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Investment Q&A

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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: 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: I have an overweight in these 3 insurers, and think it might be wise to fix an underweight in CAD banks, by selling one of these and then adding to my banking exposure. Which one would you sell here (and why) and which Bank(s) would you add? I hold RY, CM, and BNS and was thinking of simply adding to my positions, but can be talked into something else here. Thanks

Read Answer Asked by David on December 13, 2022

Q: Peter; Minister Joly has basically warned Canadian companies to expect upcoming government positions on China and to be “ clear eyed” when doing business there. Are there any companies, already doing business there, that might be affected? Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Rodney on November 14, 2022

Q: Hi 5i
I am a little overweight in financials, about 2% each in above Canadian names and about 1% each in US names.

I am underweight real estate / property.

I would like to sell a financial. Probably MFC which essentially has paid me a nice dividend for a few years but hasn't really had a significant gain. Selling would provide a small capital loss that I could use. Certainly recent market downdraft has been a factor.

Would you agree that MFC is the one to sell?

2nd question is which real estate stock(s) or REITS to replace up to 2% of portfolio or simply go to ETF ZRE which is in the income portfolio.
I prefer individual - your favoured 2 or 3 but would definitely consider this ETF w good yield.

Criteria for buy(s) are (for retiree.)
(a) high yield i.e. 4% or more, mainly to replace income from MFC.
(b) low overall long term risk as compared to other REITs and
(c) low to modest growth.

re Reits buy all now or average in over 3 to 6 months?

Please subtract as many credits as you see fit.
Thank you for always helpful advice.

Read Answer Asked by Tulio on October 13, 2022

Q: Hi Folks,
I am looking to re-invest this quarters dividends in my RRSP account. Of the four mentioned above, which would be the best to add to at this time and why.
Thanks for your help.

Read Answer Asked by JOHN on October 12, 2022

Q: In a dividend portfolio would you prefer Scotia bank with its higher yield despite recent concerns in respect of the new CEO or National Bank. We also have TD and Royal in our portfolio. Similarly would you prefer Manulife over Intact Financial for now given the higher dividend for the current time.

Read Answer Asked by Gerry on October 07, 2022

Q: Hello Peter,
Can you please comment on good natured results? Is it fair to say Blackstone is more for income oriented investors given its dividend and Blackrock is more for growth oriented investors. Also, would be better to diversify into both instead of picking one as i already own fair amount of BAM? Is Manulife worth a hold for long term given its decent dividend? thanks very much

Read Answer Asked by umedali on September 01, 2022

Q: Which of these is the better buy at current levels? Cash flows seem wildly different between the two, can you help me understand the difference? I like the MFC buybacks and higher dividend. Will increasing interest rates benefit both of these companies equally? How long do you expect it to take for higher rates to filter through to the bottom line? Please deduct as many credits as necessary. Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Marco on August 26, 2022

Q: In addition to the Income portfolio, please suggest 10 diversified Canadian large cap stocks that should produce a total return of 8% with minimum volatility and a dividend ie no roller coaster ride. Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Richard on July 18, 2022

Q: Greetings 5i,

Can you rank in a list the top5 Canadian Banks, top 3 Life Companies, and 2 Telcos in order of preferance for purchasing today for longer term hold.

Can you briefly outline your reasons as to why you ranked the Lifecos as you did in comparison to the others on the list.


Read Answer Asked by Duane on June 20, 2022

Q: This week sun life raised its dividend but no raise from mfc or power corp. do you think this will still happen this year . Once again mfc disappoints for the common shareholder

Read Answer Asked by hans on May 13, 2022

Q: I have owned MFC for a number of years and over this period the shares have done absolutely nothing other than the dividend despite general markets that have been quite positive over this period. If that is how the shares performed in good markets what might happen if or when markets weaken. I suspect shares could tank as they’re does not to be a lot of ‘love’ for the company shares. Would appreciate your analysis. Should shares be sold or continue to be held? Could you pleases provide rationale for your position. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by John on April 14, 2022