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Q: Hi Gang, wondering if there will be an update report for capital power coming soon; looks like it's a yearly ritual ☺️. Till then, do you see this recent drop as a good leg in? I thought last qtr was a good report and company seems like it's executing it's strategy. Did I miss something or is this a reaction to higher for longer interest rates?

Read Answer Asked by Allan on October 03, 2023

Q: Hi Peter and 5i,
Would you please rank the companies for the sustainability of their dividend going forward?
Would you also rank them in the order that you would purchase for yield and dividend?
Thanks so much for your input.

Read Answer Asked by Dennis on September 28, 2023

Q: Can you please rank your top three Canadian utilities for overall performance over the next 3-5 years and explain why? On a related note (and I may be repeating myself), which would you recommend over the same time period and why: FTS or H?

Read Answer Asked by Maureen on September 13, 2023

Q: If you had $20,000 to invest today for and Income with some growth investor in an otherwise well diversified portfolio, what would you pick or just add to?

Read Answer Asked by Martin on August 28, 2023

Q: Hello
I am resending this question as I made a typo for the CPX dividend in the first one
Sorry................... P K

1:49 PM 7/5/2023
I feel that I need to sell my Capital Power as despite the nice 5.46% dividend with a 9 year streak rising annually, long term there seems to be no significant share price growth. I had thought they would do much better after getting off coal but evidently not. Is there any point in keeping CPX in my TFSA other than just for the dividend?

Could you please suggest your best 8 Canadian Blue Chip stocks with dividends over 5% that I don't already own, and that come with steadily rising dividends and enough growth to justify putting them in my TFSA. I already own RY, BNS, CM, BCE, T, EMA, FTS, H, CU, BEP, BIP, ENB, PPL, TRP. I could add to any of these if necessary but hope you could suggest some new ones I have "missed".
Thank you....... Paul W. K.

Read Answer Asked by Paul on July 06, 2023

Q: Hi Peter, Ryan, and Team,

Portfolio Analytics indicates an overweight position in Utilities where the current holdings are BEP.UN, CPX, and FTS. Only CPX is showing a loss, and the other two have substantial gains. In what order would you sell part positions, in order to raise cash for Consumer Cyclical? This sector’s holdings include ATD, BYD, and CCL.B. In what order would you add to existing positions? Please suggest other Consumer Cyclical stocks to consider starting a position, if you feel it would further diversify our holdings in this sector. Thanks as always for the pertinent advice.

Read Answer Asked by Jerry on June 21, 2023

Q: Hi, I think, my question may have been lost due to time out. Capital Power has been bit of a disappointment, since we took a full 5% position with ACB of $50, in mid 2022. After reaching a high of $52-53, stock has been languishing around $41-$43 and does not seem to get any traction. I am aware that valuations in Utilities sector have been impacted, due to likelihood of higher interest rates for longer. But, CPX share price has lagged almost 10% more than its peers like FTS. Recent results also failed to inspire any confidence. