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Q: How the above insurance companies rank in comparison to one another for total return?
Read Answer Asked by Mike on March 25, 2024
Q: I'M in my retirement years and have accumulated about 28% in Financial sector, which is over what your Portfolio Analysis suggested (12%). Could u give me a ranking of 1 (least prefer) to 5 (most prefer) in terms of Price Growth and Dividend growth Take as many credits as you see fit. Thank you
Read Answer Asked by DAVID on March 19, 2024
Q: Iíve held TD for many years and the steady dividends are great but itís sure been floundering as of late in terms of growth. The 50 per cent weighting in the states seems to have dragged it down with the money laundering questions not being adequately addressed. Might a switch to Manulife or Sun Life not be a prudent move at this time??
Read Answer Asked by Dennis on March 12, 2024
Q: Hi Folks,
I am finally breaking even with BNS. I am thinking of selling it and with the proceeds I will top up RY. That will leave me with RY and TD as my bank holdings with a 15% weighing. With the remaining monies I am thinking of adding one of SLF, MFC or BAM. May I have your opinion as to which one you would recommend. This will be for my RRSP account which is fairly diversified.
Thanks
Read Answer Asked by JOHN on March 06, 2024
Q: Hello,

I own IAG and it recently missed earnings expectations by 5% and, as a consequence, the market reaction was brutally punitive. How can you compare IAG's overall financial strength to larger Canadian Insurers, say IFC and MFC, and are there overall reasons to worry apart from the market's bad quarter reaction ?
Read Answer Asked by Adel on February 22, 2024
Q: Please rank the above for a long term hold in a TSFA. Some comment on pluses and minuses for each would be welcome. Add any others that you feel are worth considering.
Thanks
Len
Read Answer Asked by Leonard on February 15, 2024
Q: Hi 5i
I have done well with all 3 of these but I am concerned that lower interest rates will cause them to pull back. Would you agree? According to G&M site, there isn't a lot more upside with avg. target prices about $31 MFC, $41 POW, AND $74 SLF. All 3 are close to 70 RSI which I use as a warning sign. I would appreciate your thoughts and if I were to sell one, which would you suggest? Now that MFC has finally gone above $28, do you think $30 will be an exit price for a lot of investors who are tired of the $24-$28 trading range?
Thanks, Greg
Read Answer Asked by Greg on February 01, 2024
Q: Hi Team,
could you rate these companies for a 3-5 years horizon considering I am looking for income and capital preservation but a bit of capital growth would also be good...

Thank you

Michel
Read Answer Asked by Michel on January 08, 2024
Q: Hi 5i
I saw your comment on the MFC/Global Atlantic deal. MFC has hit $28 and I had decided to re-evaluate it at this price. It seems to trade between 24-28 so I'm tempted to take the profit. But if they are buying back shares (I think I read 2.8% of float starting next year), and the market seems to like this deal, can you see it crossing $30? Also have SLF and POW (with re-evaluate price at $40)
Thanks, Greg
Read Answer Asked by Greg on December 12, 2023
Q: MFC: bought small position earlier this year at a good price (2500 shs) so up a fair bit. I also hold SLF (long time) which has been a stellar performer.
MFC announced a deal of some kind to-day which, quite frankly, I do not understand.
Why has this stock been such a poor performer vs SLF and is there any hope for it going forward?
Thank you ... J
Read Answer Asked by James on December 12, 2023
Q: I have held MFC for decades, have enjoyed the dividend but have had less than 1% pa capital growth with lots of volatility. I am seeing PFE near five-year lows and paying a dividend yield slightly higher than MFC. MFC is in my RRIF so there are no capital gains or dividend taxation issues to consider. My weighting in health care stocks and financial stocks are about the same, so there are no sector allocation issues. MFC seems to be finally moving higher and the interest rate environment should help it in the longer term, making me wonder if I should hang in. Especially with MFC still trading around 8 x earnings, it could easily move up 50% and still trade at a multiple comparable to its financial peers. However, I am intrigued by the opportunity to switch into PFE for a better yield and longer term growth. Would you make the trade to PFE or stick with MFC?
Read Answer Asked by David on December 06, 2023