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Q: hi, I feel "overbrookfielded" in my investments. I own BAM, BN, BEPC and BIPC. I'm thinking of selling BAM, and putting the proceeds into BIPC and BEPC ( my position in BN is large enough now ). my thinking is BAM has less potential for capital growth compared to BIPC/BEPC ( and the latter 2 also have a good dividend, like BAM ). I would keep BN for more growth focus. Does this sound reasonable to you ( overall my brookfield investments are about 2.5% of total ). cheers, chris
Read Answer Asked by chris on December 07, 2023
Q: What is your opinion on the prospects of Cenovus(CVE) and Ovintiv(OVV) over the next 5 and 10 years ? What are your thoughts on selling them (old stocks that could be sold for a tax loss) and replacing them, as a long-term hold, with some Brookfield stock (BN, BEP and/or BIP)? If you favor that, which Brookfield company would you recommend be given the greatest weight ? Or is it better to hold onto those oil and gas stocks for a while?
Read Answer Asked by Camille on December 01, 2023
Q: In previous questions on BAM and BN 5i has generally shown a preference for BN for capital gains and BAM for income investors . In a question by Peter this morning 5i's answer showed a year to date return of 25% for BAM and 14% for BN {assuming that squiggly line in front of BN doesn't mean a loss } .... I realize the period is short but what is the historical return of each versus each other from inception of the newer security ? { And which one is the newer security and how long has it existed ? } ..... And if BN doesn't come out a clear winner please explain your thesis on income versus capital gains ?..... I am considering buying one of them in my RRIF ..... Thanks Garth
Read Answer Asked by Garth on November 30, 2023
Q: Hi Folks,

My RRSP portfolio consists of the above stocks all with relatively the same weighing. Can you suggest 5 names or so, (CDN and U.S) that I take a look at that would complement the above? I am looking for a company that would be a good buy today for both income and capital appreciation - total return.
Read Answer Asked by JOHN on November 29, 2023
Q: Hi 5i, 95% of my rrsp account are in the above stocks , recently I trimmed technology to add BNS TFII QSR BN VFV , before it was very-highly tech oriented, now I'm looking to preserve capital and get a bit of dividends, Am I in the right track, looking to start withdrawing in the next 2 years, they all are between 8 to 12% of portfolio. Any suggestions for me. Grateful to 5i!
Read Answer Asked by Fernando on November 23, 2023
Q: I own the above high dividend yield Canadian stocks, just under 4% yield and up. I am looking to add maybe 10 to 20 % to 4 or 5 positions. The yield on these is enough for us now so no hurry to sell anything.
Retired, but still looking at safety of capital. I have left out O&G plays and other potentially riskier plays. (except Enbridge)

Which of these, or other stocks do you believe have the greatest potential for price appreciation over the next couple of years if/when interest rates drop.

I am looking for your top 5, here but feel free to add other picks.

Thank you. Take as many credits as needed.
Read Answer Asked by Tulio on November 23, 2023
Q: I own BEP and BIP. I am tying to understand their relationship to BAM and BN. The BAM website mentions their investments in renewables and infrastructure amongst other investments withut specifically mentioning BEP or BIP. Are these investments a reference to BEP and BIP or do they have additional investments in these areas?. Does BAM manage these investments by managing BEP and BIP while BN owns them? In which case, one can own both BEP and BIP by simply owning BAM or BN. Or are BEP and BIP separate companies that simply pay dividends to BAM or BN based on their percentage of ownership? I'd really appreciate if you could sort this out for me. Thanks.
Read Answer Asked by Ken on November 22, 2023
Q: Hello 5i Team,

Could you please suggest 20 Canadian and/or U.S. stocks for a "buy and hold" portfolio in an RRSP with average-to-above-average risk and a 5+ year timeframe.

Feel free to subtract as many credits as you see fit.

Thanks in advance for your always helpful advice!

Read Answer Asked by Keith on November 20, 2023
Q: The following stocks have fallen below 1% in my portfolio.

From your previous answers/responses I assume it is best not to add to these?

Since they are under 1% is it best to sell, or is it best to stay the course and see if they recover over time.

They are all in registered accounts so no tax losses.

As well I have very small position in BAM due to the split. I have added to BN. Should I just let the small position ride or is it best to sell and add to BN or something else?

Read Answer Asked by Colin on November 16, 2023
Q: I need to liquidate some equities to be able to pay out my RMD. I am inclined to sell the above 2 stock (NVEI and PBH), seeing only downward momentum compared to the other equities (above) I have that show steady or upward momentum. Might you agree?
Read Answer Asked by Claus on November 14, 2023
Q: I have held the above stocks in my open account for several years. All stocks have shown a positive return except for BNS which is down approximately 20%. I have some cash to invest in the market and would like to purchase additional shares in some of these companies for a 3 to 5 year investment. Please rate the potential growth of these companies and rank the companies based upon the projected growth over the next 3 to 5 years. Thank you
Read Answer Asked by Don on November 08, 2023
Q: My 2 adult children have put in the $8000 in the first time home buyers account with the intention of adding the max in the next 3 years. This would be a 3-5 year potential hold until they can buy their first home. What 3-5 stocks would be a good fit for this plan?

Read Answer Asked by Doug on October 22, 2023
Q: Assuming I would like to divide recent funds into 4 companies that I can set up as DRIPís and leave for 20 years what would you recommend. I am diversified otherwise.
Read Answer Asked by Chris on September 28, 2023
Q: Your latest market update talks about fundamentally sound companies with good long term histories. What companies from your portfolio most look like this?

Read Answer Asked by blake on September 25, 2023
Q: What are some stocks that could do really well with AI becoming more and more available ?
Read Answer Asked by Ashleigh on September 25, 2023