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Q: "I'm considering lightening up on my energy (oil) holdings and transitioning to some core renewable energy names as it seems to me these companies have a bright future and are currently "out of favour". I'm having trouble determining which renewable energy companies are valued best that also have the best growth prospects. Which names does 5I believe are "best in class" renewable energy companies currently trading at fair multiples with good growth prospects".
Read Answer Asked by jeff on May 24, 2024
Q: In an earlier question you mentioned that although you disliked giving targets for entry points, you suggested $37 for BEP. That's $10. below its current price: does this mean that you expect further drops? My concern is only that, because of my age, time in the market is limited, so waiting for recovery is less feasible than it was when I was younger.
Read Answer Asked by M.S. on May 22, 2024
Q: Hi group I have taken profits on QSR,MCD,GSY,BYD,WSP,CSU,ARC. So my question in what order and at what price do i get back in i own the others, as listed so please rate them also for adding same format. Thanks for your help with this
Read Answer Asked by Terence on May 17, 2024
Q: In any otherwise well diversified RIF portfolio I am considering exiting T and BEP.

I am looking to replace them with a couple of holdings that you feel have far greater upside in the next 3-5 years (realizing that the volatility may increase to some extent but in line with the potential for greater returns).

I have referred to several of your current favourites (which we do not currently hold) as potentials and am open to other suggestions you might have along the same lines.

If you could comment on the elimination of T and BEP and also if you believe any of the listed ones (or others ) would provide a substantially better risk/rewad profile over the next 3-5 years it would be appreciated.


Read Answer Asked by Terry on April 25, 2024
Q: Up to mid 2019, this stock was cruising on a gradual increase, then it doubled over the next 18 months. Now, some 38 months later, it is approaching where it was before it's 18 month growth spurt. I believe that you said the stock benefitted from increased interest in green energy, and that now that interest has waned. Would there be any more to describe the drop of some 42% over the past 3 years? Do you think the 6.3% dividend will be cut again? Thank you very much for your valuable perspective.
Read Answer Asked by TOM on March 08, 2024
Q: Hello 5i,
I am considering purchasing BEP:US to meet my P.A. targets for both Sector (Utilities) and Geography (U.S. & International).
In researching BEP, all I could find was one pie chart that indicated its geographical footprint as being 50% U.S., 35% Canada, and 15% Brazil.
While this will work for me, my question is "how accurate is that as a geographical breakdown?" It seems to be all I could find.
Can you offer any other suggestions for Utilities with a greater U.S./International bent? U.S.-denominated is preferred - as is a comparable dividend...
Many thanks for any insights you may have.
Read Answer Asked by Mike on March 07, 2024
Q: I'm looking at BIP and BEP primarily for dividend reliability and some growth. According to Morningstar, they both have very low return on assets (somewhat understandable given that they are very asset heavy) but also return on equity.

Normally, that would be enough for me to avoid the stock but they are both generally well thought of by analysts. What am I missing?

Read Answer Asked by Peter on February 29, 2024
Q: I am starting to plan for year end tax losses taking. Although these companies pay good dividends, I have capital losses greater than the dividend income. Do you have any thoughts on the potential of these companies to recover in 2024.
Read Answer Asked by Nancy on November 08, 2023
Q: I have some US$ and want to buy BEPC:US. I held BEP:US and a few years ago and faced higher taxes on dividends and maybe capital gains from the US with a partnership - can you confirm this will not be the case with BEPC:US? I also just bought BCE:US - can you please confirm that I will still get the Canadian dividend tax credit for with BCE:US and BEPC:US.
Read Answer Asked by Grant on October 18, 2023
Q: Hello 5i Team

I currently hold in my US$ denominated RRSP Brookfield Renewable Partners L.P. (BEP) to avoid complications with taxation of BEP.UN in a taxable account.

I want to proceed with buying Brookfield Renewable Corporation (BEPC) in my taxable account to receive Canadian Eligible Dividends. I would then sell my BEP holdings in the RRSP.

Could you please provide your top 5 ideas in the US market (i.e. NYSE or NASDAQ listed) for electrical utility and or renewable electrical generation to replace the BEP units in my RRSP.

Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Stephen on August 17, 2023
Q: Is it a good low entry point for BEP.UN at the present time,or BEP in RRSP for US dividends + no foreign taxes since it is a CDN Cie ?
Read Answer Asked by Jean-Yves on August 01, 2023
Q: BAM, BEP and EIF are each at about 2.7% of my total holdings. I can top up one to 5%. Which would you choose and why? And if the answer is 'none of the above', please suggest two Canadian companies with dividends >4% with some growth you would recommend, irrespective of sector. (T, NPI and SU already held and not wishing to increase my investment here at this time.) Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by Maureen on July 18, 2023
Q: Dear 5i,
In regards to BEPC:CA, BEP.UN:CA, BEPC:US, BEP:US and stock Beta.
Your web site reports: 0.80, 0.76, 1.09 and 0.87 respectively.
Does your web site report 3 Year Beta? If not, what is it? What is a reasonable Year Beta statistic to consider? Can you help explain why the Beta varies quite dramatically with the four different Brookfield Renewable tickers? There doesn't seem to be any obvious correlation between the Corporate versions and the different Currencies?
Read Answer Asked by Ian on May 29, 2023
Q: You recently mentioned that BN owns 75% of BAM. Do you have the numbers for BSO, BIP, BEP, BBU.

Greatly appreciate.
Read Answer Asked by Valter on April 13, 2023
Q: December 2022 sold BBU and BBUC for tax loss using BN as a proxy. Now after 30 days considering whether best move is to buy back BBU or add to BAM or BIPC or standstill for awhile. BN is 4.5%, BEP is 3.55%, BIP is 2.52% and BAM is .97% of my portfolio where the investment objective is to hold a growth-leaning dividend-paying balanced portfolio. What would be your choice?
Read Answer Asked by William Ross on February 06, 2023
Q: Hello 5i,
I hold bep:us and bepc:us also bip:us and bipc:us. Is it worth trading in the bep:us for bipc:us and bep:us for bepc:us? Is there much advantage to do that? If so what is the most efficient way to do that?
Read Answer Asked by STANLEY on January 18, 2023
Q: I am a 76 year old income investor. 3% of my portfolio is held in BIP, BIPC and BEP. I just sold my CU for my RRIF withdrawal. I now have about $40,000 with which to invest in our TFSA accounts. Analytics shows I need 5% more of healthcare, industrials and technology. I am thinking of adding BIPC.TO. and/or CPX to replace the CU. Please provide other income ideas.
Thank you
Read Answer Asked by STANLEY on January 09, 2023