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Q: Hi Peter and team:
Thank you for the advice you have offered all these time, giving us readers a sense of direction.
I'm a retiree and looking for a balance of income and growth, and currently holding the above in the financial sector and need to trim down as per the Portfolio tracking service suggest. Could u rank your preference from the Income and growth , from Most Prefer (5) to the least (1). Feel free to add names not in the list above.
Deduct as many points as you see fit. Thank you as always
Thank you

Read Answer Asked by DAVID on August 21, 2023

Q: What is your opinion on the insurance providers currently and future outlook? I had owned MFC a couple of years ago for a number of years where the money was essentially dead money the entire time. I was lucky enough to get out with a small profit back then and now I am looking to re-enter this space.

In the past few years with the lower bond yields I think this played a huge part in the performance of these companies but now with the rapid rise in yields will these have a breakout going forward? Is SLF still your favorite? As always thanks, your opinion is always appreciated

Read Answer Asked by Kolbi on July 14, 2023

Q: I have a bit of money to invest in dividend paying stocks for a long term hold . What do you think of the 5, I have listed or can you suggest anything better ? Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Frank on June 22, 2023

Q: Hello Peter & Team: I am trying to trim down my financial holdings as I am spreading too thin, I'm currently retired and would like income with growth potential with 3 -5 years holdings time frame . Which of the above is most prefer to least prefer, and why.
Thank you for your great service , as always.

Read Answer Asked by DAVID on June 21, 2023

Q: Which ONE of the 4 stocks above would you suggest purchasing for a combination of dividend and capital appreciation over the next 12 months?

Read Answer Asked by Ron on June 06, 2023

Q: 1. Do you recommend purchasing these stocks now, and why pls? 2. How much could TRP price drop if the behind schedule Coastal Gaslink project takes even longer to complete?

Read Answer Asked by Ron on May 29, 2023

Q: Non registered account : I sold a majority of stocks in 2022-2023 in order to convert them into a diversified dividend ETFs portfolio.I though intend to only keep" safe stocks for long term".Please could you rank them in this "safety perspective" , a "hold,buy, or sell" comment would be greatly appreciated,considering the fact that in this case,selling a stock would result in "buying an ETF in the same sector" .Many Thanks for your excellent website ,J-Y

Read Answer Asked by Jean-Yves on March 13, 2023

Q: Hello 5i Team,
I'm looking to add another dividend name to my son's portfolio (10+ years timeframe) and am trying to decide between GWO and POW. Both have similar yields. I always thought GWO was the "jewel in the crown" of the POW empire, yet some money managers tend to believe it's best to own the parent company than the subsidiaries. I'm not particularly interested in exposure to IG financial, which would be included in POW. How would you compare these two companies in terms of balance sheet strength, growth, dividend growth and overall safety? Which one would you buy?
Much appreciated,

Read Answer Asked by Brian on January 30, 2023

Q: I own 5% and 2% positions in SLF and POW respectively. I'm looking to take a 2% position in IFC. Is there enough P&C business to set IFC apart from the others and make the decision to add this stock? i.e. not so much overlap.

With regards to the whole Financial sector, what percentage allocation does 5i see as a sort of maximum?

Regarding the P&C business, I'm wondering if the eventual reliability of self-driving cars will negatively impact IFC's business. Not sure if you have an opinion one way or the other on this.

IFC has had incredible growth. Is the industry still fragmented enough for them to sustain this growth?

Read Answer Asked by James on January 17, 2023

Q: These are my current holdings and I am looking forward to 2023. They are held in relatively the same quantities in 5 different accounts, a RRIF, 2 TFSA's and 2 Non registered accounts. I am retired an enjoy the income. Do you see any issues with these holdings or have any suggestions looking forward. The only non dividend holding is AR.
Take any extra credits as necessary. Thank you in advance. Enjoy and appreciate 5i'S help. Happy New Year.

Read Answer Asked by John on January 10, 2023

Q: HI,
sorry for the long list. could you just rate these as a buy, sell, or hold right now. I am a long term investor.

Read Answer Asked by chris on January 04, 2023

Q: The above companies dividend yield is more than 6%. Three of them, BNS, CM, and POW have dropped in price by 20% or higher. BCE has dropped by 8%, and TRP has dropped by 6%. ENB has actually increased in price around 8%. I own all of them. Thinking of adding some Canadian dividend shares. Question is which of these dividends are safe going forward. Can you rank them based on dividend safety. Also, please rank them for potential price gain/loss for 2023. Any other with reasonably good dividend, dividend safety and potential for gain in price.

Read Answer Asked by Naren on January 04, 2023

Q: This is my selection of stocks for steady revenue (and secondarily potential growth) .Since a serious economic crisis is not excluded in my opinion ,I now plan to : 1) only keep Cies at low risk to become out of business and that should maintain dividends, based on their history and financial strength , and to : 2) sell the other stocks to buy ETF instead..

Wich stocks can be "relatively safely" kept at long term for this purpose ?

Read Answer Asked by Jean-Yves on December 16, 2022

Q: POWER CORP. stock has been in the doldrums for the past 20 years as the second generation Desmarais family seemed content to basically live off what their father had developed. Now that the third generation is involved we have significant moves with the simplifying of the corporate structure and then the creation of Wealthsimple and also their involvement in tech joint ventures.

When younger, I felt the stock did not offer enough growth for my purposes ; now that I am retired I am looking at it as a solid dividend paying company having a new management with more of a growth oriented focus. Is this an accurate take on Power ? Thanks. Derek

Read Answer Asked by Derek on December 15, 2022

Q: I have an overweight in these 3 insurers, and think it might be wise to fix an underweight in CAD banks, by selling one of these and then adding to my banking exposure. Which one would you sell here (and why) and which Bank(s) would you add? I hold RY, CM, and BNS and was thinking of simply adding to my positions, but can be talked into something else here. Thanks

Read Answer Asked by David on December 13, 2022