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Investment Q&A

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Q: Would like to create a 10-15 stock portfolio out the securities listed above, to meet my retirement income and growth needs, for a long term hold.
CPD is my current, imperfect proxy for the fixed income portion of my portfolio.
CVE, CNQ, SU would be the only opportunistic (and highly correlated) purchases, to take advantage of the current low valuations for the petroleum industry. These would be sold if the oil & gas market's prospects change.
Please rank all the securities on the basis of return potential over 2-3 years as the primary criteria,
Please eliminate any stock which does not have adequate balance sheet strength, from the lineup.
Please add to the lineup all securites that would facilitate the creation of a defensible, well-diversified, long term portfolio - especially if it is in a sector that I have overlooked.

Thank you for your expertise, and willingness to help me sleep a bit more soundly.

Read Answer Asked by Pradeep on August 13, 2021

Q: Can you please list 10-20 conservative high dividend paying companies that you would recommend. US or Cdn. Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by LOIS on August 09, 2021

Q: Hi Folks,
I currently own the following in my RRSP account (weightings in brackets ) - PG (4%), TD (13.5%), BNS (10%), MFC (3%), ABBV (6.5%), PFE (12%), BCE (14%), T (14.5%), AQN (6.5%), BIP.UN (6%), and ENB (6.5%).
I want to reduce my exposure to TD, BNS, BCE, T and PFE to bring them in line with the others - can you suggest some names that will complement the portfolio, keeping in mind I am looking for Income with some growth - long term hold.
Thanks

Read Answer Asked by JOHN on July 14, 2021

Q: Hi guys, thanks for the excellent service. Generally TFSA is the place for high growth but my highest growth has been in my RRSP. Is there any compelling reason I should sell anything in RRSP and rebuy in TFSA (e.g., NVDA)? I realize I will be taxed on RRSP withdrawals while TFSA withdrawals are tax-free - but - my RRSP has a lot more cash than my TFSA so there isn't room to move all my growthy stuff over. Because of the relative size of RRSP to TFSA, if I were to do equal weighting of all stocks, I'd only have 4 different stocks in my TFSA, which perhaps is fine? Are there any obvious adjustments that you would make to the following:

RRSP:
XQQ 13.68%
VXC 12.03%
NVDA 7.64%
AAPL 6.70%
JPM 4.73%
BNS 4.52%
GOOG 4.32%
ENB 4.13%
MSFT 3.98%
AMZN 3.86%
RTX 3.51%
COST 3.42%
PG 3.11%
DIS 2.82%
CASH 1.32%

TFSA:
GSY 5.28%
CRWD 3.31%
VEEV 2.50%
ROKU 2.44%
SHOP 2.26%
WELL 0.85%
XBC 1.08%

RESP:
LSPD 0.79%
BYD 0.76%

NON-REG:
SLF 0.51%
T 0.42%

thanks,

Read Answer Asked by Mark on June 23, 2021

Q: hello 5i team, I am 68 years old. As I get older I like to simplify my portfolios. Above is my CDN holdings. I have a U.S. portfolio of about 15 blue chip companies.
from this list which ones would you keep and which ones to sell? and time frame to sell? now/ 6 months+?
I appreciate your guidance.
Carlo

Read Answer Asked by Carlo on June 16, 2021

Q: Good day - thank you for reading my email and all your information and prompt assistance It is very appreciated

Would you please suggest which stocks you would buy in healthcare and consumer defensive - Canadian and US if possible

Read Answer Asked by Marla on June 15, 2021

Q: I have the following companies in my RRSP account - I am looking to replace PG - can you give me some suggestions ? Something with some growth potential and dividend.

Thanks

Read Answer Asked by JOHN on June 09, 2021

Q: I am considering buying Telus in the Telecom sector, as I reduce my CPD holdings. Already own ENB, BAM, BRK.B, RDS.B.
With long term growth & financial stability in mind, please rank your preference in the North American telecom companies listed.
Also please advise if there are any small/medium sized companies in this sector worth considering. Thank you!

Read Answer Asked by Pradeep on May 27, 2021

Q: The above listed stocks are in the $C side of my husband's RRIF. I would appreciate your input on which stocks to reduce or eliminate to make his annual withdrawal. Please rank from first sell/reduce to last. For context, our overall portfolio is overweight technology and communication services (primarily GOOG & DIS)
Thank you, Jane N
PS please use as many credits as needed.

Read Answer Asked by JANE on May 05, 2021

Q: Non-registered account with goal of primarily dividend income has done quite well, with all of the noted holdings nicely in positive territory. In hind sight MG and SYZ would have been in a registered account. SYZ is up 63%, MG 24%.
Overall account yield is currently 3.8%. Would prefer it closer to 5%
Need some help with this "good problem". Take capital gain now and move into yieldier positions, or let running stocks run and deal with bigger gain in future?
If I move out of some of the growthier stocks, which div payers minimum 3% yield to move into?
Overall portfolio diversification is pretty decent, and diversification within this account does not have to be perfect - dividend security within this account is more important.

Thanks,
Jim

Read Answer Asked by Jim on May 04, 2021

Q: What do you think of this twenty stock dividend portfolio for a taxable account? I am focusing on high quality and it yields about 3.8% . Any changes you would make?

Read Answer Asked by Stefan on April 29, 2021

Q: They are all high-paying dividend stocks, but I want to know why BCE consistently has a higher dividend. Is it because the market is reflecting that BCE doesn't have good growth prospects or are people missing something. Seems like they have at least similar prospects as Rogers (while I know Telus is doing many things outside of telecom so might deserve a higher valuation and lower dividend.)

Read Answer Asked by Eugene on April 09, 2021

Q: Hello, I need to liquidate some of the stocks listed. Disregarding sector diversification, in what order should I do this? Thanks for your help.

Read Answer Asked by Keith on April 02, 2021

Q: Hi 5i team,
Within the telecommunication industry, I want to seek for companies that have good growth forecast, reasonable pricing, and mild volatility compared to peers. Dividends Not important. Among T, BCE, and QBR.b, which would be your preference and why, or is there another name you like better? Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Willie on March 29, 2021