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Q: Hello: I'm looking for several buy-and-hold "forever" companies. When I die, they will go to my children. Could you assess the above in those terms and rank order them, best first. I know you like all of these companies, but I"m not sure if you like them "forever." If you think I should drop any, please note. And if there are a couple not on the list that you think could be, also please note. Thank you for continued excellent service.

Read Answer Asked by Gordon on July 23, 2021

Q: LNF is held in a portfolio whose mandate is income and capital preservation. There are a total of 12 equity positions. LNF seems to have some concerns about imported furniture and recently had a small downgrade from an analyst. I am wondering about switching to, say, TRI. Would such a switch be good, this portfolio with its mandate. Thank you for your excellent service.

Read Answer Asked by Leonard on July 13, 2021

Q: Hi , please rank their short and long term growth potential . thanks.

Read Answer Asked by victor on June 25, 2021

Q: As a retiree, I am looking for some solid long term investments for my non-registered account. Can you please make some recommendations. Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Nancy on June 09, 2021

Q: Hi Guys,
I am trying to reduce the number of stocks inside my portfolio. Your thoughts on a full position (5%) for the above stocks for a 5 year hold, within a balance/growth portfolio? Any revisions would be appreciated.



Read Answer Asked by jim on June 07, 2021

Q: So my next step is to buy MG, however am trying to determine the effect that the global chip shortage will have on the auto industry and MG in particular , including extent and duration of any growth headwinds for the company. Thanks for your help. Derek

Read Answer Asked by Derek on May 05, 2021

Q: Hi, I have these stocks in my Tfsa account, and looking to add two more . Keeping the sector in mind , would like a couple suggestion on a (small dividend if possible) steady growth stock. Was looking at SLF or X but not sure.

Read Answer Asked by Brad on May 03, 2021

Q: What do you think of this twenty stock dividend portfolio for a taxable account? I am focusing on high quality and it yields about 3.8% . Any changes you would make?

Read Answer Asked by Stefan on April 29, 2021

Q: Am I missing any major sectors with these stock investments?
Where should I focus if I would like to ensure a diverse portfolio?
Are there any stocks that I should dump?

Read Answer Asked by grace on April 27, 2021

Q: Further to my question of March 19, I have received the funds which represent 15% of my non registered account ( and 7.5 % of total portfolios).
I have added the hedged ZQQ to the list as I have no tech exposure in any portfolio and have a US property being 20% of my total assets, thus providing adequate currency diversification.
I used one third of the new funds to purchase BAM and am now looking for the next 2. Your suggestion and reasons are appreciated. Derek

Read Answer Asked by Derek on April 20, 2021

Q: I will be converting my RSP to a RIF next year resulting in my income increasing some 50 % and with money I do not not need for my present lifestyle. The account is full of banks, reits, pipelines, infrastructure , utilities etc., as is my non registered account which is the same size as the RSP. Does it make sense to adjust the non registered account to more growth stocks , and hence less income ? I I have listed some prospective stocks. A crazy idea to reduce income and perhaps this is outside your.venue but any thoughts are appreciated. Derek

Read Answer Asked by Derek on March 19, 2021

Q: Hi Peter and Team
We still hope that markets are looking strong for this year and next so are asking if we should use a cash position in our RRIF and TSA to pick up new 2.5 positions in your latest portfolio adjustment suggestions (DND, TRI). We are also hoping to have more US market exposure in these accounts and are wondering if we should wait for the launch date of the new US ETF that Peter has introduced. Is there a ticker or start date on this ?
Thanks for your continued guidance.

Read Answer Asked by Linda on March 08, 2021

Q: Hi Peter, Ryan and team,

When Topicus starts trading next week, and with an eye toward a long term hold within a TFSA, how would you rank Topicus when compared to TRI, WSP and WELL?


Read Answer Asked by Marvin on January 29, 2021

Q: On a scale of 1-10, please rate the following stocks for both growth and risk over the next year (1 being low, 10 being high): GSY, SIS, BAM, TRI, SLF, TFII. If only one could be owned, which would you choose today? Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Maureen on January 26, 2021

Q: At 27%, I am significantly overweight in utilities (BEP, BIPC, AQN, NPI, FTS). FTS, at a full position in a non-registered account, has been the weakest performer of late. Considering replacing it with one or two of the following: TRI, GSY, TFII or BAM. Looking for growth, a bit of a dividend and don't mind moderate risk.
1. Is now the time to sell FTS?
2. If sold, which stock (or stocks) noted above would you replace it with?
Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Maureen on January 15, 2021