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Q: Hello Peter and team,
It looks like BAM will be spinning off the asset management unit. On their earnings call, i believe they mentioned it and the stock went up quite a bit and then went down again. Now that it is confirmed, there was no reaction.. Any comments? In case they do spin it off as a shareholder would one get shares of new companies similar to their other spinoffs and would this results in surge in stock price? In other words, if you are a BAM holder , would it be good idea to buy more shares at current price of $61.00 cdn assuming it is within our allocation in our accounts. Much appreciated.

Read Answer Asked by umedali on May 12, 2022

Q: Looking at these names at current prices for a non registered account. Can you give me your top 5 names for a 7 year hold.. would any of the above names be included?

Read Answer Asked by Don on April 12, 2022

Q: Now that oil has recovered, I was thinking of selling my shares in XOM and wanted to buy some Canadian stocks. I am retired so I have a relatively low risk tolerance. How would you rate RY, BEP, and BAM. Are there other companies you would suggest that are stable and offer a decent dividend.

Read Answer Asked by Nancy on March 09, 2022

Q: If you were to sell any of the above, list in order your top 5 or 6. Or would you keep the portfolio as is for next 3 years.

Read Answer Asked by Roy on March 04, 2022

Q: We recently initiated a TFSA for a family member (long-term buy & hold); the 10 securities purchased (in approximately equal amounts) were: Aritzia (ATZ), Unilever (UL), GoEasy (GSY), SunLife Financial (SLF), BAM (BAMa), WSP (WSP), Algonquin Power (AQN), Telus Int'l (TIXT), and an ETF called XUSR. Still have ~15% capital (~$12,000) to invest. Which 3 or 4 of these would you have greatest conviction to add to? And/or is there another security which would complement the above?


Read Answer Asked by Ted on January 27, 2022

Q: Regarding the currency in which dividends from BAM Brookfield Asset Mgmt are paid:

I see you recently stated they pay in USD.

However on their website it says
“ Registered shareholders who are Canadian residents receive their dividends in the Cdn dollar equivalent, unless they request to receive dividends in U.S. dollars.”

So it does not seem to be based on the currency in which you buy the shares. Can you confirm?

I am waiting for my discount broker to confirm that I can receive them in USD.

Read Answer Asked by Lisa on January 20, 2022

Q: I'm interested to increase my sector weight to financials - and now have BMO,
BAM, MA, and FFH.
Please comment on this mix and whether to add to any of these or add other stocks.

Read Answer Asked by Valerie on January 18, 2022

Q: Good morning,

I currently hold shares of BAM:US and BX:US in my US$ Non Registered account and would appreciate your thoughts on the following:

Q1. Is there any advantage or tax efficiency in holding BAM using BAM:CA in my Cdn$ Non Registered account?

Q2. What is your preference between BX:US and BAM shares and

Q3. What are your thoughts on holding BAM and BX in equal amounts.

Thank you and I'll await your thoughts on these three questions.

Read Answer Asked by Francesco on January 18, 2022

Q: I have some extra USD money from a small US pension that is used for going to Florida in the winters. Since we have not gone in the last two years, I would like to put some of it in our TFSA. My questions are, if I buy say TD on the NY stock exchange would the dividend in US dollars be subject to 15% withholding tax. Could you please give me several companies I could buy into if this is true. Could you also give me several US companies or ETF's that would give me a dividend and hopefully growth for a long term hold. Thank you for all the help I get for being a member. Gary

Read Answer Asked by Gary on January 06, 2022

Q: Hi team,
I was looking for your best bets for my 2022 tfsa contribution. I was leaning towards either Bam, Toi, or Lspd. What are your thoughts? Or do you have a better choice or 2 out there? I have a long term investment horizon 10yrs plus; and have no issue holding so long as the story in the name doesn’t turn negative . Thanks and happy new year !

Read Answer Asked by Shane on January 04, 2022

Q: What is your favourite Canadian growth stocks? Thank you!

Read Answer Asked by Judith on November 30, 2021

Q: I think Brookfield Asset Management is a great company to invest in for the long term. I'm debating whether to acquire more BAM in CDN or USD but wanting to better understand the USD option. Can you help me understand the pros and cons of holding BAM:US in a USD TFSA vs. a USD RSP vs. a USD non-registered account? Thanks very much, your answers are always really helpful.

Read Answer Asked by Brad on November 16, 2021

Q: What are your 5 favourite growth stocks in the US and CDN outside of Tech?

Read Answer Asked by Curtis on November 06, 2021