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Q: I am looking to add some real-estate to my portfolio .
Are there any ETF's or stocks you would recommend.
Read Answer Asked by Roy on March 22, 2024
Q: Currently I have no exposure to real estate in my portfolio. This is because I have been very hesitant to buy into real estate for the last few years because of Covid, then high interest rates, office workers working from home effecting Office REITS and on-line sales effecting Retail REITs. Are there 3 safe REITs out there paying a 4 - 5% dividend that a retired senior can invest in or should I just continue to stay away from the whole sector for now?
Read Answer Asked by Ronald on January 22, 2024
Q: Hello -

I suppose the merger with Life Storage has elevated EXR's debt. Is that debt load concerning in a prolonged "higher for longer" interest rate environment ?

How does it's present P/FFO ratio and Dividend yield compare to the past ?

Is there a better comparative metric to use than these ?

Is it a buy, or what would be "5i's attractive entry point" ?
Read Answer Asked by James on October 13, 2023
Q: Public storage and cell tower stocks are down significantly this year. Were they simply over-valued previously? Assuming interest rates will stabilize, do you feel that they may offer above average returns going forward? Your favourites listed on US and Canadian exchanges?
Read Answer Asked by John 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: 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: when you look at 3M on fundamental, and valuation score high, and the dividend look very attractive at 6.36%, how do i need to be worry about lawsuits again 3M for the used of PFAS?
Read Answer Asked by OSCAR on June 05, 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 am looking to build a concentrated US equity portfolio. Could you please identify your favs [greater than 5% allocation] for each of Income, Balanced and Growth portfolios [and, if possible for Quality portfolio].
Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by sam on May 09, 2023
Q: REIT's are looking interesting at these prices. If you were to invest in only 1 REIT, can be US or Canada. With the thesis being you want to capitalize on the punished sector and get a quality name that has been beaten up and has a lot of upside versus a low risk name that hasn't come down much that will likely not have a ton of upside either. Which reit would you chose to invest in? Thx
Read Answer Asked by Adam on March 27, 2023
Q: Hi 5iResearch
What is your take on STAG, and does it have a good chance of recovery in the next 12-24 months?
Can you please recommend three or so stocks in the US real estate sector with a good dividend (3-5%) and a reasonable expected growth.
Thank you,
Read Answer Asked by Ahmed on January 20, 2023
Q: Seems to me that the market must be offering up some strong, well run companies that, for some strange reason, are trading at much lower prices than what they deserve. These kinds companies pay a good dividend, have a strong balance sheet and their forward earnings look good and dependable. (perhaps you call these kinds of companies 'value' companies). Anway, here's my question, I would like to begin investing in them and would appreciate your opinion on a number of these value companies that I should consider adding to my portfolio. Perhaps 6 Canadian and 6 American. Thanks as always for your appreciated opinion.
Read Answer Asked by Les on December 07, 2022
Q: What are your 3 best ideas for REITS Med to Long Term {US/CAN}.
Read Answer Asked by Valter on November 25, 2022
Q: Which US, dividend paying, equites do you see as inviting these days? I have a lot of ABBV and SPG so perhaps other sectors. Thank you ( PS, I asked this question last week but received no reply.) Al
Read Answer Asked by alex on November 22, 2022
Q: Hi Peter,

In this downtrend market could you please give your three best stocks to buy for 3 to 5 years hold in each sector in canada and US as well ?
Thank you for your best advise on this platform.

Read Answer Asked by kaushikbhai on December 10, 2021
Q: Hi 5i , I am interested in adding an REIT with focus on large warehouses and I wonder if there are any you would recommend? Also REIT ETF's interest me . Thank you for any input you have
Read Answer Asked by Jesse on November 23, 2021