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Q: These companies are in my husbandís TFSA and they are currently all down from where I purchased them.
In the current economy, which of these companies would you add to today? Please rank them in order of preference.

Read Answer Asked by Donna on June 02, 2022

Q: Hi team,

Grateful if you could develop your answer to Chris April 19 and provide your full list of buy-and-forget stocks both in Canada and USA in order of preference and with suggested entry price.

With appreciation,

Jacques ISD

Read Answer Asked by Jacques on April 20, 2022

Q: A year ago I asked for your opinion on these stocks to incorporate into my current portfolio of banks, utilities, REITS, infrastructure, etc. My first purchase was BAM With the current market decline I see an opportunity to purchase another stock. From a technical view which looks most attractive? From a fundamental view which looks the most attractive ? Which would you purchase next? Thanks. Derek

Read Answer Asked by Derek on April 13, 2022

Q: How would you rate (1-10) these 5 industrials for new money today? Please include a brief explanation for the ratings.

Read Answer Asked by Peter on March 07, 2022

Q: 2 Questions related to Canadian stocks paying dividends in USD:
(1) I want more US cash and plan to have Questrade journal over the above CA stocks to the US equivalent in a TFSA. Is there any special considerations here when doing this? Best to do this on a day when the Canadian dollar is stronger?
(2) In a margin account, Questrade journaled over AQN:CA to AQN:US on February 3/22. I have held AQN:CA for more than 1 year and sold all of AQN:US today at a small loss. Will CRA see the later loss as a superficial loss, because the US listed stock was held for less than 30 days? Thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Grant on February 18, 2022

Q: Which of the 5i portfolio companies have had the highest level of insider buying recently?

Read Answer Asked by Curtis on February 11, 2022

Q: I would like more USD for travelling to the US. I hold all of the above stocks at Questrade, in both registered and unregistered accts. I asked Questrade to please pay the dividend directly in USD (as paid by the companies), but they said "We would have to journal your positions over to the USD equivalent in order to receive the dividends in USD." Should I journal over the CAN shares to the US equivalent; eg AQN.TO to AQN.US? It would involve a very large amount of money, could I expect a better USD exchange rate with greater volume or would they simply use the day's spot rate?

Read Answer Asked by Grant on February 10, 2022

Q: This is a follow-up to our question from last week (see:

Based on your response that nothing in the list gives you much cause for concern, we would understand this to imply none of the 30 stocks would be considered a "sell" today.

Please divide the 30 stocks into a pair of ranked (best to worst) lists, one of "buys" and the other of "holds". As well, for each of the "holds" indicate the principal rationale for caution.

Read Answer Asked by Peter on February 07, 2022

Q: About 1 year ago we created an equal-weighted 'balanced' portfolio of 30 Canadian companies in a non-registered account. Most were chosen from companies either covered by a 5i research report or included in a 5i model portfolio. The remainder were chosen, based on the 5i Q&A section, from what appear to be 5i sector favourites. All purchases are made with the intent to be long-term holds (10+ years). As well, we intend to increase our investments over the next 2-3 years, and then adjust over time as needed. Currently the amount invested represents ~40% of the eventual total.

Although a goal is to keep the portfolio roughly equal weighted, of the 30 companies, the following 14 were acquired in 3 purchases (full position) and currently have weights in the 2.31% (SHOP) to 5.00% (ATA) range for an average of 3.71%: CSU, MG, GSY, WSP, LNF, ATD, ATA, SLF, BAM.A, BIPC, FTS, DOO, SHOP and TFII. The remainder were acquired in 2 purchases (2/3 position) and currently have weights in the 1.98% (BEPC) to 3.17% (TCN) range for an average of 2.56%. So, overall, the weightings currently range from ~2% to ~5%.

Over the next 6 months we will invest another ~25% of the eventual total. As we make additional purchases, we need to strike a balance between keeping the weights roughly equal while taking advantage of market opportunities. Please provide some broad guidance/wisdom.

Of the 30 companies in the portfolio, which 10 would you have the highest conviction in today? Please rank them.

Are there any of the 30 that you might consider as candidates to be replaced because there are better options, and if so, what replacements would you suggest and why (disregard tax considerations)?

What additional 3 Canadian companies might you consider adding to the portfolio and why?

As always, thanks for the great service!

Read Answer Asked by Peter on February 01, 2022

Q: Between TRI & FSV & BAM.A which would you prefer for a RRIF? For someone who is looking for a dividend, capital preservation with some growth. Please give reasons for your answer.

Read Answer Asked by Harvey on January 25, 2022

Q: Favorite (hammered) growth stock that pays a divy? Bit of bottom-fishing for a long term hold. Thanks Ron

Read Answer Asked by Ronald on January 20, 2022

Q: These companies are in my husbandís TFSA.
They were chosen from your Balanced and Income Model Portfolios.
Would you suggest adding any other companies to this portfolio?
Thank you,

Read Answer Asked by Donna on January 17, 2022

Q: could you please rank these from screaming buy to stay away...looking at starting small positions in some of these at current prices...many thanks...

Read Answer Asked by adam on January 10, 2022

Q: What are your current top 5 Canadian dividend stock picks? Looking to add to my TFSA holdings.



Read Answer Asked by Joe on January 07, 2022