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Q: Hello, CDN Banks are trading at or near their 52 week lows. BNS and CM have a dividend yield of over 5% now. Do you believe, their valuations have reached close to or near their bottom and it makes sense to add, for income and growth, with a time horizon of 5-10 years. If so, what will be your preferred order for these names ? Thanks

Read Answer Asked by rajeev on July 04, 2022

Q: In my non registered account for financials I own BNS, TD, and GSY. With them all down would you top them up or buy CM instead as an additional holding? The focus of the accounts is high quality dividends as I plan to only use the dividends in retirement. I have growth stocks in my TFSA.

Read Answer Asked by Carla on June 27, 2022

Q: Why were CDN banks down 3%, today, Stress Test results for US banks also came strong. One damper, as I learned was Deutsche Bank down 11% in Europe Trading. Is there a contagion effect ? CDN Banks are now down 20% YTD. Should we worry ? Thanks

Read Answer Asked by rajeev on June 24, 2022

Q: Earlier today you replied to a question with: "We are not big fans of averaging down, but if we were to do it BAM.A would likely be near the top of the list. When 'the market' brings down all stocks we are more comfortable buying more as opposed to when a company in isolation declines. We are not worrried about BAM getting through this market and/or upcoming recession. "

Please list 5 cad and 5 usd stocks that would be in your top list that would meet the above criteria.


Read Answer Asked by Christopher on June 20, 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: Can you please provide your top 10 canadian dividend stocks which can also provide some capital growth. Time frame is 5 years. Is now a good time to start buying or should I wait?
Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Vineet on June 15, 2022

Q: I noticed that ZEB..holds the six major banks. However, its dividend distribution is 3.33%. The lowest of the dividend from TD and RY are 3.8/ 3.9. and the others are 4%+ . Any reason for that? May be a good reason to switch over?

Read Answer Asked by DAVID on June 13, 2022

Q: Results in recent 1/4 looked good, what is your outlook for next 12 months. screaming buy at these levels? Please rank above list. Thankyou

Read Answer Asked by Albert on May 26, 2022

Q: Could you advise when each the above banks are expected to increase their dividends.


Read Answer Asked by Robert on May 13, 2022

Q: Seems like there is some indiscriminate selling of rate reset prefs
last few days. Not sure this makes sense.
What are your three top rate reset ideas at the moment, that are NOT in the energy/pipeline sector

Read Answer Asked by john on May 10, 2022

Q: The above stocks have declined significantly from 2021 highs. I would like to make 2 or 3 purchases from this list. Please remove any you think are unlikely to resume upwards momentum over next 12 months and show the rest in a priority list for purchase consideration from highest priority to lowest for growth or growth/dividend return. Many thanks. Jane Norton

Read Answer Asked by Jane on May 06, 2022

Q: I have no experience in purchasing stocks during a war & high inflation.

Could you suggest 5 Canadian company's you would buy in todays world situations?

Or would you recommend doing nothing right now?

Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Ross on April 25, 2022

Q: Hi Peter, I have 300 shares of CM in a margin account and 20 in my TFSA since they are splitting I thought it would be a good idea to transfer some (what I can contribute) into my TFSA, 1. Your thought on that and 2. Is there a way to do this rather than selling them in one and buying them back in the other and when is it better, before or after the split. Please take as many credits for this question as needed. Thanks for your valued opinion. Nick

Read Answer Asked by Nick on April 21, 2022

Q: Hi 5i Team - Could you provide an estimate on when Shopify, Google and Amazon might do their stock splits. Also do you know of any other quality companies planning a share split. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Rob on April 13, 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