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Q: Hello Peter
I am looking at adding two stocks to my TFSA. Both stocks to be income producing stock with an upside for growth.
Are there any risks with the dividend in the 6 stocks listed
How would you rank the 6 stocks listed to fulfill my goals

Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Howard on December 02, 2022

Q: Do you think this is a good time to buy value stocks? If so can you name 6 Canadian Stk.

Read Answer Asked by charlie on November 23, 2022

Q: Leaving other factors aside (eg taxes etc), within a well diversified portfolio would you be ok with selling CIX and TECK.b in favour of buying WCN and DOL? Basically I am asking if you think these latter two (at current valuations) might outperform the former in what I expect to be a somewhat moderate to deep recession? Thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Douglas on August 31, 2022

Q: I recently sold Fiera as a tax loss and am thinking of Canaccord as a replacement in my income portfolio.
Your thoughts on CF and what are the risks vs. other financials? Do on you have another recommendation in mid-cap financials?

Read Answer Asked by Robert on May 30, 2022

Q: The company's has undertaken an acquisition strategy. Initial quarterly results have just come in. Do you feel this is a viable strategy and where could CIX be in 5 years? That said, at this price point ($14.30 or so a share) and a healthy dividend, could money be made on the stock over the next 2-3 years? Is $30 a share doable? Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Dick on May 13, 2022

Q: Happy Friday,

With the current dip and a further downside expected are there any income equities that you would classify as very attractive.

Looking for some new ideas. I have lots of banks, pipes, telcos, utilities, insurance cos, etc. but am not immune to buying more.

Anything in the US really strike you fancy?

Thanks very much and have a great weekend.

Read Answer Asked by Dave on May 10, 2022

Q: Hello 5i

You are often asked if you could provide 2-3 "bargains" from the various portfolios - could you, given the current environment, provide
- 2-3 from the balanced / Income portfolios
- 2-3 outside of the portfolios (either Canadian or US please)
That you would consider a good opportunity to pick up at this time.


Read Answer Asked by mike on May 10, 2022

Q: In an answer earlier this year, you mentioned IGM as having "turned itself around"; did you mean (for example) changes in its business practices, or its break-out from its pre-pandemic trading range? In another answer, you spoke of CIX's "high leverage to capital markets"; how do CIX, FSZ, and IGM compare in this respect? You've characterized the sector as "fairly cheap, with not a whole lot of organic growth and lots of pressure on margins"; given this backdrop (and assuming the sector is even investable), is IGM's relative market cap (3X CIX, 10X FSZ) a material reason to prefer it over the other two? Or is CIX's depressed share price (and implied growth-potential) more decisive?

Read Answer Asked by John on April 13, 2022

Q: Hi!

In The Globe recently:
"On March 4, chair of the board of directors Bill Holland bought 50,000 shares at a price per share of $20.20 for an account in which he has indirect ownership (WH Corp.), increasing this particular accountís position to 1,325,000 shares. The cost of this purchase exceeded $1-million.

Last month, we reported that Mr. Holland invested over $4.4-million in shares of CI with the purchase of 200,000 shares between Feb. 3 and Feb. 23.

Mr. Holland is CIís former chief executive officer.

The company pays its shareholders a quarterly dividend of 18 cents per share or 72 cents per share yearly, equating to a current annualized yield of approximately 3.7 per cent."

What would you value CI right now on a per share basis?
Given the present investing environment would full position be a good idea?
Is management trustworthy and effective?
Is the insider buying significant enough to copycat?

Thank you as always!

Read Answer Asked by D on March 17, 2022

Q: What is your opinion of the value of asset managers as an investment in the current market? Which asset managers are the best priced with the most lucrative/sustainable dividend? Thanks!

Read Answer Asked by David on March 16, 2022

Q: Hi Peter

What is your opinion on the following stocks as part of my income portfolio HHL,MKP ,PRV,CIX, WCP and GSY .
do you have any additional suggestions for high tech for an income portfolio

Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Howard on March 16, 2022

Q: I have losses in ANRG, AT, CIX, DOO, DSG, NVEI, PIF, SPB, STC, TIXT. Would you add to any of holdings or sell?
In what order would you sell?

Read Answer Asked by David on February 28, 2022

Q: Looking for a few ideas of beaten up 3% or more dividend payers? I already own SLF, WCP, and ZEB. Current portfolio holdings are made up 19% energy, 35% tech, 15% financial services, 20% consumer cyclicals, less than 5% in the rest. Not too worried about divirsification, I sleep well even when blood is running in the streets.

Read Answer Asked by Charles on January 27, 2022