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Q: Currently my only energy exposure is by way of pipelines; ENB and PPL. Given the prospects for good energy demand and increasing dividends in the sector I would like your recommendation for a company with good dividends and relative strength to withstand the ups and downs in the sector.
This would be a long term position in my dividend focused non-registered portfolio.
I have targeted the above 3 companies as prospects but would be open to others you may recommend. Any preference for Oil vs Gas focus?

Read Answer Asked by Bruce on October 14, 2021

Q: Square
freehold royalies
i downsized an over leveraged and buy only "safe " and if i do i sell an offset.
Today Kim Boulton featured Square as a star. ii ownPaypal and my sense they were similar prospect.
Shoul i sell Paypal to buySquare.
Also please comment on Freehold as a incomestock

Read Answer Asked by thambirajah on September 13, 2021

Q: Square
freehold royalies
i downsized an over leveraged and buy only "safe " and if i do i sell an offset.
Today Kim Boulton featured Square as a star. ii ownPaypal and my sense they were similar prospect.
Shoul i sell Paypal to buySquare.
Also please comment on Freehold as a incomestock

Read Answer Asked by thambirajah on September 10, 2021

Q: I would appreciate your thoughts on holdings in the portfolio. All have been winners - I am fairly prudent yet always looking for trends and will hold long term. I don't rely on dividends though they are preferable. Would you make changes for another holding(s)?

Petroleum: TOU, FRU, ENB
Finance: GWO, NVEI
Steel: STLC, LIF (Watching cyclical trends)
Auto: MG
Mining: CXB, KL, (TRQ - I expect an upturn in 2 quarters)
Software: CTS, LSPD, TOI
Healthcare: WELL

Thank you for your support.

Read Answer Asked by Martin on June 15, 2021

Q: I'm thinking of swapping RDS.B for FRU. Do you think this is a good move? Do you think Shell's stock price and dividend will recover a fair bit with the current oil and gas prices? I've been hearing favorable news with FRU on both fronts, and am curious to know your opinion on this swap. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Ed on March 04, 2021

Q: Trying to reduce the number of stocks I hold. Currently I am broadly diversified across sectors and large cap/small cap, growth/dividend payers, so those are not concerns. I look at total return, and have a long term horizon, 5+ years. Comfortable with risky stocks. I have smallish positions in these 12 stocks and would like to sell maybe 6 to 8 of them, and redeploy the money into a few of the others on the list or into some of my other holdings. Would you select 6 - 8 of the above that you think are less likely to perform well over 5+ years, and could be sold, and maybe 2 - 4 that could be added to. Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Dan on November 18, 2020

Q: I hold all 4 of these stocks in my portfolio and because of the decrease in the price of oil all are on the small side as a percentage of my portfolio. Thinking of rolling all into one stock and wondering what stock you feel will recover quickest in an oil recovery and which stock do you feel is the safest.

W

Read Answer Asked by Wayne on October 28, 2020

Q: Please rate the above for survival and continued Div. payout in the next 5 years, based on cash- flow that well covers the dividend . I am a senior and need income. I have a position in all the above and would like a rating best first. Please insert your suggestions for the above criteria.
thanks
Yossi

Read Answer Asked by JOSEPH on September 29, 2020

Q: Good morning
I like that FRU does not have direct exploration and production risk, and was considering FRU for 'safe' income and some growth in dividend and capital over time. The surprise resignation of the CEO gives one pause. Does 5i have any information on why Thomas Mullane resigned? Does 5i see underlying red flags here? How does 5i rate FRU's overall position in the industry for 'safe' income and some growth in an industry under pressure?
Thank you.
Edward

Read Answer Asked by Edward on September 17, 2020

Q: Hi, if i want some canadian exposure to energy, do you believe I should take a basket approach ? Like I buy an equal position in those 4 stocks ? Do you think it could offer wide appreciation potential ? If you have a better suggestion or other stocks to propose, feel free. Thanks !

Read Answer Asked by jean on June 17, 2020

Q: I am a "buy and hold" long term investor. I have held these stocks for over five years on the assumption that at least one of the pipelines would be built and the stocks would regain at least some of their losses. Of course that hasn't happened. With the Covid-19 situation I am concerned about a serious downturn in the economy during the next 18 months. As these stocks are already extrememly low, I am wondering if they will survive, let alone improve, during the next year or so. Based on income, debt levels, and future prospects, please rank each company according the possibility of failure.

Read Answer Asked by Joyce on May 13, 2020

Q: I have multiple questions. Please charge accordingly:
What is Freehold's revised dividend? Time to buy now?
Please comment on Vermillion results. Time to buy at $6?
What is Knight's revised shareholder account after 12M share buyback?
Is Lightspeed rebounding too fast or would you step in now?
Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Steven on April 29, 2020