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Q: Dear Peter et al:

To a question today on KKR, you had mentioned that you wouldn't be averse to adding to KKR "s position slowly.
Recently Larry Berman one of BNN Bloomberg's regular told the viewers that he has sold his equity and moved all into private equity and private credit lending. He didn't mention which private equity he bought !

BLK,BX,KKR,BN ...which is your favourite now? Anything else that catches your attention?

Many thanks.
Read Answer Asked by Savalai on March 12, 2024
Q: Hi Iíve held BN for some time. I feel itís an exceptional business with little price action. Are my expectations too high? fundamental concern?


If selling is an option, what would you purchase as a replacement? Thanks
Read Answer Asked by Nick on March 05, 2024
Q: I see there is a US law firm investigating the proposed takeover price for Tricon. They are looking for investors to talk to. Is this a usual occurrence?

What do you think about the US$11.25 per share valuation being offered?

This news only appears on the USD tickerís page here on 5i (?).
Read Answer Asked by Lisa on March 05, 2024
Q: Can i have your perspective on the relative merits ( payoff) of private wealth companies like Blackstone, Carlyle Group as opposed to banks in either Canada or the USA such as a BNS or JPM , for example. ie would you expect better performance from the private wealth management or banks.


Read Answer Asked by Donald on February 16, 2024
Q: These are all names that have come up recently in Q&As. Which one do you think has the most upside from here? If you had to pick one to own as part of a 10 stock portfolio which would you choose? Thanks.
Read Answer Asked by Jason on December 18, 2023
Q: Hi Group can you give me your thoughts on 2 Financial + 2 healthcare
stocks. The above picks are just shots in the dark are there others you like better or? also short explanation with you suggestions would be helpful
Read Answer Asked by Terence on December 18, 2023
Q: There has been lately a significant advertising pressure regarding alternative investments . What is your opinion on these? Which Canadian companies could be considered as being sort of companies with an alternative investments focus which would fulfill such type of investment for a small independent retail Canadian investors? Would you also recommend some US names with a similar focus. Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by Miroslaw on December 14, 2023
Q: Hi,
Some months ago I had asked about non correlated assets and you mentioned Private Equity as an option and chose these stocks. (Also your perennial favourite BN!) I have half a position in BN and plan to add more soon.

Among the 3 (BX/KKR,BLK) which two are your favourite and why? Or you can rank order them from the best to your least favorite.
Read Answer Asked by Savalai on December 11, 2023
Q: I hold both BX and BN at almost full positions. I am considering selling BX to purchase WPC to increase my dividend income and hopefully benefit from rising property prices. Are BX and BN similar enough that this strategy makes sense or would I be just as well off staying the course?

Appreciate your insight.

Paul F.
Read Answer Asked by Paul on December 11, 2023
Q: Blackstone reported earnings last week. What's your assessment and how will the results impact your opinion of the stock going forward. You've liked it in the past and recommended it as a buy, any change? Thanks.
Read Answer Asked by Randy on October 30, 2023
Q: Last week we sold BN and BIPC (U.S. $) for tax loss. Since almost everything will be in decline over the next few weeks, do you suggest we leave the money in cash or buy another stock or stock which we could sell at a (probable) further loss to rebuy the original two? Could you suggest a couple of U.S. candidates please?
Thank you
Read Answer Asked by J on October 30, 2023
Q: Dear Peter and team,

Thank you for answering my question earlier about non-correlated assets. Very clear and helpful. For Private equity you had chosen BX as an option (also VXX) and every subscriber knows how much you like BN/BAM :) (I must say that I am tickled by the number of folks in both print and TV media, not just you, are enamored with Mr. Bruce Flatt. A true Bromance!!)

My question is how come not many mention anything about similar European Private equities firms which are publicly traded. Google search yielded CVC capital, EQT, Ardian, Apax...

Which PE firm from the EU would you consider as a reasonable complement for BX/BLK/BAM . Feel free to add any other PE firm that you think has potential.
Many thanks in advance.

Read Answer Asked by Savalai on October 02, 2023
Q: Hi team,

Which Canadian and U.S. stocks do you see as presently having positive momentum leading to strong growth in a near future ?

Have a good day,

Jacques IDS
Read Answer Asked by Jacques on September 28, 2023
Q: As a curiosity I thought it would be interesting to compare these two, noting they seem to be competitors in many ways. Frankly bit looks like Blackstone trounces Brookfield on stock performance over almost every time length. Do you have any thoughts on comparing the two and Blackstoneís value as a financial alternative asset holder?
Read Answer Asked by Peter on August 16, 2023
Q: Hello,

I'm hoping you might be able to steer me towards several suitable, longer term, investments.

If you were assembling a portfolio of equity investments today, from which you REQUIRED an overall average yield of at least 4%, with a further need for that yield to either keep pace with or to outpace the rate of inflation in coming years; which 5 Canadian and which 5 USA equities would you select to include within your portfolio?

1) Independent of any consideration of a desire for diversity of sector?

2) If diversity were to be considered to be of importance?

Please deduct as many question credits as you feel may be appropriate.

Thank you!
Read Answer Asked by Richard on August 14, 2023
Q: Looking for a few stocks that have been beaten up that are good opportunities for rebound over the next 6 months...perhaps 3 canadian and 3 US...thanks.
Read Answer Asked by dan on July 19, 2023
Q: I would appreciate getting your five recommendation each for US and CAD markets of companies with growing dividends for at least for the last five years with current dividend above 3% that also have growth.
Read Answer Asked by David on June 09, 2023
Q: Hi All at 5i!!
I was reading an article in the National Post by Barbara Shecter and it made me a little uneasy. The article was about Shadow Banking and its potential risks. She mentioned Blackstone and Brookfield. My question... I own both, but I am more concerned about Blackstone and its exposure to poor corporate loans and office real estate , among other things it dabbles in. I am up in the stock and wondering if I should take a profit. Is the company in for some trouble ?
Read Answer Asked by Tamara on June 06, 2023
Q: I am looking for a couple of US dividend-paying companies that provide decent yields for retirement income. Several of the companies that you have suggested are providing growing dividends and some equity growth but the yields are low. I am currently looking at AMGN, BX and EXR. I am leaning towards BX as I think property could be poised for growth but I am concerned that the dividend seems to jump around. Were special dividends paid in the past few years or has the payout been negatively affected by declining rental income?

Which of the three would you prefer given the desire for increased income, stability of income, future dividend growth and some equity growth? (or are there other suggestion you may have)

Appreciate your insight.

Paul F.
Read Answer Asked by Paul on June 01, 2023
Q: I have been holding qcom for over 3 years and i am up about 100% now i would like to trim it a bit because lately it is not performing as well. If i purchase bx because the dividends are a little better, which one of these companies would you believe that would have a better upside in the next 2 to 3 years from now.
Read Answer Asked by wilson on April 19, 2023