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Q: Hi Team,
What do you think of yesterday's results versus estimates.

I have a small SPB position in my RRSP (about 1%) and I am think about increasing my position. I own it mainly for income with, what I consider, a relatively safe dividend of 7.6%

I am thinking about gradually increasing my position to about 2-3% but I find the debt level a bit concerning, would you agree with the move?

I have some cash to deploy and I took many positions in the utilities sector in the last months and these positions are beginning to do well.

I would like to add some income diversification. What companies in other sectors (REIT, Financials, consumer staples, etc. ) could you suggest to add in a RRSP portfolio that pays a reasonable dividend, have a limited possible drop in price even in an economic downturn and a fair chance of capital appreciation over the next 2-3 years.

Thank you!

Read Answer Asked by Michel on May 17, 2024
Q: I will need to sell one or a combination of several of these stocks for my RRIF withdrawal. EIF (gain )has been good to me over the years , SPB ( loss ) hopefully Certarus acquisition will help , BEPC ( loss ), spinout , full portfolio position of BEP.UN .

Would you sell a full position of one of these or split between the 3 ( or 2 ) . How would you proceed ? Thanks Derek
Read Answer Asked by Derek on March 26, 2024
Q: In my RRIF , I am looking at selling one of these stocks to buy UMAX for its higher yield and diversified holdings. Forgetting portfolio composition , please provide the order in which you would sell first (1) and then to last (5).
Thanks. Derek.
Read Answer Asked by Derek on February 02, 2024
Q: Hello 5I,
Just wondering if there are many stocks out there right now that are dividend growers and have a yield of 6% plus? and do you like any other them as picks longer term?

Read Answer Asked by Tyler on January 29, 2024
Q: I am considering adding to current positions in these companies. I know timing is impossible to predict but which of these companies would you be adding to now and which would you wait given that we are heading in to end of year selling<

Read Answer Asked by Timothy on December 08, 2023
Q: In reference to your answer today regarding selling the 4 stocks to replace with UMAX, you state that UMAX is “ fully invested in utilities “. I do not believe this to be true as it holds industrials such as WCN, CP, CN , and pipelines and phone companies, which may have a deep moat but I do not class as utilities. I bought this etf for its selection of solid large cap companies across several sectors. True utilities in this ETF are FTS, EMA, NPI, H, ( 30 % of total etf ). The name of the etf is a bit of a misnomer.
Thanks. Derek.
Read Answer Asked by Derek on October 12, 2023
Q: In my RRIF, where income with some growth is the aim, I am considering replacing one or all of EIF, SPB, PKI, CRR.UN with UMAX ETF. In what order would you sell ( I believe it’s best to spread this out over the next 6 months) ? Is there any stock you would keep or is a definite sell ? This will double the portfolio’s income and offset the rising mandatory withdrawal . This will also increase my portfolio’s composition of large cap industrial and utility companies. Your opinion on this approach is appreciated. Thanks. Derek.
Read Answer Asked by Derek on October 12, 2023
Q: If you had $20,000 to invest today for and Income with some growth investor in an otherwise well diversified portfolio, what would you pick or just add to?
Read Answer Asked by Martin on August 28, 2023
Q: For a retired investor seeking stable dividends and some growth, how would you rank these companies if one had $100,000 to invest? Are there other companies you would recommend and how would they fit into the rankings?. Current portfolio is quite well diversified, so sector is not an issue. Thank you, Ian
Read Answer Asked by Ian on August 10, 2023
Q: Pins is gaining some momentum.You think it can continue and is it still a good takeover candidate?
Paypal had interest in Pins,or was this never the case?Could you think of any other companies that might be interested in Pins?
What about other companies like SPB and CTS?are they good takeover candidates?
Is brookfield still buying SPB and what is their position right now?
Any other companies that you might think of being take over candidates?
Read Answer Asked by Josh on June 16, 2023
Q: Good morning,
May I have 5is opinion (pros and cons) regarding the following please.
I have just rolled my RSP into a RIF and am thinking of selling AQN and SPB and consolidating into ZWU. My thinking is that this will in a simpler more stable way of provide equal to better performance (income with some growth) over time. Do my thoughts have merit? I also hold BEP.UN as well as FTS.

Thank you for your thoughts and opinion.
Read Answer Asked by Brian on May 24, 2023