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Q: What would be your top picks for dividend stocks that are trading currently at good discounts and have a great recovery potential-across all segments US and Canada? One group making 3.5% or higher; one group 2-3% but have more growth opportunity? Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Pat on November 18, 2022

Q: Your recent report on LNF didn't mention anything about the land they own. In the past, you have commented that the real estate could be used to unearth (no pun intended) value in the company. I realize this might not be the best time to look to real estate for additional value but is some type of land deal be something you would ultimately expect to happen?

Appreciate your insight.

Paul F.

Read Answer Asked by Paul on October 27, 2022

Q: Hi Ryan, really enjoyed your presentation at the CFS this past weekend.

Using your 5 criteria: momentum, revenue growth, roe, shareholder friendly, and value-momentum; what 5 Canadian stocks would you suggest?

If possible, companies that would survive this current market stresses.

Thx

Read Answer Asked by Christopher on October 20, 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
5I RESEARCH ANSWER:
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: 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: Retired, dividend-income investor. Can I have your latest thoughts on Leon's please?

I bought it over several tranches through 2021 to get to a "full" position and my average cost is $22.50. I am ok hanging on, while waiting for an upswing but also don't have a problem taking a tax loss and moving on. Not all investments work out.

Just looking for your thoughts going forward and what you would do?

Thanks...much appreciated...Steve

Read Answer Asked by Stephen on July 13, 2022

Q: In our unregistered, income account I recently sold LIF and have decided not to return to that stock after 30 days. Instead, planning to buy more of one or two of the existing stocks.

Since this is an income account, yield is important and also quite happy to see total account balance steadily increasing whilst tapping off the cash.


I need some help deciding which ones to add to, and have 3 criteria:
1. Best yield
2. Current portfolio weighting
3. Best value over next 5 to 10 years

1. From highest to lowest yield:
TCL.A, BCE, AQN, EIF, BNS, CPD, T, SLF, QSR, ZRE, RY, LNF, FTS, BEPC, NTR

2. From lowest to highest weighting:
ZRE, LNF, TCL.A, QSR, AQN, NTR, BEPC, SLF, CPD, T, BNS, EIF, BCE, RY, FTS

3. Can you please help me to rank these stocks from highest to lowest value / growth prospects, or if that is to big a task. Please recommend overall best 3 selections given my criteria.


Thanks,


Jim

Read Answer Asked by Jim on June 13, 2022

Q: I have an unregistered account which we use to generate long term dividend income. There are currently 9 holdings in the red, and 9 still in the black.
I am debating whether or not to sell some of the losers to capture capital losses. Then, in 30 days reasses - either repurchase same or redirect cash elsewhere.
In order of biggest to smallest loser, based on $:
LIF, SYZ, LNF, QSR, TCL.A, ZRE, AQN, BEPC, EIF

In general, I'm quite happy with the performance of this account in this declining market environment. Although the capital has declined a bit, the income stream has been quite stable.

Question 1: Please comment on the merit of this idea. Lose one or two dividend payments now for sure versus banking a loss for future tax benefit sometime. (retired, no earned income)

Question 2: Would you consider any of the 9 names above unsuitable for this account?

Question 3: Which of these 9 names are most likely to have further to fall?

Read Answer Asked by Jim on May 25, 2022

Q: Good morning, Today, what stocks are catching your interest given their current prices? for both higher and lower risk investors. Does DND make that list?
Thanks for your services?

Read Answer Asked by kevin on May 10, 2022

Q: Please name and rank five Canadian stocks providing dividends > 2% that are likely to experience strong growth over the next five years. (Please exclude GSY as it's already owned and I'm assuming would be on the list.) Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Maureen on April 04, 2022

Q: Like a previous subscriber wrote, we also appreciate your most recent report: specifically, the numeric historical context of this current correction, the sectors affected and those most likely to benefit.
We are invested in each of the three of the 5i portfolios and over the next 1-2 months plan to make staggered and targeted contributions.
Could you suggest 3 or 4 companies from each portfolio where the winds of sentiment are excessively negative and would be attractive to purchase with this approach?
This is for a 5+ years hold.
Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Delbert on March 08, 2022

Q: Hi...Bill Harris on BNN today said that Avenue is no longer in Leon's. They had bought, believing in the pandemic impact that would cause people to stay home and buy a TV & sofa. Now, with the potential reopening post-Covid, people may soon prefer to go out to a baseball game and have a beer & hotdog (I'm paraphrasing). The result = Leon's may feel the impact. I am a happy owner of LNF...just curious on your thoughts?

Thanks....Steve

Read Answer Asked by Stephen on February 11, 2022