocks in the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

NYSE Composite

NYSE Composite is a capitalization weighted price indicator that measures the changes in the aggregate market value of all New York Stock Exchange listed common stocks. The types of assets represented by this index involve risks, including the loss of principal.

NYSE Composite ($ Cdn)

NYSE Composite ($ Cdn) is a capitalization weighted price indicator that measures the changes in the aggregate market value of all New York Stock Exchange listed common stocks. The types of assets represented by this index involve risks, including the loss of principal. This index is tracked in U.S. Dollars and was converted from U.S. Dollars to Canadian Dollars using the historical exchange rates.

Russell 1000

Russell 1000 is an index subset of the Russell 3000 index. It consists of 1,000 of the largest stocks representing approximately 87% of the U.S. equity market. Weighted by capitalization. The stocks represented by this index involve investment risks which may include the loss of principal invested.

Russell 1000 ($ Cdn)

Russell 1000 ($ Cdn) is an index subset of the Russell 3000 index. It consists of 1,000 of the largest stocks representing approximately 87% of the U.S. equity market. Weighted by capitalization. The stocks represented by this index involve investment risks which may include the loss of principal invested. This index is tracked in U.S. Dollars and was converted from U.S. Dollars to Canadian Dollars using the historical exchange rates.

Russell 2000

Russell 2000 is an index subset of the Russell 3000 index. Includes 2,000 of the smallest stocks representing approximately 11% of U.S. equity market. Weighted by capitalization. The stocks represented by this index involve investment risks which may include the loss of principal invested.

Russell 2000 ($ Cdn)

Russell 2000 ($ Cdn) is an index subset of the Russell 3000 index. Includes 2,000 of the smallest stocks representing approximately 11% of U.S. equity market. Weighted by capitalization. The stocks represented by this index involve investment risks which may include the loss of principal invested. This index is tracked in U.S. Dollars and was converted from U.S. Dollars to Canadian Dollars using the historical exchange rates.

Russell 3000

Russell 3000 is an index of 3,000 of the largest U.S.-domiciled, publicly traded common stocks. Represents approximately 98% of investable U.S. equity market. Weighted by capitalization. The stocks represented by this index involve investment risks which may include the loss of principal invested.

Russell 3000 ($ Cdn)

Russell 3000 ($ Cdn) is an index of 3,000 of the largest U.S.-domiciled, publicly traded common stocks. Represents approximately 98% of investable U.S. equity market. Weighted by capitalization. The stocks represented by this index involve investment risks which may include the loss of principal invested. This index is tracked in U.S. Dollars and was converted from U.S. Dollars to Canadian Dollars using the historical exchange rates.

S & P 300 Industrials

S & P 300 Industrials is equivalent to the S&P 500 index, less utilities, finance and transportation stocks. Weighted by capitalization. The stocks represented by this index involve investment risks which may include the loss of principal invested.

S & P 300 Industrials ($ Cdn)

S & P 300 Industrials ($ Cdn) is equivalent to the S&P 500 index, less utilities, finance and transportation stocks. Weighted by capitalization. The stocks represented by this index involve investment risks which may include the loss of principal invested. This index is tracked in U.S. Dollars and was converted from U.S. Dollars to Canadian Dollars using the historical exchange rates.

S & P 400 Midcap

S & P 400 Midcap is an index consisting of 400 domestic stocks chosen for market size, liquidity and industry group representation. It is a market-value weighted index that represents approximately 10% of the aggregate market value of U.S. domestic companies. The stocks represented by this index involve investment risks which may include the loss of principal invested.

S & P 400 Midcap ($ Cdn)

S & P 400 Midcap ($ Cdn) is an index consisting of 400 domestic stocks chosen for market size, liquidity and industry group representation. It is a market-value weighted index that represents approximately 10% of the aggregate market value of U.S. domestic companies. The stocks represented by this index involve investment risks which may include the loss of principal invested. This index is tracked in U.S. Dollars and was converted from U.S. Dollars to Canadian Dollars using the historical exchange rates.

S&P 500 Composite

S&P 500 Composite is a market capitalization weighted price index composed of 500 widely held common stocks listed on the New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange and Over-The-Counter market. The index represents principal only and does not include the effect of reinvestments. The value of the index varies with the aggregate value of the common equity of each of the 500 companies. The stocks represented by this index involve investment risks which may include the loss of principal invested.

S&P 500 Composite ($ Cdn)

S&P 500 Composite ($ Cdn) is a market capitalization weighted price index composed of 500 widely held common stocks listed on the New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange and Over-The-Counter market. The index represents principal only and does not include the effect of reinvestments. The value of the index varies with the aggregate value of the common equity of each of the 500 companies. This index is tracked in U.S. Dollars and was converted from U.S. Dollars to Canadian Dollars.

