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Q: Hi Folks,
I currently own the following in my RRSP account (weightings in brackets ) - PG (4%), TD (13.5%), BNS (10%), MFC (3%), ABBV (6.5%), PFE (12%), BCE (14%), T (14.5%), AQN (6.5%), BIP.UN (6%), and ENB (6.5%).
I want to reduce my exposure to TD, BNS, BCE, T and PFE to bring them in line with the others - can you suggest some names that will complement the portfolio, keeping in mind I am looking for Income with some growth - long term hold.

Read Answer Asked by JOHN on July 14, 2021

Q: Hi Peter,Ryan and 5i team,
Our grandsonís RESP ( age 7) is overweight in technology having Descarte and Kinaxis. Both have done very well, Do you think it is time to rebalance or continue holding. Which company in your opinion should we sell if any.
If we sell, we would like to add another holding. Please suggest a couple of names that would round out his portfolio.
Thank you as always and enjoy the summer.

Read Answer Asked by john on July 09, 2021

Q: I am overweight in the financial sector and own FSZ(under water) TD and SLF. I also own some ETFs that bring this to an overweight position. If I were to sell FSZ this would bring my weight to what it should be. My question is should I sell all FSZ since it is underwater and cut the loss or take some profit off TD and SLF and keep FSZ? These stocks are in a RRSP account.

Read Answer Asked by on July 06, 2021

Q: Please comment on the planned increase in dividends and stock buy-backs for the U.S, banks.
What is your outlook for these Canadian banks?
At this time, would you prefer U.S. or Canadian banks.
Would you prefer another financial entity over both?

Read Answer Asked by ed on June 29, 2021

Q: I bought all 3 of these banks a couple of years ago: Royal Bank, Bank of Nova Scotia and TD. At that time all 3 of purchase prices were much lower than today's stock prices. I would like to add to my holdings of each. Would you wait until the prices come down a little, or is it more probable at this point that prices will continue to go up? Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Cathy on June 28, 2021

Q: I am currently way overweight in Canadian banks and would like to gradually cut my overall exposure to about half of my present total value. Would you please rank the above stocks in light of each expected Total Return over the next 3 - 5 years?
Many thanks.

Read Answer Asked by David on June 24, 2021

Q: hello 5i team, I am 68 years old. As I get older I like to simplify my portfolios. Above is my CDN holdings. I have a U.S. portfolio of about 15 blue chip companies.
from this list which ones would you keep and which ones to sell? and time frame to sell? now/ 6 months+?
I appreciate your guidance.

Read Answer Asked by Carlo on June 16, 2021

Q: You have mentioned several times that it is expected that later this year the big banks will be given a free hand in allowing dividend increases, is there any analyst guidance/guesses out there on what sort of increase is 'expected' from the banks over the next 1-2 years (and may be baked in to the share price at the moment). Or is it expected to be more a case of just going back to a more normal cycle of increases rather than catching up.

Read Answer Asked by Graham on June 10, 2021

Q: I have the following companies in my RRSP account - I am looking to replace PG - can you give me some suggestions ? Something with some growth potential and dividend.


Read Answer Asked by JOHN on June 09, 2021

Q: Good morning,
Q1. Is it reasonable to assume that ZEB ETF's total return would be the same as that of holding each of the individual bank stocks in the exact same proportion as in the ZEB ETF minus the MER (0.60%) + or - the tracking error?
Q2. Given, that the relatively high MER (0.60%) of holding ZEB, would it be better over the long run to simply own 2 or three of the best big banks and if so which two or three banks would you recommend buying and holding for ever.

Read Answer Asked by Francesco on June 07, 2021

Q: If you had to sell all or some shares of one of the 5 big Canadian banks to generate some cash, which would you choose and why?

Thanks very much!

Read Answer Asked by Chris on June 01, 2021

Q: The Banks have done well this year.

1. Do you think they will be allowed to start raising dividends this year ?

2. What will this likely depend upon, the Canadian economy, Covid numbers ?? I am unsure how to interpret the economy right now, covid seems still bad, in fact worse than 2020, yet the TSX is up +++



Read Answer Asked by Ernest on May 11, 2021

Q: Hi,

Under your analytics tool, it's clear that I am too heavily weighted to Canadian stocks. To solve that problem, I'd like to get some US cash to purchase more US stocks. To do that, I'd like to use Norbert's Gambit.

I'm also overweight Canadian financial stocks so my thought is to sell my, for example, TD stock on the US dollar side of my RRSP account to get the US cash.
I would then buy GOOG or some other strong tech stocks as I'm currently underweight tech.

Based on what I've read about Norbert's Gambit, it's often suggested to buy DLR on the Canadian side and then sell DLR.U on the US side to get your US cash.

My question is - as I already have some stocks that are dual listed, such as TD, can I simply sell them on the US side of my account rather than buying the DLR and going that route. Does that make sense?

Thanks so much. Great service for the average Canadian.

Read Answer Asked by Robert on May 10, 2021