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Q: You mentioned in a response that high valuation stocks, i.e. 10x sales are not likely to perform well in this market. Can you name Canadian stocks 5i follows that would fall in that category. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Helen on June 15, 2022

Q: Can you please provide your top 10 canadian dividend stocks which can also provide some capital growth. Time frame is 5 years. Is now a good time to start buying or should I wait?
Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Vineet on June 15, 2022

Q: Hi, I’m trying to decide between these 4 operators to invest right now. Would you do a short compare of their size, debt and outlook ?

In 5i Market Data , what is the difference between « Total debt to equity » and « Leverage ratio ». Does Debt/CF show up somewhere? Which other ratio(s) would be the best indicator(s) in this specific sector ? Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Denise on June 15, 2022

Q: Please rank these stocks and would you be comfortable buying them now for their generous yields with at least a three year hold?
Any individual company comments are welcome. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Steven on June 15, 2022

Q: Given the never ending downwards trend of the market, I want to invest $10000 in US market and $10000 in Canadian market in dividend stocks, with at least 5% dividend.

Can you recommend 3 US stocks and 3 Canadian stocks. ETFs are also acceptable.


Read Answer Asked by V on June 13, 2022


I am looking for your recommendations on good dividend paying stocks. Stocks which have come under pressure due to market conditions. Stocks that are low risk and do not have high debt. I am mostly interest in income stocks but would also like a stock that would give me some capital gains. I have listed these and would appreciate rating these. Please also provide me with any other tickers you feel would fit my needs here which I may not have thought about.

Thank you.


Read Answer Asked by Donna on May 16, 2022

Q: Hi Peter
re my income portfolio if i had to pick one in each category which would you favour for dividend and some growth
Atco vs fortis for utility exposure
Restaurant brands vs A and W . for consumer exposure

Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Howard on March 16, 2022

Q: In an income portfolio, currently hold CSH.UN at full position and thinking to sell outright to replace with 1/2 positions in AW.UN and SYZ to replace yield and add diversification. What are your thoughts on the move? Does it increase risk?

Read Answer Asked by Tony on March 09, 2022

Q: I am a retired investor and rely upon the dividends in my RRIF for income. I have owned FSZ for many years and while it pays a nice dividend (8%) it has not grown, in fact its down since I purchased it. I want to replace it.

The listed stocks pay dividends ranging from 3.9% to 5.1%. My question is which of the stocks would make a good replacement with the dividend and growth profile that will exceed the dividend of FSZ. Please list with the best first and also indicate if the risk is higher or lower than FSZ.

I have been a member for a few years now and would like to congratulate you on your service and unbiased answers. It definitely has been financially rewarding for me.


Read Answer Asked by Wayne on March 07, 2022

Q: These companies are in my husband’s 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: Hi Peter and 5i Team
I have held QSR in a RIF and am considering replacing it with KEG or AW. Both have more attractive dividends and seem to be performing better in the present environment. Could you rank in order of preference based on present valuation and future returns. Thanks for all you do.

Read Answer Asked by Gary on January 12, 2022

Q: I am putting together a list of stocks to purchase in my TFSA for a 10 year hold. I am a very conservative investor and want income and some growth from my TFSA.
What companies would you add or delete from this list? Should I include a few US names?

Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Donna on December 21, 2021

Q: Please rank re: distribution increases and share appreciation. Any other suggestions for income/safety would be welcome.

Read Answer Asked by Steven on November 18, 2021

Q: I appreciate your in-depth reviews of many Canadian Dividend companies. Is it possible to include in your reports what form those dividends are distributed in? For instance the dividend from AW is considered non-eligible and the dividend for BCE is considered eligible. What are the advantages of each type. It would be helpful for me when deciding which account to purchase the equity in. Do you have a recommended site or source for more information.Thanks for you service.

Read Answer Asked by Fredrick on November 16, 2021

Q: Hi 5i,
I am overweight utilities and underweight consumer defensive. I am thinking of selling AQN and buying AW.UN. The two stocks pay a similar dividend which is important to me. Do you feel the growth opportunities are stronger with AW.UN than AQN over the next several years? Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Martha on November 15, 2021