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Investment Q&A

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Q: Good afternoon!
This is one of Dorr Capital's funds that invest in mortgages (assumedly higher risk), and are speculating (pun intended!) a return of 7.5% annually, with distributions monthly.
The management fee is 1.25% (Series "A") or .85% (Series "F"). There is a cost to redeem on 30 days notice of 2% if in 1 year or 1% if in the second year.
I don't think this is much of a good idea, but was wondering:
1) Your thoughts on this specific investment?
2) Would there be any equities you could steer me towards that do this type of investment but without the management fees or the slow redemptions?

Read Answer Asked by Paul on November 15, 2021

Q: Am looking at two for a company with good yield and growing dividends. Quick analysis : both have good management ; different sectors, one with oil/ gas issues and the other has risks in the housing market. Would FN follow the banks movement and how close does PKI track the oil/ gas index ? Understand PKI is in one of your models. PKI keeps hitting the $40.00 mark and has difficulty breaking out while FN has declined recently. Your choice ? Thanks. Derek

Read Answer Asked by Derek on August 10, 2021

Q: How would you go about identifying a proxy to the Canadian residential real estate market? Ultimately, I would like to short the real estate market but can't seem to design the trade. Any guidance would be helpful.

Read Answer Asked by Robert on May 25, 2021

Q: I own GSY on your recommendation. I also own ZEB for simple exposure to all the Canadian banks. I'm interested in finding other niche opportunities in the financial space, whether on the income side or the growth side (or blended). Someone mentioned Firm Capital Mortgage Investment Corp (FC) for income, recognizing this also entails some real estate exposure. What is your view of FC, and what other suggestions would you have? Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Brad on May 03, 2021

Q: i am being ask to sell BPY and have no choice. I have lots and need do something with money. I was looking for another REITS. I understand few if any will pay dividend of BPY. I do own little bit of etf zre. I have done with & like dividend monthly. I also own banks, utilities, pipelines, railroads plus few other REITS. I am looking for more dividends. I also own too many faangs. I just want to know your suggestions?

Read Answer Asked by brian on April 26, 2021

Q: I am looking to invest in one of these two companies. as a way to play the real estate market other than through the banks. They both seem to have good management. How secure is their dividend and who would have stronger growth prospects? Any other comments greatly appreciated and do you have a preference? Thanks. Derek

Read Answer Asked by Derek on October 16, 2020

Q: Would you please rank these companies in descending order of their dividend reliability.

Read Answer Asked by David on July 21, 2020

Q: Hello 5i Team

Could you please provide an update on the mortgage investment corporation.
Are they a reasonable source of higher yield interest income?
The four MIC and First National have suffered the declines similar to the market.
These investments would be held in my RRSP for long term interest income and not for capital gains. These would be a small portion of my high yield fixed income portfolio which includes corporate bonds and convertible debentures.
How did MIC fare in the low interest rate environment after the 2008 crash / recession as most stock charts only go back 10 years.
Thanks for the excellent advice in the last four weeks with all the market changes.

Read Answer Asked by Stephen on March 26, 2020