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Q: It seems that the telco sector will faced with challenges for the foreseeable future with price pressures on fees (I see it on my own bills) and likely not being able to recover for quite sometime. It was easier to sell the position on the non registered account and take advantage of the tax loss. I have kept my positions in the registered accounts for the dividend but am now wondering if perhaps a sell would be make sense and what to replace them with. Any ideas with some dividend and a little bit of growth?
Much appreciated.
Read Answer Asked by Francisco on May 23, 2024
Q: I never thought I would be contemplating whether or not to continue to hold these “sleep at night stocks” but here we are. I have no doubt they will recover but in what timeframe? I am particularly concerned about TD. I believe regulators are going to set an example. I am 75 years old and time is at a premium. Please give me some guidance.

Carl

Read Answer Asked by Carl on May 22, 2024
Q: Hello 5i team,
I currently hold Telus and was thinking of switching to BCE since the dividend is larger. It seems telcos are not doing well over the past few years and was wondering what you think may be the cause of this? Also I was thinking that BCE is at a 10 year low and may be hitting a bottom, so there would be a better chance at appreciation as well as the dividend.

This is also to simply having a telco in my portfolio for exposure and it looks like BCE has a better chance of improving than Telus (TIXT is probably dragging it down).

Thank You,
Andrew
Read Answer Asked by Andrew on April 29, 2024
Q: In any otherwise well diversified RIF portfolio I am considering exiting T and BEP.

I am looking to replace them with a couple of holdings that you feel have far greater upside in the next 3-5 years (realizing that the volatility may increase to some extent but in line with the potential for greater returns).

I have referred to several of your current favourites (which we do not currently hold) as potentials and am open to other suggestions you might have along the same lines.

If you could comment on the elimination of T and BEP and also if you believe any of the listed ones (or others ) would provide a substantially better risk/rewad profile over the next 3-5 years it would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Terry
Read Answer Asked by Terry on April 25, 2024
Q: hi, can you rank these ( longer term prospects ) as a buy, sell, or hold please. cheers, chris
Read Answer Asked by chris on April 19, 2024
Q: Hello again, I was not very clear on my question re: additions to Canadian dividend growth portfolio. I would like your top 5 preferences out of the 10 stocks listed, which are all currently held.

The suggestions you made are fine and most of those are also held, but for various reasons including existing position sizes I want to add to the group indicated. Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by Barbara on April 10, 2024
Q: Greetings, the above companies are all currently held (among others) in a Canadian dividend growth portfolio. For new money, what would be your top 5 choices to add to today? Long-term hold, income and stability with growth potential are key criteria. Would also like to maintain some sector diversification.

Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by Barbara on April 08, 2024
Q: Does the decline in Telus and Bell have any similarities to the decline in AT&T and Verizon about 6 months ago? I note that the US telecoms staged a nice comeback since. Would you expect the same or are the stories different?
Read Answer Asked by Mike on April 04, 2024
Q: I believe BCE cut their dividend by 50% in 2008 during the financial crisis and restored it in 2009 the following year. In your opinion, is the company in the same financial condition as it was during the financial crisis of 2008 which may warrant a reduction in dividend? It looks like Telus also reduced their dividend during this crisis. Can you comment on why the management teams may have acted differently with their investor dividends. I would appreciate your thoughts.
Read Answer Asked by Ian on April 03, 2024
Q: I have 7000$ to allocate into my TFSA which of these companies would be your favourite and which would be your least favourite, please rate them out of 10(1 meaning least favourite and 10 being most favourite). Lastly at what entry price would you be a buyer of these companies? Please indicate an entry price for each company.

Thanks guys
Read Answer Asked by Ma on February 26, 2024
Q: My PA wants me in telecom. I had Telus but it dropped heavy and I harvested losses, investing in BCE only to continue down. I realize higher interest rates are a challenge for telcos and utilities. It there a case for any of the of Canadian telecoms? I have a long term investment horizon but do like safe dividends. Are the telcos dividends "safe"?Should I hold BCE or flee for another company, even in the US. (I have VZ, also in the down elevator, bigly). thanks, al
Read Answer Asked by alex on February 13, 2024