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Q: Hi,
I am low on energy and pipelines, as ENB.TO is my only holding in this sector. Most of the available cash I have on hand is in a US dollar RSP account, which I do not have to convert to a RIF for another 4 years. I've listed some stocks that have my attention, and wonder if it is reasonable to purchase now, as they're mostly at new 52 week highs, except OGS and VZ. Do you think these will still have room for further gains, or am I essentially too late and taking a risk these will roll over quickly as we inch closer to a US recession? Are there others you would prefer that aren't listed and any of the above that would be higher risk in this market environment? Take the appropriate points for the multiple questions. Thanks for you continued valuable insight!
Dawn

Read Answer Asked by Dawn on March 07, 2022

Q: I am considering increasing my investments in pipelines. I am looking at Enbridge but I have noticed over the last 3 weeks a number of analysts on BNN when questioned about Enbridge have indicated that although there is nothing wrong with Enbridge they consider that there at better opportunities in the sector - they seem to talking about Pembina & TC Energy. I would be interested to hear your thoughts. I know that your recent review of Enbridge was B+

Read Answer Asked by Ronald on February 22, 2022

Q: My wife has $75,000 to invest in her TFSA, in which she is also holding 100 shares of TD Bank along with 100 shares of TD in an RSP. She is retiring in a month has a defined pension plan, CPP, OAS. But she is still looking for dividend income either monthly or quarterly to supplement her income.
We are looking at going with "Beating the TSX Portfolio 2022" but also looking at ZWU and ZWC which look like they could bring in more income but higher fees. What are your thoughts? Thank you.
Brian

Read Answer Asked by Brian on February 16, 2022

Q: My only oil/gas exposure is via the pipeline stocks listed. I am virtually at a break even point on PPL and up on TRP and ENB. I am thinking that some exposure to a oil producer is a good thing. I am thinking of selling PPL and using the proceeds to buy SU. Thoughts?

Read Answer Asked by Ken on January 21, 2022

Q: Hi,

I need a good dividend energy stock, with some growth, and limited volatility, for the next couple years? Can you give me 2 of your favourite CDN and 2 US picks?

Read Answer Asked by Graeme on January 06, 2022

Q: Hello

With the current chip shortages, what is your view on Lam Research.
Is it a good hold for the next 5 yrs ? And at what price do you consider a good entry point? Or would you rather recommend another semi conductor company?

I hold TRP and I want to know if you see it as a good hold as an income stock?
What is your general view on the company going forward.

Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Kristelle on August 20, 2021

Q: I sold ENB for tax loss purposes. My interest is capital gains and a good dividend. Should I replace the sold holding with ENB, KMI, PPL, or TRP? I like both ENB and TRP but find it hard to choose between the two. What would you recommend among the four and why?

Read Answer Asked by George on December 16, 2020

Q: Good morning - I am overweight Utilities and underweight Energy. I have large positions in BEP and AQN, both of which have considerable capital gains as well as FTS which has plowed along steadily but not much gain. I am thinking of selling FTS and buying ENB or TRP. In an earlier question you suggested that you liked TRP over ENB if you had to choose. Do you like any other energy sector company better for a long term dividend loving old timer? I already have a chunk of SU and Canadian Natural Resources. On the other hand, I am noticing analysts starting to love FTS. Should I stay or should I go, and to which energy company? Thanks for helping me stop going in circles. Al

Read Answer Asked by alex on December 08, 2020

Q: This is actually a followup question to your answer to Steve's question from earlier this morning.

I also hold a core position in TRP. Dividend investor. Intended to hold 'forever'. I'm 43.

I couldn't tell from your answer to Steve's question whether you view TRP as a 'BUY', 'SELL', 'HOLD' or 'GRADUALLY TRIM UNTIL DIVESTED'. You had previously opined that oil will likely subsist as a fuel source in demand for 20+ years. That would take me to age 63. What do you think is the likelihood that TRP continues to pay and grow its dividend for say, 50 years? I know given the time frame, this is a very difficult, speculative, predictive question, but your guess is better than mine. I don't want to hang on to this position only to have to sell it at a massive loss 20 years from now, but that is the scenario that appears to be gradually unfolding now.

I hold a fairly concentrated portfolio of 20 companies, equally-weighted, and each is selected with the intention of holding for their sustained, rising dividend payments in perpetuity. When this is threatened, either imminently or in the medium to long-term, I sell. I sold SU when they cut their dividend and am glad I did.

Given this context, should I exit TRP? If so, should I use the proceeds to start a new position in AQN? I already own FTS and EMA, would this be too much overlap or too much utilities exposure? If so, I am relatively light on Consumer Discretionary (only hold CTC.A in this sector and have been eyeing QSR - do you think a switch from TRP to QSR would make more sense?

Please deduct as many credits as necessary, this was actually *many* questions in one.

Read Answer Asked by Walter on October 05, 2020