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Q: Thank you for your answer; between those companies, which one are your favorite for holding in the long run and would it be relatively safe to invest in them ? I only know personally fiera and keyera.

Read Answer Asked by jean on July 13, 2020

Q: I own many POW shares, some as the result of PWF merger. I would like to sell some of the POW, incur the loss and buy something else in the financials stocks. I already have SLF, MFC, FSZ and banks (BNS, TD, CM). And some preferred shares, mostly PWF/POW/ RY in this sector. I am reluctant to replace POW by GWO. Would IAG be a good candidate at the moment? Or take a risk in Us banks thru ZUB for example?.

I might sell FSZ because my expectation for a takeover or merger seems to diminish. Or would you keep it after their recent changes, since I donít need more losses at the moment.

Thanks a lot.

Read Answer Asked by Denise on June 29, 2020

Q: I'm looking to add another 5 quality dividend payers for the long term. Do you see any issues with my existing positions? SOME growth would be nice but secondary to dividend amount and safety of dividend. Industry and country are not important.


Read Answer Asked by Robert on June 15, 2020

Q: Hello Peter,
If you owned these as full-positioned laggards in your portfolio, but were also a patient, long-term investor and appreciated the dividends, which of the following would you currently hold, sell or add to at this time? FSZ, AW.UN, CSH.UN, T, EWJ, HCG, MX, KBL, APR.UN, ZPR, NTR, TECK.B and CN?

Read Answer Asked by James on May 25, 2020

Q: Greetings 5i Team,
on 24 Mar, I SOLD these 4 companies for tax loss capture and am considering buying them back now. I note that FSZ and EIF have recovered more quickly than AD and NFI. Also, they are all still selling below what I had originally paid.
In what order would you buy these back? Is there a company(s) among them that you would not buy back at this time?

Thank you for this excellent service.

Read Answer Asked by Steve on May 04, 2020

Q: Hi 5i - Retired income investor but also interested in growth. I have been holding FFH.PR.K:CDN for a number of years. Decent income but limited growth opportunity. It represents 1% of my portfolio. Portfolio analytics indicates I should increase my exposure to communications services. I've been thinking of selling FFH and buying BCE which I don't hold or adding to my current Telus holding (at 2.5%). Other options could be adding to Fiera (only 1% holding) or to TD (3.6%). Appreciate your thoughts and other options that provide relatively safe income with a greater long term upside. Really appreciate the good work you guys do!

Read Answer Asked by Martha on April 29, 2020

Q: What is your opinion on replacing AGF.B with FSZ? Iím underwater big time with AGF.B, would incur a loss in my trading account and hopefully gain some of the loss with the FSZ dividend and possibly growth.
Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Gilles on April 28, 2020

Q: Canoe Financial commented about a new product

"We believe, that coupled with our award-winning fixed income teams, it creates a balanced solution that will reward investors regardless of market conditions," concluded Hulston."
Is it really possible for the product they are referring to

"Apr 13, 2020
Canoe Financial Launches New Defensive Global Balanced Solution With Enhanced Risk Management"

to reward investors regardless of market conditions?

Read Answer Asked by Phil on April 20, 2020

Q: I would like to add a mix of income stocks to my portfolio (for a 5-10yr hold) which has been primarily growth oriented and comprised of a number of 5iís BE Model Portfolio names.
a) Could you please rank the above listed stocks for dividends with preference for long term yoield of at least 4-5%, and growth back to YTD highs over the next year or two. Moderate to high risk is okay.
b) List any particular concerns you see with any of them.
c) Your suggestions for 1-2 better names in the current market to represent sectors such as utilities, financials, Telecoms, Reits, and ndustrials would be much appreciated.
Thanks for your wisdom and guidance over these unprecedented times.

Read Answer Asked by Alvin on April 16, 2020

Q: Have FSZ in rrsp so no tax loss. Close to retirement and portfolio is not doing that badly considering the meltdown thanks to your guidance. FSZ is the only stock that is down considerably. Average cost is 11.4. I like the dividends but are they likely to be cut? Not sure what to do with this one. Trim, add, or ?

Read Answer Asked by Craig on April 07, 2020