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Q: Hello again, I was not very clear on my question re: additions to Canadian dividend growth portfolio. I would like your top 5 preferences out of the 10 stocks listed, which are all currently held.

The suggestions you made are fine and most of those are also held, but for various reasons including existing position sizes I want to add to the group indicated. Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by Barbara on April 10, 2024
Q: A lot of market commentators are observing that there is potentially a correction ahead. Ordinarily I would follow your long standing thought to not try to time the market and I would simply stay the course. But one income oriented account I am concerned with has a priority of capital preservation. These 7 named stocks make up about 1/2 of the holdings. Can you please provide your quick assessment whether they are reasonably safe in the event of a downturn. If not and they are more exposed to a decline, would trimming be sufficient or are there some other names to migrate to protect the account assets?

Many thanks for your excellent service
Read Answer Asked by Leonard on April 09, 2024
Q: Greetings, the above companies are all currently held (among others) in a Canadian dividend growth portfolio. For new money, what would be your top 5 choices to add to today? Long-term hold, income and stability with growth potential are key criteria. Would also like to maintain some sector diversification.

Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by Barbara on April 08, 2024
Q: I will need to sell one or a combination of several of these stocks for my RRIF withdrawal. EIF (gain )has been good to me over the years , SPB ( loss ) hopefully Certarus acquisition will help , BEPC ( loss ), spinout , full portfolio position of BEP.UN .

Would you sell a full position of one of these or split between the 3 ( or 2 ) . How would you proceed ? Thanks Derek
Read Answer Asked by Derek on March 26, 2024
Q: I'm thinking of journaling the above inter-listed securities over to my US RSP account as a currency play (I'm expecting CAD weakness vs USD over next 1-2 years). Other than CAD dividend exchange rate fees, are there other caveats to be aware of with any of these securities specific to their US listings? I.e. liquidity on NYSE? Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by Tony on March 21, 2024
Q: Hi team, I hold the above in more or less equal weights and I need to sell one to fund my RIF payments for the year. Which one would you expect to show the least growth in the next year? Or would you chip away at all of them equally?

Thanks as always, Rod
Read Answer Asked by Rod on March 14, 2024
Q: What do you think is the primary reason why EIF is having such trouble getting any kind of traction? Their recent earnings were solid and well received by investment firms, many of whom raised their targets (eg. TD, RBC, Canaccord, Raymond James, ATB). And yet within a couple of days, the stock price has reversed itself and is now back down below $48.00.

Thanks as always.
Read Answer Asked by karl on March 13, 2024
Q: Hi Peter & 5i,
Q1 - CSU and VGT values have caused my TECH sector allocation to be overweight. Knowing you can't personalize weightings and keeping in mind the theory of letting your winners run. Would you see a trim of CSU and VGT and putting those proceeds into GSY as good switch for future growth? Or would I be just shuffling future growth from one sector to another?
Q2 - In showdown of TIH and EIF which one would you recommend for overall future returns? Do you have concerns about the debt levels of EIF versus the EBITDA? No such concerns with TIH.
Thanks always for your great insight and advice.
Read Answer Asked by Dennis on February 26, 2024
Q: Good morning - I need more US exposure as I am overweight Canada. I will need to sell some/all of holdings I have in PBH, L, ATS, TOU, SU and EIF. I hate to sell any of these companies but someone's gotta go to raise cash. Taxes are not an issue. Can you suggest US companies that you would like just as much, which pay dividends and which will keep me in the realms of Industrial, Consumer Discretionary, Energy. Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by alex on February 21, 2024
Q: Hi, was wondering about swapping Nvei for Eif .
Looking for a more stable company with the dividend. Would also get a tax loss by selling Nvei . Could you talk about the two for management, debt, and long term investment..
Which would you like in a downturn or recession if or when we get one?
Read Answer Asked by Brad on February 05, 2024
Q: In my RRIF , I am looking at selling one of these stocks to buy UMAX for its higher yield and diversified holdings. Forgetting portfolio composition , please provide the order in which you would sell first (1) and then to last (5).
Thanks. Derek.
Read Answer Asked by Derek on February 02, 2024
Q: My only 2 TFSA holdings, held in equal amounts are WELL ( down) and EIF ( up ). I like EIF and hold it in greater amounts in my non registered account where I intend to keep it but expect it will be dead money for at least 6 months while Northern Mat recovers.
Am looking at selling EIF and along with my $7,000 contribution buying CALF , GLXY, and LMN in equal amounts, leaving WELL the largest holding at approximately 40% weighting ; the others at 20 % each. My TFSA is approximately 4 % of my total non registered and RRIF accounts and is not considered material so I wish to rebalance it towards stocks with more growth ( and risk ) potential.

I tend to go crazy with market timing : any advice on how to proceed on the sale and purchase of these? Any potential “ flashing red lights “ with this move ? Thanks. Derek
Read Answer Asked by Derek on January 29, 2024
Q: In 6/23,EIF did a $100m Bought Deal @ $52.25.Since then it has gone south to close today at $45.62.So far,no usual Jan.bounce. Is it timely to add/buy? Will it returns to the above $52.25.Thanks for U usual great views & advices A comment on Doo.In 5/22,closed a Dutch Auction for some 2.4 m shares at $103. per share.And now Bains its biggest sharehoder is selling 2m shares @ $91 on a Bought Deal basis
Read Answer Asked by Peter on January 25, 2024
Q: Hi, I've heard that over the long term, dividends make up the most significant portion of one's stock market gains. Is this true? When I look at my winners, (CSU for one), it's not, but in any case, could you list 3-5 of your current favorite dividend growers?
Thanks as always, Rod
Read Answer Asked by Rod on December 21, 2023