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Q: Good evening, 5i team

I appreciate having your thoughts on keeping 2 out of these 5 for a pretty condensed portfolio. I sided with BNS & CM among the big 5. Thank you!

Read Answer Asked by Nhung on February 10, 2023

Q: I am looking to put some USD, currently held inside an RSP to work on either of these Cdn banks. Is there a preference, or should I look at buying both? Also, would it be better to buy the US listed stock, as I have USD - or convert to Cdn dollars and buy the Cdn listed stock?
Many thanks!
Dawn

Read Answer Asked by Dawn on February 07, 2023

Q: I HAVE TD WHAT WOULD YOUR FAVORITE BE OF THE ABOVE OR ANY OTHER. A U.S. BANK WOULD BE OK TOO.
AND AS FAR INSURANCE WHERE WOULD YOU PUT MONEY NOW
THANKS.

Read Answer Asked by Maureen on January 26, 2023

Q: Good morning team, BMO, TD and Royal have all announced big acquisitions in the past year. Do you expect each of these to be positive for shareholders in the next 2-4 years. What are some of the individual risks to these deals being accretive? Which of the 3 deals do you expect will provide the best return for investors and why?

Read Answer Asked by Robert on January 20, 2023

Q: These stocks make up the Financial portion of my portfolio. I would like to concentrate my holdings (just because you have suggested it in the past). V and FSZ are each approximately 1.5% of my portfolio and the others are each around 2.5%.

I am considering selling FSZ and V in order to buy more of the remaining stocks. Would you endorse this move or given the different types of companies represented should I just stay the course? Capital gains would be owing on V and I tend to hold for the long term.

Appreciate your insight.

Paul F.

Read Answer Asked by Paul on January 13, 2023

Q: I have 20 Thousand US Cash in My US RRIF acc't. I am looking at deploying it into 5 stocks for income. I don't have any oil sector stocks or ETF, Reits or banks.Looking for idea's which could bring dividends and growth over time.Tks 5i take as many credits as required. 79 year old.Do not need any money to pay my RRIF monthly payment as I have Can account with ample cash for 18 months

Read Answer Asked by Guy on January 12, 2023

Q: Hi,
In general most of the Cdn banks have turned up lately, some more so than others, but it is the TD that I am most curious about. On Jan 3rd and 4th, there appeared to be very large buying volume, yet by the 5th it started to trend downwards, out of sync to the others. Was there a news item on TD that I've missed? As the Big Six tend to move in the same direction, this caught my attention. So I'm wondering if there is a reason and is it something to be concerned about?
Many thanks!
Dawn

Read Answer Asked by Dawn on January 12, 2023

Q: Merry Christmas everyone and thank you for a wonderful service! I'm looking to purchase six different companies that have preferred shares and would like you to help me pick them. Security of dividend and safety of the companies (staying power) is the top priority here. Therefore if two preferred picks are in the same sector I don't mind as I'm not sure how much diversity matters here.

I currently own TRI and CSU preferred shares and would also like your opinion on them, thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Mark on January 03, 2023

Q: Last year at about this time I asked you which was the worst perfomrning Canadian bank for 2021. Apparently It was RY and I bought it and it is down 3.3% to this date.

So 2 questions please

1)Which was the best performing Canadian bank stock in 2022 and what was the performance.

2) and which was the worst performing Canadian bank stock for 2022.

I picked up this strategy from your investor Suite article a few years ago and figure I can't go to far wrong following it.

Thanks and Happy New Year


Sheldon

Read Answer Asked by Sheldon on January 03, 2023

Q: FOR A 3-5 YEAR HOLD.

PLEASE GIVE ME YOUR BEST AND SAFEST DIVIDEND PAYING STOCKS

DIVIDEND < 5 %
DIVIDEND 5-6 %
AND
DIVIDEND > 6 %

3-4 IN EACH CATEGORY WOULD BE GREAT THANKS
SECTORS ARE IRRELEVANT, KEY QUALIFIERS ARE QUALITY OF COMPANY AND LONG TERM SAFETY OF DIVIDEND

Read Answer Asked by Ernest on December 22, 2022

Q: Hi Folks,
I've held BNS in my RRSP account for a couple of years now. I also hold TD. I am breaking even with BNS, would this be a good time to switch to RY. I realize there is a difference in the dividend but I am looking 5-10 years down the road.
Thanks

Read Answer Asked by JOHN on December 12, 2022

Q: Good morning. I watched your interview with Kornel Szejber from Build Wealth Canada. On it you discussed immunization which was most helpful. You also mentioned that you thought of CNR and CP as set it and forget it stocks. With that train of thought in mind which other canadian dividend stocks would you put in this same category? If I was to purchase 10 dividend stocks to take advantage of the dividend tax credit in my non registered acct which would be my main source of income which stocks should I consider.
Thanks
Victoria

Read Answer Asked by Anna on December 01, 2022

Q: I may be incorrectly expecting downward pressure on oil prices given the likelihood of reduced demand from recessionary conditions. As a result I plan on exiting my position in Suncor and moving the funds elsewhere in hopes of capital appreciation. I follow the Balanced Portfolio with a few holdings of some other names you like. Wondering if you could provide a couple of Canadian companies you feel are undervalued right now regardless of sector. Donít need the cash again for 10 years.

Read Answer Asked by Chris on November 22, 2022

Q: The financials segment of my RRIF consists of BMO, BNS, RY with a 25 % total portfolio weighting.
I am looking at selling the 3 and replacing them with HCAL. Believing in the long term growth and security of the Canadian banks , I see this move as providing both higher stock price movement with its 1.25 leverage and higher dividend yield. I see the disadvantages being a nearly 1.00 % MER and greater lose potential in a falling market.
Am I missing any other advantages/ disadvantages ? Would you recommend replacing bank stocks with this ETF and why ?
Thanks
Derek

Read Answer Asked by Derek on November 14, 2022

Q: Hi Peter,

I will soon be receiving my pension funds from my ex-employer to put in my LIRA.
Can you suggest a few stocks with a decent upside....time frame 10-15 years.

Read Answer Asked by HARRY on November 11, 2022

Q: What would be your top picks for Canadian large cap dividend paying stocks that are currently trading at a good entry point?

Read Answer Asked by Tara on November 10, 2022

Q: Can you please rank the above financial holdings by value, safety and growth. What would you recommend as a top US financial stock that has a significant moat?
Thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Grant on November 08, 2022

Q: Can you please give me your 8 top stock picks for someone retiring in 8 years. Thank you, I value your teams opinion.

Read Answer Asked by Cheryl on October 28, 2022