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Q: Hello, CDN Banks are trading at or near their 52 week lows. BNS and CM have a dividend yield of over 5% now. Do you believe, their valuations have reached close to or near their bottom and it makes sense to add, for income and growth, with a time horizon of 5-10 years. If so, what will be your preferred order for these names ? Thanks

Read Answer Asked by rajeev on July 04, 2022

Q: Why were CDN banks down 3%, today, Stress Test results for US banks also came strong. One damper, as I learned was Deutsche Bank down 11% in Europe Trading. Is there a contagion effect ? CDN Banks are now down 20% YTD. Should we worry ? Thanks

Read Answer Asked by rajeev on June 24, 2022

Q: Earlier today you replied to a question with: "We are not big fans of averaging down, but if we were to do it BAM.A would likely be near the top of the list. When 'the market' brings down all stocks we are more comfortable buying more as opposed to when a company in isolation declines. We are not worrried about BAM getting through this market and/or upcoming recession. "

Please list 5 cad and 5 usd stocks that would be in your top list that would meet the above criteria.

Thx.

Read Answer Asked by Christopher on June 20, 2022

Q: Greetings 5i,

Can you rank in a list the top5 Canadian Banks, top 3 Life Companies, and 2 Telcos in order of preferance for purchasing today for longer term hold.

Can you briefly outline your reasons as to why you ranked the Lifecos as you did in comparison to the others on the list.

Cheers!

Read Answer Asked by Duane on June 20, 2022

Q: Can you please provide your top 10 canadian dividend stocks which can also provide some capital growth. Time frame is 5 years. Is now a good time to start buying or should I wait?
Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Vineet on June 15, 2022

Q: In our unregistered, income account I recently sold LIF and have decided not to return to that stock after 30 days. Instead, planning to buy more of one or two of the existing stocks.

Since this is an income account, yield is important and also quite happy to see total account balance steadily increasing whilst tapping off the cash.


I need some help deciding which ones to add to, and have 3 criteria:
1. Best yield
2. Current portfolio weighting
3. Best value over next 5 to 10 years

1. From highest to lowest yield:
TCL.A, BCE, AQN, EIF, BNS, CPD, T, SLF, QSR, ZRE, RY, LNF, FTS, BEPC, NTR

2. From lowest to highest weighting:
ZRE, LNF, TCL.A, QSR, AQN, NTR, BEPC, SLF, CPD, T, BNS, EIF, BCE, RY, FTS

3. Can you please help me to rank these stocks from highest to lowest value / growth prospects, or if that is to big a task. Please recommend overall best 3 selections given my criteria.


Thanks,


Jim

Read Answer Asked by Jim on June 13, 2022

Q: I noticed that ZEB..holds the six major banks. However, its dividend distribution is 3.33%. The lowest of the dividend from TD and RY are 3.8/ 3.9. and the others are 4%+ . Any reason for that? May be a good reason to switch over?

Read Answer Asked by DAVID on June 13, 2022

Q: Can you recommend etfs to setup a smith maneuver account with target dividend of around 4-5%?
If you think I can get diversification from individual stocks then please go ahead to recommend that list.
Thank you for your service.

Read Answer Asked by Gurdeep on May 27, 2022

Q: Results in recent 1/4 looked good, what is your outlook for next 12 months. screaming buy at these levels? Please rank above list. Thankyou

Read Answer Asked by Albert on May 26, 2022

Q: Regarding the list above, could you rank them from best to worst, in terms of fundamentals and the ability to survive economic downturns.
Deduct as many credits as you wish. Many thanks for you assistance.
John

Read Answer Asked by John on May 21, 2022

Q: Given the possibility of a recession and the certainty of volatility for the next couple years, can you give me 4 CDN and 4 US stocks/etf's, you think might provide some safety and reliable, albeit moderated returns? The equities I've listed are my ideas.

Read Answer Asked by Graeme on May 20, 2022

Q: Could you advise when each the above banks are expected to increase their dividends.

Thx

Read Answer Asked by Robert on May 13, 2022

Q: Seems like there is some indiscriminate selling of rate reset prefs
last few days. Not sure this makes sense.
What are your three top rate reset ideas at the moment, that are NOT in the energy/pipeline sector
Thanks

Read Answer Asked by john on May 10, 2022

Q: Hello Peter,
For starting TFSA position, i was thinking of Brookfield Asset Management, Goog Ne (CDR) and either Royal Bank or Sunlife.. What makes more sense for a conservative value oriented long term positions? Thanks very much.

Read Answer Asked by umedali on May 04, 2022

Q: My portfolio is significantly over-weight tech and currently paying the price. Semi's (AMD, NVDA, SMH) had propped me up but not anymore. That's the bad news, good news is i have a sizable portion of cash to deploy. Over the next few months, where would you suggest deploying new cash? Which stocks, etf's, or sectors have been unjustly hit the hardest?
The rest of my portfolio is anchored by XIU, BAM, BIP, ENB, CNQ, etc.

Read Answer Asked by Rob on April 27, 2022

Q: I have no experience in purchasing stocks during a war & high inflation.

Could you suggest 5 Canadian company's you would buy in todays world situations?

Or would you recommend doing nothing right now?

Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Ross on April 25, 2022

Q: What sectors and top stock picks for each sector would you advise to address inflation and a recession. If possible, could you provide entry points.
thanks

Read Answer Asked by sam on April 09, 2022