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Q: What are your thoughts about this as a US/CDN high yield income portfolio? Any ideas would be appreciated. Please take as many credits as needed.
Read Answer Asked by Gregory on October 18, 2023
Q: Hi 5i,
I like putting you guys on the spot because I can get objective opinions.
If one wanted to buy and hold either CU or AQN today for an RRSP with no short or medium terms plans to sell (ie collect income and hold for long term). Which one would you buy and what would be your high level reasons? I already own a full postion in BIP for my RRSP but I think another multi-utility might be good to own since they seemed to have depressed prices and very good dividends.
Read Answer Asked by Ian on September 18, 2023
Q: Could you please rate the following companies with respect to risk for inclusion in my TFSA. They are listed as to yield from highest to lowest. KEY/GWO/CU/EMA/BIP.
Read Answer Asked by Gail on July 17, 2023
Q: My apologies. I seem to have had a "Senior Moment" and written in the wrong company name and symbol. The question is about Canadian Utilities

I feel that I need to sell my Canadian Utilities as despite the nice 5.21% dividend with a 9 year streak rising annually, long term there seems to be no significant share price growth. I had thought they would do much better after getting off coal but evidently not. Is there any point in keeping CU in my TFSA other than just for the dividend?

Could you please suggest your best 8 Canadian Blue Chip stocks with dividends over 5% that I don't already own, and that come with steadily rising dividends and enough growth to justify putting them in my TFSA. I already own RY, BNS, CM, BCE, T, EMA, FTS, H, CPX, BEP, BIP, ENB, PPL, TRP. I could add to any of these if necessary but hope you could suggest some new ones I have "missed".
Thank you....... Paul W. K.
Read Answer Asked by Paul on July 06, 2023
Q: Looking for income from bond etfs and dividend paying stocks that will appreciate in value if interest rates have peaked and gradually fall towards 3% (i.e. those that have been hit unduly hard due to inflationary fears). Suggestions?
Read Answer Asked by John on July 06, 2023
Q: Dividend growth investor here. Was wondering about the quality ACO.X as an investment. Any balance sheet concerns? The rather large portion they own of CU seems to be dictating the performance of their stock price - more less flat-ish over the last few years. So in that regard why would, say, FTS be outperforming CU over the last 5 years by approx. 25%?
Read Answer Asked by James on June 26, 2023
Q: Merry Christmas everyone and thank you for a wonderful service! I'm looking to purchase six different companies that have preferred shares and would like you to help me pick them. Security of dividend and safety of the companies (staying power) is the top priority here. Therefore if two preferred picks are in the same sector I don't mind as I'm not sure how much diversity matters here.

I currently own TRI and CSU preferred shares and would also like your opinion on them, thanks.
Read Answer Asked by Mark on January 03, 2023
Q: This is my selection of stocks for steady revenue (and secondarily potential growth) .Since a serious economic crisis is not excluded in my opinion ,I now plan to : 1) only keep Cies at low risk to become out of business and that should maintain dividends, based on their history and financial strength , and to : 2) sell the other stocks to buy ETF instead..

Wich stocks can be "relatively safely" kept at long term for this purpose ?
Read Answer Asked by Jean-Yves on December 16, 2022
Q: Are any of these worth buying now, especially before a potential recession: CU-T, CPX-T, EMA-T, ENB-T, FTS-T, TRP-T and DGRO-A?
Thank you. Ron L
Read Answer Asked by Ron on December 08, 2022
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