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Q: I wish to increase Infrastructure holdings. Currently own BIP -2% [utility sector], WSP - 1%, PHO - 1%.
1. What percentage would you recommend for infrastructure -growth at a reasonable price? 2. What other stocks/ETFs would you add to the mix - agree with J. 3. Others? 4. What percentage would you recommend for each?
thank you

Read Answer Asked by sam on April 29, 2022

Q: Q1: I have QCOM for quite some time. I am thing to sell it and buy higher growth NVDA and CRWD. What is your opinion? What other US growth company do you suggest?
Q2: I have PKI and AQN which are going nowhere. I have TRP also which has gained recently but is still down from its high. I am thinking to sell all three and buy higher growth GSY and NVEI. What other CDN growth company do you suggest? What order should I sell PKI, AQN and TRP?
Q3: What growth companies will be impacted positively from high energy prices and higher inflation? Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Dev on October 28, 2021

Q: I'd like your opinion in regard to which of the above would be the best investment over the next five years? Perhaps you could rank them from highest to lowest in your opinion. I've included BIP because of their likely acquistion of IPL and the broad level of infrastructure that they represent. With thanks, Don

Read Answer Asked by Donald on August 11, 2021

Q: Hello friends,

I own IPL:CA in my RRSP account and, since I like BIP, I would like to continue with them.

As we know, the offer is $CAD 20 or 0.25 of a BIPC:CA share subject to proration.

However, there is a fairly large price differential between BIP:US/BIP.UN:CA and BIPC:US/BIPC:CA and I would like to take advantage of that.

My plan is to tender for cash and then buy BIP:US/BIP.UN:CA.

Is there any tax impact on holding BIP:US/BIP.UN:CA (a Bermuda LP) vs holding BIPC:US/BIPC:CA (a Canadian corp) in an RRSP account e.g. withheld taxes?

Does my plan make sense?

Thank you for your valuable advice.

Read Answer Asked by Iulian on August 11, 2021

Q: Now that Brookfield Renewable has come down so much, how does the valuation compare to Brookfield Infrastructure?

Read Answer Asked by Michael on June 01, 2021

Q: I "discovered" today that ET dividend was reduced of 37% in my RRSP since it is a US LP (limited partnership).Is BIP " LP" In my RRSP taxed the same way ? I guess and hope not, since it is not a "US LP" .I sold ET to Buy KO+PG instead ,at least no more tax on dividends and more stability ! thanks all for points of vue .

Read Answer Asked by Jean-Yves on February 25, 2021

Q: I've been looking over the large variations in valuations between this stock's ticker prices in both CDA and US. I noticed the yield between BIP:US and BIP.UN is rather tiny. Just curious, between all 4 tickers which offers the cheapest entry? If yield is included does that rearrange the order? As a separate issue could you mention the withholding tax metric as it has nothing to do with what an American calculates into a purchase of this stock?


Read Answer Asked by Gerald on January 20, 2021

Q: Hi
Can I have your opinion as the reason these two trading symbols on the same company are so dramatically different
I hold both and have done ok on one a very ok on the other I just donít savvy the difference and it canít all be tax related
Kind regards

Read Answer Asked by Stan on December 18, 2020

Q: Hi 5i,
Please rank the safety of current dividend payments over the next 3 years for the companies listed below. Assign a 10 for absolutely no chance of a reduction and a 1 for almost certain a reduction will happen in the next 3 years. Although I do not want to influence you on the rankings, I would give the Royal Bank a 10 as an example.


Please deduct as many credits as you see fit.


Read Answer Asked by John on November 24, 2020

Q: You knew it would happen but I wish it had been at a premium to the pre covid price and not the current price.... I've been a longtime holder and done OK, it has paid a solid div for me over the years and I was happy with the post BIP spike last year. I sold today at the premium over the offer as I agree with you that BIP doesn't need to sweeten anything with control. Unlikely in this market and that space that a white night will come in. So my question is what should I do with the cash? I dont hold any brookfield's so buying BIP is an option or do you have a better brookfield option. I am overweight financial already so doesn't need to be in the same sector. Overall well balanced so could be anything...balanced portfolio follower slowly shifting to income.

Read Answer Asked by Tom on October 27, 2020

Q: I have owned BIP on the US side of my RSP for some time. A few months ago there was a spin off and I received a number of shares of BIPC. The dividend is the same. My question is should I sell all my BIP and then buy BIPC. In your opinion will BIPC have a better chance of capital appreciation because of it's corporate structure?

Thanks Ken

Read Answer Asked by Ken on September 14, 2020

Q: I currently hold BEP.UN in a non-registered account. Up 70%. Was going to swap with BEPC, until I read your response to an earlier question that this would be a taxable event. I had assumed it would not be as I thought I was trading like for like. Can you please explain? Similarly, I replaced BIP.UN with BIPC in the same non-registered account on the same understanding. Is that also a taxable event? And lastly, assuming I'll be paying capital gains on my 70% profit with BEP, do you see any advantage of going forward with swapping it out for BEPC? Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Maureen on July 21, 2020