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Q: I am going into retirement and below are the weightings of stocks held in my portfolio. Although the portfolio performed okay over the years, I wonder if there is too much concentration and would appreciate your ideas on diversification given the economic times we live in. My portfolio is about $2M with an investment loan of $150K for which I use the dividends to repay. Thanks. BNS 37%, TD 18%, CM 14%, BMO 14%, BCE 6%, SRN.UN 6%, RY 4%, POW 1%

Read Answer Asked by David on August 26, 2021

Q: After selling some growth stocks, I'm looking to add 3 income stocks to my Rif. Can you rate your preference on the 1st 4 and then the last 2. Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Henry on June 04, 2021

Q: Hello, I currently own CAR.UN, CSH.UN & NWH.UN for income earning a RRIF account. Considering adding SGR.UN or SRU.UN. Which one with a brief why.

Read Answer Asked by Roy on April 14, 2021

Q: Good morning, 5 i Team!
The market had a great run in the last 12 months. I am looking to trim some gains and deploying the new cash in post Covid re-opening theme.
REIT, Travel, Leisure, Energy, Medical devices.
Your thoughts on SRU.UN /O, GOOG/EXPE, CVX/BP, MDT/BSX

Thank you!

Read Answer Asked by Nhung on February 25, 2021

Q: dear team:
i have BPY and bpy.un roughly 15% in my no-registered account which bought at last May. i think it is too risky to keep them and plan to replace them .
pls give me some idea.



Read Answer Asked by liang on January 20, 2021

Q: I had bought BPY for a number of reasons including the eventual return of mall traffic, the fact that it had room to run to get near to its pre-covid price, the dividend and then of course, having Brookfield management behind it. The closest replications I can find are Simon Property Group and SRU in the U.S. and Canada respectively. Can you speak about their payout ratio and management quality, and especially their main risks in the medium term. Thank-you.

Read Answer Asked by Alex on January 13, 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: Potential tax loss selling -- could you please provide suitable placeholders for these companies. Also, if you recommend keeping these "placeholders" instead of switching back after 30 days please let me know.

Read Answer Asked by Brett on December 09, 2020

Q: Hi Peter and Staff

The above 4 REITS are part of my REIT basket in addition to other industrial and apartment REITS.

All are down a lot . Please hit me with sufficient credits to rank them best to worst in terms of prospects for capital appreciation on a risk reward basis considering various valuation metrics as well as the future as you see it.

Please indicate any clear winners or losers in the rankings

Thanks for all you do


Read Answer Asked by Dennis on October 20, 2020

Q: We are retired, primarily income investors. We did hold relatively equal positions in SRU,un and CHP.un, but this has changed rather significantly. In view of the current uncertainty about retail marketing, what is your opinion about investments in these two companies. Would you comment on the sustainability of SRU's dividend? Thank you for all the great ideas and comments.

Read Answer Asked by Jane on October 05, 2020

Q: I'm looking to add some REITs to my portfolio. Could you comment on the following REITs? Would you suggest holding all 4 as they have different holdings? If not, could you provide a ranking of your selections?

Read Answer Asked by Richard on June 02, 2020