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Q: I'm interested to increase my sector weight to financials - and now have BMO,
BAM, MA, and FFH.
Please comment on this mix and whether to add to any of these or add other stocks.

Read Answer Asked by Valerie on January 18, 2022

Q: My allocation to financial services - with a RIF (US and CA)and TFSA (US and CA) is under 10 % , with BMO, BAM, MA and FFH.
Please rate these for growth and safety - and whether this is a good mix.

Read Answer Asked by Valerie on January 17, 2022

Q: Banks had another big run in January. Are prices already reflecting all the good news for the banks, namely higher interest rates and a good economy?
Secondly if someone had new cash looking for a home in big cap blue chip dividend paying companies which of the financial, pipelines, telecom and real estate sectors give the best upside from here?

Read Answer Asked by Albert on January 17, 2022

Q: I am considering add more bank stocks and here's what I got based on their P/E:

NA: 10.79x

I have 150K cash available. Would you agree to add National Bank, CIBC and Bank of Novia Scotia equally since these 3 have the cheapest valuation?


Read Answer Asked by Yang on December 24, 2021

Q: Hi Team,

I only own bank of Nova Scotia and look to add more weight on financial sector. Can you please make top two of your picks in the list of names?

Thank you,

Read Answer Asked by Yang on December 17, 2021

Q: Good Day 5i, Thanks for all the great insights. I enjoying reading them daily.
My portfolio is not well-diversified. I am 39% invested in BMO. Luckily, I have done well over the last 20 years and get about 4.8 % in dividend yield. Everyday I think about trimming but I have not got the heart to do so.

I would like to trim and diversify into other stocks (CAD/US) or ETFs that have potential to grow faster or counter balance a downturn in financial. I do not mind a lower yield.

Which stocks/ETFs would you recommend today if I could trim 10-15% off my investment in BMO.

Thank you and await your highly respected opinion.

Read Answer Asked by S on December 17, 2021

Q: Hi 5i,
BMO had a nice run up in share price last couple of days and today has fallen and I was wondering if this could be negative reaction to this latest news:
"Canada's Bank of Montreal has expressed interest in buying French bank BNP Paribas SA's U.S. banking unit,"

Is this considered positive or negative and why?
Would this influence your decision to add or start new position?


Read Answer Asked by jim on December 17, 2021

Q: I recently sold my full positions in both of these banks and realized significant capital gains to use as income in my RRIF. Most big banks stocks have climbed since increasing their dividends so I'm not sure which one or two to buy next. I have done well over the years by buying the laggards, collecting dividends and waiting for conditions to improve. Which relatively poor performers would you suggest I consider next and why?

Read Answer Asked by Jean on December 14, 2021

Q: I need to clean up and rebalance my RIFF approx value $150,000.00
What would be your top 20 picks for an income portfolio I am 82 yrs young

Read Answer Asked by Eric on December 06, 2021

Q: Hello,

Could you recommend 5 of your favourite stocks (US or CDN) that provide a healthy mix of dividend yield and growth outlook?

This would be for a Smith Maneuvre with interest rate at 2.95%. Ideal scenario would be to get yield to be at 3% with some growth outlook on a 5 year time horizon.

Thanks very much.

Read Answer Asked by TRINA on November 29, 2021

Q: Hi team
My question is about the results of bmo in the last quarter. They show earnings of $ 3.41, how much of that is a reversal of provisions on bad debt?, If they target 40-50 % of earnings to the dividend, the increase would be rather large, depending how much they put towards buybacks, something that I never liked.


Read Answer Asked by auftar on November 13, 2021

Q: How would you rate the following Canadian
banks for investing new money at the moment?


Thank you so much,

Read Answer Asked by Rita on November 09, 2021

Q: What 4 dividend stocks or ETFs would you suggest for a long term hold to see the power of compounding

Read Answer Asked by Terry on November 08, 2021