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Q: Hello 5i Team,
I am looking at adding another dividend name to my RRSP portfolio. I already own ENB, TRP, and PPL in the energy infrastructure space, and am thinking of starting a position in Williams Companies. It has a lower yield than the other three at present, but how does it compare in terms of valuation (P/E, debt ratios, etc.) Is it a "safer" investment than the other three? Given that it's nearly impossible to build a new pipeline in Canada anymore, does it have a better future?
Much appreciated,

Read Answer Asked by Brian on August 21, 2023

Q: Hello 5i Team

I currently hold in my US$ denominated RRSP Brookfield Renewable Partners L.P. (BEP) to avoid complications with taxation of BEP.UN in a taxable account.

I want to proceed with buying Brookfield Renewable Corporation (BEPC) in my taxable account to receive Canadian Eligible Dividends. I would then sell my BEP holdings in the RRSP.

Could you please provide your top 5 ideas in the US market (i.e. NYSE or NASDAQ listed) for electrical utility and or renewable electrical generation to replace the BEP units in my RRSP.

Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Stephen on August 17, 2023

Q: By the end of this year, I will set up a RRIF. I would very much like to have dividends fund the expected withdrawal of 5 to 6%. There are many TSX stocks which will help achieve this goal. For example, ENB, BCE, BNS, CM, PPL, MFC, SLF etc. Currently, my RRSP is 67% CDN$ and 33% US$. I am having great difficulty finding anything in US$ that comes close to the dividend yield offered by the CDB$ stocks that have listed. BTW, my CDN$ would have about 15 positions. Big Question: How to achieve my goal with the US$ component of my RRIF? One obvious option is to move to funds CDN$, but that goes against country diversification which you often note. I am not very keen on US stocks or ETFs that pay a 2.5% dividend. Your thoughts and recommendation would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Dan.

Read Answer Asked by Dan on July 27, 2023

Q: good morning,

I'm overweight communications services, own BCE,T,DIS and GOOG. Telecoms are for dividends disney for a recovery if and when Iger sells TV and streaming business. Not selling GOOG which is more hybrid .If I where to trim telecoms where can i find a similar dividend stream.
Also is there any way to split google in portfolio analytics between technology and comm services. What are the percentages?

Thanks (gratefully)

Plenty of credits left

Read Answer Asked by Denis on July 24, 2023

Q: Hi team,

I recently trimmed my position in NVDA and I would like to add the proceeds to my dividend income.

I currently owe BAC, BX, DFS, DUK, HAS, GLW, KMI, NVT, PAC, SWKS, VZ, WMB AND ABBV for dividend and some growth. I would like to add one or more US company to this list.

Any suggestions to add to this list? And, what company would you replace in this list if you have any concerns?

Oh, I'm not a big fan of tobacco companies.

Thank you for the great service and I really appreciate your insights.


Read Answer Asked by Stephan on May 30, 2023

Q: Is NGG currently good value? Can you recommend other similar quality dividend paying alternatives?

Read Answer Asked by David on May 09, 2023

Q: I need to raise some $US cash soon. Could you please rank these stocks for how they would perform during a recession? Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by A on May 05, 2023

Q: I have some cash to deploy in various accounts. What do you suggest for income (divvy) in a cash account? to be held 3-5 years?
For capital gains to be held 2-3 years?
longterm (10-20 years) in a tax sheltered account?
Looking mostly for Canadian stocks but also a couple of US ones (but not for income)
Please take as many credits as fair. TIA

Read Answer Asked by Brenda on April 18, 2023

Q: What are your top 5 Canadian and US Dividend Stocks (> 3%). Could you also indicate good entry points.

Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Timothy on April 12, 2023

Q: Good Morning 5i.

I am looking for some US income suggestions.

Preferably with yieldís 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: Hi, Iím curious and very intrigued as to how an AQN takeover might happen. Could it be bought whole and if so who has the resources to pull this off? Iím thinking Brookfield/ BEPC or perhaps another Private Equity company like KKR? Or could it be sold off in parts perhaps renewables to a NPI or Brookfield and the Power Gen/Transmission/Water to a Fortis? Thanks in advance.

Read Answer Asked by Anthony on January 19, 2023

Q: Which US, dividend paying, equites do you see as inviting these days? I have a lot of ABBV and SPG so perhaps other sectors. Thank you ( PS, I asked this question last week but received no reply.) Al

Read Answer Asked by alex on November 22, 2022

Q: I was interested in 5 U.S. stocks for a rif. Divs should be high with some risk is ok bit solid long term. Thx

Read Answer Asked by JAMES on November 03, 2022

Q: Re your answer to Cheryl today, and your recommendation for 8 stocks that have been stable and performed well over time. Can you recommend a handful of US stocks that fulfill the same goals. Not concerned over sectors.
Thanks, Peter

Read Answer Asked by Peter on November 01, 2022

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