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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: Dear 5i team.

Can you help me understand the chart for CBO? Looking at the long term, it seems to be in a downward trend, even over 10 years? I assume this was caused by declining interest rates over the past 10 years? With raising interest rates, at what point does this turn back into a positive trend? Even with the past few months with rates starting to rise, it's been in decline. Is there a lag in closing out old positions and starting new ones with a higher yield? Just trying to understand roughly at what point this starts to look like a good entry point.

Many thanks for your help.

Read Answer Asked by Arthur on May 12, 2022

Q: For the income investor, would you be buying CVD right now as it hits some lows, or would you wait as it could continue to go down? What do you think is a good entry point? Or are there better options out there for the same type of dividend? And do I get the dividend tax credit in a non registered account? Thanks so much, your services are much appreciated in times like these.

Read Answer Asked by Pat on May 10, 2022

Q: I recently sold a rental property and have 60k in capital gains that will be owed next tax season. (Around April, 2023). A GIC is available at 2% interest, however was wondering if there was another safe option providing a better return in the next 11 months.

Thanks

Nick

Read Answer Asked by Nick on May 10, 2022

Q: Could you give me 7 diversified income etfs for 200000 rank them in order which ones you would pick up first etc. thanks

Read Answer Asked by Ken on May 09, 2022

Q: Hello

Regarding VRIF, I saw a YouTube recently that said that the 4 percent payout will remain constant and that if each unit drops below $25, Vanguard will reduce the monthly payout. Does that make sense? I am somewhat mathematically challenged but from what I understand, if I buy an ETF at a lower price today, I will earn a higher percent payout than if I bought it at a higher price. I'd appreciate your input regarding VRIFs payout.

Thanks

Lynn

Read Answer Asked by Lynn on May 05, 2022

Q: I inherited the following:McKenzie Strategic Income Fund;McKenzie Strategic Income Ser.A;Invesco Strategic Yield Fund;BMO Income ETF Portfolio;BMO Concentrated Global Balanced Fund.Are these suitable investments in the present rising rate,volatile environment and where applicable, are there ETF's
that mimic these funds?Thanks for your assistance in helping me sort these out. Maurice.

Read Answer Asked by maurice on May 05, 2022

Q: Good afternoon Gentlemen! Thank-you for your excellent service.
Could you share your thoughts on the the iShares JP Morgan Emerging Bond Market recent slump?
During volatile times I have retreated to Bonds to avoid volatility but you have warned about XEB in the past. Downloading their holding I have a rough total of 2.9% related to Russia and Ukraine.
Do you see further down-side to this investment?

Read Answer Asked by Ted on May 02, 2022

Q: In regards to CPD or just pref's in general. They have sold off a lot over the past month. Fair to say they have priced rate increases in and are now forecasting a slowdown and rates going lower? Would a partial switch to a TLT-US make some sense here if that is the thesis?

Read Answer Asked by Michael on May 02, 2022

Q: Like many 5i customers my bond ETF's have been whacked over the last 6 months or so. I bailed on a couple of them in January (good move as it turns out) but am still exposed in my RRSP. Bonds still seem to be dropping but yields in general are up to the 3.5% range. My question is "with inflation running at around 6% at what point will the numbers (yield/market value bottom) make sense to start buying bonds again"?

Read Answer Asked by DAVE on April 28, 2022

Q: What is your suggestion for bonds or a bond fund in this market climate? Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Gary on April 25, 2022

Q: All my fixed income is in XCB,XRB and VAB. All are held in tax sheltered RSPs and distributions are in DRIP programs. My question is " would you continue with the DRIP programs as I have to start withdrawals in 5 years when I turn 71? " These bond ETFs are all in serious down trends.

Read Answer Asked by Ronald on April 22, 2022