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Q: hello
What are your thoughts on MIC's these days? For income of course.
Could you please rank them in order of "distribution" safety?
Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Carlo on September 29, 2020

Q: WHAT ARE YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS ON THESE SECURITIES. I HAVE HELD THEM FOR A FEW YEARS AND HAVE BEEN SATISFIED WIT THEIR PERFORMANCE BUT I AM THINKING OF SELLING AND MOVING ON TO OTHERS.
PLEASE ADVISE.
THANK YOU, TERRY

Read Answer Asked by TERRY on June 22, 2020

Q: I would like your help putting together a yield portfolio of between 15 and 20 names.
This would be the entire investments for my wife and I. We are both retired and now live full-time in the U.S. And at some point I expect my Canadian newspaper pension to disappear, so I am looking to replace that money.
I would like your opinion of the above names with regard to safety of the income and overall diversification.
I would also appreciate some additional ideas and would like to know if I`m off base on any or all of these names.
I am currently only invested in CM, BNS and BMO and DIR.UN.
Please take 20 credits (or more).
Thank you in advance for your invaluable assistance.

Read Answer Asked by Kyle on April 21, 2020

Q: Hello 5i Team

Could you please provide an update on the mortgage investment corporation.
Are they a reasonable source of higher yield interest income?
The four MIC and First National have suffered the declines similar to the market.
These investments would be held in my RRSP for long term interest income and not for capital gains. These would be a small portion of my high yield fixed income portfolio which includes corporate bonds and convertible debentures.
How did MIC fare in the low interest rate environment after the 2008 crash / recession as most stock charts only go back 10 years.
Thanks for the excellent advice in the last four weeks with all the market changes.

Read Answer Asked by Stephen on March 26, 2020

Q: Trying to clean up my portfolio. Any of these losers worth keeping??
I'm a very long term, patient investor.
Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Astrid on October 21, 2019

Q: Hello 5i Team
I am reviewing alternative high yield C$ investments for my RRSP for a small portion of my fixed income (< 5% of total portfolio ).
Looking at the publicly traded mortgage investment corporations (MIC) on the TSX - of the four listed, which would be your preferred choice and/or ranked in order.
Are there any other MIC listed on the TSX?
Could you also confirm that "dividends" for MICs are considered as "interest" if held in a non-taxable account.
Thanks in advance for the great service.

Read Answer Asked by Stephen on July 03, 2019

Q: We have just transferred from an advisor to a discount broker. We have a 8% position between two separate RIF accounts . As the risk is the same in a RIF or a TFSA account would it make sense to move this holding to our TFSA accounts with a total 5% holding
as there is no tax in the TFSA accounts? Your overall opinion of of the company please, and if 5% is too high of a holding for this company? Any other recommendations would be appreciated.
Thanks MJ


Read Answer Asked by M J on May 07, 2019

Q: Hi – what is your general view of the MIC’s now, for TFSA or RSP.? Which MIC do you prefer if any? Can you please rank the three listed and indicate if there’s a different one that you prefer. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Kirk on December 17, 2018

Q: Good morning,

I'm considering adding a small position of BXMT in my Non Reg US portfolio to generate some additional US $ income. With a 7% yield, how safe is this distribution and would you recommend any other name in its place to achieve my objective? Also, your thoughts on TF in my RSSP account would be appreciated. Thank you
Franco

Read Answer Asked by Francesco on October 19, 2018