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Q: I own the above high dividend yield Canadian stocks, just under 4% yield and up. I am looking to add maybe 10 to 20 % to 4 or 5 positions. The yield on these is enough for us now so no hurry to sell anything.
Retired, but still looking at safety of capital. I have left out O&G plays and other potentially riskier plays. (except Enbridge)

Which of these, or other stocks do you believe have the greatest potential for price appreciation over the next couple of years if/when interest rates drop.

I am looking for your top 5, here but feel free to add other picks.

Thank you. Take as many credits as needed.
Read Answer Asked by Tulio on November 23, 2023
Q: I have a strong cash position in my RRIF and wish to reinvest in good growth/Dividend stocks for the long term. Could you suggest 3 CDN and 3 USD companies for todays market and holding long term.
Read Answer Asked by Linda on November 20, 2023
Q: I have heard mention made, generally negative, of "external management" in reference to income trusts. I am curious about your expert opinion on this subject with speciic reference to DIR.UN and CSH.UN.
Thank you for your thoughts, Bill
Read Answer Asked by Bill on November 14, 2023
Q: Looking to add to one of these REITS in TFSA. Are they each favorites of yours in their respective REIT sectors (Industrial, Residential)? If not, which REITS are your favourites in these sectors? Which sector do you see doing best for growth over 2-3 years assuming rates have peaked and likely decline sometime in 2024?

Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by Tony on November 13, 2023
Q: Hi Peter, Ryan, and Team,

In order to keep the real estate sector balance more or less the same, would you endorse a sale of TCN to use the proceeds to purchase more DIR.UN (which we already hold in this investment account) ? TCN has been a frustrating stock, but I believe that DIR.UN has more upside. Alternatively, are there other stocks in the same sector that you would suggest instead of DIR.UN?

Thanks as always for the pertinent guidance.
Read Answer Asked by Jerry on November 10, 2023
Q: What would be your best contrarian pick today in both us and canadian markets
Read Answer Asked by Todd on November 03, 2023
Q: These stocks all have a dividend yield of 5% or greater and have market capitalization greater than 3 billion. When I see BNS with a dividend yield of 7.5% I have to think that the market is near a bottom realizing that the prices can always go lower. Please rate these stocks in two ways: safety of dividend and estimated 5-year total return. Do any of these stocks cause you any concern now or long term? Thanks.
Read Answer Asked by Mark on November 02, 2023
Q: Looking to take tax losses and not sure which to pick ? Some of them I can sell and not rebuy ? Please rate them as sell, hold, sell and rebuy. Thanks guys.
Read Answer Asked by Frank on November 02, 2023
Q: Fortunately I sold PRV.un and NXR.un over a year ago and now wondering if it is time to repurchase. I'm reminded of Warren Buffet's expression to be "greedy when others are fearful" and there is lots of fear out there at the moment. In your opinion, what are the three most important ratios when evaluating REITs and what are the yellow (caution) the RED (danger) zones for those ratios? What are the ratios for the subject REITS?
Read Answer Asked by Brendon on October 26, 2023
Q: Peter, what are your top 10 defencive dividend paying stocks in Canada in order of safety please.
Read Answer Asked by Ken on October 23, 2023
Q: My plan is delay OAS, at the same time trying to not go overboard on dividend-payers in my taxable account to limit the clawback. I'm wondering if adding REITs instead tend to help that situation.

Generally speaking, is the payout from Canadian REITs such as GRT.UN and DIR.UN in a form that is beneficial in that regard? Is there a CAD ETF that invests in the U.S. that might also be a good idea?

I hope this doesn't come across as tax advice.
Read Answer Asked by James on October 21, 2023
Q: What would be your top picks for stable Canadian dividend stocks that are trading at historically low valuations?

Thanks so much!
Read Answer Asked by Tara on October 19, 2023
Q: My discount broker commented that DIR.UN "is running out of steam" and that the largest shareholder sold 800,000 shares last week at $13.02. It is significant to note that the said shareholder now owns no units of the REIT.
Recently you indicated that this REIT is one of your top 5 favourites.
Can you please comment whether this is still your favourite REIT ? Is the insider selling significant? I will appreciate further if it is a hold, sell or a buy.
Read Answer Asked by Terry on October 18, 2023
Q: Could you please outline the main risks to Dream Industrial REIT. I am also confused because over 2.5 years their P/E has gone from 4 to 24, yet their stock price has dropped (~$16 to $13) and their earnings have increased (as I understand it). Please correct me if I am wrong. Also, do I have it right that their NAV is ~$17? Do you know their average interest costs and if/when that might increase significantly? Other than those debt questions, and the sector, I'm wondering what I'm missing with this stock continuing to drop. Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by Toge on October 16, 2023
Q: What would be your top 5 U.S. or Canadian REITs today based primarily on both valuation and quality balance sheet.
Read Answer Asked by James on October 12, 2023
Q: Do you see interesting dividends stocks down that we should keep an eye on with potentiel harvesting tax-loss season coming? Canadian and US stocks with a good balance sheet.

I have been looking at dir.un, plc, ko and pfe
Read Answer Asked by Francois on October 11, 2023
Q: These large cap dividend stocks have declined significantly. Would you consider them on sale now to add or purchase at these time? Eventually these stocks should recover perhaps even without cutting theirs dividends.
Thanks for your input on this matter.
Read Answer Asked by Miroslaw on October 04, 2023