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Q: Hello, happy Canada to all. Currently building a moderate portfolio with the stocks above, all full positions except WSP, open to also taking on some more risk and buying into the negativity. Long runway of 5-10+ years. Am looking for 3 new options that would help achieve an overall 2.5-3% dividend yield (2 CAN and 1 US). And 3 growth options (2 CAN and 1 US). Please omit GSY, ENB, MG, TOI, and GOOG (I know, sorry) as these are also held in a separate account. Thank you for all that you do!

Read Answer Asked by Robert on July 05, 2022

Q: Given the never ending downwards trend of the market, I want to invest $10000 in US market and $10000 in Canadian market in dividend stocks, with at least 5% dividend.

Can you recommend 3 US stocks and 3 Canadian stocks. ETFs are also acceptable.

Thanks

Read Answer Asked by V on June 13, 2022

Q: If you were going to have a USD Income Portfolio, what would your top 10 equities and how would you rank them. How important is annual dividend increases?

Read Answer Asked by David on May 24, 2022

Q: Looking for dividends (monthly would be superb). Any US stock with a 4-5% dividend that you would recommend for long term hold (5 years)? Appreciate all your great suggestions!

Read Answer Asked by Dr Lorraine on May 18, 2022

Q: Dear Peter and Ryan.

I allocated almost same dollar amount in Meta (FB) (formerly known as Facebook), Amazon (AMZN), Apple (AAPL), Alphabet (GOOG), NVDA and others. I invested a bit heavily in tech stocks and got hammered. I was disappointed in the business model of Meta lately. Today after trading hours, Meta released earnings and the price jumped. I think this may be a good opportunity to sell tomorrow and switch to some non-tech sectors. How do you think? What one or two names would you recommend to invest now to diversify away from high growth stocks?

Thank you,
Yiwen

Read Answer Asked by Yiwen on April 28, 2022

Q: Hello, which 3 stocks do you like in the utilities sector that offer international exposure; I have a 10-15 year timeline. My reason for asking is to rebalance my portfolio. Thanks for your guidance.

Read Answer Asked by Brenda on April 11, 2022

Q: Looking to purchase a US dividend stock with a good dividend and room to grow. I have listed them in my order of preference. What are your preferences and why? I do not have any US stocks in these 3 areas.
Thank you for your excellent guidance and expertise.
John

Read Answer Asked by John on March 14, 2022

Q: Hi 5i We have $65000.00 in cash in an RRESP account. The funds will not be used for 7 years. We are looking to get back into the market. May we have 5 Canadian and 5 US suggestions. Thanks



Read Answer Asked by Gordon on March 07, 2022

Q: I hold 13% of my non-registered account in energy and utilities, spread across the following stocks, with a focus on long-term income.

Would you suggest any consolidations or removal of any of these positions?

AQN, 9.70% of total, 3% gain
CU, 4.78% of total, 3% gain
ENB, 21.43% of total, 31% gain
EPD, 7.50% of total, 2% gain
FTS, 8.14% of total, 1% gain
KMI, 7.54% of total, 6% gain
PXT, 7.19% of total, 15% gain
SPB, 8.48% of total, 3% loss
TPZ, 4.19% of total, 8% gain
TRP, 4.86% of total, 11% gain
WMB, 4.63% of total, 10% gain
ZWU, 11.55% of total, flat

Thanks as always for your excellent work! Aaron







Read Answer Asked by Aaron on March 02, 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 total holdings are highly diversified across the sectors. I have some cash in a USD RRSP so dividends and some growth is welcome. I am looking to RIO, TECK, WFG, WMB and CCJ for their respective thematic relevance over a 3 -5 yr hold and would appreciate your comments on your one or two more favoured of this list.

My thanks.

Read Answer Asked by David C. on February 15, 2022

Q: I have $20000 to invest in an resp account.

Given the ongoing fall in tech stock prices, I would like invest $10,000 to buy tech stocks low and hopefully sell high in 3 years.

Can you provide 5 Canadian stocks and 5 US stocks.

I also want to invest the other $10,000 in less volatile. Companies with a total return of 15% or more. (e.g. Energy, banks, insurance, etc...)

Can you provide 5 Canadian stocks and 5 US stocks

Read Answer Asked by A on January 11, 2022

Q: I have some extra USD money from a small US pension that is used for going to Florida in the winters. Since we have not gone in the last two years, I would like to put some of it in our TFSA. My questions are, if I buy say TD on the NY stock exchange would the dividend in US dollars be subject to 15% withholding tax. Could you please give me several companies I could buy into if this is true. Could you also give me several US companies or ETF's that would give me a dividend and hopefully growth for a long term hold. Thank you for all the help I get for being a member. Gary

Read Answer Asked by Gary on January 06, 2022

Q: Happy New Year from Panama!

I will be receiving RRIF payments at the end of each month going forward.
My question to the team is could you please give me a couple of US and CDN stock ideas? looking for safety of principal, with some growth,and monthly payouts? or quarterly?

Thanking you in advance

Stephen

Read Answer Asked by Stephen on January 06, 2022

Q: For my unregistered account I am looking for your top 5 dividend stocks in Canada and 5 top US dividend stocks if purchased today. Understand that US stocks will be subject to withholding but expect the growth to compensate. Thank you and Happy New Year.

Read Answer Asked by Ralph on January 04, 2022

Q: My portfolio is low on utilities and industrials at the moment. It also needs more US and international exposure. Any suggestions for a few stocks that might be good additions at the moment? They'd be long term holds.

Read Answer Asked by Jordan on December 23, 2021

Q: There is much concern about the future regarding Electricity to power all the Batteries when EV s come in in the Future. What Utilities in Canada and USA will benefit. This is turning out to be a Growth Industry. Are you concerned about supply RAK

Read Answer Asked by bob on December 06, 2021