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Q: I have one income account where I have a core of stable companies (BNS, BCE etc.,) and strategically move into beat up names where the yields are temporarily very high due to what I anticipate to be a short term fall in the share price. Generally I am looking for something over 6% in this equation at the time of purchase. Do you see any candidates for such a strategy? Thank-you. Love your service btw. Best money I have ever spent.

Read Answer Asked by Alex on September 19, 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.

Cheers!

Read Answer Asked by Duane on June 20, 2022

Q: Hi Ryan,
Several years ago I engaged with 5i for a portfolio analysis. I'm a recently retired investor. 5i strongly encouraged me to include a fixed income component to stabilize portfolio fluctuations and lower volatility.

With that advice and for tax purposes I purchased XBB, CLF, and PMIF into my RRSP. Now that the interest rates are marching steadily upwards I'm in a significant capital loss situation on my portfolio's bond allocation.

At this point do you suggest I just hold through the cycle and absorb the loss or should I sell and reallocate funds? Perhaps into some solid Canadian dividend payers? (eg. GWO?)

As always, much appreciate your advice and guidance in these unprecedented times. Thank-you.

Read Answer Asked by Maury on June 16, 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
Thanks

Read Answer Asked by john on May 10, 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: Hello: I want to add an insurer stock in Canada and the USA. I admire and follow FAST Graphs. The following companies were recently reviewed: Aflac (AFL), MetLife (MET), Principal Financial Group (PFG), Prudential Financial (PRU), Great-West Life (GWO) iA Financial (IAG), ManuLife Financial (MFC), Power Corporation of Canada (POW), Sun Life Financial (SLF).

I would like your recommendations for the best choice in each country: Objective: solid, safe, long-term hold with capital appreciation potential and good consistent dividend income and dividend growth. Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Mary on January 13, 2022

Q: The yield on CDZ is 3.0%, if I buy equal amounts of the top ten stocks, the average yield is 5.48%. What accounts for the 1.48% difference in yield and is the risk proportionally higher buying the individual stocks than buying the EFT

Read Answer Asked by Ron on October 20, 2021

Q: Any reasons that 5i can see that would account for the large difference in 10 year and 5 year in the performance of these companies that operate in similar industry. Companies outside of Canada have dramtically outperformed

10 year # including Div AON 470 MMC478 MFC 105 GWO 135 SLF 235

AON and MMC are 2 long term holdings in MAW120 and I am thinking of selling SLF and adding to MAW120

Read Answer Asked by blake on August 03, 2021

Q: I would appreciate your thoughts on holdings in the portfolio. All have been winners - I am fairly prudent yet always looking for trends and will hold long term. I don't rely on dividends though they are preferable. Would you make changes for another holding(s)?

Petroleum: TOU, FRU, ENB
Finance: GWO, NVEI
Steel: STLC, LIF (Watching cyclical trends)
Auto: MG
Mining: CXB, KL, (TRQ - I expect an upturn in 2 quarters)
Software: CTS, LSPD, TOI
Healthcare: WELL

Thank you for your support.

Read Answer Asked by Martin on June 15, 2021

Q: Hi, purely in terms of relative dividend security could you please rank the above blue chips companies over the next 5-10 years.Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Gary on January 25, 2021

Q: Hello, I am currently rebalancing my portfolio and would like to exit a position in Financials to increase in other underallocated sectors. To help with my research, how would you rank MFC and GWO for a longer term hold (e.g. RRSP) and any other attributes/parameters that are important to look at?

Thanks for all you do?

Read Answer Asked by Brad on January 18, 2021

Q: I am an income investor who has held MFC for years. Just breaking even on price but reasonable return on dividend.

Thinking of switching to either GWO or SLF. GWO has a higher dividend but SLF may have more growth potential.

For safe sustainable retirement income what would be your preference or do you have other suggestions. I recognize that a combination of growth and income can be just as good.

Thanks,

Read Answer Asked by Dave on November 26, 2020