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Q: REITs are getting pummeled today with some like BEI.UN, DIR.UN and HOM.UN down more that 6%. Any thoughts on why such a big downturn.

Read Answer Asked by Albert on May 03, 2022

Q: All four of these companies seem to be interest sensitive & are dropping a lot. NWH.UN is still up 15%,TIXT is down 25 %, while IIP.UN is even & DIR.UN is down 18%. Should I sell because of the announced & upcoming interest raises or continue to hold them? They all appear to be good companies but are being swept along by the tide of selling.Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Dave on May 03, 2022

Q: True North REIT is paying 8.41% as of today. Is this dividend sustainable and is the share price solid?
Please recommend two other REITs with a relatively generous but safe dividend for steady income? Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Steven on April 25, 2022

Q: I am looking to increase my allocation to the Materials and Real Estate sectors. My current exposure is only through various index ETFs. Can you provide 3 companies for each sector that trade on the TSX to have a balanced exposure?

Read Answer Asked by Alex on April 18, 2022

Q: Hi
Am I correct in understanding that REITs are a good hedge against inflation? All of these REITs have been decreasing- some more than others. Are there any that you think will continue to be at risk in a rising rate environment? would you add to any during this most recent decline?

Read Answer Asked by Mary on April 09, 2022

Q: I'm a roughly 50/50 income/growth investor with the income being an important part of our retirement income.

Given that REITs are generally high debt equities I'm questioning how they'll fare given the current environment of rising interest rates and and increasing costs. Will they be able to offset those increased costs by raising rents?

I'd first like you to comment on my assumptions as to what is going on. Agree or disagree.

Secondly I'd like you to comment on the specific REITs that I've mentioned. I'm sure they're all different based debt maturities and rental contracts. The average length of their rental contracts may work against them if it's longer while the average maturity of their debt may work for them if it's longer. Cost increases are now.

Read Answer Asked by Larry on March 23, 2022

Q: I have not seen any questions on Starwood for a while. It has a good yield. Is it a buy at these levels?

Read Answer Asked by Ian on March 04, 2022

Q: Greetings.
1) Could Dream Industrials' expansion into Europe be a hindrance - given the Ukrainian situation?
2) Do you like DIR.UN at these levels?
3) If looking to buy a Canadian REIT - which sector would you recommend? Apartment, Industrials...? Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Toge on March 03, 2022

Q: Hi 5i Team - Could you provide two or three top picks in each of the following sectors: Real Estate, Consumer Staples, Financial, Industrial. Any market cap is fine but with a focus on mid cap. Also with a focus on Canadian Equities.

Read Answer Asked by Rob on February 23, 2022

Q: Greetings. In 2021, I took a small tax hit, to shift my "UN" stocks to my TFSA from my non registered... ostensibly to simplify my taxes. Just wondering if, going forward, you folks have heard whether HHL will lose their straight dividend status - or has it already? Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Olaf on February 18, 2022

Q: Hi group - I am a medium risk investor - Can you please give me your top picks + % weighting in the top sectors - Financial, Industrials, Materials , Energy, Health care , real estate, Tech Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Terence on February 14, 2022

Q: What's the main reason why some of the REITs that did well in 2021 are doing so poorly heading into 2022? I own DIR.UN, GRT.UN and SMU.UN and all three are down quite a bit so far into the new year. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Victor on February 09, 2022

Q: Good day.

DIR.UN: I read that REITs become favourable in a rising interest rate environment. Is this true for industrial REITs too? Could you please help me to understand why. I assume that they can raise rents, but do they not have longer term rental contracts (?). Any property purchases would also cost them more. How do they benefit from higher interest rates? Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Toge on February 07, 2022

Q: Can I have your thoughts about these stocks and ETFs for someone with a 3 to 5 year timeframe and who is in their mid 30s?


Read Answer Asked by David Michael on February 07, 2022