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Q: I have very little exposure to real estate in my portfolio (app 2%) due to concerns about the effects of covid & now rising interest rates. I am considering selling app 50% of my real estate holdings (Riocan - 3000 shares) and using proceeds to increase holdings in either BCE, Telus or Enbridge.

Please give me your thoughts

Read Answer Asked by Ronald on December 20, 2022

Q: All above are my loosers,looks like reit is hammered badly,can STAG.N Be proxy for all this stocks REIYS WILL
Perhaps hurt more in December tax selling.

Read Answer Asked by Nizar on October 28, 2022

Q: Currently holding 3 REITS and would like to bring it down to 2. Thoughts on which ones you would keep and the reasons please.
Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Michael on October 12, 2022

Q: I hold riocan for income and some growth and I am up at 30% so far. For more income, do you think it is a good idea to sell and buy the hamilton enhanced us covered call ETF ( HYLD.TO ) that has a dividend of 13% at the moment ? Advise me if you have a better suggestion or simply do nothing and keep riocan. BTW it is in a taxable account so I have to pay taxes on the move. Thanks and have a nice day.

Read Answer Asked by jean on September 20, 2022

Q: Hi Peter & Team:

Your thought on the above REIT if i am going to buy now. From most favourable to least. Secondly your comment on the drop of distribution on INO.UN. Thank you

Read Answer Asked by DAVID on August 22, 2022

Q: I'm considering taking tax losses. Which of these would you consider moving on from or selling and getting back into at a later date.

I'm an income investor with a long term horizon and have apparently have passed the iron gut test.

Read Answer Asked by Robert on August 08, 2022

Q: I'm a roughly 50/50 income/growth investor with the income being an important part of our retirement income.

Given that REITs are generally high debt equities I'm questioning how they'll fare given the current environment of rising interest rates and and increasing costs. Will they be able to offset those increased costs by raising rents?

I'd first like you to comment on my assumptions as to what is going on. Agree or disagree.

Secondly I'd like you to comment on the specific REITs that I've mentioned. I'm sure they're all different based debt maturities and rental contracts. The average length of their rental contracts may work against them if it's longer while the average maturity of their debt may work for them if it's longer. Cost increases are now.

Read Answer Asked by Larry on March 23, 2022

Q: Would you please rank these 12 REITs for future growth prospects, where 10 is the best prospects & 1 the worst. Also would please indicate what REIT assets contribute to future growth & those REIT assets that have very little future growth. Thanks ... Cal

Read Answer Asked by cal on March 23, 2022

Q: I hold riocan for income and some growth and I am up at 45% so far. For more income, do you think it is a good idea to sell and buy the global dividend spit fund ( GDV.to ) that has a dividend of 10% at the moment ? Advise me if you have a better suggestion or simply do nothing and keep riocan. BTW it is in a taxable account so I have to pay taxes on the move. Thanks and have a nice day.

Read Answer Asked by jean on November 01, 2021

Q: Hi Everyone at 5i! Hope you are enjoying your summer so far! I am looking for a little advice. I hold Riocan in my RRSP and having ridden it up and down, I am now back to breaking even . As you gaze into your crystal ball, what do you think itís future prospects will be ? I suspect that interest rates will climb and adversely effect the stock price. Any suggestions for a replacement REIT? Or conservative dividend paying alternative suitable for an RRSP. Cheers, Tamara

Read Answer Asked by Tamara on July 13, 2021

Q: Your most recent answers to questions about HR.UN and REI.UN indicate that you don't favour them and that they do not need to be owned, suggesting DIR.UN instead, among others. So a few days ago I replaced HR.UN with DIR.UN, and ever since, both
REI and HR have been shooting up while DIR languishes. Today alone they are up over 5% and 4% respectively. Can you explain what's happening here?

Read Answer Asked by chris on February 25, 2021

Q: Hi,

I own several REITs. They don't make up a large portion of my portfolio, but I've always liked real estate investing and I think there's long term value in some names even if they are necessarily exciting right now. I currently own BEI.UN, IIP.UN and GRT.UN. All are up significantly since purchased. I'd like to branch out and I'm looking at REI.UN and AP.UN. I've managed to stay away from Retail, but REI.UN has diversified nicely into multifamily housing and has sold retail properties outside of the 6 urban areas. AP.UN is in the office sector and who knows what's going to happen there even though it is down considerably from its highs. Which would be your choice and do you think there is long term value in these names? It is for an RRSP account.

Thanks,
Jason

Read Answer Asked by Jason on February 16, 2021

Q: I am considering selling rei.un and splitting the proceeds between dir.un and iip.un. what do you think?? Also, which do you prefer: dir.un, smu.un or grt.un.
thanks
judy

Read Answer Asked by deirdre on January 22, 2021

Q: Happy New Year 5i!
I recently joined and have been reading as many of these questions as I can get my hands on and appreciate your insight.
I've recently started a TFSA portfolio with a breakdown as follows:
- REI.UN (14%)
- TD (33%)
- FTS (29%)
- HR.UN (3%)
- T (12%)
- SIS (5%)
- ATZ (5%)

I have been attempting to buy into companies and reinvest via DRIP and thus my preliminary focus on dividend companies (with diversity taking a backseat). What are your thoughts on REITs for growth going forward over the next couple years? Are they worthwhile keeping or do you foresee more upside with investment into growth stocks? If so, do you have a top 2 growth stocks that could compliment the rest of the portfolio in lieu of REITs?

Thanks so much!
Kyle

Read Answer Asked by Kyle on January 08, 2021