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Q: Hi 5i,

My current communications holding (VZ:US/Verizon) only amount to 3.5% of portfolio and should be at about 8% according to Portfolio Analysis.
1. Would you continue to hold VZ?
2. Either way, could you recommend some additional/better opportunities?

Many thanks

Read Answer Asked by ralph on September 20, 2023

Q: Could you suggest some US dividend stocks that you think are a buy right now and that may do well over the next year. Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Pat on September 13, 2023

Q: Good morning,

I know there are risks with owning Verizon right now, but with another recent dividend increase (now 17 consecutive years of increases), forward PE ~ 7.0, and a dividend yield approaching ~ 8%, do you think there is merit in buying for an income investor?

Read Answer Asked by Trevor on September 13, 2023

Q: hi, can I get your thoughts on Canadian tire as a long term hold. in particular I am interested in growth prospects, dividend sustainability and dividend growth. do you expect more downside in price over short term? what price would be a comfortable entry point?
cheers, Chris

Read Answer Asked by chris on September 12, 2023

Q: Buy DOL?
Very high debt., - BV, dividend increase meagre and a ROE of 800+ - how is this possible with huge debt. - requiring cash flow to support it?
Find fundamentals confusing to say the least.

Read Answer Asked by James on August 31, 2023

Q: Can you suggest public traded companies that focus on restoration after environmental events (i.e. fires, hurricanes and floods)?

Read Answer Asked by Danny on August 30, 2023

Q: If you had $20,000 to invest today for and Income with some growth investor in an otherwise well diversified portfolio, what would you pick or just add to?

Read Answer Asked by Martin on August 28, 2023

Q: please identify top consumer discretionary stocks that meet criterion you recently identified for industrials - strong competitive advantage, growth runway, strong management, value creation and high ROE that are currently buyable

Read Answer Asked by sam on August 15, 2023

Q: As a dividend growth investor, with plan of living off of dividends well into retirement over the next 5 to 25 years (based on start of retirement and life expectancy assuming average Canadian life span), REGARDLESS OF SECTOR, what are your SAFEST and STRONGEST dividend paying stocks (with an equal emphasis on safety of dividend and strongest being quality of company).



Read Answer Asked by Ernest on July 10, 2023

Q: Hi team,

I recently trimmed my position in NVDA and I would like to add the proceeds to my dividend income.

I currently owe BAC, BX, DFS, DUK, HAS, GLW, KMI, NVT, PAC, SWKS, VZ, WMB AND ABBV for dividend and some growth. I would like to add one or more US company to this list.

Any suggestions to add to this list? And, what company would you replace in this list if you have any concerns?

Oh, I'm not a big fan of tobacco companies.

Thank you for the great service and I really appreciate your insights.


Read Answer Asked by Stephan on May 30, 2023

Q: I am looking to build a concentrated US equity portfolio. Could you please identify your favs [greater than 5% allocation] for each of Income, Balanced and Growth portfolios [and, if possible for Quality portfolio].
Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by sam on May 09, 2023

Q: I've been looking for an addition to the US side of my tfsa, sort of looking at the following (bn tri qlcm blk bac) but would appreciate any other suggestions, looking for growth with dividends, if possible, buy and hold investor and can take volatility.

Read Answer Asked by dennis on May 08, 2023

Q: Hi 5i,
I am turning 72 and moving from an RRSP to a RIF and think this portfolio should be more orientated towards income.

In that light I wonder if you could suggest some replacement stocks for the non dividend paying TMUS and DIS on the US side of my RIF? Thanks as usual for you help.

Read Answer Asked by David on May 01, 2023

Q: I hold the following companies in my consumer cyclical and defensive part of portfolio.




Iím thinking of selling MED and adding to the balance of my cyclical positions. What are your thoughts on this portfolio of companies and which ones look most attractive today to add to?

For defensive, I only hold Costco. What companies would you suggest I look to diversify my defensive portfolio?


Read Answer Asked by Gregory on April 25, 2023

Q: I have had these 2 companies in my rrsp portfolio for over 2 and half years now. usb has been up and down but not doing anything and cvs was up nicely and now i reached the even mark on it. I would like to replace both of these what will be your suggestion would you have that i can replace these 2 with what other stocks please and thank you

Read Answer Asked by wilson on April 18, 2023

Q: Hi Guys
Can you list a few U.S. stocks with attractive Free cash flow Yields ( using EV instead of MCAP) preferably with stable cash flows, that trade at attractive Forward P/E ratios.
Looking also for a decent dividend. I was pondering IBM, their interest coverage looks decent, but their Total Debt/EBITDA looks a bit high at 4.0x
Thanks Gord

Read Answer Asked by Gordon on March 06, 2023

Q: What would be your top 5 US and Canadian Dividend Stocks with good outlook for growth as well.


Read Answer Asked by Timothy on February 28, 2023

Q: I'm looking to add a US dividend company into my portfolio with some growth.
Can you rank the best, in your view, of these 5 companies VNO, BMY, ABBV, BAC and T? Any suggestions to add to the list?

Thank you,

Read Answer Asked by Stephan on January 27, 2023

Q: I want to invest in 5 or 6 of the above companies, using CDRs on the NEO exchange. I know you like them all, but I need to narrow it down a bit, based on available funds. Although it will be in a non-registered account, the goal is very long term growth. My wife and I will not need the money, so essentially I suppose I'm investing for my children. If two of the stocks are roughly equal in growth potential, then I would choose the one that adds a bit of diversification. But I don't mind if they are correlated and all move up together. It is probably easiest for you to answer this question by rank ordering them, and I will pick the first 5 or 6. Thank you for such great service over the years.

Read Answer Asked by Gordon on January 26, 2023