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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: hi,
I hold all these, several fro many years. they are all in the red. many are (former) stalwart blue chip dividend plays. I am basically comfortable holding them, and I do expect a good rebound in prices when rates start to fall. 1) am I missing something? are there any in the list that you think the dividend may be in jeopardy, or you see no runway for growth ( small or large). 2) are there any in the list you would be comfortable adding to ( which is what I am wanting to do)?
cheers, Chris
Read Answer Asked by chris on January 26, 2024
Q: Hi Team,
could you rate these companies for a 3-5 years horizon considering I am looking for income and capital preservation but a bit of capital growth would also be good...

Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Michel on January 08, 2024
Q: For the last 5 years LNF has done nothing. Yes it hs a dividend of 3.8%. But cheap as it is do you see it advancing much? EMA, EIF, and NWC pay higher dividends and have advanced quite a bit since bought. Would it be suggested that any of these three could replace LNF or should I hang on to LNF in the hopes that it may spring to life?
Read Answer Asked by STANLEY on December 11, 2023
Q: Hello Peter,
I am thinking of increasing my weight to 5 percent for Fortis. I understand that the company has been stable for long time with increasing dividends, but is it possible that it could run into headwinds as Algonquin did? I am wondering if i should stick to 3 percent and put the other 2 percent in hydro one and Emera.. Thanks very much
Read Answer Asked by umedali on December 08, 2023
Q: How would you rank these electricity producers for a 5 year hold, probably longer.

Please add what other companies are worth consideration

thank you
Read Answer Asked by JOHN on November 24, 2023
Q: These stocks all have a dividend yield of 5% or greater and have market capitalization greater than 3 billion. When I see BNS with a dividend yield of 7.5% I have to think that the market is near a bottom realizing that the prices can always go lower. Please rate these stocks in two ways: safety of dividend and estimated 5-year total return. Do any of these stocks cause you any concern now or long term? Thanks.
Read Answer Asked by Mark on November 02, 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 sold TRP today at basically a break even price because I do not want to wait out the final outcome of their recent split up plan and to see how their debt is allocated etc. I was in the stock for long term income given I am recently retired. It will be hard to find an equivalent yield, given capital preservation is a prime objective along with the income. TRP was held in a non registered account for tax advantaged dividend income.

With long term capital preservation a goal along with income generation, and that I hold all of the above listed companies already in appropriate proportions and don't wish to add to them or their sectors (no more utilities, financials or telecoms) what other Canadian blue chip dividend companies would you consider for long term hold with decent dividends for income? I also already have enough allocated to bonds, GIC's and cash accounts so I'm not considering these assets either.

Manageable debt levels and ability to maintain dividend growth, hopefully at the rate of inflation or higher is the main criteria I would hope to have in replacing TRP for the long haul. Thank you for your valued insight in giving me suggestions to look at.
Read Answer Asked by Andrew on August 03, 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: I have no utilities in my RRSP portfolio at this time. What are you preferred utilities in order of preference to buy now for total return (dividend and potential growth)? Any preferences among these that I'm thinking about being Fortis (FTS.TO / FTS), Emera (EMA.TO), Brookfield Infrastructure (BIPC.TO), Brookfield Renewable (BEPC.TO)?
Read Answer Asked by Gerry on May 09, 2023
Q: Hi Folks,
I have the above Utility companies in various accounts. I am looking to add 1 more to my TFSA ( currently have EMA ) and 1 more to my wife's TFSA ( currently has BEPC ) - can you suggest which one you would recommend that I add to each TFSA, either from the above OR something new.
Read Answer Asked by JOHN on April 10, 2023
Q: Hi - looking to add a utility to an otherwise diversified portfolio. Please rank the companies listed in terms of potential total return over the next 5 years+ and whether current valuations are presenting a good entry point?
Read Answer Asked by Chris on February 23, 2023