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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: Which company do you believe has greater up-side in 2022: SLF or LWRK?

I currently hold both LULU (down 12%, TFSA) and ATZ (up 40%, cash account). Am contemplating:
* continuing to hold LULU
* selling LULU and buying more ATZ (thus raising my ATZ holding to 4.35%)
* selling LULU and purchasing AMZN. Your advice would be most welcome.

Thank you,

Maureen

Read Answer Asked by Maureen on January 13, 2022

Q: I have quite a lot of financials, mostly Canadian banks and insurers with about 20% US. Would like to sell down some and buy something with some more growth in the payment section but still relatively conservative.
Would you recommend one of MA, V, Pypl or other financial as currently looks like a buying opportunity?
Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Tulio on January 10, 2022

Q: Happy Monday Peter , just wondering what value stocks you might think are a good investment right now thx Kim

Read Answer Asked by Kim on January 09, 2022

Q: Withdrew $75000 plus in calander year 2021. Assuming I can contribute $75000 plus $6000 in 2022 .
The contribution will be stocks from my unregistered account. My choices to contribute are, AQN,BCE,EIF and SLF plus cash for which will purchase additional shares of BCE and SLF.
Am I correct on contribution? Any comments on my choices for contribution. Looking for some income plus enough growth to mitigate rising interest rates and inflation.

Read Answer Asked by Roy on January 07, 2022

Q: What are your current top 5 Canadian dividend stock picks? Looking to add to my TFSA holdings.

Thanks,,

Joe

Read Answer Asked by Joe on January 07, 2022

Q: With proceeds from a recently matured GIC that paid 3% I am thinking about buying 5 Canadian dividend stocks with a current yield focus and that as a mini portfolio gives me the best chance to get my capital back in 5ish years. In effect creating my own market linked GIC that I get income from, not my bank for guaranteeing the capital on a specific day 5 years hence

Categories and top contenders in each to buy today are;

Bank - BNS
Lifeco - SLF
Utility - FTS
Telco - T
Pipeline - ENB

What do you think of the strategy? What would be your top choices today in each category?

Read Answer Asked by Chris on December 21, 2021

Q: I am putting together a list of stocks to purchase in my TFSA for a 10 year hold. I am a very conservative investor and want income and some growth from my TFSA.
What companies would you add or delete from this list? Should I include a few US names?

Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Donna on December 21, 2021

Q: Hi Peter & 5i,
Wishing you and the staff a joyous holiday season!
Would you see any red flags in this portfolio for a conservative investor needing the dividends for cash flow. The portfolio would be 50% equities and 50% fixed income - 5 year laddered GIC's.
Here are the stocks and their proposed weightings:
Financial Royal Bank RY 5.7%
TD Bank TD 3.6%
Sun Life SLF 4.4%
Power Corp POW 4.0%
Utility Fortis FTS 5.7%
Brookfield Renewable BEPC 4.2%
Algonquin Power AQN 2.2%
Comm TELUS T 4.7%
Bell BCE 4.1%
Cons Staple Costco COST 4.3%
Loblaws L 4.0%
Cons Discr. Magna MG 3.8%
Restaurant Brands QSR 2.4%
Industrial CN Rail CNR 5.2%
Savaria SIS 3.6%
Energy Enbridge ENB 4.6%
Suncor SU 2.9%
Materials Nutrien NTR 4.3%
Real Estate BMO-Equal Weight ZRE 4.2%
Tech Thomson Reuters TRI 4.8%
Health Evolve Global Health LIFE 3.8%
ETF BMO-Low Volatility US ZLU 8.7%
iShares-US Equity-Hedge XSP 4.8%
Thanks so much for the fantastic service.

Read Answer Asked by Dennis on December 16, 2021

Q: Hello 5i Research Team
Looking forward to next year 2022, what strategy would you recommend with the likelihood of higher interest rates.Which area of the market are going to perform better and going to be hit hard. An example of a few stocks that you may recommend that should perform well next year.
I would like to thank everyone on the 5i research team for great advice and wishing you and your family a Happy and blessed Holiday Season.

Read Answer Asked by claudio on December 15, 2021

Q: I'm in the process of rebuilding my portfolio for 2022. It would be helpful if you could share with me a list of both Canadian and American companies that meet the following criteria:
1. They are some of your favourite companies from a fundamental perspective
2. They are currently buying back their own shares.
3. They offer a decent dividend.
4. They run businesses that offer good growth prospects for next year.
5. They currently offer good value.
6. These companies are so solid they would classify as 'core ' holdings.
At least six companies in each list would be appreciated.

Finally, I would like to express my gratitude for the support and ideas you have shared this past year. Definitely one of the best advisory services available to Canadians,

Read Answer Asked by Les on December 13, 2021

Q: Hi Peter,

In this downtrend market could you please give your three best stocks to buy for 3 to 5 years hold in each sector in canada and US as well ?
Thank you for your best advise on this platform.

KT

Read Answer Asked by kaushikbhai on December 10, 2021

Q: My virtual 'conservative growth' portfolio has the above 10 stocks in equal wights. What two stocks would you add to round it out please? Please assume that I have 45% outside of this portfolio in fixed income. Are 12 stocks enough in your view? I know there are many factors but please answer the best that you can ... maybe assume it is you.

Read Answer Asked by Dan on December 10, 2021