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Q: I have been considering acquiring three of the above companies. I what order would you acquire for a balanced portfolio looking for combination of growth and income.

Read Answer Asked by David on April 11, 2022

Q: Good Morning,

For yield - I am considering adding to or acquiring many of the above noted stocks.

Please rate in terms yield, growth potential and safety.

Also add any others I might consider.

Thanks very much.

Read Answer Asked by Dave on March 22, 2022

Q: In anticipation of a possible recession in the near future, I would like to slowly tweak a few of my holdings. Could you please list some of the best sectors to hold in a recession, and if possible, list a few excellent Canadian companies in each sector and perhaps some US stocks. What may be the worst sectors to hold in a recession? Sorry, this is a big question, but one that I think many members may be thinking about.
Thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Grant on March 18, 2022

Q: 30 days ago I sold AQN, BEP.UN, and SJ for tax losses, and replaced them with CPX, BAM and ADN, respectively, thanks in large part to your advice plus some other research I did.
Which of the "replacements" would you shed in favour of a return to the original holdings (as originally planned). I'm thinking CPX out/AQN (or BEP) back in, ADN out/SJ back in, but hold BAM and skip BEP (or AQN). Does that make sense to you?
Portfolio objective is ~ 8-10-year holds (except for harvesting tax losses occasionally) with dividend growth.
What comments would you have on the timing of these transactions in light of the current market turmoil?
Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Lotar on January 24, 2022

Q: Hi 5I
I have $180,000 split evenly amongst above companies in RRSP. I was going to begin withdrawing $10,000 every year and am looking for strategy to draw down to maximize growth of account. Is there a ranking of companies to sell first, or take a bit from each? I like them all so tough call for me. Appreciate all your advice since my initial membership in 5I.

Read Answer Asked by Craig on December 08, 2021

Q: The entire renewable sector was down substantially in 2021, from BEP.UN's drop of 38% YTD to RNW's 14%. When will this sector come back to life? If it does what is your estimated timing of the rebound and which stock in this group will recover the most? Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Victor on December 06, 2021

Q: Here is the current EV/EBITDA ratios for the following energy producers (lowest to highest): CPX (8.3), BEP.UN (9.3), NPI (11.6), FTS (13.0), H (14.0), AQN (16.5), BLX (17.4), INE (37.1). CPX seems to be a top contender for value, with lowest P/B too at 1.49. Considering all factors, please rank from best to worst, in terms of possible best total return over the next 10 years.
Thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Grant on November 12, 2021

Q: CPX accounts for 2.31% and AQN represents 4.63% of my unregistered portfolio. I was thinking of switching AQN into CPX or rebalancing so that each would be equal. Would there be another dividend producing utility that you would prefer over these two. I already own BEP(2.81%), BIP(2.23%), SPB(1.74%)and F(1.56%). Perhaps putting some of the AQN into one of the latter four mentioned? I do like the nice dividend that CPX provides. I am retired and have a decent pension and my portfolio is geared to dividend income.

Read Answer Asked by Kevin on November 03, 2021

Q: Following on from a 19 Oct question, you rated dividend safety as: NPI, BEPC, CPX, RNW, AQN.

The payout ratio (12 month rolling, based on operating cash flow) was then shown as: BEPC 90%, AQN 170%, CPX 22%, NPI 20%, RNW 90%.

From this it seems like a 12 month rolling ratio is not a strong surrgate to dividend safety. I was a bit surprised but maybe 12 months is just too short.

Anyway, if such is the case, what metrics guided the views on dividend safety?

Thanks

Read Answer Asked by TOM on November 03, 2021

Q: Hi 5i,
I hold NFI in a reg'd account where I endeavour to buy and hold. A while ago it was up nicely but then lost all its gains and more when the revised guidance came out. Now, with its recent soft recovery and dividends accounted for it's back in black, slightly.
I'm not optimistic about NFI's next couple of years and would like to see better capital gain and dividend income from the funds currently in NFI, and I'm considering WJX as a replacement. What do you think of this move and, if not WJX, can you suggest another one or two names for me to consider?
Much the same circumstances and question regarding AQN, which I think is somewhat stale these days and may be for a few years to come. I'm considering CPX as a replacement and would appreciate your opinion on that move, and your suggestions of one or two other than CPX if you think leaving AQN behind is wise but CPX might not be the answer.
Thanks and please deduct accordingly.
Peter

Read Answer Asked by Peter on November 01, 2021

Q: Dear 5i,
I hope you're well today.
I'm trying to pick the "better" company in which to invest new money.
May I have your opinion, please?
I like all three, but between BEP, CPX, and AQN what would be your preference?
Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Francesco on October 28, 2021

Q: Dear 5i team.

I am considering a switch from CPX to NPI and wanted to know your views on these two matched head to head. Is there a better alternative to switch to in the same space?


Many thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Arthur on October 25, 2021

Q: Of these 5 companies that have assets in the renewable energy space, how would you rank them for (a) dividend safety and (b) future growth prospects? Also, please provide the pay-out ratio for each.

Thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Chris on October 19, 2021