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Q: What are your thoughts about this as a US/CDN high yield income portfolio? Any ideas would be appreciated. Please take as many credits as needed.
Read Answer Asked by Gregory on October 18, 2023
Q: Could you please give me your top five dividend aristocrats. Thank you
Read Answer Asked by Anne on October 11, 2023
Q: Can you recommend some high paying US stocks or ETF's to hold in my Rif account. Please include some that distribute monthly payments if possible. I am mostly interested in income, not capital gains seeing most of my US investments are down. Thanks, James
Read Answer Asked by JAMES on July 05, 2023
Q: Hi group can you help me understand how to get a dividend for my cash that I have presently (100 k ) its sitting in my RBC direct investing account / they do not give any interest for this money.
Can you walk me thru what to buy / I need its to be liquid (I want to use the cash if/when we go into a pullback/ downturn.

2 nd question
Please give me your top pick in each sector regardless of US or CAD

Thanks for your help with this
Read Answer Asked by Terence on July 04, 2023
Q: Covid created the Virtual Office with many businesses opting to work from home using Zoom, Google Meet and MS Teams to name a few virtual meeting suppliers. Is there a potential looming on the horizon that office space will have a high vacancy rates and create pressure on REIT's that carry these empty spaces down the road?
Read Answer Asked by Christopher on June 12, 2023
Q: Hi everyone at 5i!
I am up 370% with my stock in NVDA and would like to trim a third of the stock. With the proceeds I would like to add to a portfolio holding AWK, BRKB, BX,COST,EMR, ISRG RSP. QQQ. JPM MDT MSFT, NVDA , PEP, PG, O , VZ, V, WM . I am looking for two or three stock suggestions that would round out this list for growth or growth and income.
Read Answer Asked by Tamara on April 03, 2023
Q: Good Morning 5i.

I am looking for some US income suggestions.

Preferably with yield’s in excess of 4%.

Long term - safe and secure - holds with potential for dividend and value growth.

Thanks very much.

Read Answer Asked by Dave on February 06, 2023
Q: SL GREEN, despite its recent dividend cut, seems a decent choice. Would you suggest buying REITs at this time and, if so, which ones? I am a retiree seeking inflation-resistant income.
Read Answer Asked by David on December 19, 2022
Q: Hi 5i, looking for help taming the RIETs part of my portfolio as i own all of the above. Can you help me with selling some REITs (anything I've doubled up on or is not the best choice). I am planning on redistributing the funds to the remaining REITs. As usual your help is appreciated, if you could rank them also that would be great.
Read Answer Asked by Mark on November 10, 2022
Q: Some time ago i asked a question regarding the merits of holding a handful of us stocks along with my US etf’s, in order to get a little extra boost. You were ok with the strategy but cautioned against the kind of stocks I held i.e. Google, nvidia, msft, Costco, abbivie. While they were good stocks you said that the problem is that they are well represented in the various etf’s and that if i wanted a “kicker” to provide boost that I should go smaller in size. I wonder if you could provide a handful of stocks that would fit that criterion and would be ones that one would want to own long term. If they were also good candidates for selling options on that would be an added bonus. Thanks for your expertise and advice.
Read Answer Asked by joseph on August 12, 2022
Q: I am moving toward retirement and looking for stocks with a Dividend of 4% plus. Could you suggest some Canadian and US companies that you feel are good value in todays market or ones to watch for this fall if things go down- separate lists please. All categories except financials as I'm overweight there. I'm interested in companies that can ride a recession with higher interest rates. Thank you!
Read Answer Asked by Pat on August 02, 2022
Q: Good morning everyone at 5i! You have always said that you can’t time the market. I am going on the premise that the market is close to the bottom, and it is time to slowly start to add some names to the portfolio and to add to existing ones. Could you please suggest 5 growth and 5 income stocks ( US or Canadian) which you consider good buys at this point on time? Cheers, Tamara
Read Answer Asked by Tamara on July 25, 2022
Q: Can you recommend some US stocks with growth and yield?

I have ABBV already.

Read Answer Asked by Mark on July 25, 2022
Q: Given the never ending downwards trend of the market, I want to invest $10000 in US market and $10000 in Canadian market in dividend stocks, with at least 5% dividend.

Can you recommend 3 US stocks and 3 Canadian stocks. ETFs are also acceptable.

Read Answer Asked by V on June 13, 2022
Q: If you were going to have a USD Income Portfolio, what would your top 10 equities and how would you rank them. How important is annual dividend increases?
Read Answer Asked by David on May 24, 2022
Q: I have some cash sitting in my RRSP and was thinking of adding to either Brookfield Infrastructure or Realty Income REIT. I had Costco on the list, but noted in answering another question, you recommended waiting. Of the two, which do you feel is the better choice today? Or should I continue to hold the cash a bit longer until the markets settle? Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by Kim on May 24, 2022

I am looking for your recommendations on good dividend paying stocks. Stocks which have come under pressure due to market conditions. Stocks that are low risk and do not have high debt. I am mostly interest in income stocks but would also like a stock that would give me some capital gains. I have listed these and would appreciate rating these. Please also provide me with any other tickers you feel would fit my needs here which I may not have thought about.

Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Donna on May 16, 2022