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Q: Current overall portfolio weightings in energy and utilities sectors are as follows: ENB 2.5%, ALA 1.5%, TRP 1.5%, SU 1.5%, BIP.UN 1.5%, PD .75%, TOU .75%, CNQ .5%. Please comment on any possible additions, deletions, switches, increased/decreased weightings, considering a long-term (10 year) time horizon and the impending South Bow spinoff involving TRP
Read Answer Asked by Chris on June 20, 2024
Q: I own all of the above. I am up with PPL and ALA and about break even with ENB and TRP. I feel too much pipeline exposure??
Which two would you keep?

Thanks for everything


Public Question.
Read Answer Asked by David on March 15, 2024
Q: What are your total return estimates (per year) for the above Utilities over the medium term (3-5 yrs.)?
Pls. include any utility that I have missed that would crack the top 3.
Are there any of the top 3 that would come with elevated risk?
Thanks, Hugh

Read Answer Asked by Hugh on February 21, 2024
Q: ALA announced Nov21 the redemption of ALA.PE . Yet these preferred had a big jump 2 weeks earlier. ALA.PG, to be reset in 2024, also jumped. Was it the Earning report or the Note offering that would trigger such a move. Or a crystal ball ? The stock itself was flat. Thanks,
Read Answer Asked by Denise on November 27, 2023
Q: I've owned AltaGas for several yeras and it's finally coming back up to my ACB. I'm thinking of selling when it hits the even point and moving onto something with more growth.
Do you have any love for ALA? Or would you agree there are more enticing companies in the sector with better growth and income?

Read Answer Asked by Robert on November 22, 2023
Q: In a world where indebted dividend-payers are being stressed by higher rates, how would you rank the following Canadian companies in terms of the sustainability of their dividend?

Read Answer Asked by Brian on October 03, 2023
Q: I am considering adding to a number of these Income Generating names. I know you are generally not a fan of averaging down but is there an entry point that you would add to these names in the current market.

Read Answer Asked by Timothy on September 20, 2023
Q: I have Magna, Spin Master, Well Health Technologies in a TFSA, and AltaGas in a RRIF.
All are down slightly.

Could you please rate these in terms of potential and how much patience might be required.
Read Answer Asked by Valerie on June 21, 2023
Q: I currently have a portfolio with these six holdings. What would be your current top 5-10 Cdn and/or US buys to diversify the portfolio and put a large cash balance to work for a 5-10 year time horizon with total return as the primary objective
Read Answer Asked by Chris on June 07, 2023
Q: I have been fortunate to come into a windfall of cash from a relative, and I am interested in taking new positions in the following securities with this new cash. Please note, my existing portfolio is fairly well diversified across all sectors in North America.

Can I please get your long-term opinion on these new securities I wish to invest in. Do you see any issues with respect to these investment choices? I have money to invest and feel the urge to plunge into the market at this time.



Read Answer Asked by George on April 20, 2023