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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: We are often reminded that one should not try to time the market, and that it is time in the market that counts. But would you be in favour of an investor re-weighting to more defensive positions if one is worried there is a "correction" on the horizon, for example if the Delta variant explodes Covid numbers, there is a gov't policy or interest rate change, an external shock with China, etc, ? If one was going to make that change, can you pls provide 10 names that currently would be more defensive? Thank you for your very excellent service.

Read Answer Asked by Leonard on September 10, 2021

Q: Greetings,

I am underweight consumer defensive and consumer cyclical and would need to invest about a $100k in each to get the right balance.

I also need more US and international exposure.

Can you suggest your top two individual names in each category that are listed in the US and Canadian markets?

Lastly, is there an ETF or two I should look at?

Keep up the good work… i am up substantially on TOI based on the guidance received here.

Read Answer Asked by Simon on August 27, 2021

Q: Hi 5iGang,

Would you please recommend 3 or 4 defensive stocks in each of the CDN and US markets.
Thanks for the nice work.

Read Answer Asked by Harry on August 24, 2021

Q: Hi,
I assume that you will deduct question points as you see fit.
I am considering simplifying and 'conservatising' my RRIF.My wife andI are in our mid 70's.
Portfolio Analytical has again shown that my account is unbalanced with inadequate foreign content. I also need to increase my weightings in Consumer (discretional and defensive), Industrial and Technology.

Could you please suggest 5 names for conservative longterm holds in non Canadian Stocks or ETF's in the following categories?
a)consumer defensive
b)consumer discretionary
d)Technology .

With many thanks,

Read Answer Asked by david on June 16, 2021

Q: Good day - thank you for reading my email and all your information and prompt assistance It is very appreciated

Would you please suggest which stocks you would buy in healthcare and consumer defensive - Canadian and US if possible

Read Answer Asked by Marla on June 15, 2021

Q: What do you see as the top 5 defensive stock plays for both Canada and the US as it stands today?

Read Answer Asked by Mark on June 10, 2021

Q: What US stocks would you recommend to reduce volatility of a portfolio which is overweight on US growth stocks (mostly IT)? Looking for dividend payers, which are expected to grow at a moderate pace and are reasonable priced for that growth.

Read Answer Asked by Steve on June 02, 2021

Q: Looking to sell this US utility as the price appreciation is not there though I like the div. Can you name three possible replacement and would Dominion D be one of them.


Read Answer Asked by Mark on May 12, 2021

Q: please provide me your best 4 income plays in both
Canada and USA, thanks, retired seniors mid 70's.

Read Answer Asked by Peter on March 15, 2021

Q: Hi guys...any thoughts on some beaten up stocks that could be opportunities for quick gains? can be Canada or U.S. thoughts are welcome...

Read Answer Asked by dan on June 16, 2020

Q: Hello-I invested in both of the companies early this year. Williams share price has dropped and now yields an eye popping eight per cent. Is that sustainable? What are your thoughts on wmb. I am tempted to buy more. Also, Citibank gave a shout out to enbridge today and it’s current yields are also high. Your thoughts on enb please?

Read Answer Asked by alex on December 09, 2019

Q: You have been quite negative in your commentary about Kraft Heinz. Unfortunately I hold it in my RRIF and hang onto it for the yield of about 6% at the current price. Since I need the income to live on, and can't claim the capital loss, should I hang onto it for income or switch into something else? If the latter, what alternative investment(s) could you suggest with comparable safety of yield and long term buy-and-hold potential?

Read Answer Asked by David on October 10, 2019

Q: 5i's - Looking for a low beta low PE defensive US pipeline stock - found this one which had a precipitous drop in stock price this year - 3 questions - why the drop - is this one a defensive place to invest in that sector - what would you recommend (one or two stocks) for US pipeline exposure with above criteria - 3 thank yous - Ken

Read Answer Asked by Ken on July 12, 2019