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Q: Which company do you believe has greater up-side in 2022: SLF or LWRK?

I currently hold both LULU (down 12%, TFSA) and ATZ (up 40%, cash account). Am contemplating:
* continuing to hold LULU
* selling LULU and buying more ATZ (thus raising my ATZ holding to 4.35%)
* selling LULU and purchasing AMZN. Your advice would be most welcome.

Thank you,


Read Answer Asked by Maureen on January 13, 2022

Q: In response to a question from Stephen, about stocks that pay a monthly dividend, you said “There are not a lot of blue chips that pay monthly.”

I have enjoyed monthly income and a nice (unrealized) capital gain from LWRK for more than a decade.

Would you not consider LWRK to be a “blue chip” that Stephen should consider for monthly retirement income and, if not, why not?

The stock price is well off its highs. Is LWRK good value at current prices?

Read Answer Asked by David on January 06, 2022

Q: Looking for a Canadian stock or two that provides both a reasonable dividend and some growth. Please rate the above-noted stocks on a scale of 1-10 for both growth and risk over the next 12 months. Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Maureen on November 26, 2021

Q: RPI and LWRK are both long-term holds for me, and have done well - particularly RPI (+500%) in spite of the recent slide. However, these were bought in part for their dividends, which have decreased on a percentage basis with the stock price gains. Both have also been rather weak lately, and I can easily get significantly higher dividends with other stocks. I am looking at selling one this year, and the other next year.

Could you comment on which has the least likelihood of a rebound, and should go first.

A further issue is that both are in a taxable account, and the sale of either will result in the complete clawback of OAS due to the capital gains. I have no offsetting loses at the moment. Any suggestions on how to handle this?


Read Answer Asked by grant on November 23, 2021

Q: I am losing patience with LWRK. I bought it as as steady-eddy stock with some growth and a reasonable dividend. Although I'm still up some 26% ( in a non-registered account), I'm down 40% from a year ago. Please comment on recent earnings, headwinds from the recent rebranding, and any other factors that may be holding this stock back.

Thinking of foregoing the dividend and replacing LWRK with CSU or SHOP to make up for my paper loss. Is it time to bail? And if so, which of these two stocks would you recommend I purchase today? Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Maureen on November 13, 2021

Q: Hi 5i Team.

Really enjoy this service.

I am primarily an income investor and will be retiring within the next few months.

No pension.

Need to make some adjustments to my non-income holdings.

Have most of the Income Portfolio.

Looking for 5 - 10 new ideas. Preferably with a little higher yield but still reasonably safe and enough growth to keep up with inflation.

Thanks very much for you help.

Read Answer Asked by Dave on November 10, 2021

Q: I've held LWRK (previously MSI) for a couple of years in my cash account and am up some 46% (but down from a high of 65%). The company has been struggling of late - due, I suspect, to its recent rebranding and the general market downturn. If this were in a registered account, I would have kicked it to the curb already. The only thing stopping me is my reluctance to pay capital gains. When do you see LWRK's performance improving and what factors will influence this? Hang onto it...or move on and pay the tax? Your advice appreciated. Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Maureen on October 04, 2021

Q: Can you please list 10-20 conservative high dividend paying companies that you would recommend. US or Cdn. Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by LOIS on August 09, 2021