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Q: My portfolio analytics is showing that I'm a bit low in my communication services sector.

Beyond the obvious telecom companies, what are some of the less obvious companies or perhaps ETFs that would fit into this sector?

Also, including the telecoms, could you rank your top few Canadian and US buys for this sector.

Thanks as always.

Read Answer Asked by Kevin on July 28, 2022

Q: Telecomm seems to be performing well, relatively speaking. How would you rank these telecoms for growth, dividend safety and inflation-resistance, in general? Are there other telecoms you prefer? THANKS!

Read Answer Asked by David on May 17, 2022

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: My wife has $75,000 to invest in her TFSA, in which she is also holding 100 shares of TD Bank along with 100 shares of TD in an RSP. She is retiring in a month has a defined pension plan, CPP, OAS. But she is still looking for dividend income either monthly or quarterly to supplement her income.
We are looking at going with "Beating the TSX Portfolio 2022" but also looking at ZWU and ZWC which look like they could bring in more income but higher fees. What are your thoughts? Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Brian on February 16, 2022

Q: In my TFSA, I have enjoyed the returns of CM, BMO, SLF, SIS. Not so much GUD and XBC. However, still good news. Am thinking of adding one of ANRG, ATA or T.
Very balanced otherwise, willing to take on risk. Please rank or should I add to the conservative side. Please free to suggest others....CTS? Well?

Read Answer Asked by Paul on January 14, 2022

Q: I hold all 3 in a non-registered account, and spin-offs from U.S. companies can bring unnecessary complications at tax time (86.1 elections requiring paper tax filing) - I just want to avoid that whenever possible. Given market efficiency theories, the value of the spin-outs 'should' be in the stock close to spin-out time. Given that, does your Bloomberg advise as to when the ex-dividend dates will be for the spin-outs of these 3? Thanks very much....

Read Answer Asked by warren on January 11, 2022

Q: Is there a Scorecard or Rating Agency, that tracks the long-term performance of different Rating Agencies and Analysts ?
On the extremes; "T" has a 50% + spread in target prices, maybe rightfully so.
The different Poles here, are two widely used Analysts. One of which is to be vastly proven wrong, pending they scramble to adjust.

Read Answer Asked by Cacey on October 25, 2021

Q: Hello 5i,
With all the recent changes at AT&T is it still a good hold? I've had it for a number of years and am still about level. The dividend has been good which helps but less now.
Thanks for your excellent service.

Read Answer Asked by Gregory on August 10, 2021

Q: On May 19, 2021 you suggested that those who hold AT&T should continue to hold. Do you still recommend holding this stock? I own this stock for more than 10 years and I am wondering whether to sell and cut my losses.
You also suggested that the dividend could be cut in half. Has AT&T decided what would be the new dividend?
Thank you for your insight.

Read Answer Asked by Terry on June 10, 2021