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Q: I bought into the story and concept of Topicus being a Constellation 2.0 junior. However, the S.P. performance has been anything but. Can you provide the top 3 reasons to own this (I am currently down 25%), I am hanging on for the simple fact I do not want to miss out for when this changes course. What timeline should I have in mind for better days and performance.

Read Answer Asked by Christopher on May 17, 2022

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I am looking for your recommendations on good dividend paying stocks. Stocks which have come under pressure due to market conditions. Stocks that are low risk and do not have high debt. I am mostly interest in income stocks but would also like a stock that would give me some capital gains. I have listed these and would appreciate rating these. Please also provide me with any other tickers you feel would fit my needs here which I may not have thought about.

Thank you.

Donna

Read Answer Asked by Donna on May 16, 2022

Q: Hi Peter and team,
I currently hold Transcontinental and could increase my position to a larger holding. Alternatively, thinking about selling for small loss (not crucial to do so) and switch to TFII (the sell off price is tempting).
I am low on industrials and could easily add another full position. I own Brookfield infrastructure at full position.

Do you think TCL will remain stable with relatively safe dividend? switch to TFI or add to TCL instead.
Focus is more on income, so also considering addition of EIF as I am low on industrials. I like the high dividend.
Would appreciate your comments/suggestions.
Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Tulio on May 13, 2022

Q: Hi, I am intrigued to watch the precipitous price decline of Topicus stock, over past several weeks. True, most high multiple Technology shares have come under tremendous selling pressure, recently. But, a general understanding had been that TOI stock is mini Constellation , of sort, with higher growth potential, but similar business model and management approach. While CSU share price has been fairly resilient during the Tech sector decline, TOI, with 55% decline from its peak, has not displayed similar attributes. Is it the current geopolitical uncertainties in Europe, which has caused this or you see some inherent issues with the company ? With $67, share price has gone in full circle back to the initial days when stock just started trading. Thank You

Read Answer Asked by rajeev on May 13, 2022

Q: The following quote is from bam.brookfield.com/sites/brookfield-ir/files/brookfield/bam/2022%20-%20Q1%20BAM%20Ltr_to_Shareholders%20-%20F.pdf

"Our Asset Management Business Will be Listed and 25% Distributed to Shareholders
In our year-end letter, we mentioned that we were considering publicly listing a partial interest in our asset management organization. We have been very encouraged by the feedback we received from shareholders and concluded that publicly listing a 25% interest in our asset management business will be overwhelmingly positive. We expect that these shares can be distributed to shareholders before year end. The special distribution of shares of the Manager, based on our estimate of Value1, will be around $20 billion or approximately $12.00 for each share of Brookfield you own at that time. The distribution will be executed on a tax-free basis to Canadian and U.S. shareholders and we are working through the taxation in other jurisdictions."

Am I correct in my assumption that I will receive 1 share in the spinoff company for each Bam I currently own and my BAM shares will drop in value by the dollar amount attributed to the spin off company

Read Answer Asked by Barrie on May 12, 2022

Q: To me WELL is hitting on all cylinders but it is unloved within the market. This from it's latest results:

WELL reported record quarterly revenues of $126.5 million in Q1-2022 representing a 395% year-over-year (YoY) increase compared to Q1-2021, catapulting the Company to over $500 million annualized revenue run-rate. Revenues reflected accelerating organic growth to 15% on a YoY basis

I have held it for a while now and am under water. Granted we are in a down market but do you think this stock will get more attention once the market hits bottom [when ever that is] and starts to move up?

Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Ronald on May 12, 2022

Q: In your earnings assessment you state:

"easyfinancial is seeing more 'secured' loans (33% up from 12.7%). Average loan rate fell to 32.7%, 37.5%. As interest rates rise we would like to see this trend reverse, of course."

Can I presume increase in secured loans is the reason for reduction in Avg. Loan Rate? Personally I would rather give a secured loan
rather than unsecured. Don't you think this trend would improve loan write offs?

Joe

Read Answer Asked by Joseph on May 12, 2022