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Q: Hello 5i,
I am fractionally underweight Communications (BCE, T) and fractionally overweight Consumer Cyclical (AW.UN, LNF, MGA). I am also significantly overweight Canada, underweight United States.
My thought was to sell AW.UN and use the proceeds to purchase VZ in my RRSP. The yields are very close which is a major consideration. Obviously, no tax considerations.
Would you see any concerns with such a move?
Many thanks as always!!
Cheers,
MIke

Read Answer Asked by Mike on September 23, 2021

Q: Hi team, Is there any hope of a price increase on CJR ? I own these shares at a loss in my TFSA, some of them when Shaw dumped theirs to the public 2 years ago. Dividend is good. I do not really need the money but is it dead money? Iím over 70 and am a bit worried about the market right now, so CJR might be safer than new or riskier purchases in the coming months? Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Denise on September 20, 2021

Q: I have a non-registered account which is invested in roughly equal weights of 13 Canadian blue chip dividend payers (NTR, RY, BNS, TCL.A, T, BCE, SLF, QSR, ENB, FTS, LNF, BEPC, AQN) and CPD. I am in the process of re-organizing it a bit and have some additional cash to invest.

I have tinkered with SYZ, FSZ and LIF in this account and none of these quite fit the profile I'm going for (steady eddies thru next economic cycle, decent and reliable dividend).

Over the last year or so, I have been tweaking this account to get it to the point where it will be very low (or no) maintenance. Game plan is to drip for another few years, then start to take the dividend in cash to live off. Capital preservation and dividend reliability are obviously key.

Looking for some guidance on choosing 2 or 3 additional holdings from the following list:
EIF (nice div, needed industrial exposure)
AW.UN or ZRE (are these OK in an open account?)
CVD or XHY (some fixed income to smooth out any upcoming lumps) or other fixed income idea.

Do CPD, CVD, XHY make sense now with tapering about to begin in the US?
All comments about this strategy and my stock selections are most welcome.

Several questions here - please take several credits


Thanks in advance,

Jim



Read Answer Asked by Jim on September 15, 2021

Q: Please kindly suggest a reasonably priced EFTs and stocks in a consumer cyclical and consumer defensive categories for an portfolio. Possibly with a reasonable dividends if such exists.

Read Answer Asked by Miroslaw on August 31, 2021

Q: I am looking to lock in some profits and hold a little more cash at the moment. The above stocks are ones I've done well on but are feeling a bit stagnant at the moment. I still like them but looking for ones to sell that have the least FOMO. BNS is probably already a for sure as I am overweight on it a lot at the moment. I have losses from the market downturn so taxes are not a major concern. What of these would you consider selling first if raising cash? I don't worry about sector weights.

Read Answer Asked by Graham on August 30, 2021

Q: Hi !

Would you suggest a top-five list of Canadian companies that have a monthly dividend--with an eye to capital preservation?
Perhaps the same parameters except that it would be for American companies?

Much appreciated!

DD

Read Answer Asked by D on August 12, 2021

Q: I bought a very small (0.5%) position in Texas Roadhouse and then later realised it has really slim margins. Would you keep it or else sell it and add to my positions in Yum brands or A&W? Which of the three looks best to you?

Read Answer Asked by Andrew on July 30, 2021

Q: Hello
Could you recommend service oriented (eg going to restaurants , on vacations etc) stocks and ETFs that still have room to grow with the reopening?
Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Mary on July 06, 2021

Q: I would like to buy shares in a restaurant company that stands to profit from the removal or reduction in Covid restrictions. I intend to buy this in a TFSA and hold it for a year or longer. How would you rank these companies in terms of expected overall return? Or could you recommend another company that might do better than any of these?

Read Answer Asked by Jack on June 01, 2021

Q: Similar question to the one I asked yesterday. This is regarding some small/medium sized consumer and consumer-related type Canadian stocks. How would you feel about holding each of these stocks in your portfolio, on a 1-10 scale, with a 10 being you definitely want the stock in your portfolio, a 1 being a stock you want no part of, and a 5 being a stock you are basically indifferent about. As part of broadly diversified portfolio, looking for total return over the next 5+ years, comfortable with risk. ACQ, AW.UN, DOO, ECN, GOOS, HTL, LNF, MTY, SIS, SVI, ZZZ.

Read Answer Asked by Dan on March 12, 2021

Q: I currently hold XCD and would like to 2 names for a RRSP , will not be withdrawing money for 10 years and would like to know which 2 names from AW.UN, MG or LNF would you add?
Thanks

Read Answer Asked by on March 03, 2021

Q: I own bce in my rrsp account. I know it has a good dividend but the stock has been flat for the last few years. I was wondering if you could recommend another dividend stock that was relatively safe but would have a bit more growth potential.

Read Answer Asked by scott on February 02, 2021

Q: First of all, thank you for your amazing work. Cannot express how helpful my 5i subscription has been. Life-changing in all honesty.

My positions in LSPD (17.3%) and GSY (12.7%) have gotten a little out of hand. I was fortunate to pick them up near their lows in April. I've already trimmed both a couple of times, but I am really struggling to sell more given the positive outlook 5i has of both for the future. I've seen similar questions asked about trimming and selling positions with phenomenal growth and seen your responses suggesting to trim positions to reasonable weightings. I thought I might have an easier time doing so if you suggested some positions to add to or some new ones viewed as favourably as LSPD and GSY.

I have the following companies in a TFSA and have included the weightings only of positions I think might warrant a second look. While I anticipate a comment about weightings needing to be personal what would YOU suggest as the highest weighting for LSPD and GSY? And, again, please suggest some positions to add to or new ones.

Feel free to take question credits as you see fit.

DOO (2.1%), ATZ (2%), AW.UN, BYD
ATD.B
BMO, BRK-B:US, GSY (12.7%)
WELL (4%), VEEV:US (1.3%)
CAE, DAL:US, AC (1%), XBC (3%)
LSPD (17.3%), KXS (7.6%), DSG (3%), CSU, PHO (1.1%), AMD:US, CRWD:US (2.4%), U:US (2.1%), NVDA:US (0.83%), TTD:US(1.2%)
ROKU:US (1.9%), TTWO:US (1.2%), PINS:US (1.5%)
AQN, BEP.UN
REAL

Thank you again

Read Answer Asked by Stefan on January 25, 2021