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Investment Q&A

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Q: I'm interested in the payments/financial services sector...

1. Please rate/rank the following: 1 through 10 if you had new money to deploy in this sector...
- I understand not all the same...
- If any new ideas/companies, please list as well...

2. Who do you think will win the Grey Cup ? Are you doing odds and taking bets with 5i ?? - Sports-book Division in the future ??

Have a good week!

Read Answer Asked by michael on December 08, 2021

Q: Looking past the ECN special dividend, how would you compare ECN and FSZ for the longer term for safety of capital and dividends, and growth? Aside from the big six banks, are there other names that trade on Canadian markets in the broader financial services area that you might consider to be superior to these two for safety and growth? Please take whatever credits needed. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by warren on December 08, 2021

Q: Trying to understand ECN's press release re their distribution. The distribution will be paid to holders of shares at close of business on December 15. So if I did not want the distribution and just wanted to sell the shares outright what date would be the last date that I would have to sell by? Also what happens starting 14 Dec when shares sell on a due bill basis until shares start trading ex dividend Dec 23. What would I be buying during this period? Obviously do not get the dividend. So what am I buying at what price (approximately) and what are the tax implications?

Read Answer Asked by John on December 07, 2021

Q: Hi, is it a good time to add to CDN banks, with expectation of higher rates and trend for returning capital to shareholders. If so, which ones will you consider as winners, over next several years ? Could you rate them, in order of priority ? in the same token, do you have a particular view on CIBC as the dividend yield and P/E ratio seem to be most attractive in the group ? Thank You

Read Answer Asked by rajeev on December 07, 2021

Q: ECN announced "The Distribution is scheduled to be paid on December 22, 2021 (the “ Payment Date ”) to holders of Common Shares of record as of the close of business on December 15, 2021 (the “ Record Date ”). Subject to confirmation from the Toronto Stock Exchange, ECN Capital expects the Common Shares to commence trading on a “due bill” basis at the opening of trading on December 14, 2021 and to commence trading “ex-distribution” on December 23, 2021. The due bill redemption date will be December 24, 2021."

Is December 22, the last day one can purchase ECN to receive the $7.50 dividend. Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Karen on December 07, 2021

Q: Hi there, I've held FFH for a number of years in my unregistered account. I'm down 6%. This morning TD notified me of a corporate action which I don't understand. Can you explain what it means? I'm a growth oriented investor anyway and wonder if I should just sell and move on.( I already own the big 6 banks plus IFC and SLF.)


Read Answer Asked by Andrea on December 03, 2021

Q: Hi
Is there an American stock or 2 that you would consider the same as Bam
I really like Bam but it is starting to take a higher % of my total portfolio.
Thanks Terry

Read Answer Asked by Terry on December 03, 2021