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Q: hi,
looking through the 5i model income portfolio, these entities are all down in share price. for an investor looking for income and growth (both capital appreciation and dividend growth to keep up with inflation over long term ), are all these a buy today? any a sell? any others in the income portfolio you are more interested in today?
cheers, chris

Read Answer Asked by chris on September 18, 2023

Q: Hi 5i,

Can you offer some of your favourite dividend growth equity's. CDN and US, regardless of sector.

Read Answer Asked by Regan on September 14, 2023

Q: Hello i would like to add some Zwu to my TSFA account strictly as income,hovewer i noticed that Zwu isn't part of your income portfolio any reasons? i'm 80.


Read Answer Asked by DANIEL on September 12, 2023

Q: hi,
I am looking at adding these to my dividend equities. I like growth with the dividend stocks, both in capital appreciation and dividend payout ( to keep up with inflation, over the long term ). how do these 2 stack up? further, is there an open source website to check CDN dividend equites in regards to the dividend growth, payout ratios, etc...
cheers, chris

Read Answer Asked by chris on July 28, 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: Looking to add a name from your income portfolio. Which of ACO, H, QSR and AEM would be your favorite to add right now. Longterm hold in my unregistered account.

Read Answer Asked by Tom on February 06, 2023

Q: HI,
sorry for the long list. could you just rate these as a buy, sell, or hold right now. I am a long term investor.

Read Answer Asked by chris on January 04, 2023

Q: Two months ago I sold AQN to harvest a loss and reinvested in ACO.X which has slumped ( like the market, like the sector). I'm now looking at the AQN yield and wondering whether taking a loss in ACO and re-buying AQN is a good move. I can use the losses but its not urgent. Your thoughts please? thanks. Al

Read Answer Asked by alex on October 13, 2022

Q: Clarification please on the Sept 19 question on "valuation" of these 3. It was stated "AQN's valuation at 12.4x (ACOX at 8.3x and CPX at 7.6x)"

What measure do these numbers refer to and are they forward or TTM?

Read Answer Asked by Jeff on September 22, 2022

Q: Hi, AQN stock has languished over past years and shares have been testing investors' patience. Even a recent large acquisition has failed to reignite the stock price. Based on your recent comments, you consider AQN fine for income but not much is expected in terms of capital appreciation. For a quick comparison of share price performance, I pulled the charts of these four utilities over 12 months and noted that while CPX and ACO.X outperformed by a wide margin, AQN was a complete laggard with FTS in the middle of the pack. We are retired investors and looking for ( In Non Regd account ) stability of income ( with increasing dividends) and some growth potential. We have owned FTS and AQN for many years, but are considering to switch out of AQN ( fully or partially ) to CPX or ACO.X. What are your thoughts about this plan and how are the current valuations of CPX and ACO.X for the switch ? How would you rate these four companies, in order of preference ? Thank You

Read Answer Asked by rajeev on September 19, 2022

Q: These four stocks that I have an equal weighting in came to my attention because of the insider buying. Could you please comment on if this insider buying and overall ownership is significant and rank them from best to worst based on that information only. Then please rank them on which would have the best overall return based on dividends and capital gains for the next 3 years from best to worst and explain why (the pros) for the one you ranked first overall and why(the cons) why you ranked the fourth stock last.

And lastly is there any of the four you just wouldn’t buy today. Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by James on September 14, 2022

Q: Hi, This week's sharp decline in Pipeline ( ENB/TRP and Others) and Utility (FTS etc ) stocks - Do you think, it is a result of market's renewed fear of continued rate hikes into 2022/2023, as suggested by FED Chair on Friday and re-iterated by other FED Presidents over course of this week including Cleveland FED President, Mester, Today. Pipelines and Utilies sector has performed well this year, but may be, due to its higher yield, is causing some worry to investors. Your comments, co relation of high rates and other factors, impacting these sectors will be much appreciated. Would it be prudent to underweight the sectors, in near term. Thank You

Read Answer Asked by rajeev on September 01, 2022