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Q: Hi
I owned BIP.PR.D for a couple of years and liked the steady dividends. I am looking at a) another Brookfield preferred that is similar or
b) an ETF that has mostly rate reset bons with a decent dividend or
c) another preferred share from a stable company, like fortis, bce, telus, enb, trp, etc
I would like something that provides 5%, has at least 2 years shelf life. Is it possible to provide maybe 5 choices, ranked that meet the above criterion?
As always great, Len

Read Answer Asked by Leonard on April 05, 2022

Q: Hello 5i Team
Further to BAM takeover of BPY, I looked back at the BPY takeover of Brookfield Canada Office Properties (BOX-UN) in 2017 for a similar timeframe:
January 23, 2017 takeover at $30.10 announced
April 20, 2017 revised takeover price of $32.50 announced
June 30, 2017 offer closed BOX-UN delisted
Therefore do you see the following timeframe to be reasonable:
Revised takeover price announced either mid march or early April 2021
BPY unit holders would receive the March 31, 2021 distribution
Completion of takeover prior to June 30 distribution payment (i.e. unit holders will not receive June 30 distribution)
Also noted at the time BPY increased their offer by approximately 8 % for BOX-UN – therefore would an increase from US$16.50 to the range of US$17.50 to US$18.00 be considered reasonable?
Thanks for the great service.

Read Answer Asked by Stephen on January 21, 2021

Q: dear team:
i have BPY and bpy.un roughly 15% in my no-registered account which bought at last May. i think it is too risky to keep them and plan to replace them .
pls give me some idea.



Read Answer Asked by liang on January 20, 2021

Q: Hi
Not overly familiar with preferred shares but could explain the upside and downside of exchanging my BPY.UN shares for the preferred shares. You can trade one BPY unit for 0.66 of BPY Class A Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Units.
It looks like there are 3 kinds of Class A prefs.
1. BPYPP 6.5%
2. BPYPU 6.375%
3. BPYPN 5.75%

So with your explanation could you tell me which of the 3 is in the offer. Given the trade is only .66 shares would the actual real return be .66 of the stated return on the prefs


Read Answer Asked by JEFF on January 12, 2021

Q: BPY/BAM possible deal.
As a holder of BPY the sale of BPY at the suggested price of $16.50/share is an absolute steal and robbery that is well timed to take advantage of the situation as we come out of the pandemic. That of my chest, to quote; "BROOKFIELD ASSET MANAGEMENT - HAS ASKED BPY BOARD TO APPOINT SPECIAL COMMITTEE OF INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS TO COMMISSION INDEPENDENT VALUATION OF BPY UNITS"
How independent is this special committee likely to be? Is it likely that there will be a vote of all share holders?

Thanks, Stephen S

Read Answer Asked by Stephen on January 05, 2021

Q: I bought BPY:us on a NY Exchange and hold in US$ within an RSP. I also hold BPY.un in C$ withinin a Canadian TFSA. I have substantial losses on both. These losses cannot be offset against capital gains.
BPY (US) and BPY.un have both sent me a cash offer for shares . The issuer offers US$12 or the equivalent in Canadian $. There is no mention of what, if any, accrued dividend would be paid to shareholders/ unitholders.
What would you do on the above-noted offer. Tender shares on one of the accounts , tender both, or neither ?

Read Answer Asked by Adam on July 30, 2020

Q: are you at all suspicious of the complex interconnectedness of the Brookfield group of companies? All seems well but like the predecessor Hees-Edper group of companies, would a slowdown cause a tumbling of dominoes?

Forgive me for thinking 'thrice bitten - always shy' but it seems many are on the Brookfield boat.

Read Answer Asked by Neelesh on July 21, 2020

Q: Given the current environment, which do you foresee having a good recovery from today's lows. How would you rank these companies listed to purchase today to deploy some cash. Which would you rank this list for risk from high to low. (not considering sector allocation.
Do you have any other recommendations outside of this list that you think might have more potential?

Read Answer Asked by Gigi on March 30, 2020

Q: Gentlemen,
I hold the above four REIT's. I plan to sell REI.UN. With the proceeds and new cash I would like to increase the HR.UN and BPY:US positions and add two additional REIT's. For these I am considering DIR.UN, FCR.UN, IIP.UN. or any of your suggestions. These 5 REIT's would represent 10% of my portfolio.
I appreciate you input.
Thank you,

Read Answer Asked by Werner on February 21, 2020

Q: Could you please tell me the difference in these choices? Are all dividends paid by all the Brookfield entities in US dollars. Thanks so much.

Read Answer Asked by Nancy on January 21, 2020

Q: I will be coming into some cash around the middle of next summer and will be re-orienting my portfolio towards income. I want to have 4%+ overall yield. To that end I am looking for a bunch of higher income stocks so I can hold on to my low or no yield, growth stocks. Specifically I am looking at stocks that have over 6% yield and whether you think a full or partial position makes the most sense for each. Please deduct as many credits as you see fit. Thank-you.

Read Answer Asked by Alex on December 03, 2019