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Q: Hello Peter and Team
I sens that your preference has switched recently to GDI, AW.UN and ABNB.
I hold FSV, QSR and BKNG. which are in the same fields.
I always aim to invest in the best companies with the greatest potential.
Should I consider switching


Read Answer Asked by Raoul on February 28, 2023

Q: You have an updated report on Enbridge (ENB) dated 24 January. In the SUMMARY section of that report I see the words "bond proxy". That's an interesting concept. I own a full allocation of ENB because it is a safe, stable source of tax-advantaged income - indeed a sort of "bond proxy". Staying with that idea, are there other equities/ETFs/products that 5i would consider to be "bond proxies"?
Can you suggest a few?

Would a close look at your Income Portfolio provide a selection of appropriate names?

Tax-advantaged income is preferred over interest-producing products.

Thank you,

Read Answer Asked by John on February 09, 2023

Q: Hi,

Based on the questions pertaining to taxable dividends, and managing an income portfolio for my elderly parents, is there a substantial difference in tax treatment, if the above funds are held in a cash account? I was fortunate enough to get DIR.UN into a TFSA and am slowly moving AW into a TFSA as well. Do I take out the growthier names in the TFSA’s and move in the ETF’s or just let them go in a cash account?

Read Answer Asked by Kelly on February 06, 2023

Q: Is there a good Canadian ETF for consumer cyclical / discretionary sector? If not what basket of stocks would can be included in the sector?

Read Answer Asked by ZIM on February 01, 2023

Q: I hold SIS in a cash account and am up 4.5%. Considering selling it to purchase either EIF or AW.UN. Given my quest for solid dividends along with some growth and moderate risk - balanced with my aversion to paying capital gains tax - which course of action would you suggest and why? (Mindful of one of your favourite quotes about the stock market being a device to transfer money from the impatient to the patient...) Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Maureen on January 20, 2023

Q: What would be your top 10 Canadian and US value equities for 2023? Appreciate the work you do. Thanks. Rick

Read Answer Asked by Rick on January 20, 2023

Q: I've been looking at my allocations and am very low in consumer defensive, consumer cyclical and materials. Could you give me some recommendations for companies in these areas that give a 3.5%div or more. For US and Canada. Ones that you would consider now a good time to buy. Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Pat on January 18, 2023

Q: What are your recommendation's for my RIFF off 125,00.00 age 83 income or balanced portfolio

Read Answer Asked by Eric on December 16, 2022

Q: I've read recently that digitalization has transformed MCD, and vastly improved margins in the process. I've also been reading how in general, robotics and automation is starting to get a toe-hold in some fast food restaurants.

This is asking a bit about looking into your crystal ball but do you see some similar positive transformation in either QSR and / or AW.UN in the future ?

I've also noticed that in recent responses to questions that you see value in these two names. I think QSR's P/E is about 21 which seems a bit on the high side. Is it ?

How well do companies like this do in a recession? One would think people would not have the extra cash to go eat at restaurants in that environment.

Read Answer Asked by James on December 09, 2022

Q: Hi,

In considering my transfer from a Cash account to a TFSA for 2023, what 6 stocks would you prefer to have in a TFSA that are held in the income portfolio?

Read Answer Asked by Kelly on December 07, 2022

Q: Good morning. I watched your interview with Kornel Szejber from Build Wealth Canada. On it you discussed immunization which was most helpful. You also mentioned that you thought of CNR and CP as set it and forget it stocks. With that train of thought in mind which other canadian dividend stocks would you put in this same category? If I was to purchase 10 dividend stocks to take advantage of the dividend tax credit in my non registered acct which would be my main source of income which stocks should I consider.

Read Answer Asked by Anna on December 01, 2022

Q: What would be your top five income and growth investments for an rrsp

Read Answer Asked by Bill on November 24, 2022

Q: What would be your top picks for dividend stocks that are trading currently at good discounts and have a great recovery potential-across all segments US and Canada? One group making 3.5% or higher; one group 2-3% but have more growth opportunity? Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Pat on November 18, 2022

Q: Please provide your top five Canadian and top five U.S companies that you consider to have superior pricing power. Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Greg on November 16, 2022

Q: Can you provide a 'buy' list for a person wanting to deploy $200,000 (inside RRSP) with the goal of creating 5% or more sustained cash flow - as well as growing the original capital to keep up with inflatiion? We do not have company pensions - this would serve to supplement our government pensions.
Thinking, 20 stocks across all sectors @ $10,000 each (or 5%)
Also could you include 10 growth stocks (inside TFSA) for a total of $250,000 - gotta have some fun ;)
Many Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Jan on October 07, 2022