S&P 500 Composite Total Return

S&P 500 Composite Total Return is a market capitalization weighted price index composed of 500 widely held common stocks listed on the New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange and Over-The-Counter market. The value of the index varies with the aggregate value of the common equity of each of the 500 companies. The stocks represented by this index involve investment risks which may include the loss of principal invested.

S&P 500 Composite Total Return Idx($Cdn)

The S&P 500 Composite Index tracks the common share price of 500 leading American companies. These are generally large companies that dominate their industries in the United States. The S&P 500 represents approximately 90 different industries from the industrial, transportation, finance and utility sectors.

S&P/TSX 60 Index

S&P/TSX 60 Index is a large capitalization index for Canadian equity markets. The 60-stock index is market-capitalization weighted, with weight adjusted for available share float, and is balanced across 10 economic sectors. S&P/TSX 60 constituents are selected for inclusion using Standard & Poor's guidelines for evaluating company capitalization, liquidity and fundamentals. The S&P/TSX 60 was launched on December 31, 1998.

S&P/TSX 60 Total Return Index

The S&P/TSX 60 Total Return Index tracks the common share price of 60 leading companies in leading industries represented on the TSX 300. The companies selected represent important industry segments within Canada. The S&P/TSX 60 provides economic diversity over eleven market sectors that cover everything from Technology, to Communication Services and Health Care. The Total Return index also includes re-investment of dividends and capital gains.

S&P/TSX Capped Cons Discretionary

S&P/TSX Capped Cons Discretionary is a sub-index of the S&P/TSX.

S&P/TSX Capped Cons Staples

S&P/TSX Capped Cons Staples is a sub-index of the S&P/TSX.

S&P/TSX Capped Divers Metals & Mining

S&P/TSX Capped Divers Metals & Mining is a sub-index of the S&P/TSX.

S&P/TSX Capped Energy

S&P/TSX Capped Energy is a sub-index of the S&P/TSX.

S&P/TSX Capped Financials

S&P/TSX Capped Financials is a sub-index of the S&P/TSX.

S&P/TSX Capped Gold

S&P/TSX Capped Gold is a sub-index of the S&P/TSX.

S&P/TSX Capped Health Care

S&P/TSX Capped Health Care is a sub-index of the S&P/TSX.

S&P/TSX Capped Income Trust

S&P/TSX Capped Income Trust is a sub-index of the S&P/TSX.

S&P/TSX Capped Income Trust Total Return

S&P/TSX Capped Income Trust Total Return is a sub-index of the S&P/TSX. The Total Return index also includes re-investment of dividends and capital gains.

S&P/TSX Capped Industrials

S&P/TSX Capped Industrials is a sub-index of the S&P/TSX.

S&P/TSX Capped Info Tech

S&P/TSX Capped Info Tech is a sub-index of the S&P/TSX.

S&P/TSX Capped Materials

S&P/TSX Capped Materials is a sub-index of the S&P/TSX.

S&P/TSX Capped Real Estate Index

S&P/TSX Capped Real Estate Index is a sub-index of the S&P/TSX.

S&P/TSX Capped Telecom Services

S&P/TSX Capped Telecom Services is a sub-index of the S&P/TSX.

S&P/TSX Capped Utilities

S&P/TSX Capped Utilities is a sub-index of the S&P/TSX.

S&P/TSX Composite Index

S&P/TSX Composite Index comprises approximately 71% of market capitalization for Canadian-based, Toronto Stock Exchange listed companies. The size of the S&P/TSX Composite (C$913.3 Billion in float market capitalization as of October, 2000) and its broad economic sector coverage has made the S&P/TSX Composite the premier indicator of market activity for Canadian equity markets since its launch on January 1, 1977.

S&P/TSX Total Return

S&P/TSX Total Return Index is a price weighted index of 300 of the largest, most widely held stocks traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The index is the sum of the current market price of the 300 stocks divided by a number that has been adjusted to take into account stock splits and changes in stock composition. The Total Return index also includes re-investment of dividends and capital gains.

S&P/TSX Venture Composite

S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index is a broad market indicator for the Canadian venture capital market. The index will replace the existing CDNX Index, making its debut on December 10, 2001. The index is market capitalization weighted and, at its inception, includes 531 companies. A quarterly revision process will be used to remove companies that comprise less than 0.05% of the weight of the index, and add companies whose weight, when included, will be greater than 0.05% of the index. In addition, companies removed throughout the quarter through normal course corporate events will not be replaced until the next quarterly review, if at all.

