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Q: What are your 3 best ideas for REITS Med to Long Term {US/CAN}.

Read Answer Asked by Valter on November 25, 2022

Q: Hi 5i, looking for help taming the RIETs part of my portfolio as i own all of the above. Can you help me with selling some REITs (anything I've doubled up on or is not the best choice). I am planning on redistributing the funds to the remaining REITs. As usual your help is appreciated, if you could rank them also that would be great.

Read Answer Asked by Mark on November 10, 2022

Q: All above are my loosers,looks like reit is hammered badly,can STAG.N Be proxy for all this stocks REIYS WILL
Perhaps hurt more in December tax selling.

Read Answer Asked by Nizar on October 28, 2022

Q: I have never owned a REIT but started looking at a couple. In doing so I realized that I really donít know what to evaluate in a REIT (beyond type of asset - land, commercial, residential, specialty) and things I normally see as red flags may not be here. Can you tell me a few of the most important fundamentals to look at when comparing REITS (negatives to watch out for specifically, and positive indicators). For example my initial concerns were steady increases on common shares outstanding (seems acceptable and typical of all REITS) and what debt levels are acceptable. If you could tag your favourite REITS today I would appreciate. I have only looked at LAND and IIPR so far.

Read Answer Asked by Dan on August 30, 2022

Q: I had inadvertently marked the following question 'private' and am now sharing it, along with your response. I also have a follow up question: please rate ENB and AQN on a scale of 1-10 for both growth and safety over the next couple of years. Thank you.

Wanting to dip my toe back into the market with a 2.6% total portfolio investment. My goal is to purchase stock in a Canadian company with a dividend >2%, that is anticipated to experience strong growth in the next 2 years and is not particularly volatile. Please rank the following on a scale of 1-10 for both growth and safety: MG, SLF, TCN, LNF, and IIP.UN. Other than GSY, X, BEP and BIP (already held) are there any other Canadian companies you would recommend that would meet my criteria? Thank you.

Asked by Maureen on August 17, 2022
For growth: MG 6; SLF 4; TCN 7; LNF 5; IIP.UN 4

For safety: MG 7, SLF 8, TCN 4, LNF 6, IIP.UN 7

We might add ENB, AQN, X to this list.

Read Answer Asked by Maureen on August 18, 2022

Q: What did you think of recent quarterly results?

Can you compare this stock on a valuation front with what ever metric you think is best for reits to Car and iip?

I have a decent sized position and thinking about adding more on the alberta re-rate /energy strength / cheap relative valuation / no rent control thesis.


Read Answer Asked by Scott on August 16, 2022

Q: After reading your report on InterRent REIT, I'm looking into it further. I currently hold NWH but am looking for more growth in both the distribution and unit price (NWH hasn't increased the distribution in a long time, and the unit price hasn't grown that much).

I see that all of InterRent's 2021 distribution was ROC so all tax-deferred. Is this expected to continue? If so, that's a great benefit as I'm holding in a taxable account.

Read Answer Asked by Patrick on July 26, 2022

Q: Hi, for higher income and safety of distribution could you please list 4 or 5 attractive REITS. Growth is not a concern, just income and relative security. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Gary on July 22, 2022

Q: I am wondering about the relative safety of these Reits if interest rates runs really high. I was reading an article in Barron's which claimed a high number of Reits went bankrupt in the 70's and 80's, but went on to say it wouldn't happen today even in the same case scenario, but it did not say why. Wondering what you think of that statement, and if you could answer "why it wouldn't happen now". Do you think these Reits are safe to add to as they go down, and would their dividends be safe if interest rates ran hot for a couple of years? Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Pat on June 20, 2022

Q: Hi,
What 5 or 6 uncorrelated Canadian companies & REITS would you pick for a "HIGH YIELD" portfolio for SAFE INCOME?


Read Answer Asked by Carlo on June 10, 2022

Q: All four of these companies seem to be interest sensitive & are dropping a lot. NWH.UN is still up 15%,TIXT is down 25 %, while IIP.UN is even & DIR.UN is down 18%. Should I sell because of the announced & upcoming interest raises or continue to hold them? They all appear to be good companies but are being swept along by the tide of selling.Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Dave on May 03, 2022

Q: Thinking of getting back into 1 or 2 real estate companies. Looking at IIP.un and MEQ. Can I have your opinion on these thwo? Are there others you would consider over the next 3 years?

Thank you, Mike

Read Answer Asked by Michael on April 11, 2022

Q: Hi
Am I correct in understanding that REITs are a good hedge against inflation? All of these REITs have been decreasing- some more than others. Are there any that you think will continue to be at risk in a rising rate environment? would you add to any during this most recent decline?

Read Answer Asked by Mary on April 09, 2022

Q: Hi, should have some exposure to R.E. Could you please pick two of these R.E companies you would prefer, with dividend , growth, and management considerations. This is for a unregistered acct. for long term. Or would you stay clear of this sector for now because of higher interest rates that are likely to come?
also if you have a better suggestion please include it .

Read Answer Asked by Brad on March 21, 2022

Q: Hi 5I
I have my rent coverage in TCN. IIP.un, O, and IIPR. The portfolio weighting is fine, I believe(3% total). I am happy with the growth and payout of TCN & IIP
Question: I noticed your preference is to ZRE for income. Should I consider switching into ZRE going forward(TCN for ZRE)? Any other comments are appreciated.

Read Answer Asked by Peter on January 31, 2022