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Q: I had BEPC (3%), BAM(1%) and BN(5%), TD(3%) but just sold my BEPC, with the intent to use the proceeds to bump up BAM. Would I be wiser to bump up my TD or would you expect the profiles and forward looking growth/income to be similar? Non-Registered account.

Read Answer Asked by Mark on January 26, 2023


Read Answer Asked by Maureen on January 26, 2023

Q: I have an RESP for my nephew who is in grade 12 now and attending a college in the fall. His parents are not great savers, and I don't have children, so I'm fine to subsidize his education. I currently hold only CDZ and TD in the RESP and would like to add some additional cash soon.

What's your advice on how to proceed? Do I add to one or both, or would I be better to invest in CASH or PSA.


Read Answer Asked by Robert on January 25, 2023

Q: I own the above Canadian Stocks.

Please rate each of the above as a BUY, HOLD or SELL and the reasons for your rating. Thank You.

Read Answer Asked by ALNOOR on January 20, 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: Hi Peter, Ryan and 5i team,
Itís that time of year to contribute to our grandsonís RESP (age 9). After rebalancing and adding new money we can add two stocks to the portfolio. To broaden the sectors , we are looking at utilities, healthcare, and real estate. Could you please suggest a name in each sector .
Thank you for your opinion.

Read Answer Asked by john on January 17, 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!

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: What are your current top 5 Canadian dividend picks?



Read Answer Asked by Joe 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


Read Answer Asked by Sheldon on January 03, 2023

Q: This is my selection of stocks for steady revenue (and secondarily potential growth) .Since a serious economic crisis is not excluded in my opinion ,I now plan to : 1) only keep Cies at low risk to become out of business and that should maintain dividends, based on their history and financial strength , and to : 2) sell the other stocks to buy ETF instead..

Wich stocks can be "relatively safely" kept at long term for this purpose ?

Read Answer Asked by Jean-Yves on December 16, 2022

Q: My 26 year old son has some funds to invest in his RRSP. He also holds a TFSA and Cash account and between the 3 accts, he holds, BEP, ECN, BNS, VHI, BAM, GSY, KUT, PBH, TOI, ENB and SLF. We would like to add a couple new names and on our list are TD, MFC, TIXT, GOOG, AMZN and EQB.....if you were advising your son in this situation, how would you rank these 6 stocks for addition to his RRSP? If you could add some colour as to your ranking, that would be much appreciated.

Many Thanks for the great service and advice


Read Answer Asked by Scott on December 14, 2022

Q: Hi:

Are you able to list a few factors that let Costco trade at P/E of ~37X while TD Bank trades at ~9.5x and pays a superior dividend to Costo? It "feels" like TD is a bargain but obviously day after day someone / some algorithm feels Costco stock provides equally good value.

Thank you!

Read Answer Asked by Marilou on December 14, 2022

Q: These are my holding inside my TFSA. I am 25 years old and would like to know your opinion on this Portfolio and if you think these are good longterm holdings or if they could be replaced with a better investment (please indicate what company you would replace with). Also witch companies would you consider a Buy in 2023 from these holdings for my 6,500$ contribution room.


Read Answer Asked by Bob on December 14, 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.

Read Answer Asked by JOHN on December 12, 2022

Q: I have equal weight positions inT, BCE, TD, BNS, LB and SLF, primarily for income. Have a nice capital gain with SLF and the others are treading water. Planning to sell SLF and redeploy to CM and ENB for the higher income. Your thoughts?

Read Answer Asked by Jean on December 06, 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.

Read Answer Asked by Anna on December 01, 2022