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Q: I hold 13% of my non-registered account in energy and utilities, spread across the following stocks, with a focus on long-term income.

Would you suggest any consolidations or removal of any of these positions?

AQN, 9.70% of total, 3% gain
CU, 4.78% of total, 3% gain
ENB, 21.43% of total, 31% gain
EPD, 7.50% of total, 2% gain
FTS, 8.14% of total, 1% gain
KMI, 7.54% of total, 6% gain
PXT, 7.19% of total, 15% gain
SPB, 8.48% of total, 3% loss
TPZ, 4.19% of total, 8% gain
TRP, 4.86% of total, 11% gain
WMB, 4.63% of total, 10% gain
ZWU, 11.55% of total, flat

Thanks as always for your excellent work! Aaron

Read Answer Asked by Aaron on March 02, 2022

Q: I own small percentages of each of these in an unregistered account, I have $23,000. and I would like to add to some of them, which one would you suggest. Thanks for your help over the years, I read the questions so rarely ask one myself. Thanks Dorothy

Read Answer Asked by Dorothy on January 18, 2022

Q: what 5 Canadian utility stocks would you currently recommend and why? please rank them in order of highest to lowest recommendation.

Read Answer Asked by Mary on January 09, 2022

Q: I have held NPI in both registered and non-registered accounts for years. The stock price has more than tripled, so obviously I am happy with that, but I am now retired and invest mainly for dividends. NPI currently yields less than 3%, a bit low compared to some other power producers like EMA or CU (I already hold some CU but not EMA). NPI also seems to be struggling to get back to its past highs, and if it did then the yield percentage would be that much less. I am considering selling NPI in the registered account and replacing it with either EMA or CU (recognizing these 2 are not currently as strong in the renewable space).
Could you compare the dividend growth, dividend sustainability, debt levels and future stock growth potential of these 3 stocks, and comment on my plan.

Read Answer Asked by grant on October 19, 2021

Q: Hello 5i Team,
I would like to expand my utilities exposure (beyond the positions I already hold in Emera and Fortis). I am considering taking a position in either Canadian Utilities or Capital Power. Both have similar yields and dividend growth over the past 5 years. Which of the two would you favour, and why? This is for a long-term income focused account.
Many thanks,

Read Answer Asked by Brian on September 30, 2021

Q: Bought CU over CPX because of long history and large capital program to move CPX off coal.
Surprised Alberta power rates are good given their economy is languishing. Which do you see as the better option going forward for steady income and likely dividend increases above inflation rate (unlike CU of late)? Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by David on September 03, 2021

Q: I am drastically under invested in utilities. I presently hold the following - each is under a 1% weighting - AQN, ACO, BIPC, BEPC, BEP.UN, CU, and Fortis. Which would you sell? Which would you add to? All are in corporate non reg acct. Also want to increase my US and International exposure. Is there a reason not to do it in this sector?
Would appreciate US and International companies you favour. 5 year hold.
Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by lorraine on June 30, 2021

Q: Its astonishing how similar the charts look alike for FTS, EMA and CU. They have had a good move. The charts on AQN and NPI look very similar to each other as well, however moving sideways. Why do you think AQN and NPI seem to be lagging FTS, EMA and CU? Best, Don

Read Answer Asked by DONALD on March 30, 2021

Q: In a well diversified portfolio, I am considering selling BMO, CU, PHO, REAL, and SJR.B and buying AT, BYD, DOO, DSG and VII. Would you agree with this approach? What would be order to sell and order to buy?

Read Answer Asked by David on February 16, 2021

Q: Hi, purely in terms of relative dividend security could you please rank the above blue chips companies over the next 5-10 years.Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Gary on January 25, 2021