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Q: I have had the impression rightly or wrongly that you arenít buying into the current narrative that interest rates might stay higher for longer? Just supposing they do stay elevated for some time, are there any companies in your universe that you may have been previously positive on whose debt levels might give you pause under the higher for longer scenario? Iíll use EIF just as an example. Is it something you could run a screen on just to highlight some companies that you think could bear a closer watch under such a scenario? It always seems to me that when a company has an issue (Nuvei being a recent example), itís always a suddenly too high debt ratio that ultimately takes them down (or at least keeps them from recovering). Appreciate your thoughts as always.

Read Answer Asked by Stephen R. on August 23, 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: Trying to reduce my number of stock holdings. Have identified these 11 as small positions that can be eliminated. Intending to use the cash to add to stronger holdings. I try not to think of a stock as a "hold". There are lots of high quality names you can invest in that look better than a "hold". If you were doing a portfolio clean up, and held these as roughly 1% positions, are there any that you would be reluctant to sell?

Read Answer Asked by Dan on August 15, 2023

Q: If you held the following smaller cap stocks in positions of 0.5% to 1.0% of your total stock portfolio, and wanted to reduce the number of holdings by selling several of them and using the money to add to others, which ones would you sell and which ones would you add to: ACQ, ADEN, AEP, AND, CHW, CJ, DCM, ECN, GEO, HPS.A, LNF, NOA, PRL, QIPT, RCH, RET.A, SFC, STLC, SVI, TVE, WELL, XTC. Assume overall portfolio is well diversified so sectors not a consideration, and that this is the riskier part of portfolio, so, higher risk is fine. Would be great if you could pare this list of 22 stocks down to about 10-15. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Dan on April 24, 2023

Q: In one of your answers you felt that Tech, Consumer Cyclicals and Real Estate are areas that have been beaten down and might be poised for recovery. Could you mention 3 stocks for each area listed on the TSX that you would recommend as having solid potential at this time. Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Michael on February 01, 2023

Q: Saw Andrew Moffs on BNN Monday discussing REITs and Real Estate companies. Looking for a 2nd opinion on these 8. Maybe just a ranking from 1 to 8 in order of preference for a long term hold. Yield doesn't matter, looking for best total return. Which ones look buyable at this time?

Read Answer Asked by Dan on January 31, 2023

Q: Was wondering about continuing to hold storage vault. Heard a report on The National about a large number of break ins at there facilities. I sounded the there security systems were bogus. This may come back to bite them in the but. They may have to do some spending to improve security. Any way, to me itís not such a no brainer as before, where all they had to do is pay the power bill to keep the lights on.

Read Answer Asked by Anthony on December 01, 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

Q: Thank you for reading my question
Iím looking for warehouse stocks. Can you share a few from the US and any in Canada

Appreciate all your time and attention

Read Answer Asked by Marla on October 27, 2021

Q: Similar question to the one I asked yesterday. This is regarding some small/medium sized consumer and consumer-related type Canadian stocks. How would you feel about holding each of these stocks in your portfolio, on a 1-10 scale, with a 10 being you definitely want the stock in your portfolio, a 1 being a stock you want no part of, and a 5 being a stock you are basically indifferent about. As part of broadly diversified portfolio, looking for total return over the next 5+ years, comfortable with risk. ACQ, AW.UN, DOO, ECN, GOOS, HTL, LNF, MTY, SIS, SVI, ZZZ.

Read Answer Asked by Dan on March 12, 2021

Q: I am looking for high growth ideas from small caps. From this list, what would be your TOP 3 Picks?

Thanks Valter

Read Answer Asked by Valter on February 16, 2021