Salomon Corp Bonds - US

Salomon Corp Bonds - US is a Salomon index of long-term corporate, high grade industrial and utility bonds rated Aa or better with an average maturity of approximately 23 years. The bonds represented by this index involve investment risks, including default and loss of principal.

Salomon Corp Bonds - US ($ Cdn)

Salomon Corp Bonds - US ($ Cdn) is a Salomon index of long-term corporate, high grade industrial and utility bonds rated AA or better with an average maturity of approximately 23 years. The bonds represented by this index involve investment risks, including default and loss of principal. This index is tracked in U.S. Dollars and was converted from U.S. Dollars to Canadian Dollars using the historical exchange rates.

SC Long Term Bond Total Return

SC Long Term Bond Total Return Index is a specific measure of total return for the Canadian long-term bond market, covering approximately 250 marketable Canadian bonds with term to maturity greater than 10 years. Bonds are weighted on a market value basis, including accrued interest, and emulate "real world" bond portfolios. Bond categories include Federal, Provincial, Municipal and AA through BBB-rated corporate issuers. This index is calculated by Scotia Capital Markets Inc.

SC Mid Term Bond Total Return

SC Mid Term Bond Total Return Index is a specific measure of total return for the Canadian mid-term bond market, covering approximately 250 marketable Canadian bonds with term to maturity of 5 - 10 years. Bonds are weighted on a market value basis, including accrued interest, and emulate "real world" bond portfolios. Bond categories include Federal, Provincial, Municipal and AA through BBB-rated corporate issuers. This index is calculated by Scotia Capital Markets Inc.

SC Mortgage

SC Mortgage Market Index assumes a 5 year term prior to December 1980 and a 3 year term thereafter to account for individual preferences for shorter term mortgages during the 1980s. The index assumes a 25 year amortization period. Month end yields are obtained from a representative sample of major Canadian Schedule A chartered banks. This index is calculated by Scotia Capital Markets Inc.

SC Real Return Bond Index

The RRB index measures the daily performance of Canadian real return bonds. History dates from December 1991.

SC Short Term Bond Total Return

SC Short Term Bond Total Return Index is a specific measure of total return for the Canadian short-term bond market, covering approximately 200 marketable Canadian bonds with term to maturity of 1 - 5 years. Bonds are weighted on a market value basis, including accrued interest, and emulate "real world" bond portfolios. Bond categories include Federal, Provincial, Municipal and AA through BBB-rated corporate issuers. This index is calculated by Scotia Capital Markets Inc.

SC Universe Bond Total Return Index

The Scotia Capital Universe Bond Index tracks the performance of investment-grade (BBB or better) government and corporate bonds in Canada.

U.S. 30-Day Treasury Bills

U.S. 30-Day Treasury Bills is an index based upon the average monthly yield of 30-day Treasury Bills. Treasury Bills are secured by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government and offer a fixed rate of return.

U.S. 30-Day Treasury Bills ($ Cdn)

U.S. 30-Day Treasury Bills ($ Cdn) is an index based upon the average monthly yield of 30-day Treasury Bills. Treasury Bills are secured by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government and offer a fixed rate of return. This index is tracked in U.S. Dollars and was converted from U.S. Dollars to Canadian Dollars using the historical exchange rates.

U.S. 91-Day Treasury Bills

U.S. 91-Day Treasury Bills is an index based upon the average daily yield of 91-day U.S. Treasury Bills. Treasury Bills are secured by the full faith and credit of the United States Government and offer a fixed rate of return.

US 30-Day Money Market Yield Index

US 30-Day Money Market Yield Index is an index of money market funds based on 30-day yields. Money Market Mutual Funds are not FDIC insured and bear risk, including the loss of principal invested.

US 30-Day Money Market Yield Index($Cdn)

US 30-Day Money Market Yield Index ($Cdn) is an index of money market funds based on 30-day yields. Money Market Mutual Funds are not FDIC insured and bear risk, including the loss of principal invested. This index is tracked in U.S. Dollars and was converted from U.S. Dollars to Canadian Dollars using the historical exchange rates.

Wilshire 5000

Wilshire 5000 is an index of all listed and unlisted stocks weighted by capitalization. The stocks represented by this index involve investment risks which may include the loss of principal invested.

Wilshire 5000 ($ Cdn)

Wilshire 5000 ($ Cdn) is an index of all listed and unlisted stocks weighted by capitalization. The stocks represented by this index involve investment risks which may include the loss of principal invested. This index is tracked in U.S. Dollars and was converted from U.S. Dollars to Canadian Dollars using the historical exchange rates.