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Q: Hi Peter, Ryan, and Team,
Portfolio Analytics shows a 6.78% allocation for GSY. (Thanks so much for recommending this company and helping us to grow our portfolio). Would it be prudent to trim GSY, and to what level would you be comfortable with? PA also shows that we need to add some Communications Services, and we presently own only BCE. I was thinking to add some Telus or Rogers, and would appreciate your thoughts. If we go for Rogers, which one (A or B) do you recommend? Thanks as always for your insight.

Read Answer Asked by Jerry on March 22, 2021

Q: Hi Folks,
I am looking to update my RRSP - I currently hold PG, TD, BNS, MFC, ABBV, PFE, T, BCE, AQN, BIP.UN, ENB - I am thinking of swapping PG with Verizon ( or can you suggest another with a dividend ) to add some "torque".

Read Answer Asked by JOHN on March 12, 2021

Q: Hi 5i team
I would like to thank you for all your sound advice since inception. I would need to trim up to 5 stocks from this portfolio. If you were in that position, which ones would you cut starting with first to cut up to fifth. These stocks are in a rrsp with equal percentages. Thanks. Gilles

Read Answer Asked by Gilles on March 08, 2021

Q: For new money to top up my income portfolio holdings per above. How would you rank if buying today based on valuation and future growth (revenue, earnings,dividends)
Please also rank the sectors (banks, insurance, utilities, telecom ). Thank-you.

Read Answer Asked by Albert on March 08, 2021

Q: In Peter's editorial in the February Moneysaver, he re-iterated the importance of diversification across the 11 main sectors. I found I am short in 3: tech, healthcare and communications. I am on the verge of retirement and have an income slant but realize some growth is also needed throughout my investing lifetime. Could you give me one growth and one income recommendation for each of those 3 sectors? (A company which pays a small dividend but has a history of raising it consistently would be ideal in the growth recommendation.)


Read Answer Asked by scott on March 08, 2021

Q: What 2-3 stocks would you add to this portfolio for more diversification and some growth?


Read Answer Asked by Robert on February 26, 2021

Q: comment on Telus results.
Also, I know your two preferred companies in the Canadian telco space are Telus (growth) and BCE (income). I ran a comparative chart for T, BCE and CCA, the results are overwhemingly in favour of CCA at every timeframe (1 month, 3month, 1 year, 3 year and especially 5 year). Excluding dividends CCA is up 80% on the 5 year vs. T at 35% and BCE down 4%. YTD CCA is up 18% and BCE is flat in this very strong market. Is there something in the risk profile of CCA that I may be missing? Any thoughts on why CCA has been so strong YTD.
Thanks for the great service.

Read Answer Asked by Robert on February 16, 2021

Q: I'm looking to reduce my portfolio weighting in Financials and Telecommunications.

The question for both adjustments is the same: for these stocks would you recommend eliminating one entirely or just reducing my holdings in both? I will be adding more exposure in the US industrial and defensive consumer sectors with the freed up cash. I should add that for all of these stocks I'm probably pushing my weighting a bit high, at 5-7%.

For financials: BMO and RY (assuming I would sell BMO over RY)
For telecom: T and BCE (assume I would sell BCE over T)

All of these are held in registered accounts, and I'm still 10+ years out from retirement. I currently hold 24 stocks across my registered accounts.

Read Answer Asked by Alex on February 16, 2021