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Q: Can you provide a 'buy' list for a person wanting to deploy $200,000 (inside RRSP) with the goal of creating 5% or more sustained cash flow - as well as growing the original capital to keep up with inflatiion? We do not have company pensions - this would serve to supplement our government pensions.
Thinking, 20 stocks across all sectors @ $10,000 each (or 5%)
Also could you include 10 growth stocks (inside TFSA) for a total of $250,000 - gotta have some fun ;)
Many Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Jan on October 07, 2022

Q: Hi Guys

I have owned Smart Centres for a while and done prety good by it but thinking I might sell that and add to my 1% position in Tricon. Where do you see them in terms of current pricing and future potential? Looking ahead over next 5 years which do you think will be the better position to hold?

Much thanks


Read Answer Asked by Stuart on September 13, 2022

Q: I am looking at your answer to evaluating investment quality of REITS in which you note three important ratios to consider - Interest coverage ratio (EBITDA/interest of 3X or higher)), debt to equity - below 1.0x) and NOI or net operating income. I see you give EBIT margin and Net Profit margin in your company profiles but I was wondering if it was possible to calculate NOI from these tables. Are there any other important ratios one could use to compare various REITS. Finally, how would you rank the three REITS I have noted here. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Ken on September 08, 2022

Q: For income and some safety, do you see anything not to like about these four REITs?

Thanks as always.

Read Answer Asked by Dan on July 20, 2022

Q: Would like your suggestions of 7 value stocks that also have a history of increasing dividends for both a balance portfolio and an income portfolio ....primarily Canadian stocks or secondary US traded stocks.
and please take the number of credits necessary to complete this "task". ........thanks.....Tom

Read Answer Asked by Tom on June 21, 2022

Q: Would you please rank these 12 REITs for future growth prospects, where 10 is the best prospects & 1 the worst. Also would please indicate what REIT assets contribute to future growth & those REIT assets that have very little future growth. Thanks ... Cal

Read Answer Asked by cal on March 23, 2022

Q: Good Day My question is about the earnings of SmartCentres Real Estate Investment Trust. They seem to have their core as retail but are branching off into residential, storage, and senior complexes. I have always liked this management team and they have done us good over the years. Can you comment on their earnings and your thoughts on the direction of other real estate assets?

Read Answer Asked by jeffrey on February 18, 2022

Q: Greetings,

Trying to reduce REIT holdings and would appreciate your advice: I don't mind keeping both but if one was sold and all the proceeds used to buy the other, then which one would you prefer to keep adding to? Both classified as "retail" . Which one has more potential to keep growing?

Many thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Arzoo on February 15, 2022

Q: are any of these something to have as a good investment ?

Read Answer Asked by jim on February 09, 2022

Q: Is it better for me to hold these companies in a registered account?

Also, in terms of their portfolio diversification, do I need to own all four?

Read Answer Asked by Brett on December 13, 2021

Q: The yield on CDZ is 3.0%, if I buy equal amounts of the top ten stocks, the average yield is 5.48%. What accounts for the 1.48% difference in yield and is the risk proportionally higher buying the individual stocks than buying the EFT

Read Answer Asked by Ron on October 20, 2021

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