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Q: Within the 3 5iR portfolios, what are the stocks that would be considered "dividend growers"?...Thanks.... Tom

Read Answer Asked by Tom on September 27, 2023

Q: Can you comment on your current top 5 Canadian dividend stocks?

Read Answer Asked by Joe on September 26, 2023

Q: In a Rif account, looking for steady and increasing dividends over time. Of the two, which has better metrics for long term sustainability. Brief recap of metrics also on the chosen one also

Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Harry on September 20, 2023

Q: Hi 5i,

My current communications holding (VZ:US/Verizon) only amount to 3.5% of portfolio and should be at about 8% according to Portfolio Analysis.
1. Would you continue to hold VZ?
2. Either way, could you recommend some additional/better opportunities?

Many thanks

Read Answer Asked by ralph on September 20, 2023

Q: hi,
looking through the 5i model income portfolio, these entities are all down in share price. for an investor looking for income and growth (both capital appreciation and dividend growth to keep up with inflation over long term ), are all these a buy today? any a sell? any others in the income portfolio you are more interested in today?
cheers, chris

Read Answer Asked by chris on September 18, 2023

Q: Hi 5i
Each of these stocks represent between 2-3 1/2 % of my
Thinking of boosting some up to between 4 1/2 to 5%.
None are at a loss.
Any thoughts of an order to do this?

Read Answer Asked by Gerry on September 18, 2023

Q: Hi Folks,
I am finally breaking even with MFC. I am thinking of selling MFC and going to SLF or AW.UN - may I ask your opinion as to the best stock to buy as a replacement today, regardless of sector.

Read Answer Asked by JOHN on September 15, 2023

Q: Hi 5i,
What companies are on your lost of long-term hold dividend positions? Iím building a dividend portfolio and sincerely appreciate your always valuable perspective.

Thank you!

Read Answer Asked by Greg on September 01, 2023

Q: If you had $20,000 to invest today for and Income with some growth investor in an otherwise well diversified portfolio, what would you pick or just add to?

Read Answer Asked by Martin on August 28, 2023

Q: Morning.
Cdn dividend portfolio of 10 stocks
BCE, bns, cibc, eif, enb, ppl, Royal, tc td, and Telus
Which 2 would you get rid of..and why?
What would you replace them with, (dividend above 4%)
Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Michael on August 21, 2023

Q: Hello,

I'm hoping you might be able to steer me towards several suitable, longer term, investments.

If you were assembling a portfolio of equity investments today, from which you REQUIRED an overall average yield of at least 4%, with a further need for that yield to either keep pace with or to outpace the rate of inflation in coming years; which 5 Canadian and which 5 USA equities would you select to include within your portfolio?

1) Independent of any consideration of a desire for diversity of sector?

2) If diversity were to be considered to be of importance?

Please deduct as many question credits as you feel may be appropriate.

Thank you!

Read Answer Asked by Richard on August 14, 2023

Q: Could you comment on their most recent quarter? They seemed to have significant momentum going into Covid and I was wondering if you feel they have, or will, recover that growth? Are they comparing well to others in the industry? Finally, do you expect them to continue regular dividend increases?

Appreciate your insight.

Paul F.

Read Answer Asked by Paul on August 09, 2023

Q: Wondering if it is time to trade T. Been reading about NWC and wondering if this is a good dividend stock to replace T. Are there other dividend stocks you would recommend.

Read Answer Asked by Stephen on August 03, 2023

Q: I sold TRP today at basically a break even price because I do not want to wait out the final outcome of their recent split up plan and to see how their debt is allocated etc. I was in the stock for long term income given I am recently retired. It will be hard to find an equivalent yield, given capital preservation is a prime objective along with the income. TRP was held in a non registered account for tax advantaged dividend income.

With long term capital preservation a goal along with income generation, and that I hold all of the above listed companies already in appropriate proportions and don't wish to add to them or their sectors (no more utilities, financials or telecoms) what other Canadian blue chip dividend companies would you consider for long term hold with decent dividends for income? I also already have enough allocated to bonds, GIC's and cash accounts so I'm not considering these assets either.

Manageable debt levels and ability to maintain dividend growth, hopefully at the rate of inflation or higher is the main criteria I would hope to have in replacing TRP for the long haul. Thank you for your valued insight in giving me suggestions to look at.

Read Answer Asked by Andrew on August 03, 2023

Q: BAM, BEP and EIF are each at about 2.7% of my total holdings. I can top up one to 5%. Which would you choose and why? And if the answer is 'none of the above', please suggest two Canadian companies with dividends >4% with some growth you would recommend, irrespective of sector. (T, NPI and SU already held and not wishing to increase my investment here at this time.) Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Maureen on July 18, 2023

Q: What are you top ten dividend/income stocks in Canada to buy now?

Read Answer Asked by Gerry on July 18, 2023