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Q: I am a 60+ retired income investor,

I consider the above noted equities to be my riskiest holdings.

About 1,000 each - mostly in my cash account.

I understand SYZ reduced its dividend today and of course the issues with AQN.

Still up on AQN. Underwater on all the rest.

Looking for some advice - sell or hold by holding?

And of course any general comments would be appreciated.

Thanks very much.


Read Answer Asked by Dave on November 18, 2022

Q: Its been a busy earnins seasons.
A few dividend increases you missed on your wonderful dividend change site
GRT.UN Nov 9th 3.20% increase
AD.UN Nov 9th 3.00% increase
CTC,A Nov 10th .6.25% increase
DIV Nov 14th 2.10% increase
Thanks a bunch

Read Answer Asked by Madeline on November 16, 2022

Q: My Cash account. My plan is to top up existing positions in the following equities:
LIFE, AD.UN, BNS, WSP.

My thoughts were to buy in this order = LIFE (up overall, small capital loss on paper), AD (up lots, ETF-like stock), BNS (small paper loss), WSP (sensitive to economy-related projects?).

Could you please provide the sequence that you would buy these and why. The funds are available now, but I plan to spread out my purchases over time.

Thanks for your help....Steve

Read Answer Asked by Stephen on October 19, 2022

Q: Please rank these stocks and would you be comfortable buying them now for their generous yields with at least a three year hold?
Any individual company comments are welcome. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Steven on June 15, 2022

Q: Please rank the above 7 stocks in terms of the negative impact a recession-based bear market would have on their price, and also on their ability to maintain their dividend.

Thank you!

Read Answer Asked by Chris on May 25, 2022

Q: I am looking at expanding my holdings of small

cap higher paying dividend stocks which currently

consist of EIF, AD.UN,and SPB.

Please provide 3 additional names ( 5% plus

yield ) which would

be of interest. A comment on each company’s

strengths/weaknesses would be appreciated.

Thanks. Derek

Read Answer Asked by Derek on May 11, 2022

Q: I need to sell one stock from my income portfolio which is overweight financials. I am looking for steady reliable income. Growth is a bonus. Risk should be low. Between EIF, AD.UN and DIV, which one would you sell and why? Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Alex on February 14, 2022

Q: I own small positions in Fiera, Firm Capital, Alaris and Mcan for their outsized yields. I'm close to even on three and down 5% on Fiera (8 5% yield).
Would you keep them as long term investments and please rank them. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Steven on January 31, 2022

Q: Hi 5I
I have $180,000 split evenly amongst above companies in RRSP. I was going to begin withdrawing $10,000 every year and am looking for strategy to draw down to maximize growth of account. Is there a ranking of companies to sell first, or take a bit from each? I like them all so tough call for me. Appreciate all your advice since my initial membership in 5I.

Read Answer Asked by Craig on December 08, 2021

Q: These companies pay high dividends. Any red flags?
Are the dividends relatively safe?
Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Steven on December 03, 2021

Q: Hi 5i Team.

Really enjoy this service.

I am primarily an income investor and will be retiring within the next few months.

No pension.

Need to make some adjustments to my non-income holdings.

Have most of the Income Portfolio.

Looking for 5 - 10 new ideas. Preferably with a little higher yield but still reasonably safe and enough growth to keep up with inflation.

Thanks very much for you help.



Read Answer Asked by Dave on November 10, 2021