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Q: Market seemed to like the great Q2 results for Stella Jones. The press release mentioned the 2023-2025 financial objects from the inaugural Investor Day in May and I noticed the plan included a >$500M cumulative return to shareholders. The current $0.92 dividend payout is roughly $54M/yr which is well short of the goal objective. Any insight into dividend raises or special dividends.

Read Answer Asked by David on August 10, 2023

Q: In 2015 your growth portfolio was down 4.8% and your income portfolio was down 5.5% as a result I would have expected your balanced portfolio to have declined yet it was up 9.5%
Could you explain that outperformance?

Read Answer Asked by Terry on July 17, 2023

Q: This question concerns the materials sector in a well-diversified Canadian portfolio (~30 holdings), focused slightly toward growth. Our target is for a 5% weight in this sector.

Currently the sector is underweight at a 2.5% allocation with NTR being the only holding. We are open to either doubling up on NTR or adding an equal amount of SJ. Which would be your preference and why?

For each of NTR and SJ Please rate (1-10) in terms of your conviction to buy today, along with suggested target buy range [great, okay].

Read Answer Asked by Peter on June 19, 2023

Q: Hi,
I need to sell all the stocks in my non-registered account to access the cash in the next 2-5 years. I will be selling many of the stocks listed, in the next few weeks. Can you list them in SELL order with a few comments on the rationale.
Also, please list the top 10 Canadian stocks (from this list or others) for longterm holding, since I will buy some of them back in one of my registered accounts (RRSP, TFSA), likely over the next 2 years.
Thank you,

Read Answer Asked by Camille on May 30, 2023

Q: I have room to add one materials stock to my portfolio. Which of the following or others would you prefer? Nutrien around $80; Stella Jones around $60 lately or CCL.B around $68?

Read Answer Asked by Gerry on May 12, 2023

Q: I have no exposure to Materials or Utilities right now in our RRSP. All other sectors are well represented. What stocks would be your preferred in Canada and/or the US in those sectors? Thinking of NTR or SJ maybe in Canada and perhaps LIN in the US. Maybe FTS or BIP for utilities.Thoughts?

Read Answer Asked by Gerry on May 09, 2023

Q: hi. can you rate these as a buy, sell or hold please. long term investor.
cheers, Chris

Read Answer Asked by chris on January 03, 2023

Q: Hi Ryan, really enjoyed your presentation at the CFS this past weekend.

Using your 5 criteria: momentum, revenue growth, roe, shareholder friendly, and value-momentum; what 5 Canadian stocks would you suggest?

If possible, companies that would survive this current market stresses.


Read Answer Asked by Christopher on October 20, 2022