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Q: Regarding Brianís question:
I canít find a press release, but I think this issue was in fact scheduled to reset on Dec 1 , 2023
Pembina website shows a dividend rate of 6.525%, presumably based on par at $25. This would run until Dec 1, 2028.
Adds up to about $1.63 per annum or $.4078 quarterly.
Stock closed at $20 so if bought at that price would effectively yield about 8.16%.
I apologize if my math or info is incorrect, but this is worth rechecking I think.
Read Answer Asked by john on December 04, 2023
Q: Ref Brian question on Friday, Dec 1 :

``The annual dividend rate for the Series 1 Shares for the five-year period from and including December 1, 2023, to, but excluding, December 1, 2028, will be 6.525 percent, being equal to the five-year Government of Canada bond yield of 4.055 percent determined as of today plus 2.47 percent, in accordance with the terms of the Series 1 Shares.`` .

According to me, the dividend should now be 0.4075 Ö
Read Answer Asked by Denise on December 04, 2023
Q: ALA announced Nov21 the redemption of ALA.PE . Yet these preferred had a big jump 2 weeks earlier. ALA.PG, to be reset in 2024, also jumped. Was it the Earning report or the Note offering that would trigger such a move. Or a crystal ball ? The stock itself was flat. Thanks,
Read Answer Asked by Denise on November 27, 2023
Q: Hi could you please comment on the Brookfield Office Property Inc, 6.359 Cum.Min RR CLAAA PFD S11 . It looks like a great buy with a very high projected dividend your thoughts please
Read Answer Asked by John on November 16, 2023
Q: I am retired and a dividend investor in corporations which receive the dividend tax credit as any investments would be in an unregistered account. Would you think itís timely to purchase some preferred shares for a 5 percent position, doing so over the next couple of months. If you think it is worthwhile, please provide 4 or 5 preferred shares that you would recommend.

Capital preservation and liquidity is important and unless the dividend is greater than 7 percent I would assume you would be better off just investing in some blue chip large cap companies with high yields where there is a chance for more capital appreciation. ALSO I would like you to consider minimum rate reset preferred shares that would reset within the next 12 months and if they reset today what would the yield be.

Thanks BRIAN
Read Answer Asked by Brian on November 13, 2023
Q: Which do you prefer to invest today: TLT or preferred stock ETFs. For preferred stock ETFs, could you suggest a few? Please explain the reason. Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by David on November 07, 2023
Q: Could you please tell me what is the risk of buying this preferred today? I believe it resets in Sept 2027. Rates will likely be lower then, but what would the yield and price look like then relative to today's value and rate. I'm looking for USD income but with a dividend tax credit benefit. Any other suggestions (MG, NTR, QSR?) instead of this strategy? Thanks
Read Answer Asked by Carlo on November 06, 2023
Q: This Brookfield Office preferred is trading with an over 12% yield and if I understand correctly is resetting on December 31, 2023 at a higher rate. Why is it trading down lately with rates so high and resetting so soon. Knowing that it is higher risk would you consider it a buy for its high yield. Also could it be called for a large capital gain on Dec 31.
Read Answer Asked by Ron on October 26, 2023
Q: hello 5i:
We've held a small position in PFFD for quite some time, with a significant loss (glad its small position).
But: the Fed narrative has changed from raising to pausing and the next step is inevitably lowering. Yes, there may be another small raise and yes, I know the higher for longer argument.
PFFD pays out over 7% in our RRIF, in an investment that appears to have very little risk of more downside and even a large amount of upside if things were to return to pre-covid levels.
Summing up and being a bit of a contrarian (skate to where the pucks going?), would you agree with my assessment? Can you see any reason for anything but limited downside with new money in the preferred space? What am I missing here?
Paul L
Read Answer Asked by Paul on October 17, 2023
Q: JPM.PR.K. Looking at this preferred and wondering if this pref has a reset date and rate similar to our reset prefs...can you tell me if they do , please and thank you , and if so the rate and the date...or are these like a perpetual pref...Cheers
Read Answer Asked by Cam on October 05, 2023