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Q: Considering a switch from PLC and/or CTS to TVK, and one of SIS or NPI for TSU. What are your general thoughts on either move - higher risk, higher reward?

Thanks in advance. - Jeff
Read Answer Asked by Jeff on December 05, 2023
Q: Still looking into tax loss selling. The last few days have made me somewhat apprehensive, though. Things can shoot up fast. I have, unfortunately, fairly substantial losses in these three. Does 5i have any objections to selling, with the perspective of buying back later?
Thanks for your excellent advice
Read Answer Asked by joseph on November 17, 2023
Q: Except for CTS, ATZ, SHOP and LAC all of these, once darlings, are below where they were 5 years ago and all of them are down sharply from their all-time highs. Can you provide your thoughts on which, if any, of these stocks will be able to get back to their old highs and a guess on when. Also, please identify your top picks (ones that you are sure will survive and thrive in the next 2 to 3 years) and your bottom picks (ones that are destined to struggle for years). They don’t all need to go into those two groups, as the future of some of them may be fuzzy. A sentence or two on why you placed these stocks in these groups would be appreciated. Thanks
Read Answer Asked by Mark on November 03, 2023
Q: Retired dividend-income investor. I own Park Lawn (70% in my Cash account and 30% in my TFSA). I am down 10% in the Cash account (without the dividends) and down 45% in my TFSA. My current thought is to sell all of my PLC shares held in my Cash account, wait at least 30 days and then re-evaluate and potentially add to my PLC-TFSA shares. I still believe in PLC, but think it might be a while before a rebound occurs and I could capture the capital loss.

Question #1 = I just wanted to check with you that the above plan would meet the CRA superficial tax loss rules (STLR).

Q#2 = Further, my understanding regarding "STLR" are that it does not matter if you hold the same security in multiple accounts (RRSP, TFSA, Cash) and if you are up or down in any of these accounts, that if you wish to claim a loss related to a sale in the Cash account, as long as you don't buy or sell in any account within the 30 day window either before or after the "sale" date, then the sale will meet the CRA Tax Loss requirements. Am I correct?

Thanks in advance for the clarification...Steve
Read Answer Asked by Stephen on October 26, 2023
Q: When the "take it private" chatter was happening I ended up with too large of a DND position which I have been (too) patient with as I understand that the macro economics involved are challenging and until that changes there is little to do but wait. But it is getting a little crazy at this point (even dead cats should bounce).

If I wanted to hedge my bet and sell some are there few other beat up names that you feel have a similar or better recovery potential?
Read Answer Asked by Graham on October 25, 2023
Q: Do you see interesting dividends stocks down that we should keep an eye on with potentiel harvesting tax-loss season coming? Canadian and US stocks with a good balance sheet.

I have been looking at dir.un, plc, ko and pfe
Read Answer Asked by Francois on October 11, 2023
Q: So, after the market closed yesterday, PLC announced they were withdrawing any further involvement in the purchase of Carriage. I would have expected today to be a "down" day...due to the perception that PLC would not be "growing" as per their stated 5 year plan of growth by acquisition (my paraphrase).

However, today PLC is up 4%. Is it due to the market being relieved that PLC is better off not having to add debt to their balance sheet?

A bit confused...thanks...Steve
Read Answer Asked by Stephen on October 03, 2023
Q: Hi

I'm confused with this one. 5I considers PLC an Income stock, yet it has a yield of less than 2%. It is a perennial acquirer which I think of as a rollup strategy. If you look at it's 5 year stock performance, it is not impressive having reached $40+ and then tumbling back to 23 which is where it was 5 years ago. Admittedly, it is in a sector that will always have market demand, but other than that, what is the attraction?
Read Answer Asked by Carl on August 17, 2023