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Q: On a question regarding WELL you indicated, the appetite for growth stocks driven by acquisition, with sub $700 million cap have just about 0% appetite right now. If you ture that around, what is there an appetite for now and please give me 5 examples of Canadian companies and American companies that meet those requirements. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Les on June 06, 2022

Q: This company has been moving up lately due to the shift to value. I hold an overweight position in several accounts and after several years of flat to negative price momentum i am considering selling my positions as its earnings are very lumpy and has not proven to be the best investment. Would you sell now or wait for the momentum to hopefully take the stock higher?

Read Answer Asked by John on May 10, 2022

Q: I'm interested to increase my sector weight to financials - and now have BMO,
BAM, MA, and FFH.
Please comment on this mix and whether to add to any of these or add other stocks.

Read Answer Asked by Valerie on January 18, 2022

Q: My allocation to financial services - with a RIF (US and CA)and TFSA (US and CA) is under 10 % , with BMO, BAM, MA and FFH.
Please rate these for growth and safety - and whether this is a good mix.

Read Answer Asked by Valerie on January 17, 2022

Q: Hi there, I've held FFH for a number of years in my unregistered account. I'm down 6%. This morning TD notified me of a corporate action which I don't understand. Can you explain what it means? I'm a growth oriented investor anyway and wonder if I should just sell and move on.( I already own the big 6 banks plus IFC and SLF.)


Read Answer Asked by Andrea on December 03, 2021

Q: Hi Peter
I sold FFH at 550 at around mid May for a small gain
it has now slowly declined to 510
I am aware that it is not a stock alot of people like, pays a small dividend
any fundamental /technical reasons of the decline from 550 to 510 in about 10
weeks time? I am considering of starting a partial position
and hope for a 10% gain for trade (hold for at least over 6 months)


Read Answer Asked by Michael on July 30, 2021

Q: Can you please comment on these 3 companies and their prospects going forward. On on their recent earnings/conference calls that happened this week. Pros and cons. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by James on February 16, 2021

Q: Hello - i have had almost a full position in BAM for some time and a smaller position in FFH. I had thought that FFH would pop on the Blackberry bonanza although it may have been to fleeting for FFH to capitalise on the surge but instead FFH has slipped today. What will it take for FFH to increase in value. For a longer term holder, am I better to add to BAM or FFH? Thanks

Read Answer Asked by alex on February 01, 2021

Q: I am looking to "trim the fat" from my TFSA, which currently holds 20 stocks: ATD, BCE, BMO, BNS, CCO, CM, ENB, FFH, PDYPF, INO.UN, LAS, NXE, NWC, NA, NTR, PEY, PZA, MJJ, TRP, WELL. Are there any positions that raise red flags with you? In addition, could you suggest 3 or 4 value picks suitable for a long-term hold (20 years plus)?
Thank you!

Read Answer Asked by Sarah on January 14, 2021

Q: i was just reading about Fairfax's new partnering in Africa and am wondering what your thoughts are on both ffh and the African effort. I have always considered Prem to be an astute investor even though ffh has languished of late. Africa does seem to have considerable potential and the two main men FFH is partnering with do seem to have solid credentials. What is your thinking on both companies? many thanks


Read Answer Asked by alex on December 10, 2020

Q: Hi,
Which do you prefer, for a holding company that is diversified and kind of gives you a mini-mutual fund effect, without the ongoing cost of an MER. ( I already own BAM.A).
FFH provides a dividend. Do you think BRK.B will ever initiate a dividend? Thx.

Read Answer Asked by Robert on November 30, 2020