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Q: Hello, happy Canada to all. Currently building a moderate portfolio with the stocks above, all full positions except WSP, open to also taking on some more risk and buying into the negativity. Long runway of 5-10+ years. Am looking for 3 new options that would help achieve an overall 2.5-3% dividend yield (2 CAN and 1 US). And 3 growth options (2 CAN and 1 US). Please omit GSY, ENB, MG, TOI, and GOOG (I know, sorry) as these are also held in a separate account. Thank you for all that you do!

Read Answer Asked by Robert on July 05, 2022

Q: My question is about tax efficiencies on yields and distributions.
Has anyone created a table to demonstrate the tax implications for stocks? Can this be easily determined? Should REITs always be in TFSAs? What are the tax savings regular acct vs TFSA? How or what would the dividend tax calculation be for the stocks I mentioned?

Thanks for your support

Read Answer Asked by Mark on June 22, 2022

Q: Hi Peter
here are 3 income stocks that have been dropping recently . are there any company specific issues i should be aware of or is it the general market drop .
How do you feel these companies will fare in a recession
Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Howard on June 20, 2022

Q: Hi, There seems to be a systematic decline in equity values, for past two days, in sectors like Utilities and Telcos, which are considered proxy to bonds, due to their higher yields. They held on better than the market, in general, during past few months. Do you think, the fear of rising rates has finally caught up with these sectors and these stocks might come under pressure, even more, in near term, as Fed and BOC continue with their plans to hike interest rates. What's your advice ? We have about 10% weighting in each of the two sectors. Thank You

Read Answer Asked by rajeev on June 15, 2022

Q: In our unregistered, income account I recently sold LIF and have decided not to return to that stock after 30 days. Instead, planning to buy more of one or two of the existing stocks.

Since this is an income account, yield is important and also quite happy to see total account balance steadily increasing whilst tapping off the cash.

I need some help deciding which ones to add to, and have 3 criteria:
1. Best yield
2. Current portfolio weighting
3. Best value over next 5 to 10 years

1. From highest to lowest yield:

2. From lowest to highest weighting:

3. Can you please help me to rank these stocks from highest to lowest value / growth prospects, or if that is to big a task. Please recommend overall best 3 selections given my criteria.



Read Answer Asked by Jim on June 13, 2022

Q: Hi,

Although these stocks are not alike, which two would be your top choices for the next few years based on growth, dividend, possible recession, manageable volatility, and momentum? Please explain why as well.

Read Answer Asked by Graeme on June 09, 2022

Q: I hold the above utilities and have seen many recent questions on these. I believe our electrification demands will continue to rise very significantly over the next few decades.
I am retired and mainly looking for dividend growth and some, or good overall growth. Please rank as to which you think has the best outlook over next 5 years or more. I hold similar amounts of each? Would you add to one or two mainly or equally to all?
Thank you for great service.

Read Answer Asked by Tulio on June 07, 2022

Q: Please recommend two to three utility stocks to hold for over 5 years with around 5% yields, and having some long term growth and security. Please provide your perspectives on your selections. AQN, FTS, EMA, CPX, H, BEP.un, BLX, ACO.x, CU. Not sure if BIP.un should be included with this list. Thanks, Roger

Read Answer Asked by Roger on May 13, 2022

Q: Based on your reply to Paul on May 9th...."We think buying over a year will end up looking pretty good in two or three years". Of the following Companies that make up my portfolio what would be your TOP 3 conviction names to ADD to over the next year based on long term growth potential, good valuation, well run, good management, no brainer this will be a good investment type choice. There is opportunity here so don't want to miss the boat. Yes everything is down. Yes people are panicking. But it will go back up and simply want to focus my energy on the ones with more conviction. I don't need the money for the next 15-20 yrs but don't want to be a moron either and be happy with a bit of dividend here and there when I could see larger returns by making a good decision today. Thanks again.

Read Answer Asked by Theron on May 10, 2022

Q: My portfolio is significantly over-weight tech and currently paying the price. Semi's (AMD, NVDA, SMH) had propped me up but not anymore. That's the bad news, good news is i have a sizable portion of cash to deploy. Over the next few months, where would you suggest deploying new cash? Which stocks, etf's, or sectors have been unjustly hit the hardest?
The rest of my portfolio is anchored by XIU, BAM, BIP, ENB, CNQ, etc.

Read Answer Asked by Rob on April 27, 2022

Q: I have no experience in purchasing stocks during a war & high inflation.

Could you suggest 5 Canadian company's you would buy in todays world situations?

Or would you recommend doing nothing right now?

Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Ross on April 25, 2022

Q: Hi Peter and Team;
Thanks for the info and advice on PKI.
I have made a good gain and sold a 5% position in my RRIF.
Could you offer 3 CDN and 3 US that you would be comfortable in starting today with a 2.5 % for long term investing in a well balanced RRIF? Would you lean towards US or CND for GROWTH?
Thanks for the excellent analysis!

Read Answer Asked by Linda on April 21, 2022

Q: Hi team,

Grateful if you could develop your answer to Chris April 19 and provide your full list of buy-and-forget stocks both in Canada and USA in order of preference and with suggested entry price.

With appreciation,

Jacques ISD

Read Answer Asked by Jacques on April 20, 2022

Q: In my RRSP I am 7% over weight in the Energy sector and 1.17& under weight in Utilities.

Thinking of selling some of my ENB and split it between BIP.UN and FTS., to get my energy sector reduced and utilities increased.

Your comments are always welcome.

Thank you


Read Answer Asked by Mike on April 18, 2022

Q: Hello, I am using Portfolio Analytics and it's suggested allocation is to increase Consumer Cyclical, Industrials and Utilities and increase in U.S. exposure. What is your suggestion for these categories for investment into TFSA & unregistered with a 10-15 year timeline? stocks or ETFs? thank you

Read Answer Asked by Brenda on March 31, 2022

Q: I'm looking for another lo-volatity dividend payer with some growth to hold for the long term. I own BEPC (3%) and its done very well. Should I add to it or add FTS, BIP, or do you have a better choice for me?

Read Answer Asked by Graeme on March 31, 2022

Q: 8:57 AM 3/21/2022
Hello Peter:
We have to choose to add to two among these higher dividend stocks in my Cash account. These will be held for the next 20 years and want the best "sleep-at-Night" investments that hopefully never need to be sold.
I am looking for strong growing dividends plus decent compound 10 year share price growth of at least 6%.
I know CNR dividend is only 1.8% but it may be outweighed by growth?
Any other suggestions are welcome.
Could you please arrange them best first for safety and dividend growth
Thank you............. Paul W. K.

Read Answer Asked by Paul on March 22, 2022