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Q: Hi Folks,

My RRSP portfolio consists of the above stocks all with relatively the same weighing. Can you suggest 5 names or so, (CDN and U.S) that I take a look at that would complement the above? I am looking for a company that would be a good buy today for both income and capital appreciation - total return.
Read Answer Asked by JOHN on November 29, 2023
Q: By the end of this year, I will set up a RRIF. I would very much like to have dividends fund the expected withdrawal of 5 to 6%. There are many TSX stocks which will help achieve this goal. For example, ENB, BCE, BNS, CM, PPL, MFC, SLF etc. Currently, my RRSP is 67% CDN$ and 33% US$. I am having great difficulty finding anything in US$ that comes close to the dividend yield offered by the CDB$ stocks that have listed. BTW, my CDN$ would have about 15 positions. Big Question: How to achieve my goal with the US$ component of my RRIF? One obvious option is to move to funds CDN$, but that goes against country diversification which you often note. I am not very keen on US stocks or ETFs that pay a 2.5% dividend. Your thoughts and recommendation would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Dan.
Read Answer Asked by Dan on July 27, 2023
Q: My long-term interest in VZ was partially founded on it's extremely low correlation with almost every other equity and fixed income category. I am "off" VZ due its recent issues and am curious as to whether you are aware of any similarly low correlation, reliably high income alternatives?
Read Answer Asked by David on July 24, 2023
Q: Would you please suggest 5 Canadian companies and 3 US companies that have dividend yields of at least 3.25% annually that have a high probability of capital preservation over a five year time frame? Thanks for your great advice,
Read Answer Asked by Bryan on February 16, 2022
Q: Can you give me a list of 5 Canadian and 5 US stocks that you would recommend with yields above 3%.
Read Answer Asked by Cory on September 16, 2021
Q: Hi, as a retired couple looking for US div. Co.s for income and safety, please list from best to worst and those not to buy or your own preferred picks, thankyou
Read Answer Asked by Peter on September 15, 2021
Q: With more and more US states moving to legalize marijuana I feel it is just a matter of time before that is done at the federal level. I have a large position in these 3 names. I assume they will shift from big tobacco to big marijuana once it is legalized. I think there is big growth potential here. Would you agree with that assessment? Would there be something that could stop this from happening ie government not allowing these big players to dominate that industry?
Read Answer Asked by Edward on April 19, 2021
Q: Hi 5i,

Thanks for the great. What are your thoughts on the tobacco stocks (Imperial Brands, Philip Morris, Altria, British American)?

These stocks seem cheap with amazing yields—but just keep getting cheaper. Is it time for me to take losses and move on?

Thank you!
Read Answer Asked by Greg on November 09, 2020
Q: Any suggestion for US income stocks that still represent good value ? Thanks.
Read Answer Asked by Robert on August 20, 2020
Q: Gordon Pape suggesting selling marginal companies in this environment and claim the loss. Which of the above if any would you consider marginal?
Read Answer Asked by JEFF on March 24, 2020