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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

Q: My son has saved up for a bit and has a decent amount of capital for his age. He has a TFSA but his investments are varied and not the best for a long term portfolio. We recently sat down and planned out a long term portfolio that would less risky for long term holdings. Would you guys change/swap, remove or add any from this portfolio of Canadian Stocks? TD, MG, BAM.A, ENB, SLF, FSV, T, FTS, CNR and TRI. Is the market also in a comfortable position to currently make a large investment of capital? Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Kevin on August 16, 2022

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, Im 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