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Q: Hi, Could you please confirm the Ex-Dividend Dates for these two companies. The company investor relations website says Ex-Dividend Date - Sep 29, 2022 and Record Date - Sep 30, 2022. But the TMX as well as our CIBC Brokerage shows Ex-Dividend Date as Sep 28, 2022. Could you please confirm. Thank You

Read Answer Asked by rajeev on September 28, 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: In my non-registered account, I have had small holdings in MRG.UN and NWH.UN for years, as well as larger holdings in ZRE and FIE. I was wondering if I should consider selling all four and splitting the proceeds between GRT.UN, CAR.UN, CPX, and SLF. I am looking for income but would also like some capital appreciation.
What do you think? Note that I also hold ZRE and FIE in my RRSP and plan to keep both in that account. Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Kim on September 22, 2022

Q: i would like to buy an etf (vanguard) with safety or stock with a high yield during these unsettled times
What would you advise ?.Can you please give me a few choices

Read Answer Asked by gabriel on September 21, 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: I have an account where income and safety of capital are the primary objectives, though a bit of growth is also helpful. I presently have Capital Power which has done well in recent months. Since it has been somewhat flat during the same period, I wonder if a switch to Algonquin offers a chance to have the same primary objectives but a bit more opportunity for some appreciation. If it were you, would you make that change, and why or why not? Thank you for your excellent service.

Read Answer Asked by Leonard on September 09, 2022

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.

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