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Q: I recently submitted a question about possibly under-levered reits, and was surprised to receive an answer about "cheap" reits. To my mind these are quite different concepts.

Read Answer Asked by Peter on August 19, 2021

Q: I am looking for exposure to REITs for some capital appreciation but primarily for income either through individual REITs or ETFs. Can you recommend some individual REITs and ETFs. Is this a good time to be buying REITs instead of bonds for income?

Read Answer Asked by Robert on July 30, 2021

Q: Back in this April I switched GRT.UN over to SMU.UN after GRT.UN's unit price had gone stale. I did reap the benefit of 25% gain from a 2 year hold. This switch is only supposed to be a temporarily move as I was waiting for better other opportunities. However, SMU.UN went up by 18% since then (in only a bit more than 2 months) and I wonder why so much and so quick for a REIT?

My question is that SMU.UN gain for real? Why the big pop and will it hold, or I should jump ship at the next opportunity? I'm not complaining about this windfall, but it's too much too soon and there is no such thing as a free lunch from heaven? Right? LOL.

Read Answer Asked by Victor on June 29, 2021

Q: Can you rank these Reits for value and growth please. Iím considering adding to 1 or 2 of these names. Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Scott on May 26, 2021

Q: Hi,
Could you recommend a few REIT's with a main goal of income and some growth.


Read Answer Asked by Brent on May 26, 2021

Q: Would appreciate it very much ranking the above based on your expectation of total return over 3 to 5 years period. I wish to consolidate these number into less positions. In particular I am thinking of selling FCR at a loss and perhaps add to GRT.un or one of the others,


Read Answer Asked by Saad on March 23, 2021

Q: For new money to top up my income portfolio holdings per above. How would you rank if buying today based on valuation and future growth (revenue, earnings,dividends)
Please also rank the sectors (banks, insurance, utilities, telecom ). Thank-you.

Read Answer Asked by Albert on March 08, 2021

Q: Hi Guys

I believe in the space REIT's you prefer apartment and Industrial REITS these days. Looking at the Industrial REITS can you let me know which company you would prefer today given their current valuations and stock price they are trading at? I am looking at a long term hold - so out at least 5 years, and looking at total return, hopefully a nice dividend but also a track record of increasing dividend and a solid management team.
Thanks so much


Read Answer Asked by Stuart on February 17, 2021

Q: I am considering the above 7 REITs and would like to concentrate on the best 4-5 for long term in RRSP; based on current value and growth potential. I am concerned that CRT is trading at too high a valuation (P/B higher than others). Could you please tell us where each of the 7 REITs are trading, relative to their NAV (for example DIR's may be trading at a 10-per-cent discount to NAV). Can you please rank all 7 REITs? Thank you!!
PS: Is it hard to calculate trading price relative to NAV?

Read Answer Asked by Grant on February 12, 2021

Q: I just moved my RRSP over to Questrade from PH&N and have lots of cash to deploy (5+ year time line). For tax efficiency, I want to hold REITs, bonds, interest investments, US div stocks/ETFs, royalty income funds or any other investments that are not tax efficient in my MARGIN, TFSA and CORP accounts.
(1) Industrial REITs: I have half positions in DIR, GRT - should I diversify and also take positions in WIR and SMU or focus on DIR and GRT?
(2) Other REITs: Can you recommend any other quality value REITs? Is it a good time to invest in residential REITs?
(3) Can you recommend a good high yield bond ETF that has performed as well as PH&N High Yield Bond?
(4) Can you recommend some good value US div stocks (preferred) or ETFs? I am considering ABBV, PG, VZ.
Many thanks for any/all suggestions/comments!!!

Read Answer Asked by Grant on January 19, 2021

Q: Looking for your thoughts on a Canadian Industrial Reit. As an income seeker, yield is important but looking for some distribution growth as well.
How would you rank the above? And are there any others I have missed that you might prefer?
Thanks for your great content

Read Answer Asked by Charles on January 07, 2021

Q: Part 2 of my question about year end adjustments to my portfolio. I have fairly small positions in 10 of these stocks (0.6% to 1.1%), and no position in DOO. I would like to add to several of these using the cash generated from reducing larger positions in some holdings. Looking for best long term total return, 5+ years. Sector, and size of company not a major consideration, in a well diversified portfolio. I like growth, I like dividends. Looking at ATD.B, BAM.A, CAR.UN, DIR.UN, DOO, GRT.UN, ITP, LNF, TCN, TECK.B, SLF. Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Dan on December 21, 2020

Q: Hi 5i Team

I have AX.UN and NWH.UN and want to add a full position of a pure industrial reit. If you had to pick one of DIR.UN, GRT.UN or SMU.UN, which would it be and why? I'm primarily interested in dividends and their safety and growth potential. Alternatively, would you go for a 1/2 position of two?

Read Answer Asked by Peter on December 11, 2020

Q: GRT.UN: Only 33% is from magna bldgs - the rest is modern warehouse set-ups that cater to the on-line commerce that is evolving more quickly with CV19 is my understanding; however, as the vaccines are rolled out will this not have a negative effect initially on the unit price? I'd love to buy; but, seems very expensive right now. A full position for me would be 1500 shares. Comments please.

Read Answer Asked by James on November 27, 2020