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Q: Do you feel that CSE and NEO pose any kind of threat to TMX dominance both near term and more importantly long term? Increasingly Iím noticing more and more companies exclusively listed on either CSE or NEO especially ETFs. I ask because TMX seems to be range bound for quite some time now and was wondering if the growing presence of these new exchanges perhaps have investors concerned especially after the recent takeover of NEO by a larger American company with significant financial resources.

Read Answer Asked by Anthony on January 07, 2022

Q: I am buying Ethereum via ETHX.B:CA, but would like to invest in some other cryptocurrencies such as Solana. Would you be able to recommend a financially secure Canadian company where I can purchase cryptocurrencies and have that company hold the currencies on my behalf? My son is using Newton.co, but I have no idea if the company is financially secure.
Thanks!!

Read Answer Asked by Grant on January 04, 2022

Q: How does Hut 8 Mining Corp. (HUT) make money?

Is management competent?

Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Ross on January 04, 2022

Q: I owned ECN.PR.A in my RRSP. I bought it primarily for income purposes. They were redeemed on December 31. I am thinking of reinvesting in ECN.PR.C with the funds that I received at redemption. What is the chance that it will be redeemed? What is the earliest that ECN can redeem these preferred shares?

Read Answer Asked by Robert on January 03, 2022

Q: Happy New Year to all at 5i and to the everybody reading this. Hoping that 2022 is a good year for all of us and our families, from a financial perspective and one of well being, health and happiness.

Reviewing some of the past questions, I see that the ECN distribution is treated partially as a dividend and partioally as a "Return on Capital". For the latter, would you know how this is to be treated for tax purposes? i.e. Is it a capital gain, income, ...

Thank You.

Read Answer Asked by Walter on January 03, 2022

Q: I am considering add more bank stocks and here's what I got based on their P/E:

TD:12.36x
RY:11.99x
BMO:11.69x
BNS:11.50x
CM:10.57x
NA: 10.79x

I have 150K cash available. Would you agree to add National Bank, CIBC and Bank of Novia Scotia equally since these 3 have the cheapest valuation?

Thanks,

Read Answer Asked by Yang on December 24, 2021