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Q: For an income, would you recommend this stock. Is there another that you feel would be better for both income and a little upside.


Read Answer Asked by Donna on March 09, 2023

Q: Please rank these stocks and would you be comfortable buying them now for their generous yields with at least a three year hold?
Any individual company comments are welcome. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Steven on June 15, 2022

Q: Hi Peter

What is your opinion on the following stocks as part of my income portfolio HHL,MKP ,PRV,CIX, WCP and GSY .
do you have any additional suggestions for high tech for an income portfolio

Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Howard on March 16, 2022

Q: are any of these something to have as a good investment ?

Read Answer Asked by jim on February 09, 2022

Q: I own small positions in Fiera, Firm Capital, Alaris and Mcan for their outsized yields. I'm close to even on three and down 5% on Fiera (8 5% yield).
Would you keep them as long term investments and please rank them. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Steven on January 31, 2022

Q: These companies pay high dividends. Any red flags?
Are the dividends relatively safe?
Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Steven on December 03, 2021

Q: I have shares in MKP and received some rights as dividends as MKP.RP that are worth about $0.11. I can trade them in for more shares at $15.65 about $1.85 below current value (20 rights to 1 share).
Is this a good deal, or should I just sell the rights? I feel there is no difference unless I wanted to buy 5% more shares. If I do buy the shares, how do I do it?
Also, any thoughts on the company in general. It diversifies my holding and pays over 7% dividends. I have a 4% holding in the company which is a full position for me.

Read Answer Asked by Gordon on June 03, 2021

Q: MCAN (MKP) is a mortgage company that I hold. It seems to be a good income stock. It is raising more capital that I interpret as positive. Is this to hedge against the "expected" rising interest rates? If rates go up how will this affect their business? My holding is 3%, I am thinking of bring this up a bit based on their positive moves to increase capital. Am I reading this wrong?


Read Answer Asked by Douglas on May 28, 2021

Q: I am fairly new to DIY investing and 5i. Have really appreciated the knowledge I am accumulating from your subscription. I am overweight in financials and would like to reduce. Currently own MKP (7%) and AI (2%). Could you give me your thoughts on these companies and rank them in order of “dividend safety/growth”? Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Judy on January 07, 2021

Q: Hello Peter, assuming an already have a diversified portfolio, in what order would you choose the following for long-term wealth creation (whether from dividends or gains): ETSY, PINS, SQ, NVDA, LSPD, ADBE, ARKW, MKP. Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by James on December 15, 2020

Q: hello
What are your thoughts on MIC's these days? For income of course.
Could you please rank them in order of "distribution" safety?

Read Answer Asked by Carlo on September 29, 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

Q: Wajax and Transcontinental have several things in common : mid single digit p/e, moderately high yield, relatively safe pay-out ratio, and a turnaround in earnings seems possible. Can you think of any other companies whose profile hits the 4 previously mentioned criteria. Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by JACK on January 22, 2020

Q: Hello 5i Team
I am reviewing alternative high yield C$ investments for my RRSP for a small portion of my fixed income (< 5% of total portfolio ).
Looking at the publicly traded mortgage investment corporations (MIC) on the TSX - of the four listed, which would be your preferred choice and/or ranked in order.
Are there any other MIC listed on the TSX?
Could you also confirm that "dividends" for MICs are considered as "interest" if held in a non-taxable account.
Thanks in advance for the great service.

Read Answer Asked by Stephen on July 03, 2019