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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

Q: What sectors and top stock picks for each sector would you advise to address inflation and a recession. If possible, could you provide entry points.

Read Answer Asked by sam on April 09, 2022

Q: The current "supply and confidence" arrangement between the federal Liberal and NDP parties has resulted in the announcement of the intention to establish a national dental plan, for which there are very few specifics, save the $90,000 family income threshold, that this plan is for "Candians lacking dental coverage" (as per CBC report) and that coverage will be provided to Canadians under twelve years of age in this year, to Canadians under eighteen in 2023, with full implementation in 2025.

While it would be an impossible task to truly account for the potential impact to existing dental insurance providers, given the lack of any concrete information regarding levels of funding and range of services to be covered within this policy, could you offer any commentary (significant hedging of opinion is to be expected) on the potential near-term impact to the major players in the Canadian insurance space? Any insights you deem appropriate to share would be most appreciated. As always, I appreciate your candour and I look forward to your response.

Read Answer Asked by Domenic on April 06, 2022

Q: Hi
I owned BIP.PR.D for a couple of years and liked the steady dividends. I am looking at a) another Brookfield preferred that is similar or
b) an ETF that has mostly rate reset bons with a decent dividend or
c) another preferred share from a stable company, like fortis, bce, telus, enb, trp, etc
I would like something that provides 5%, has at least 2 years shelf life. Is it possible to provide maybe 5 choices, ranked that meet the above criterion?
As always great, Len

Read Answer Asked by Leonard on April 05, 2022

Q: In which order would you rate these stocks as the best buy right now in each sector or is there something else in each of these sectors Energy, financial, utilities that you would consider a better buy.

Read Answer Asked by Barrie on April 05, 2022

Q: Good Morning,

For yield - I am considering adding to or acquiring many of the above noted stocks.

Please rate in terms yield, growth potential and safety.

Also add any others I might consider.

Thanks very much.

Read Answer Asked by Dave on March 22, 2022

Q: I own the following Canadian Stocks in my RRSP and TFSA and 20% is in cash to invest when there are opportunities in the market.

Which ones from the above list would you pick as your Top 3 choices to add to at today's prices, and the reasons why you like them.

Are there any on the list above that you would consider selling and the reasons why.

Thank You.

Read Answer Asked by ALNOOR on March 18, 2022