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Investment Q&A

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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
Jan

Read Answer Asked by Jan on October 07, 2022

Q: Ignoring company size and sector diversification, can you please rank these stocks on a best to worst risk / reward basis for long term hold. I own them all in various accounts with a half position or less so my plan would be to let some go and increase position in others with better potential. Any of them you consider good buy at the moment? Thank you!

Read Answer Asked by Pierre on August 12, 2022

Q: I own the following Canadian Stocks in my RRSP and TFSA and 20% is in cash to invest when there are opportunities in the market.

Which ones from the above list would you pick as your Top 3 choices to add to at today's prices, and the reasons why you like them.

Are there any on the list above that you would consider selling and the reasons why.

Thank You.

Read Answer Asked by ALNOOR on March 18, 2022

Q: With lumber and panel board prices once again rising and producer valuations seemingly low could I please get 5iís opinion on the sector and possibly a couple of recommendations to look at.
Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Les on March 08, 2022

Q: 30 days ago I sold AQN, BEP.UN, and SJ for tax losses, and replaced them with CPX, BAM and ADN, respectively, thanks in large part to your advice plus some other research I did.
Which of the "replacements" would you shed in favour of a return to the original holdings (as originally planned). I'm thinking CPX out/AQN (or BEP) back in, ADN out/SJ back in, but hold BAM and skip BEP (or AQN). Does that make sense to you?
Portfolio objective is ~ 8-10-year holds (except for harvesting tax losses occasionally) with dividend growth.
What comments would you have on the timing of these transactions in light of the current market turmoil?
Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Lotar on January 24, 2022

Q: Saturdayís Globe quoted ADNís CEO as taking a look at selling carbon credits on a small portion of a piece of land that had already had a conservation easement. The contribution to cash flow is expected to be modest. Do you think this help reduce stock volatility? Will there be insurance costs to mitigate forest fire destruction? The west coast seems to be getting dryer and the east coast getting wetter so forest fires may be less of a problem with ADNís woodlots largely located in New Brunswick and Maine. If carbon credits become a larger business this should help the lumber companies increase prices for their dressed timber...in essence by reducing supply. In a way it could develop into a bit of a squeeze against the US timber companies by removing ďsurplusĒ Canadian supply. Domtar, which is being privatized, with their large land holdings could see a good benefit. Any thoughts you have would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Jim

Read Answer Asked by James on August 25, 2021

Q: Can you tell me your thoughts about the long term prospect for this company and why do you think it has been such a weak performer over the last month? Do you think it's growth has peaked? I've held this since 2014 and added a bit more in 2015 for an average entry price of around $32.00. Should I hold or sell?

If I was to replace this company in my RRSP could you give me three alternate companies in the material sector I should look into as possibilities for long time hold, hopefully with dividend and growth prospects?

Read Answer Asked by Andrew on June 01, 2021

Q: Hi gang
Which of the above is my best pick for a 2 to 3 year (more or less depending on what happens to this surge in lumber) buy? I would like to jump on this wave!
Thank you and stay safe...

Read Answer Asked by El-ann on May 12, 2021

Q: Do forest fires in the US northwest imply better prices for Canadian lumber producers, or are the effects of supply destruction outweighed by trade war dynamics? Supposing a demand surge materializes, will it be specific to west coast producers? Of the latter, do you continue to favour WFT?

Read Answer Asked by John on September 17, 2020