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Q: Am I missing any major sectors with these stock investments?
Where should I focus if I would like to ensure a diverse portfolio?
Are there any stocks that I should dump?

Read Answer Asked by grace on April 27, 2021

Q: I am retired and invest in primarily blue chip, dividend paying stock. In my regular investment account I hold the following Canadian bank stocks, RY,BNS,TD.
In my RRSP I hold all my US stock which includes JPM and C. I am considering selling my Citibank stock and using the proceeds to buy more JPM.
I am thinking JPM has better upside and is generally a better run company. Any thoughts?

Read Answer Asked by Ken on March 30, 2021

Q: The top ten positions in my equity portfolio represent 30% of the portfolio. Among these top ten are TD, BAM, BAC and JPM. The financial sector represents 27.5% of the equity portfolio and the 5i analysis suggests that this be reduced to 15%. I am a new 5i client and donít disagree with the direction the model is suggesting. Other holdings in the financial sector are: BMO, BNS,CG,C,MFC,PYPL,PNC,RY,SLF,BX,X,V. This is a bit messy but adding to the sector in the spring seemed like and was a good idea but now we need to be more conventional. I may be very wrong but I donít consider BAM and X as financial services, particularly BAM. Looking at the holdings, what would you unload to bring down the financial sector exposure? Obviously a tax filter will be needed at my end. The question for another day will be an ask for recommendations to increase the under-weighted sectors. Having fun with the model and more importantly find it useful.

Read Answer Asked by David on February 03, 2021

Q: Please provide your top 10 ranked Canadian and US stock that are dividend aristocrats (at least 5 years of increases annually to their dividend or distribution) in the order you would purchase them.

Read Answer Asked by David on December 22, 2020

Q: Sir: I find myself still Down over 40% on SU, FIH.U, MTB, UMPQ and UAL and down over 20% on the others in spite of the recent strong market. So 1. Add to.? 2 sell.? Or 3 Hold.? Thanks for your great insight and valuable advice..........Jim

Read Answer Asked by James on September 10, 2020

Q: top 3 american, top 3 canadian, banks to invest in ?, and a reasonable projection and why, or do you not recommend banks at this time?


Read Answer Asked by eddie on July 21, 2020

Q: I have about 35 % in the above stocks in my TFSA and they have gone up nicely. The rest of my TFSA portfolio is following loosely your income portfolio ( + ZPW, ZWE, ZWH etc). My question is whether I should lower my exposure to the financial sector above?
Do you have some suggestions as to which US companies I could buy were I to sell some of the banks. I bought the US banks for growth as the rest of the stocks on the Can. side are mostly income producers.I already own Alphabet, Apple, Microsoft and Visa in my RRSP.
Thank you for your answer.

Read Answer Asked by Heidrun on October 31, 2017

Q: A year ago I took less than a full position in Citigroup that has now grown to more than 5% of my holdings. What are your thoughts on trimming to about 3 or 4% and with some additional US funds investing in PACW Pacwest Bancorp. It looks like this would allow a better growth outlook for the funds as well as double the dividends. If a suitable investment what would be the maximum PACW % that you would consider prudent? On the Cdn side I already have full postions of TD and BNS. Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Harvey on September 15, 2017

Q: Could you please rank the following US banks based on valuation in a rising rate environment
And what's your thoughts on the US raising rates going forward until December 2018. How many rate rises do you see by that time
Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Kevin on August 29, 2017