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Q: Both PIMCO Tactical Income Fund (9.6% Yield) and PIMCO Dynamic Income Fund (13% Yield), were mentioned on the weekend.

Their unit prices have dropped due to the rise in interest rates. I am retired and have very little exposure to fixed income. Would this be a reasonable investment to consider? One would expect if interest rates continue to rise, the unitsí prices will continue to be adversely affected.

Thank you


Read Answer Asked by kim on November 16, 2022

Q: It seems like the NAV and distribution on this are extremely well protected, if I understand it correctly.
Would any drop in the price of the underlying banks be deducted from the NAV of BR before affecting the NAV of BR.PR? (would NAV of BR have to go to zero before affecting the NAV of BK.PR?)
And in the unlikely case that several of the banks cut their divs, would some of that cut be accommodated by cuts to the distribution of BR before affecting BK.PR's distribution?
Last, if the price of BK.PR falls due to sentiment - as opposed to drop in NAV - the product can be at some point sold back to the issuer at the then current NAV?
Is there a risk I am not considering?

Read Answer Asked by Peter on September 02, 2022

Q: I was reading an article recommendIng these high yielding closed end funds. They appear to be blue chip. Apparently CEFs usually trade at a discount and once the market is ready to turn around they will provide additional leverage. When does it make sense to purchase CEFs when there are equivalent etfs?

Read Answer Asked by Albert on June 27, 2022

Q: I've owned Pender Growth for a long time and done very well. I've accepted the high fees and volatility as the price of ownership.
But , it's now heavily concentrated in one stock - Copperleaf - and has followed CPLF's downward trajectory.
Want to make sure I am understanding this correctly , because , if so, this concentration puts me beyond comfort level with dollar value tied largely to the fate of CPLF.
Your general thoughts on PTF and its current composition appreciated .

Read Answer Asked by William on June 03, 2022

Q: Could I get your comments about buying PDI.UN in an RRSP? The price has come down substantially (as might be expected), it is trading near its NAV, and it appears to have never missed a dividend. I recognize the high fees, but the 12% yield has caught my attention. What do you think of its holdings (in general and how risky), do you think the dividend is sustainable under current conditions, and would you see the price moving back up a bit if rates don't go much lower? If buyable, would you buy now or wait a bit longer on rates.
Thank you

Read Answer Asked by grant on May 17, 2022

Q: Hi 5i,
There are two symbols for dividend 15 split core they show up as DFN and DF .... DF pays a higher dividend. Could you explain the difference between the two and if there is a difference or advantage of one over the other.
How do you see their dividend going forward. I am looking for relatively safe income for a small position.

Any other suggestion in this category


Read Answer Asked by jim on March 30, 2022

Q: For the past 4 years or so, DFN fund management has increased the share count via bought deal, two times a year. While it should not matter in DFN's case because of it's business model, each share increase has caused the stock to tumble. It then creeps slowly upwards until the next increase causes it to tumble again. Some months ago DFN announced the "At-The-Market Equity Program" is renewed.

What does "At-The-Market Equity Program" mean? Presumably it also means they can still do large bought deals when the price is high, just that it won't be as predictable as the past years spring and fall issuance..?

Thanks for the ongoing great service.

Read Answer Asked by Mark on March 18, 2022