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Q: Good evening 5i.

The Marketbeat site indicates dividend increases for these companies (amongst others) during the month of May. I do not see the same increases on the 5i Dividend Updates page. Is Marketbeat correct?


Read Answer Asked by Dave on May 26, 2023

Q: Hi group what your out look on last Oct lows. Will we see those lows tested on this pullback? so should i wait to start adding to my portfolio or start nibbling I am sitting on 30% cash on 500K total value portfolio

2nd question -I presently own the following and want to add to them in what order and time frame? would you start to nibble CSU, BYD.CA, COST, CSU, KXS, ATZ, L, GSY, NVDA, GOOG, AMZN, NVEI,BN, BAM, SBUX, MSFT,AAPL, TECK, FTS, TFII, ENB, QQQ, GDXJ, GDX

Thanks for your valued opinion

Read Answer Asked by Terence on May 25, 2023

Q: Looking for some companies that offer the opportunity for short term trading (decent sized price swings) but have the fallback of being a solid long term holding (income, long term growth potential)...should I find myself in a loss position for a while

Read Answer Asked by Brett on May 24, 2023

Q: Hi Gang

What are your top ten Canadian dividend stocks at this time
With a 5 yr investment time line

Thanks Mike B

Read Answer Asked by Mike on May 11, 2023

Q: Hi Peter and Team,

My understanding from the news is that Brookfield defaulted on some buildings recently. Given the significant tightening of interest rates, the collapse of a 6th bank, and the increased reluctance for institutions to lend and drop in liquidity, how do you feel about the safety of levered companies involved in realestate and commercial realestate?

Have you looked at what obligations Brookfield has that might face mark-to-market losses? Are people confident that the assets and therefore the equity are properly valued?

The building defaults seem like a "canary in the coal mine," don't they? Developers walk away from the building because it costs more to finish it than the building is worth, right?


Read Answer Asked by Marc on April 30, 2023

Q: Hello,
Could you please recommend five to six high yielding Canadian stocks and REITS that you would feel confident investing in right now? Safety and high yield is my goal. A brief explanation/justificaton for your picks would be greatly appreciated.


Read Answer Asked by Carlo on April 25, 2023

Q: Can you clarify the business models of the above for me. I am worried about the prospect of commercial real estate defaults affecting the share prices of the above. I own both.
As I understand it, BN actually owns commercial real estate that could potentially default, whereas BAM doesn’t. Can you confirm this? In the case of BAM, they simply take institutional investor money and invest it for them, in many different asset classes, of which commercial real estate is perhaps 5-15% roughly? And by investing institutional money in this class, they earn fees. So defaults in commercial real estate would probably only somewhat indirectly affect BAM because they might still get institutional investors wanting to allocate money to the class even if prices were low, and they therefore would still earn fees on this? Perhaps BAM would (eventually) earn less ‘carry’ on the commercial real estate investments, down the road in the case of some kind of commercial real estate decline? Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Michael on April 21, 2023

Q: Hi 5i,

Currently I have full positions in BN and BAM. With a goal of increasing income would you add a new position in BIPC or BEPC?

Thank you!

Read Answer Asked by Greg on April 21, 2023

Q: Good Afternoon
I hold BAM, Bank of Nova Scotia, Leon’s, GDI and Lightspeed. I have held these stock for years and each position makes up about 1-2 % of my portfolio. I am looking for a bit more torque. Can you suggest a consolidation candidate or perhaps one of Shop, Descartes , Doo or one you prefer better. Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Marty on April 17, 2023

Q: You recently mentioned that BN owns 75% of BAM. Do you have the numbers for BSO, BIP, BEP, BBU.

Greatly appreciate.

Read Answer Asked by Valter on April 13, 2023

Q: Hi Everyone!! Peter, I always enjoy your article in the National Post. In this past one” Five things I wish I knew when I started out”…. You mentioned as one of your points , that companies that don’t need any money at all are the best investments . Could you please list a few Canadian and US companies that are in that situation?

Read Answer Asked by Tamara on April 12, 2023

Q: Good afternoon,

Could you please contrast BN and BAM with respect to exposure and sensitivity to the commercial real estate market. If one was looking to underweight commercial real estate, which would be your choice (or not at all)?

Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Brad on March 31, 2023

Q: Wow, wild ride lately. I'm looking for some solid companies to tame things down in my portfolio. I would greatly appreciate it if you could recommend some companies that fit the following requirements:
1. Are reasonably valued.
2. Have a solid business model that have protective moats that shied them from competitive threats.
3. Generate strong cashflow and earnings even in a higher interest rate environment.
I'm interested in both Canadian and American companies. Thanks, as always for your support.

Read Answer Asked by Les on March 29, 2023