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Q: I see these 2 REITs have been compared before, however they have both moved up lately and I am considering a long term holding 5+ years and would like your opinion which you think is positioned to grow more?
I am looking for industrial do you prefer a different canadian reit?

Read Answer Asked by Lee on June 22, 2021

Q: Hi,
Could you recommend a few REIT's with a main goal of income and some growth.


Read Answer Asked by Brent on May 26, 2021

Q: In the past you have mentioned you felt the dividend is vulnerable, wondering if anything has changed or do you still feel this way? Could you list a few Canadian REITS you would feel more comfortable with yielding above 5%?


Read Answer Asked by Mackenzie on May 25, 2021

Q: Hi Guys
In regard to Tricon obviously most of the homes they bought in the USA after the 2008 crisis have gone up significantly in value. On Tricon's balance sheet would the original cost be reflected or what they are now all worth? Just trying to get an idea of possible upside in terms of book value. Also in regard to Tricon it seems over the years management have bumped around a bit in terms of what the company focuses on in terms of real estate investments. Do you think going forward they have found a focus that should deliver results? Also in comparison to the Industrial REIT's, like Dream or Summit, how would you rate Tricon - better or worse value and upside?

Thanks so much

Read Answer Asked by Stuart on April 15, 2021

Q: I am thinking of trimming a bit from BEP(up 300% with ROC) and adding to my positions of DIR.UN and DIV. I am retired and looking to increase my monthly dividend payout companies. Currently BEP is around 4% of portfolio, DIV is 4% and DIR is 2.3%. Is this a sound move or do you think there is a better option with another monthly dividend payout company.

Read Answer Asked by Kevin on April 12, 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: Hi 5i Team, Could we please get your opinion on Cominar current situation/valuation + future perspectives in an eventual post-covid era compares to other REITs ? Thank you,

Read Answer Asked by Luc on March 20, 2021

Q: I need to raise only a small amount of money to allow a RRIF payment. I have listed a few stocks from which to pick and am seeking guidance on what you might think is the best at this particular time. This is without consideration to sector or balance and only about how to avoid selling one that's prospects are good and hanging on to those which are not quite as good.

Read Answer Asked by John on March 12, 2021

Q: Your most recent answers to questions about HR.UN and REI.UN indicate that you don't favour them and that they do not need to be owned, suggesting DIR.UN instead, among others. So a few days ago I replaced HR.UN with DIR.UN, and ever since, both
REI and HR have been shooting up while DIR languishes. Today alone they are up over 5% and 4% respectively. Can you explain what's happening here?

Read Answer Asked by chris on February 25, 2021

Q: Hi There
Thanks for your informed service.
I have had Chorus in my unregistered account for some time and enjoyed the dividend that it had. Now that there is no dividend and the price has recovered somewhat, I am thinking of selling it and putting it into other monthly dividend payers that I hold. I was thinking splitting up the proceeds ($25,000) into DIV, EIF, NXR, SPB, and DIR.UN. I am looking at income (being retired) and want relatively safe dividends. Chorus had none and who knows where it will be a year from now. Why not put it to work in these monthly payers? Are there any in the group you would not put any of the proceeds into and would it be best just to add $5000 to each or would you put more into one. This is a small portion of my holdings and the above stocks represent between 2%-5% of my holdings.
Thanks for your help

Read Answer Asked by Kevin on February 23, 2021

Q: Hi Guys

I believe in the space REIT's you prefer apartment and Industrial REITS these days. Looking at the Industrial REITS can you let me know which company you would prefer today given their current valuations and stock price they are trading at? I am looking at a long term hold - so out at least 5 years, and looking at total return, hopefully a nice dividend but also a track record of increasing dividend and a solid management team.
Thanks so much


Read Answer Asked by Stuart on February 17, 2021

Q: Are these two stocks able to make recoveries? Buy, sell, hold or forget about it. Value your input/replies.

Read Answer Asked by John on February 16, 2021