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Q: I have these stocks in my TFSA and most are doing okay. I have some extra cash to use to either beef up or buy another stock or ETF. Iím an income investor with also an interest in growth. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. I appreciate your work immensely.

Read Answer Asked by Deidra on May 09, 2023

Q: Hi
I'm trying to build a concentrated portfolio of Canadian dividend payers. If I want to add a few more names for diversification and safe/good yield, what others would you recommend?
Thanks,
Carlo

Read Answer Asked by Carlo on March 14, 2023

Q: Non registered account : I sold a majority of stocks in 2022-2023 in order to convert them into a diversified dividend ETFs portfolio.I though intend to only keep" safe stocks for long term".Please could you rank them in this "safety perspective" , a "hold,buy, or sell" comment would be greatly appreciated,considering the fact that in this case,selling a stock would result in "buying an ETF in the same sector" .Many Thanks for your excellent website ,J-Y

Read Answer Asked by Jean-Yves on March 13, 2023

Q: I like the high dividend paying shares of NYMT. Do you see any reason for a Canadian like me to pass on buying it for my RRSP.
After some research it seems to me that I would not pay tax on the dividend payout received in an RRSP. Can you verify that?
Other well respected dividend paying shares such as Bell (BCE) and Enbridge are Canadian companies so I could hold them in my TFSA without any tax implications. I am also noticing CM (Cibc) for long term RRSP or TFSA hold. BNS.TO, Also Telus KEY.To, Hydro one I won't mention Rogerw because I just don't like the way they do business. VDY.To. ZWP.TO covered call ETF. ZWE.TO is another one.
looking to get creative and make my own portfolio but not to proud to buy an ETF for income. I know you have an income portfolio I appreciate that and will look through it again. Looking for feedback for this strategy. I am a 50 year old Canadian citizen living in Canada looking for long term holdings.
Happy New Year - all the best.

Read Answer Asked by Daniel on January 09, 2023

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: 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: hello,
What would be your pick of six or seven Canadian names for a concentrated portfolio for "safe" and reliable income. Open to income trusts as well. Is my list "ok". What would you change? Aiming for better than 5% yield. Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Carlo on February 07, 2022

Q: Please rank re: distribution increases and share appreciation. Any other suggestions for income/safety would be welcome.

Read Answer Asked by Steven on November 18, 2021

Q: Hi We are a retired couple using our rrifs for income. We have been waiting for the right time to put our 10% cash to work. Please advise in order which of these selections to top up is best now or wait or don't buy at all.

Read Answer Asked by Peter on October 20, 2021

Q: How likely is is that the Feds permit the merger of Rogers and Shaw but then allow foreign ownership of telecoms in Canada. If so, which of the two, Telus or Bell, is likely to be bought out? Even if they are not bought out, Bell and Telus might still do better with less competition. Or the Feds may impose conditions on the merger that benefit BCE and Telus. In any event, I am not sure there is any downside to owning Bell or Telus, and the real possibility of capital appreciation. I leave out Cogeco in my analysis as the controlling family appears not interested in a takeover.

Read Answer Asked by Murray on March 18, 2021

Q: ALREADY HAVE A 5 PERCENT HOLDING IN TELUS AND AM THINKING OF ADDING BCE TO THE SAME POSITION. IS THIS TO MUCH IN A 68 YEAR OLD RETIREES PORTFOLIO? MY THINKING IS REDUCING RISK IN CASE OF A SIZEABLE CORRECTION AS THE GAINS HAVE BEEN ADDING UP. IF YOU HAVE A COUPLE OF BETTER INCOME IDEAS IDEAS THAT WOULD BE APRRECIATED. THANKYOU

Read Answer Asked by John on February 12, 2021

Q: I am planning to set up the Smith Manoeuvre to accelerate my mortgage re-payment and invest in a solid blue chip portfolio of dividend stocks , interest tax deductibility etc..I am trying to create a solid stock portfolio and I'm looking for 8 - 12 names, well diversified, targeting around 5% yield give or take a bit but 5% average would be good to cover the interest cost, trying to make this cash flow neutral.
I came up with a few names and looking for your opinion.
BCE , FTS, Manu Life, AC, AQN, Sunlife, Telus, BMO, PWF, Trans Canada, SHOP

Read Answer Asked by Kapil on December 17, 2020