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I am looking for your recommendations on good dividend paying stocks. Stocks which have come under pressure due to market conditions. Stocks that are low risk and do not have high debt. I am mostly interest in income stocks but would also like a stock that would give me some capital gains. I have listed these and would appreciate rating these. Please also provide me with any other tickers you feel would fit my needs here which I may not have thought about.

Thank you.


Read Answer Asked by Donna on May 16, 2022

Q: I have some money in my RRSP and would like to buy some US stocks. Could you recommend your top picks you think are priced to buy now, which gives 3% or more dividend. Also any you would wait on, and what price point you would enter. Thanks so much!

Read Answer Asked by Pat on April 21, 2022

Q: Hello Peter,

I am thinking of trimming CVS in half back to 5% of my portfolio and switching to one of these 3: Walgreens, Loblaws or Metro.

Your thought, please. Thank you!

Read Answer Asked by Nhung on April 21, 2022

Q: Hi
In a past question I was provided these US stocks to purchase: VZ, DUK, GILD, ABBV, O. I was looking for: low to moderate risk and high dividend yields I am again looking for another 5 to 7 stocks with similar criterion. As I am trying to build a US portfolio, please provide some diversification suggestions as well. Thanks, Len

Read Answer Asked by Leonard on April 05, 2022

Q: Can I please have your top 5 US and Cdn consumer non cyclical stock choices ?

Read Answer Asked by adam on January 25, 2022

Q: Top USD stocks for dividend income please. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Peter on November 03, 2021

Q: Hi 5i,
I know you havenít been big fans of WBA due to their debt load. They had a decent earnings beat today, boosted by Covid vaccinations. They took a majority interest in Village MD to open more health clinics attached to their drugstores. They are also considering exiting the sale of tobacco products.
What are your thoughts on WBA these days with this renewed health focus?
Thanks again.

Read Answer Asked by Dave on October 15, 2021

Q: Peter, if with the reopening there is a shift in interest from growth into value stocks which Cdn/US stocks are best positioned on the value side ? In the US would you include Berkshire on the value side due to it sweighting in the Financials etc ? Would you agree with the strategy to shift from growth to value ? Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Paul on March 09, 2021

Q: Appreciate your best advice regarding selling half of my large position of Visa and purchasing Walgreen's in my cash account. Anticipating Walgreen's will be very involved in providing vaccinations. Or better to stay with a large concentration of Visa with the economic recovery (hopefully) in USA. What is Walgreen's dividend? Thanks for your valuable input/advice as always.

Read Answer Asked by Dr Lorraine on January 11, 2021

Q: If you were entering new money today to try to yield at least 4 or 5 percent, what would be your top 5-10 dividend income stocks in Canada that you feel would be a safe hold for at least ten years? Alternatively, what would be your top dividend stocks in the U.S. obviously yielding less?

Read Answer Asked by Neil on December 07, 2020

Q: Hi there. I hold positions in ABBV, PFE, MRNA, and AMGEN. I am looking for some supplemental help in the healthcare space and considering MDT, WBA, JNJ(on pull back and aware of legal risks).

What would your opinion and/or recommendations be on these companies JNJ/WBA/MDT Do you have one or two alternatives for a dividend conscious investor?

Thank you so much.

Read Answer Asked by Peter on October 19, 2020

Q: WBA: this one is driving me crazy - I have held for a long time. Last 4 Q beat except for one previous to the April report. I keep thinking I should add to my position. You would think pharmacy would be doing well during this panic crisis? I know people were worries about Amazon; but, quite frankly, it has not panned out. Any analysis you have would be appreciated. Maybe, I should sell and buy technology - already own IGM Etf - had for 3 years.

Read Answer Asked by James on May 14, 2020

Q: Jeffries has stated that rebound candidates in the market are CRM, CTSH, EMN, CVS, WBA - could you give me an opinion on these candidates?
Seeking Alpha mentioned an expert (I didn't catch his name) predicting that the S& P 500 will hit 2300 before recovering. Your opinion on that? Thanks for being around during this crisis.

Read Answer Asked by Dennis on March 16, 2020