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Q: Hello 5i,

Could you please list your top 10 stocks (rank in order 1st to 10th) in Canada and the US to purchase now for a 3-5 year hold when considering current and future values?

Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Jerry on December 06, 2021

Q: Would you rank these Reits as most likely to see distribution increases and share appreciation in the relatively near future. Are Reits attractive for income now?

Read Answer Asked by Steven on November 18, 2021

Q: I would like to invest in 2 REITs and am looking for the best potential Total Return. I have been looking at the 4 REITs listed above, but would consider any REIT. What 2 REITs would you suggest at this time? Would you recommend 1 industrial REIT and 1 residential/commercial REIT for diversification? Finally, can you please tell me the percentage of US real estate, if any, in each of the 2 REITs suggested. Thank you!!

Read Answer Asked by Grant on October 28, 2021

Q: Hi Peter, Ryan, and Team,

Portfolio Analytics indicates that we need to increase our Real Estate holdings, but the only place to do so would be in an unregistered account. Iím looking at GRT.UN and TCN. My thinking is that even though GRT.UN has a slightly better chart, the best option would be to go with TCN, and since itís not a REIT, there would be some tax advantages in this situation. Is my thinking correct? I should add that our only holdings in this sector are FSV and IIP.UN, both recommendations of 5i, but held in our RRIFs. A big thank you for these past recommendations, and for your assistance with my latest query.

Read Answer Asked by Jerry on October 28, 2021

Q: I own these 3 REITs in my RRSP. I have done extremely well on them and I have reduced my positions. Given that they are REITs and have recovered nicely from the Covid lows, I am debating exiting the positions completely since their upside potential has been reduced. They will never have explosive growth and since they are no longer depressed does it make sense to exit the positions and look for opportunities elsewhere where there is more upside. The dividends are not that large so I don't feel I am missing out from an income perspective.


Read Answer Asked by Jason on October 27, 2021

Q: 1. I hold some TFII and would like to have your outlook and the future growth of the company

2. Can I get your order of preference between IIP.UN, CAR.UN and TCN and how do you see them going forward. Both IIP.UN and CAR.UN have been trending sideways for some time now .

Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Kristelle on October 15, 2021

Q: I recently submitted a question about possibly under-levered reits, and was surprised to receive an answer about "cheap" reits. To my mind these are quite different concepts.

Read Answer Asked by Peter on August 19, 2021

Q: I am looking for exposure to REITs for some capital appreciation but primarily for income either through individual REITs or ETFs. Can you recommend some individual REITs and ETFs. Is this a good time to be buying REITs instead of bonds for income?

Read Answer Asked by Robert on July 30, 2021

Q: My REIT stocks have taken off in the last month or so as yields have pulled back. Interest rates canít stay this low for too long as the BOC has already started tapering despite no action from the Fed. Do you think the move in REITs is overdone and should I trim and wait for a pullback as rates slowly rise? Do you think the disconnect between BOC and Fed policy will lead to further appreciation in the CAD?

Thank you,

Read Answer Asked by Jason on July 16, 2021

Q: Can you rank these Reits for value and growth please. Iím considering adding to 1 or 2 of these names. Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Scott on May 26, 2021

Q: Hi,
Could you recommend a few REIT's with a main goal of income and some growth.


Read Answer Asked by Brent on May 26, 2021

Q: Hi,

Im looking for an investment thats fairly stable, with some income, some growth and should do well in the next few years. I own no REITS, and no industrials presently.

Can you recommend 2 CDN REITS I should consider? If you have better options than the ones I listed, what else should I consider?

Can you recommend two US REITS as well?

Read Answer Asked by Graeme on May 18, 2021

Q: I have held IIP.un for about 9 month. Following some declines (story of my life) and then periods of stable value, the stock has been increasing nicely in the last couple of months and I am now up about 15%. Do you see continuing increases for IIP.un or will it flat line after this recent run? The other day a BNN guest suggested that TCN would be better than IIP.un, going forward. What do you think about a switch? Of the 2, which would be a stronger, more secure holding. Thank you for your excellent service.

Read Answer Asked by Leonard on May 11, 2021

Q: Currently own the above 3 REITs. Could you recommend another reit or two that could complement the above? Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Jeff on March 29, 2021