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Undecided on Canadian stocks? Bissett offers some ideas

The Canadian stock market isn’t the easiest territory to navigate these days: Commodity producers are struggling with uncertainty over the health of the Chinese economy, while banks are flirting with record highs but face indebted consumers and a sputtering housing market.

For some guidance on what to do, we caught up with the lead managers of the Franklin Bissett Canadian Equity Fund, Garey Aitken and Tim Caulfield, last week. Under their leadership (Mr. Aitken is also chief investment officer of Franklin Bissett Investment Management), the fund has beaten its category average and the S&P/TSX composite index for the past five calendar years – giving their views some importance.