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Q: My industrial portfolio currently has a light exposure to the industrial sector. Id like to diversify by adding some industrial stocks in the US and Canada. Additionally, in the consumer sector, I already hold ATD, TOY, PBH, ULTA, and COST. To further enhance my consumer holdings, could you recommend several consumer stocks in the US and one or two in Canada? Your assistance is greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Read Answer Asked by Esther on June 17, 2024
Q: Good team, what are some of your top ideas for dividend paying stocks (with a growth tilt) to buy right now? Ideally looking for a yield north of 4%.
Read Answer Asked by Seamus on June 10, 2024
Q: It seems that the telco sector will faced with challenges for the foreseeable future with price pressures on fees (I see it on my own bills) and likely not being able to recover for quite sometime. It was easier to sell the position on the non registered account and take advantage of the tax loss. I have kept my positions in the registered accounts for the dividend but am now wondering if perhaps a sell would be make sense and what to replace them with. Any ideas with some dividend and a little bit of growth?
Much appreciated.
Read Answer Asked by Francisco on May 23, 2024
Q: What would be your top 5 picks for Cdn dividend paying companies that have a safe and growing dividend? No financials please. Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by John on May 21, 2024
Q: For a retired senior needing income, which would have more safety and growth NTR or ACO.X or would you suggest another stock?
Read Answer Asked by nick on May 07, 2024
Q: Hello again, I was not very clear on my question re: additions to Canadian dividend growth portfolio. I would like your top 5 preferences out of the 10 stocks listed, which are all currently held.

The suggestions you made are fine and most of those are also held, but for various reasons including existing position sizes I want to add to the group indicated. Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by Barbara on April 10, 2024
Q: Retired (25 years) investor, preservation of capital and income paramount. Can you please provide the following, ETF or equity suggestions for:
Basic Materials (hold 2% LIF), Communications Services (hold 4% BCE), Consumer Cyclical and Consumer Defensive (hold 0%), Healthcare (hold 1% HHL), Industrials (hold 0%), Technology (hold TXF 4%).

Thank you for considering my lengthy question for which I apologize.
Read Answer Asked by Gail on April 10, 2024
Q: Greetings, the above companies are all currently held (among others) in a Canadian dividend growth portfolio. For new money, what would be your top 5 choices to add to today? Long-term hold, income and stability with growth potential are key criteria. Would also like to maintain some sector diversification.

Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by Barbara 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: Hello, can you suggest 5 consumer stocks and 5 industrial stocks, either in Canada and US, with a brief reason for each suggestion. I am trying to re-balance my portfolio and I am overweight in tech right now. Thanks!
Read Answer Asked by Martin on February 09, 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: Greetings 5i,
I am looking to lower my exposure to financials and raise that of consumer staples. This does not have to be done but should result in better diversification.
Would a switch from BAM to NWC, purely for better diversification, be advisable? I note the slightly better yield on NWC.
Thanks as always
Read Answer Asked by Steve on January 16, 2024
Q: In your opinion, is it worth holding on to AQN for the potential benefits of it's renewable business sale/split (and whatever other news follows), or sell now and invest in to companies with more proven management and stability e.g. I'd be putting the proceeds mainly in to BNS and TD.
Read Answer Asked by Jeff on January 08, 2024
Q: I don't have any retaill type stocks in my RRSP. This would be for a mid to long term period. Looking for capital appreciation with possibily reasonable dividend gains. Any suggestions?
Read Answer Asked by Jacques on January 04, 2024
Q: Thinkinf of swaping out Sunlife now in a hopefully falling rate environment for a stock with more overall growth potential, but still a dividend over 4%. Please provide a few names for a dividend focused retirement portfolio that also bring strong overall return potential. Or, thoughts on whether Sun Life is still a stock to own in this situation.
Read Answer Asked by Gerry on January 03, 2024
Q: I am planning towards retirement within 5- 10 years and would like to transition my TFSA from growth oriented to dividend paying stocks to supplement my income upon retirement.

Can you suggest dividend paying stocks with min 3% yield with history of dividend growth. Thank you
Read Answer Asked by Mario on December 29, 2023
Q: For the last 5 years LNF has done nothing. Yes it hs a dividend of 3.8%. But cheap as it is do you see it advancing much? EMA, EIF, and NWC pay higher dividends and have advanced quite a bit since bought. Would it be suggested that any of these three could replace LNF or should I hang on to LNF in the hopes that it may spring to life?
Read Answer Asked by STANLEY on December 11, 2023