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Q: In my TFSA I am looking to move it to a more growth oriented stance. In keeping with this I have added ENGH and LSPD already. In what order would you sell the above (other than LSPD and ENGH)? I could sell off whole positions or just reduce the holdings either is fine. Any reasoning behind the ranking would be useful too.

Read Answer Asked by Graham on August 31, 2021

Q: Would appreciate it very much ranking the above based on your expectation of total return over 3 to 5 years period. I wish to consolidate these number into less positions. In particular I am thinking of selling FCR at a loss and perhaps add to GRT.un or one of the others,


Read Answer Asked by Saad on March 23, 2021

Q: Please rate four REITS above for 5 year hold. #1 best, and reasons for choice. Any you would not recommend. I hold SRU.UN & REI.UN All in TFSA. Use dividend yearly for income.

Read Answer Asked by Cecil on October 27, 2020

Q: Could I please get your in-depth analysis on the above companies? How sustainable would there dividends be during a business downturn in a low rate environment?

Read Answer Asked by Colin on March 04, 2020

Q: Hi,

In an otherwise well balanced portfolio, with a slight tilt towards growth I do hold the above REITs for income. As part of a new investing philosophy (to me) I'm aiming to reduce my equity positions from 33 to 23 over this year. Thus, I need to sell one of the above and re-invest the proceeds in the other three. With an eye towards income preservation (ie. sustainability of dividend) and growth, which of the above do I sell?


Read Answer Asked by Cameron on January 27, 2020

Q: Hi Folks,

I'm seeking any insight you might be able to provide me with regarding the probable long term viability of BTB's current dividend. In answer to a prior question, a fellow 5i subscriber submitted, you indicated that you would be more comfortable with BTB's dividend if the payout ratio were to drop below 90%. Do you know if it may have now dropped to or below that level and if so, do you suspect that the very generous 8.37% yield the company pays may be "safe" for the foreseeable future?

Lastly, is this a firm you might consider investing up to 5% of your assets in, if you were 62 years of age and on the cusp of retiring? By the way, I suspect that I will require a sustainable yield of 6%, that will at least keep pace with inflation over the next 5 years, in order to be able to retire before I reach 65.

Thank you!

Read Answer Asked by Richard on December 11, 2019

Q: Hi,

I'll be managing my spouse's account in the next month or so. One of the reasons we'll be managing it ourselves it is that our current manager does not take a balanced approach to portfolios, thus she has about a 25% weighting in REITs. Below are the REITs she holds, can you prioritize them in terms of what to hold or sell? Each of the below is between 2 and 4% of our portfolio value and we don't need the income.

Northwest Healthcare
Dream Office
Northview Apt
Slate Office REIT
One REIT (which is being bought out I understand)


Read Answer Asked by Cameron on September 29, 2017

Q: Hi 5i team, I'm looking to add one more name in the real estate sector. I currently have BTB Reit, Artis Reit and the etf XRE. Could you please suggest a few ideas. What are your favourite reits at this time and would you replace any of my current holdings? Thanks. Mario.

Read Answer Asked by Mario on September 20, 2017

Q: Team 5i, would you kindly rank these 4 REITs? I just turned 64 and now want to focus more on Dividends and Asset Protection as opposed to Growth. I like the High Yields. Are they safe? Any other suggestions are most welcome.

Thanks as always!

Read Answer Asked by Austin on May 16, 2017