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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

Q: I am considering buying Telus in the Telecom sector, as I reduce my CPD holdings. Already own ENB, BAM, BRK.B, RDS.B.
With long term growth & financial stability in mind, please rank your preference in the North American telecom companies listed.
Also please advise if there are any small/medium sized companies in this sector worth considering. Thank you!

Read Answer Asked by Pradeep on May 27, 2021

Q: Hi Everyone at 5i! I hold AT & T shares and have done so for a while. I am underwater in this holding and considering the upcoming deal, would you recommend still keeping the stock? There is a strong suggestion that the dividend will be cut. My alternative thought would be to sell out and invest in the QQQ for a long term hold. Your insight would be welcome! Cheers, Tamara

Read Answer Asked by Tamara on May 19, 2021

Q: Hello, I bought shares of AT&T eight years ago. I am still holding the stock because of the dividends. What does the deal with Discovery concretely mean for the average investors? Will AT&T change name? Will I get shares of Discovery? Should I sell my AT&T shares or just keep them and wait? I just do not know what to do now. Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Gervais on May 19, 2021

Q: I hold both in a non-registered account, and I'm always concerned about U.S. companies doing spin-outs, because it invariably requires an 86.1 election with the CRA, because the total value of the spin-out is included in the current year's T5. While the 86.1 election will defer the tax for another time, it requires paper-filing, including a letter with your tax return that explains what you're doing, and I'd rather avoid it if I could. Do you know if the new company that will be created with AT&T's assets will be spun-out to existing AT&T shareholders, or does AT&T just receive the $45B mentioned today, and that is it?
Thanks very much...

Read Answer Asked by warren on May 18, 2021

Q: This is my margin portfolio, all position weightings are between 3%-5%.

The projected yield is 3.31% with a 3-5 year hold.

I realize 24 positions is a bit overkill but I can't seem to choose which to remove, which would you recommend?

What positions would you add to the portfolio?

Take as many credits as needed.

Thanks for the great service

Read Answer Asked by Robert on April 26, 2021

Q: There are a lot of prices outside of Tech, that are higher today than 2 - 5 Yrs ago. The ratings on a lot of these individual stocks, can also vary from "strong buy" to "overvalued". Given what we are going through with Covid, this has me concerned.
I really just want the dividend's and the original investment back, in say 15 Years. How ill advised would I be, to drop down to the above and maybe a few more like them. I will not out live hydrocarbons.

Read Answer Asked by Cacey on April 20, 2021

Q: Hi, I am looking to put some US funds into companies/sectors, which will benefit from the reopening of economy. I also read that small caps generally outperform when economy rebounds. Could you recommend some USD ETf's and few large cap US stocks, still trading below their pre pandemic levels in such sectors, in order of preference. Thank You

Read Answer Asked by rajeev on March 19, 2021