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Q: Hello 5i Team,
I'm looking to add another dividend name to my son's portfolio (10+ years timeframe) and am trying to decide between GWO and POW. Both have similar yields. I always thought GWO was the "jewel in the crown" of the POW empire, yet some money managers tend to believe it's best to own the parent company than the subsidiaries. I'm not particularly interested in exposure to IG financial, which would be included in POW. How would you compare these two companies in terms of balance sheet strength, growth, dividend growth and overall safety? Which one would you buy?
Much appreciated,

Read Answer Asked by Brian on January 30, 2023

Q: I hold shares of FSZ in My RRIF account. It has not been a good performer but pays a nice dividend which is what I want in my RRIF account. I am thinking of selling FSZ and buying Enbridge. The dividend is not as high but is the growth potential going to make up the difference. I do own PPL. What are the chances of a takeover of FSZ. Would you approve of the swap and is there any other companies you might recommend.


Read Answer Asked by Wayne on January 30, 2023

Q: Looking at adding to a smallish position in Stelco, but recently saw an analyst recommend Champion Iron. I view Champion as similar to Stelco, being a high volatility business dependent on the pricing environment (iron ore/steel) of their product. I like STLC's large share buybacks, dividends, solid balance sheet and very cheap p/e multiple. With a major recession looking less likely, which do you prefer and why?

Read Answer Asked by Dan on January 27, 2023

Q: I'm looking to add a US dividend company into my portfolio with some growth.
Can you rank the best, in your view, of these 5 companies VNO, BMY, ABBV, BAC and T? Any suggestions to add to the list?

Thank you,

Read Answer Asked by Stephan on January 27, 2023

Q: In order, what are your top 4 Canadian utility holdings for growth, moderate risk and dividends >3%? Five-year time frame. Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Maureen on January 27, 2023


Read Answer Asked by Maureen on January 26, 2023

Q: I am a dividend growth investor and I’m running out of patience with Rogers who hasn’t increased its dividend in over 3 yrs. It appears that Rogers takeover of Shaw is almost certain at this point. This takeover will cost Rogers 20 billion and likely add significant debt to their balance sheet. Do you see Rogers increasing its dividend anytime soon or ever again? I’m considering selling my Rogers shares for a small profit and using the proceeds to increase my Telus holdings and was curious as to your thoughts on this move. Really appreciate the great service that you provide.

Read Answer Asked by Anthony on January 26, 2023

Q: I have a question for 5i with respect to the “oil service subsector” of the energy sector. I currently own some pipeline stocks (large cap) and some E&P stocks (one small cap and one mid cap), however, I do not own an oil service stock at the present time. So…. I have some questions and would appreciate your views on the subsector.

With E&P companies focused on balance sheets, and returning capital to shareholders, are those management actions having any impact on the oil services sector?? Your views please.

If you think the oil services sector is not unduly impacted by the E&P focus outlined, how do you view the services sector – is it a favourable view??

How might one invest in the sector, would I be better off with a large cap like Schlumberger, Baker Hughes, or Haliburton and if so which one (s) would you favour? If not, are there smaller cap companies that warrant some investor attention and what names come to mind, would your focus be US based or Canadian based – thanks in advance.

Read Answer Asked by jeff on January 24, 2023

Q: I am interested in increasing my current energy holdings (ENB, TRP, WMB, LNG, TVE, TOU) for higher dividends, likely by selling WMB for PNE, GXE or PEY but saw PBR with its huge 50+% dividend.

Normal questions apply: sustainable, country risk...? Is this the type of heightened div percentages Can companies are talking about increasing toward?

Many thanks.

Read Answer Asked by David C. on January 24, 2023