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Q: Please provide best “lower risk” investment ideas given the housing shortage in Canada and USA?
Read Answer Asked by Geoff on November 08, 2023
Q: Hi 5i. I think the figure you like to use to measure a company's dividend payout is the ratio of dividend to free cash flow. I think Peter even wrote about this recently in the FP. For the above two companies, could you please tell me what the dividend-to-free cash flow currently is? Is it following a perceptible trend of rising or falling?
Read Answer Asked by William on September 13, 2023
Q: I was interested in Stifel’s recent bullish long term forecast for commodities. Do you share in their enthusiasm, and can you suggest a favoured ETF and several preferred stocks in the sector. Thanks, Don
Read Answer Asked by Don on September 07, 2023
Q: hi,
I am looking at adding these to my dividend equities. I like growth with the dividend stocks, both in capital appreciation and dividend payout ( to keep up with inflation, over the long term ). how do these 2 stack up? further, is there an open source website to check CDN dividend equites in regards to the dividend growth, payout ratios, etc...
cheers, chris
Read Answer Asked by chris on July 28, 2023
Q: Hi 5i Team,

I am looking to create a dividend portfolio of 15 positions yielding around 6%. My plan is to weigh these positions equally in a non-registered account. A good number of these equities are in your income portfolio but I just wanted to get your opinion if you would swap any of these out or add anything else?

Acadian Timber
Fiera Capital

Thanks in advance for your help!
Read Answer Asked by David on June 14, 2023
Q: Hi 5i,
Thanks for all the great work you do.
What are your 5 best overall small cap ideas right now and 5 best small cap value ideas ?
Thanks so much,
Read Answer Asked by Murray on May 11, 2023
Q: For an income, would you recommend this stock. Is there another that you feel would be better for both income and a little upside.

Read Answer Asked by Donna on March 09, 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 you top few materials and industrial stocks in Canada and the US for 2023?
Read Answer Asked by Gerry on January 09, 2023
Q: This is my selection of stocks for steady revenue (and secondarily potential growth) .Since a serious economic crisis is not excluded in my opinion ,I now plan to : 1) only keep Cies at low risk to become out of business and that should maintain dividends, based on their history and financial strength , and to : 2) sell the other stocks to buy ETF instead..

Wich stocks can be "relatively safely" kept at long term for this purpose ?
Read Answer Asked by Jean-Yves on December 16, 2022
Q: Hello,

Thanks for the response to my earlier question regarding which of the income stocks you would hold in a TFSA. Can you comment on my first statement regarding the illiquidity of the stock and how that would cause someone with a significant investment to be challenged in acquiring as much as what the daily volume has been? I have never thought of myself as a MM and I prefer not to be. Thanks.
Read Answer Asked by Kelly on December 07, 2022
Q: Hi,

Recently you added ADN to the Income portfolio. In order to incorporate the 2% position that you use, it will mean a substantial purchase. After review, it seems that ADN does not trade in significant volumes to allow a reasonable market price. That said, how does ADN maintain the dividend when its free cash flow is exceeded by the dividend payout on a consistent basis? Am I missing something?
Read Answer Asked by Kelly on December 07, 2022