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Q: What would be your top 10 “sleep at night” stocks for US and Canada?
Read Answer Asked by Ben on April 22, 2024
Q: I am retired and looking to deploy some cash. Could you provide your top 5 dividend companies in Canada and US with some growth potential as well?

Read Answer Asked by Timothy on April 08, 2024
Q: Hi Peter, I have about 15000.00 for an RRSP account. I know you can't personalize the account but could you suggest 5 - 10 good Canadian stocks for such an account if looking for income for a 66 year old investor. Thanks
Read Answer Asked by Nick on April 05, 2024
Q: I'd like to invest a substantial inheritance in solid, relatively safe dividend stocks in a non-registered account for a stream of tax-efficient income. Can you suggest 7-8 stocks for me to consider and do you consider that number enough for diversification? Would you buy in gradually over the year or invest all at once? Is it unwise to invest in Canadian stocks only ( have geographic diversification in my registered accounts)? I won't need the income for 2-3 years and will probably hang on to them for life, whatever that may be (I'm in my late 50s). Thanks. I have tons of credits - use as many as needed.
Read Answer Asked by Dawn on March 27, 2024
Q: Thank you for your answer to my earlier question. I just want to clarify. I had asked for current dividend growth ideas for a long term hold. In your answer you mentioned “high dividend”…same suggestions or a little different? Thanks again!
Read Answer Asked by Janet on March 26, 2024
Q: Can you please share your favourite Cdn dividend growth stocks for long term hold in a non-registered account.

Read Answer Asked by Janet on March 26, 2024
Q: Good afternoon,

Looking for a list of companies with safe , growing dividends and potential for some capital gain - Cdn or American.

Thank you,
Read Answer Asked by Brad on February 14, 2024
Q: I purchased BCE awhile back for its very good dividend and some modest growth, thinking it was more “bond” like.
Now with the recent news I am not so sure this is the case. I am overweight in it and wondering what to do with it, whether to keep it and collect the dividend, or if it would be better to sell it or at least some of it.
I could use the loss to offset some of my gains I guess, but I am unsure what is the best move. I don’t need the money, so would probably reinvest the money in another stock.
I am asking for your advice on this investment.
Thanks so much for your past service, it has always been most helpful.
Read Answer Asked by Shirley on February 12, 2024
Q: Looking for top 5 dividend stocks ( with good dividend growth ) from overall return perspective. 5 US and 5 Canadian. Thanks
Read Answer Asked by RUPINDER on February 07, 2024
Q: I recently transferred my employer TFSA account to my trading account, so I now manage my entire TFSA. I have many solid growth names, and have XIU and BNS as a dividend/diversification play.

I am looking for a solid set it and forget it Dividend play to DRIP, and have some share price appreciation for long term.

Would BAM or FTS be your top pick for this type of thing? Can you provide say 7 or 8 of your top picks for dividend growth, business development runway, and a higher dividend? I had considered growing XIU significantly to drip more, since its diversification almost guarantees the set it and forget side of things.

Thanks for all your recent help! I'm definitely ripping through some credits this month. ;)
Read Answer Asked by James on January 24, 2024
Q: Hi ,
Can you please identify me with 3 US stocks and 3 canadian who have a monopoly over their business. ?
I already own CN . I hope it’s one of it?
Thanks. Alnoor
Read Answer Asked by Alnoor on January 22, 2024
Q: This is a question regarding portfolio composition, which I would describe as alpha-balanced. I have chosen not to invest in real estate (as I own a home) or materials (too volatile). I am overweight in Tech (17.5%), Industrials (19.25%) and Finance (22.3%). The other sectors are all at appropriate weights. I am somewhat concerned about having too much allocated to financials and seeking advice. The stocks I hold in relatively equal amounts are: BAM, BN, X, V and HMAX. (I hold HMAX strictly for the out-sized dividend with the expectation of little growth; with a solid dividend here, it frees up other funds to invest in more aggressive companies that don't pay dividends such as HPS.A and LMN.). Long story short: do I have too many eggs in one basket, or do my financials have sufficiently different drivers that you would be comfortable with this imbalance? Any other comments with regard to the strategy behind my chosen portfolio composition would be most welcome. Many thanks.
Read Answer Asked by Maureen on January 17, 2024
Q: Looking to invest my TFSA contribution. Can you give me your top 5 Canadian dividend growth stocks at the moment.
Read Answer Asked by Joe on January 08, 2024
Q: HI 5i
For my RRSP which two would you pick today, I own BN. would you buy BAM ?

thank you
Happy new years!
Read Answer Asked by Fernando on December 29, 2023
Q: What is your dividend and share price growth opinion on these 2 over the next 12 months? It seems that their primary revenue source is selling data which provides limited growth. They seem to have lost out on the content distribution sector and I don't see new growth areas for them. Where do you think their growth will come from? I currently hold both (which is not good) and am considering selling both. I had originally invested for share price growth and dividends.
Read Answer Asked by George on December 26, 2023
Q: If you were forced to use borrowed $ to invest where would you park it? Interest cost is close to 6%, bonus points if the investment or investments pay a monthly dividend.
Read Answer Asked by Charles on December 15, 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 have a strong cash position in my RRIF and wish to reinvest in good growth/Dividend stocks for the long term. Could you suggest 3 CDN and 3 USD companies for todays market and holding long term.
Read Answer Asked by Linda on November 20, 2023
Q: Peter, what are your top 10 defencive dividend paying stocks in Canada in order of safety please.
Read Answer Asked by Ken on October 23, 2023