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Q: Good Morning 5i

We have EPD and GIC's in our income side of RRSP's. We have room for a another stock at a 1/2 position. What are your thoughts on BTI with an 8.52% dividend? Do you have another stock as a preference?

Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Jerry on May 24, 2023

Q: I did reorganise my portfolios in 2022 for a majority of diversified dividend ETFs and a minority of selected excellent dividend stocks.This strategy was satisfactory ,and I shall not sell this content in 2023.My strategy in 2023 will consider the possibility of a bear market,I shall only " add-on" some stocks on weakness .Could you list 10 canadian+10 us stocks ( not ETFs), among the safest in a bear market in your opinion,including 7 dividend stocks+3 growth stocks for each list,and rank them for safety if possible,many thanks,JY

Read Answer Asked by Jean-Yves on May 09, 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: 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 am looking to add to the consumer defensive part of my portfolio, I already own Loblaws (L:CA) and Costco (COST:US). What other stocks do you recommend based on low debt/strong balance Sheet, secure and growing dividend, and some growth.
Many Thanks

Read Answer Asked by John on January 23, 2023

Q: Can you provide a 'buy' list for a person wanting to deploy $200,000 (inside RRSP) with the goal of creating 5% or more sustained cash flow - as well as growing the original capital to keep up with inflatiion? We do not have company pensions - this would serve to supplement our government pensions.
Thinking, 20 stocks across all sectors @ $10,000 each (or 5%)
Also could you include 10 growth stocks (inside TFSA) for a total of $250,000 - gotta have some fun ;)
Many Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Jan on October 07, 2022

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: On the US side, we've owned TOT, CSCO, MO and PM for some time now and they have languished. Is patience merited or should I sell these positions and replace them with other US stocks? We're retired and want to preserve capital but do like dividend income. thanks

Read Answer Asked by alex on November 14, 2019

Q: Peter please: I'm looking to add fresh cash to one of three stocks in an investment account, I realize all three are outside your area of coverage but would appreciate your opinion on your preferred among Philip Morris (PM), ICICI bank (IBN), Total S. A. (TOT) or if you would avoid any of the three, such as Total. I would be adding to PM and ICICI, Total would be a new (half) position. I realize Total is an energy supermajor (energy not currently in favour and likely in a secular decline) and there would be a French withholding tax. However Total has interests in renewable energy and the chemical space in addition to oil and gas and that is somewhat appealing to me. The other two securities are appealing as a result of secure dividends (PM) and exposure to India (ICICI). I would consider each to be a very long term hold, your valued opinion please

Read Answer Asked by Vicki L on June 19, 2019

Q: Hi 5i,
Can I have your opinion on averaging down on these in the current climate, say in the next few days,. Without regard for weightings,risk profile etc, could you rank them in order that you would chip away at them?

Read Answer Asked by mike on December 19, 2018

Q: Hi
Would like to get your opinion on which of the following blue chips is a good buy at current valuation and financial health/future growth.



Read Answer Asked by Ninad on October 29, 2018