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Q: Good Morning

I have a non registered account solely for Canadian listed US Dividend payers. My timing isnít great but I need to raise some US cash within the next year. My untouchables are BAM and CSU. Of the remaining 3 holdings which between TRI,BEP and AQN would you sell first.

Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Marty on May 05, 2022

Q: I just heard about AQNU. I gather that the yield is 7.87% until June 15, 2024 when a contract to purchase AQN stock is exercised according to a preset formula. What exactly is AQNU - a hybrid? Can this type of instrument be held in an RRSP?

If I'd like to end up with some AQN eventually, why wouldn't I buy AQNU now, get the 7.87% yield, and then on June 15, 2024 receive AQN stock?
Thank you for all your insightful answers over the years - I've learned so much!

Read Answer Asked by Elaine on April 18, 2022

Q: My wife has $75,000 to invest in her TFSA, in which she is also holding 100 shares of TD Bank along with 100 shares of TD in an RSP. She is retiring in a month has a defined pension plan, CPP, OAS. But she is still looking for dividend income either monthly or quarterly to supplement her income.
We are looking at going with "Beating the TSX Portfolio 2022" but also looking at ZWU and ZWC which look like they could bring in more income but higher fees. What are your thoughts? Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Brian on February 16, 2022

Q: hello,
What would be your pick of six or seven Canadian names for a concentrated portfolio for "safe" and reliable income. Open to income trusts as well. Is my list "ok". What would you change? Aiming for better than 5% yield. Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Carlo on February 07, 2022

Q: I have held AQN in my TFSA since 2012. Given your recent comments on it as more of a "hold" than growth as well as my attempt to pivot my TFSA away from income to more of a more growth tilt am wondering if it is time to "graduate" AQN to my income-with-growth leaning non-reg account before year end? I also hold FTS, BEP and BIP in my non-reg accounts. I am retired investor but do not depend upon my investment income and challenged by a 43% marginal tax rate with this move.

Read Answer Asked by William Ross on November 19, 2021

Q: Which of the following companies pay their dividends in USD? Algonquin Power, Open Text, Restaurant Brands, TFI Intl. ?

Read Answer Asked by Maria on November 01, 2021

Q: Hi We are a retired couple using our rrifs for income. We have been waiting for the right time to put our 10% cash to work. Please advise in order which of these selections to top up is best now or wait or don't buy at all.

Read Answer Asked by Peter on October 20, 2021

Q: Hi Peter, Ryan & 5i,
I am looking for seven great Canadian dividend stocks that are listed on US exchanges that pay their dividends in US $. I have about 70K US$ to invest.
Much appreciated and thanks for the great service. Ivan

Read Answer Asked by Ivan on October 08, 2021

Q: Iím 71 years old. As I get older Iíve tried to simplify my portfolio, going from about 50 stocks years ago, to my current portfolio of about 16 stocks, 3 ETFs and 15% cash.
I am a subscriber to your Portfolio Tracking and Analysis service and Iím told I need to make changes to reach a suggested asset allocation and portfolio diversification. Right now Iím tech, utilities and financial services heavy.

Hereís what Iíd like to do:
The following set up gives me an allocation of 70% equities, 20 % bonds and 7% cash. Iím comfortable with this and have gone through many 20 and 30% corrections in the past 30 years without too much despair.

In my Canadian cash account Iíd have CDZ, FTS, AQN.
Locked in RSP (LIRA) I would have AAPL, ZSP, ZEM.
Unlocked RIF I Ďd have CLF, ZAG.
TFSA would have QQQ, ZEM, ZDI, CSU, TOI, SIS.
Iíd like cash around 8% of portfolio.

Iím wondering if I have my portfolio diversification covered and if the right stocks or ETFs are in the appropriate accounts for best tax efficiencies?
Your input would really be helpful.

Read Answer Asked by Frank on June 10, 2021

Q: Above are my CDN holdings greater than 2% of my portfolio. I'm looking for 1 more sleep at night CDN recommendation for an RRSP account that you would initiate at more than 2% and hoping you might have a short list of recommendations? No oil/gas/pipelines, thx but otherwise I'm open.

Read Answer Asked by Cameron on June 03, 2021

Q: This is my margin portfolio, all position weightings are between 3%-5%.

The projected yield is 3.31% with a 3-5 year hold.

I realize 24 positions is a bit overkill but I can't seem to choose which to remove, which would you recommend?

What positions would you add to the portfolio?

Take as many credits as needed.

Thanks for the great service

Read Answer Asked by Robert on April 26, 2021

Q: Question 1: Considering buying a few hundred shares of ADTX (NASDAQ). There seems to have been significant growth over the last year and since the company launched (2017), and I like the biotechnology space and don't have any positions here yet. Can anyone provide some insight for a beginner investor on this company? I have a 2-3 year timeline and am looking for growth, okay with some risk. Feel free to suggest some alternatives to ADTX if you have some.

Question 2: I'm interested in adding some clean / renewable energy stocks to my portfolio, specifically US companies but also open to Canadian. I've been watching AQN and BEP.UN, but perhaps I'm missing some interesting ones that will benefit from the US being back in the Paris Agreement (!!). What are your favourites in this space right now?

Question 3: I currently work in A.I., and I like NVDA as a clear leader in this space. Do you think their stock is over-priced currently? It's one of the most expensive stocks in the A.I. technology space and seems too high when compared to MSFT or other players. Can you rank your favourites in the A.I. space?

Thanks 5i Team, and happy new year to everyone!

Read Answer Asked by Allie on January 25, 2021

Q: Hello!

I came across an article about Algonquin as being undervalued based on DCF model. However when screening it with Graham number the stock seems overvalued. The technical analysis seem to support that as well. What are your thoughts on that? With the change in the US administration, I am looking for a a long term exposure in unitalities market in both Canada and US. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Read Answer Asked by Irek on January 22, 2021

Q: Good morning,
Q1. Your thoughts on FAI ETF as a core holding in a RSP and/or TFSA account would be appreciated.
Q2. I currently hold in my RSP (US$) and TFSA some of the names held in the FAI ETF (AQN/BIP/PKI/BAM/EMA) and would appreciate your thoughts on each of these companies and whether or not it would make better sense in terms of risk and growth potential to simply replace each of these companies with an equivalent purchase of the FAI ETF.
Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Francesco on December 03, 2020

Q: I currently hold a 5% position in renewable energy stocks. Made up of BEP.UN + AQN + XBC. Please recommend one additional stock is this area. Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Ronald on November 02, 2020