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Q: We are dividend investors in our late 70ís. We derive most of our income from dividends. Recently we sold about 200,000. Worth of Enbridge and are looking to reinvest. We have short listed some companies above and would like your opinion on them. Also if you have any other suggestions we would welcome your ideas. We are looking for solid companies with a good dividend that also increase their dividends.

Read Answer Asked by Donald on October 02, 2023

Q: Hi Peter and 5i,
Would you please rank the companies for the sustainability of their dividend going forward?
Would you also rank them in the order that you would purchase for yield and dividend?
Thanks so much for your input.

Read Answer Asked by Dennis on September 28, 2023

Q: These stocks seem to be in a serious downtrend, in the case of NPI more than cut in half. What's going on? Interest rates aside are investors just giving up on "going green"? Or are these unbelievable bargains like the Canadian banks in 08/09?

Read Answer Asked by Ronald on September 11, 2023

Q: In an earlier question, you responded:
BEPC and BEP.UN are economically equivalent. The only difference is BEPC is a Canadian corporation and its dividend gets the full dividend tax credit.

Trying to understand why, as of noon Wednesday, BEPC is down 1.75 while BEP.UN is down only .75. Why are they moving so far out of tandem?

Read Answer Asked by on September 07, 2023

Q: Hello 5i Team

I currently hold in my US$ denominated RRSP Brookfield Renewable Partners L.P. (BEP) to avoid complications with taxation of BEP.UN in a taxable account.

I want to proceed with buying Brookfield Renewable Corporation (BEPC) in my taxable account to receive Canadian Eligible Dividends. I would then sell my BEP holdings in the RRSP.

Could you please provide your top 5 ideas in the US market (i.e. NYSE or NASDAQ listed) for electrical utility and or renewable electrical generation to replace the BEP units in my RRSP.

Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Stephen on August 17, 2023

Q: I own BEPC at a 6% loss, offset a bit by the dividend but have come to the conclusion that I donít understand the renewables space, and try to avoid investing in things I donít understand. What is the catalyst to take this higher? Are companies in renewables much like the broader non-renewable energy sector in that they are price takers and subject to cyclicality? Iím feeling like if I want some growth with a small dividend Iíd sooner own BN, and if I want a decent dividend with a little growth Iíd be better off with BAM? Appreciate your thoughts and opinion as always.

Read Answer Asked by Stephen R. on August 15, 2023

Q: A number of strong Dividend paying companies have pulled back recently. Excluding Banks, what would be top five Canadian Dividend Paying Stocks (> 4%) that would also bring reasonable growth.

Could you also indicate if you consider them a buy today.


Read Answer Asked by Timothy on August 15, 2023

Q: Last week I bought some shares in BEPC, stock was up next day so I sold for a profit.
In my TD account they took back 10% of the sale, not the profit but the sale. When I contacted TD they said it was a withholding tax and that I will receive a T5013 for my 2023 taxes. So according to this rationale I sold at a profit but now have a loss. TD told me to contact Brookfield to clarify and I am now anticipating a "he said, she said" argument between these 2 groups. Is this something you have encountered before and if so can you advise on how to cut to the chase here.

Read Answer Asked by Steve on August 09, 2023

Q: I sold TRP today at basically a break even price because I do not want to wait out the final outcome of their recent split up plan and to see how their debt is allocated etc. I was in the stock for long term income given I am recently retired. It will be hard to find an equivalent yield, given capital preservation is a prime objective along with the income. TRP was held in a non registered account for tax advantaged dividend income.

With long term capital preservation a goal along with income generation, and that I hold all of the above listed companies already in appropriate proportions and don't wish to add to them or their sectors (no more utilities, financials or telecoms) what other Canadian blue chip dividend companies would you consider for long term hold with decent dividends for income? I also already have enough allocated to bonds, GIC's and cash accounts so I'm not considering these assets either.

Manageable debt levels and ability to maintain dividend growth, hopefully at the rate of inflation or higher is the main criteria I would hope to have in replacing TRP for the long haul. Thank you for your valued insight in giving me suggestions to look at.

Read Answer Asked by Andrew on August 03, 2023

Q: Hello 5i Team,

Could you please provide your top utilities stock picks (3 Canadian, 3 U.S.) based on total return for a long-term hold, i.e. 5+ years.

Thanks in advance for your always helpful advice!

Read Answer Asked by Keith on August 02, 2023

Q: Is it a good low entry point for BEP.UN at the present time,or BEP in RRSP for US dividends + no foreign taxes since it is a CDN Cie ?

Read Answer Asked by Jean-Yves on August 01, 2023

Q: Good Morning,

Retired income investor. Large position in BN with very low yield but growth potential.. Wondering if you thought it would be a good move to sell BN and buy BIPC, BEPC and BAM or any other suggestions. Have some of each already. Donít need the money but this would improve cash flow which could be used to purchase more equities.

Read Answer Asked by Dave on July 30, 2023

Q: Please rank these equities in order of preference for a combination of income and capital growth in a taxable account. Thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Don on July 18, 2023