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Q: Last week we sold BN and BIPC (U.S. $) for tax loss. Since almost everything will be in decline over the next few weeks, do you suggest we leave the money in cash or buy another stock or stock which we could sell at a (probable) further loss to rebuy the original two? Could you suggest a couple of U.S. candidates please?
Thank you
Read Answer Asked by J on October 30, 2023
Q: Just realizing that the BIP.U I hold in my CD cash account is not tax favorable.
I plan to buy BIPC. Then sell BIP.U a couple of days later, at a tax loss. Assume that will be kosher, and that I can claim a tax loss?
Secondly, I notice that this company pays dividends in US $. I could buy it in my US$ account. Does that make better financial sense? I would lose the dividend tax credit, but perhaps save on currency transfer fee each Q?
Thanks for your timely responses. This Q/A feature is what I love about 5i!
Read Answer Asked by Marcia on August 28, 2023
Q: Hi,
I need to sell all the stocks in my non-registered account to access the cash in the next 2-5 years. I will be selling many of the stocks listed, in the next few weeks. Can you list them in SELL order with a few comments on the rationale.
Also, please list the top 10 Canadian stocks (from this list or others) for longterm holding, since I will buy some of them back in one of my registered accounts (RRSP, TFSA), likely over the next 2 years.
Thank you,
Read Answer Asked by Camille on May 30, 2023
Q: These stocks of the same company appear to be trading at around a difference of US$10. The 5i blog is very helpful in explaining the difference in the two classes of shares and notes that the only real difference between them is that the BIPC class of share has a broader range of appeal for certain buyers and therefore greater demand than the BIP class.

So my question. Is the current difference in pricing related solely to a greater demand for the BIPC shares? Maybe I have missed something?
Read Answer Asked by angus on March 08, 2023
Q: December 2022 sold BBU and BBUC for tax loss using BN as a proxy. Now after 30 days considering whether best move is to buy back BBU or add to BAM or BIPC or standstill for awhile. BN is 4.5%, BEP is 3.55%, BIP is 2.52% and BAM is .97% of my portfolio where the investment objective is to hold a growth-leaning dividend-paying balanced portfolio. What would be your choice?
Read Answer Asked by William Ross on February 06, 2023
Q: Hello 5i,
I hold bep:us and bepc:us also bip:us and bipc:us. Is it worth trading in the bep:us for bipc:us and bep:us for bepc:us? Is there much advantage to do that? If so what is the most efficient way to do that?
Read Answer Asked by STANLEY on January 18, 2023
Q: I have been following the Questions and have been a keen reader of the opaque notices and statements from Brookfield . I own units in all the subsidiaries mentioned above too. So I am trying to keep position size of each in mind when I look at the BN holding corp and allocate it to the various sectors, Months ago, before the split you had answered a question confirming that the BAM.A sectoral breakout was 39% financial, 35% RE, 16% industrial, 10% energy?? Does this breakout still apply to BN and/or BAM or is there a new breakout given the spinout of the new corporation.
Read Answer Asked by William Ross on December 20, 2022
Q: Good afternoon,
As a follow up to a previous question about an infrastructure investment. Would you buy BIPC in the US or Canadian version? And, would you hold it in a registered or non-registered account? I would appreciate a brief explanation. Thank You.
Read Answer Asked by Patrick on January 27, 2022
Q: Can I get a list of top 5 oversold stocks in both Canada and the US?
Read Answer Asked by Mike on December 13, 2021
Q: Hello friends,

I own IPL:CA in my RRSP account and, since I like BIP, I would like to continue with them.

As we know, the offer is $CAD 20 or 0.25 of a BIPC:CA share subject to proration.

However, there is a fairly large price differential between BIP:US/BIP.UN:CA and BIPC:US/BIPC:CA and I would like to take advantage of that.

My plan is to tender for cash and then buy BIP:US/BIP.UN:CA.

Is there any tax impact on holding BIP:US/BIP.UN:CA (a Bermuda LP) vs holding BIPC:US/BIPC:CA (a Canadian corp) in an RRSP account e.g. withheld taxes?

Does my plan make sense?

Thank you for your valuable advice.
Read Answer Asked by Iulian on August 11, 2021
Q: Dear 5i,
If I hold BIPC.CA, BIPC.US, BEPC.CA, or BEPC.US in my non-registered Canadian account. do I have include them if I have to file Form T1135.
If yes what is the country code?
Read Answer Asked by Ian on June 30, 2021
Q: I've been looking over the large variations in valuations between this stock's ticker prices in both CDA and US. I noticed the yield between BIP:US and BIP.UN is rather tiny. Just curious, between all 4 tickers which offers the cheapest entry? If yield is included does that rearrange the order? As a separate issue could you mention the withholding tax metric as it has nothing to do with what an American calculates into a purchase of this stock?

Read Answer Asked by Gerald on January 20, 2021
Q: Hi
Can I have your opinion as the reason these two trading symbols on the same company are so dramatically different
I hold both and have done ok on one a very ok on the other I just donít savvy the difference and it canít all be tax related
Kind regards
Read Answer Asked by Stan on December 18, 2020