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Q: hello 5i:
today, would you sell (if already owned), AC; and buy EIF (not owned). Why or why not? Would there be 3 or 4 income stocks you'd prefer to EIF in the Industrial space?
Paul L

Read Answer Asked by Paul on July 04, 2022

Q: Can you give me some of your favourite beaten down stocks right now that are eligible for the Canadian dividend tax credit? I have a non-registered portfolio for income and am looking to add some capital. Thank you!

Read Answer Asked by TK on June 22, 2022

Q: Would like your suggestions of 7 value stocks that also have a history of increasing dividends for both a balance portfolio and an income portfolio ....primarily Canadian stocks or secondary US traded stocks.
and please take the number of credits necessary to complete this "task". ........thanks.....Tom

Read Answer Asked by Tom on June 21, 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:

2. From lowest to highest weighting:

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.



Read Answer Asked by Jim on June 13, 2022

Q: Please rank the above 7 stocks in terms of the negative impact a recession-based bear market would have on their price, and also on their ability to maintain their dividend.

Thank you!

Read Answer Asked by Chris on May 25, 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 $:

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: Regarding the list above, could you rank them from best to worst, in terms of fundamentals and the ability to survive economic downturns.
Deduct as many credits as you wish. Many thanks for you assistance.

Read Answer Asked by John on May 21, 2022


I am looking for your recommendations on good dividend paying stocks. Stocks which have come under pressure due to market conditions. Stocks that are low risk and do not have high debt. I am mostly interest in income stocks but would also like a stock that would give me some capital gains. I have listed these and would appreciate rating these. Please also provide me with any other tickers you feel would fit my needs here which I may not have thought about.

Thank you.


Read Answer Asked by Donna on May 16, 2022

Q: Hi Peter and team,
I currently hold Transcontinental and could increase my position to a larger holding. Alternatively, thinking about selling for small loss (not crucial to do so) and switch to TFII (the sell off price is tempting).
I am low on industrials and could easily add another full position. I own Brookfield infrastructure at full position.

Do you think TCL will remain stable with relatively safe dividend? switch to TFI or add to TCL instead.
Focus is more on income, so also considering addition of EIF as I am low on industrials. I like the high dividend.
Would appreciate your comments/suggestions.
Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Tulio on May 13, 2022

Q: I am looking at expanding my holdings of small

cap higher paying dividend stocks which currently

consist of EIF, AD.UN,and SPB.

Please provide 3 additional names ( 5% plus

yield ) which would

be of interest. A comment on each companyís

strengths/weaknesses would be appreciated.

Thanks. Derek

Read Answer Asked by Derek on May 11, 2022

Q: Happy Friday,

With the current dip and a further downside expected are there any income equities that you would classify as very attractive.

Looking for some new ideas. I have lots of banks, pipes, telcos, utilities, insurance cos, etc. but am not immune to buying more.

Anything in the US really strike you fancy?

Thanks very much and have a great weekend.

Read Answer Asked by Dave on May 10, 2022

Q: Can you name 5-6 Canadian dividend stocks that you think might be a good spot to ride out higher interest rates for a while? Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Martin on April 08, 2022

Q: Greetings:

These three companies have not fared well over the past 12 months and I wonder about company specific issues? If I I look at other companies in the same sectors AW.UN for instance it has done pretty well compared to Restaurant Brands over the same period, and CGI hasnít performed nearly as poorly as Open Text as another example. Do you see any changes in fundamentals for these three that concern you going forward?


Read Answer Asked by Stephen R. on March 24, 2022

Q: Good Morning,

For yield - I am considering adding to or acquiring many of the above noted stocks.

Please rate in terms yield, growth potential and safety.

Also add any others I might consider.

Thanks very much.

Read Answer Asked by Dave on March 22, 2022

Q: I own both of these in a non registered account and looking to add to one of them. I rely on income from this account and have owned these for quite awhile.They are approaching or are at a year low. Ignoring portfolio weighting, would you purchase them now or wait for Ukraine to settle ?
Any specific or significant issues causing their decline. Which one first to add to ? Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Derek on March 08, 2022

Q: If you were to sell any of the above, list in order your top 5 or 6. Or would you keep the portfolio as is for next 3 years.

Read Answer Asked by Roy on March 04, 2022

Q: In my RRIF account I hold NTR which has broke two of my sell/trim thresholds. It has grown by 100% and is now over 7% holding in this account, so I may trim back to a 5% holding. My short list to replace with a higher dividend income in mind are ACO.X, EIF, NWC, and PKI. Could I please get your ranking and if any should be removed from short list.

Read Answer Asked by Roy on March 02, 2022