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Q: Would like your suggestions of 7 value stocks that also have a history of increasing dividends for both a balance portfolio and an income portfolio ....primarily Canadian stocks or secondary US traded stocks.
and please take the number of credits necessary to complete this "task". ........thanks.....Tom

Read Answer Asked by Tom on June 21, 2022

Q: I have an unregistered account which we use to generate long term dividend income. There are currently 9 holdings in the red, and 9 still in the black.
I am debating whether or not to sell some of the losers to capture capital losses. Then, in 30 days reasses - either repurchase same or redirect cash elsewhere.
In order of biggest to smallest loser, based on $:

In general, I'm quite happy with the performance of this account in this declining market environment. Although the capital has declined a bit, the income stream has been quite stable.

Question 1: Please comment on the merit of this idea. Lose one or two dividend payments now for sure versus banking a loss for future tax benefit sometime. (retired, no earned income)

Question 2: Would you consider any of the 9 names above unsuitable for this account?

Question 3: Which of these 9 names are most likely to have further to fall?

Read Answer Asked by Jim on May 25, 2022

Q: Sadly, APPS is down 65% since I purchased it and now is a mere pittance of my TFSA (.65% of my entire portfolio). Should I hang on and hope for better things? Or sell and use the proceeds to top up an existing holding? If the latter, would you top up NVDA or APPL?

I am also down 25% on LIF, which I purchased primarily for its generous dividend. Can you please explain why the dividend fell so steeply last quarter? And looking into that crystal ball you keep on your desk, what would anticipate will happen to both the stock price and the dividend going forward? Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Maureen on May 13, 2022

Q: I have been tracking the iron ore price since July 2021 when it was $213 and LIF share price was $49.61. Iron Ore hit a low in December below $95 and has since been steadily tracking higher (above $150 for a couple of days in Feb) and was $146 yesterday. On Feb 23 Rio Tinto reported record financial results and declared a dividend of $10.40 (79% payout). LIF will receive a significant dividend and royalty from Rio Tinto and they usually pass this through to shareholders. LIF shares closed at $48.61 today the highest they have traded at since July 2021. Your thoughts on the amount of the dividend LIF will pay out to shareholders and the future of iron ore prices. Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Gordon on March 04, 2022

Q: Good Morning Peter & Team.

I have two questions. Please charge me accordingly. Both have to do with ramifications from increasing cost of OIL.

1. Do you think the ever increasing price of gasoline is going to push more people towards EV and if so, what would be your recommended play to take advantage of this?

2. Commodities especially those coming from mining, and especially those used in the EV industry, appear to be on the rise. What recommendations would you make for us to take advantage of this trend? Right now I have RIO & DML on my radar.

Thanks for all you do


Read Answer Asked by Gord on March 04, 2022

Q: In a recent answer regarding LIF, you stated that "if commodity prices fall as expected". I must have missed the memo. My working presumption has been that in our growing economic environment, supported by government infrastructure spending, commodities were, if anything, likely to rise in the near to medium term. Can you please expand on this? Thank-you.

Read Answer Asked by Alex on January 03, 2022

Q: I am currently looking to increase allocations in LIF (1.8%) ,NTR (2.1%), NWC (1.2%) and PBH (1.95%).

Two questions

1) Would you avoid increasing the allocations on any of these?

2) In what order would you purchase the remaining?

THANK YOU for your superb advice and service.

Read Answer Asked by Lynda on November 22, 2021