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Q: I have found that my Canadian listed REITS that held US real estate have done rather well. and have been absorbed by larger US entities. May I please have your top 3 or 4 REITS that are listed in Canada and that hold US properties?
With appreciation,
Ed

Read Answer Asked by Ed on March 31, 2021

Q: Please list these companies in order of which to dispose off. They are in a RRSP with no tax complications and I would like to top up a pair of other positions. HLF, HR.UN and BBU. THANKYOU

Read Answer Asked by John on March 09, 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: 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

Q: Hi 5i:
Based on the idea that offices will not be needed as much in the post pademics future , is it worth to keep this stock (SOT) for a 5 years period?, or it would be better to switch to HR for example.
wishing a good year to your team and all members. Alex

Read Answer Asked by Alejandro on January 04, 2021

Q: Doing a year end review of all of my holdings. I would like to reduce my position in several stocks (or eliminate entirely in the case of HR.UN and CPH) in order to raise some cash for increasing my position in several other holdings. Fairly large question, so I will divide it into 2, this for the potential reductions and a further question about the potential adds. Would you please rank these stocks in the order you would reduce or eliminate to raise some cash, starting with the one you would be most inclined to reduce/eliminate. Sector, or large cap/small cap not a concern, as I have a broadly diversified portfolio with a lot (too many, really) of names. Thank you for this, and also for the very good service. My 1st year as a client, and I will certainly be renewing. I have recommended the site to a few friends who also do investing.

Read Answer Asked by Dan on December 20, 2020

Q: I am looking at reducing the number of holdings that I currently have. Please rate the sell order you would have for the above companies

Read Answer Asked by James on December 14, 2020

Q: I am retired, living off dividends and distributions I receive from my CDN portfolio. For a number of years, I have put my high-yielding REITs with less tax-efficient distributions in my TFSA. I have paper losses on all of them, but it is a long-term game and they still have high yields, except H&R. Given H&Rís holdings, in a context more negative toward retail and office spaces, should I take my loss, even in a TFSA, and replace it with NWH.un, which I have in my taxable account and has a higher yield? Thanks, Martin

Read Answer Asked by Martin on December 01, 2020

Q: Trying to reduce the number of stocks I hold. Currently I am broadly diversified across sectors and large cap/small cap, growth/dividend payers, so those are not concerns. I look at total return, and have a long term horizon, 5+ years. Comfortable with risky stocks. I have smallish positions in these 12 stocks and would like to sell maybe 6 to 8 of them, and redeploy the money into a few of the others on the list or into some of my other holdings. Would you select 6 - 8 of the above that you think are less likely to perform well over 5+ years, and could be sold, and maybe 2 - 4 that could be added to. Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Dan on November 18, 2020

Q: Hi,

Please rank these REITs for relative distribution safety and eventual share price recovery.

Is there one in particular that you'd get rid of?

Thanks,

Gord

Read Answer Asked by Gordon on October 07, 2020

Q: I am planning to take some losses as offsets to capital gains from previous years. In some cases, I am considering replacements as well. Please advise of any concerns with, or suggest alternatives to, the following sale (purchase) plan.

Sell HWO, PSI & IPL (buy PPL and AQN - already own ENB, ALA & KEY)

Sell SU & CJ (buy CNQ and PXT - already own ARX). I also have a sizeable loss on VET, but consider that is presently so far below comparables, that I should wait for some recovery Ė or sell now and move on?

Sell HR.UN (buy another REIT, possibly TCN.UN and/or ERE.UN - already own IIP.UN & NWH.UN).

Sell CHR.

Thanks - Don

Read Answer Asked by don on October 05, 2020

Q: Do you see any reasonable prospect that any of the above will rebound or should I just sell and move on?

Thanks for your great service, Paul.

Read Answer Asked by Paul on August 28, 2020

Q: These are my biggest losers across my accounts. What are their prospects? Are any worth keeping, or is just time to move on? I donít mind some risk, but donít want to hold the hopeless ones any longer.
Len

Read Answer Asked by Leonard on August 19, 2020