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Q: hello 5i:
In our various portfolios, we own DIVO, SCHD and MTUM. MOAT is not owned. I've done a fairly deep dive trying to compare the 4 etf's as I'd like to consolidate some of our single companies eg. MRK, LMT etc etc into ETFs to simplify things, and in the case of the RRIFs, to enhance yield. By my metrics, DIVO seems to come out on top on a risk/reward basis and a good balance of yield with growth. I've included MOAT as I'm interested in the concept (but not sold on the ETF). Can you confirm my findings? Would you agree, or what could you add to my findings? Is there a source (Morningstar does a good job, but not great) that would allow me to better compare risk/return of the listed etf's?
I realize there are a few questions here: take as many credits as necessary to answer as I have a lot banked.
Paul L

Read Answer Asked by Paul on May 29, 2023

Q: Good morning,

Long time holder of CAR.UN, and although I like it, watching TD go lower and lower seems like a buying opportunity to me, and I know you view TD as having potential over the medium/long-term from these levels. Seems to me like there is greater price appreciation potential, and a greater dividend while things settle down.

I know they are different sectors, but what are your general thoughts on this potential switch? 5 years from now I think it may look smart..... Thanks. - Jeff

Read Answer Asked by Jeff on May 29, 2023

Q: I have 400 BN with an ave cost of $39.24 and current price $42.16
I also have 2 BNRE-ave cost $56.18 and current price $42.56

What happens if I transfer the 2 BNRE into BN with the different average cost and current prices?
Would it be better to keep them separated?



Read Answer Asked by Paul on May 29, 2023

Q: Which stocks are cheap and buyable Can be trade or long term hold.

Read Answer Asked by Nizar on May 29, 2023

Q: Dear Peter et al!

I am not good in coming up with limericks! If I were, I would somehow use Peter/Ryan and TD/BNS/BN in a limerick ! If I said you folks sound like a broken record it would be rude. May I say you sing that lovely tune that consists of notes TD/BNS/BN/RY always! Faithfully endorsing a buy on the above mentioned stocks.

But here is my question based on my mild bewilderment! On one hand your faith in BN is linked strongly to Mr. Bruce Flatt's managerial skills. But on the other hand BNS's CEO didn't meet your approval and you were at best very tepid in welcoming him! TD's foray into the M&A domain was a disaster!

Having said that my faith in your suggestions is unshakable! With this in mind, can you rank order these stocks in terms of priority of buying at this stage. How long do you think one has to wait for these stocks to return to decent price range. a year or two or three? Your crystal ball is lot clearer than mine!!

These are going to be held in our TFSAs and plan to buy and forget about them for a while! Keepers and not traders!


Read Answer Asked by Savalai on May 29, 2023

Q: I have a small position in MDB and I'm uncertain to add to or just hold. After reviewing past answers I wonder if your views have changed. Are you more positive? Analyst reviews from Scotia McCloud are so so. To my eyes, the technicals look good - actually better than its peers. Does MDB have an advantage in the market? Would you prefer another company competitor with more torque? Thanks..........Lionel

Read Answer Asked by Lionel on May 29, 2023

Q: I compared the 6 month stock price performance of the following as Nasdaq stocks and as CDR's:: AAPL, AMZN, GOOG, META, & NVDA
All stocks showed better returns on the Nasdaq.
than as CDR's probably due to currency fluctuation but I am puzzled by the huge discrepancy in the gains between the 2 exchanges. eg. AAPL & NVDA show a 25% higher gain - AMZN 12.4% - GOOG 16% - META 1.7%
Can you explain?
Thanks, Hugh
You can treat as a private question at your discretion.

Read Answer Asked by Hugh on May 29, 2023