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Q: These 3 equities are part of 13 in an income oriented portfolio. SLF is the only financial. If it were you, would you sell one of the Telco.s and purchase a bank? In a word, where would you want to tilt, do you believe the better return lies with financials or with Telco.s. If one is to be sold, which Telco would you let go?

Read Answer Asked by Leonard on January 19, 2023

Q: I asked this question yesterday but I don't see it in the 'My Questions' section, so I ask again. I want to add a dividend growth company or ETF to my kids RESP with a 5-10 year time horizon. I already have T, BMO, and ABBV in other accounts. What do you recommend from the 5i Research stock and ETF universe as a good buy now with plans to add over time? Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Zohreh on January 17, 2023

Q: Hi Guys
Comparing the 2 Companies, Telus is about 5 x bigger in MCAP. I was surprised to see QBR.B had about 618 million in FCF LTM, which was about the same as Telus at 622 million if my numbers are correct. Telus is about 2x as expensive on Forward P/E.
Yahoo shows Telus having next 5year growth at 17.8% per annum, verses QBR.B at only 5.15%.
Total Debt/EBITDA is actually higher at Telus from what i see at 5.2x Verses QBR.B at 4.0x
How do you view these to companies when comparing them. Is it strictly the poor future growth of QBR.B and the smaller size that makes it unattractive ?
Thanks Gord

Read Answer Asked by Gordon on January 17, 2023

Q: Good day,

Can you please rank the following for me in terms of personal preference - ENB, KEY, PPL, T, BCE, SLF, TRP. I own them all, but just want to see how closely calibrated my weightings are compared to your relative rankings.

Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Trevor on January 05, 2023

Q: Telus's share price has declined recently, making the dividend very attractive for income investors. What would you consider to be the biggest risk of investing in Telus? Is the stock cheap in your estimation? Would you be comfortable in buying at the current share price?

Thanks as always for your expertise.

Read Answer Asked by Richard on January 03, 2023

Q: Hi, Telecom stocks have been weak over past few weeks, perhaps due to bond yields creeping higher, once again. Is there any other reason/news which could have impacted the sector ? Telus, has been particularly soft and broke its 52 weeks low, in today's trading - any ideas, why? How do you foresee this sector and BCE/T performing over 2023 ? Thanks

Read Answer Asked by rajeev on January 03, 2023

Q: Hi, Does the court approval of Rogers/Shaw deal create competitive disadvantage for Telus business prospects in the near and long term ? Its stock has been in oversold territory with RSI dropping around 25. It made a new 52 weeks low, in today's trading after the Rogers/Shaw news was announced. What are your thoughts ? Thanks

Read Answer Asked by rajeev on January 03, 2023

Q: I have very little exposure to real estate in my portfolio (app 2%) due to concerns about the effects of covid & now rising interest rates. I am considering selling app 50% of my real estate holdings (Riocan - 3000 shares) and using proceeds to increase holdings in either BCE, Telus or Enbridge.

Please give me your thoughts

Read Answer Asked by Ronald on December 20, 2022

Q: This is my selection of stocks for steady revenue (and secondarily potential growth) .Since a serious economic crisis is not excluded in my opinion ,I now plan to : 1) only keep Cies at low risk to become out of business and that should maintain dividends, based on their history and financial strength , and to : 2) sell the other stocks to buy ETF instead..

Wich stocks can be "relatively safely" kept at long term for this purpose ?

Read Answer Asked by Jean-Yves on December 16, 2022

Q: These are my holding inside my TFSA. I am 25 years old and would like to know your opinion on this Portfolio and if you think these are good longterm holdings or if they could be replaced with a better investment (please indicate what company you would replace with). Also witch companies would you consider a Buy in 2023 from these holdings for my 6,500$ contribution room.


Read Answer Asked by Bob on December 14, 2022

Q: hi,
I currently own all 3, all with reasonable gains. I read recently that T and BCE have done most of their finer line bailouts, Rogers not so much. this tilts the tables significantly I assume towards T and BCE. I plan to sell Rogers, and add the proceeds to T and BCE. does this sound OK? and do you feel it is ok to have a 5% position in each of T and BCE now? cheers

Read Answer Asked by chris on December 05, 2022

Q: I have a son who is 31 and is just beginning his investment journey. He currently is looking to learn and has $15,000 to invest. With the uncertainty in the market he is thinking of investing 1/3 now 1/3 in the first quarter and 1/3 in the 2nd quarter. Is 5 stocks a good start with the intention of monthly contributions in the future to build a diversified over a 20-30 year time horizon. My suggestion was a equal amount to start in Royal Bank, Telus, Brookfield Infrastructure, CN Rail and a REIT.
What do you think of this plan or do you have other suggestions.

Read Answer Asked by Doug on October 24, 2022

Q: Can you provide a 'buy' list for a person wanting to deploy $200,000 (inside RRSP) with the goal of creating 5% or more sustained cash flow - as well as growing the original capital to keep up with inflatiion? We do not have company pensions - this would serve to supplement our government pensions.
Thinking, 20 stocks across all sectors @ $10,000 each (or 5%)
Also could you include 10 growth stocks (inside TFSA) for a total of $250,000 - gotta have some fun ;)
Many Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Jan on October 07, 2022

Q: Peter, if we are in for a a big long term bear market what are some canadian div payers that would suit 75 year olds that need the div? Thank you for your advice Ken

Read Answer Asked by Ken on September 26, 2022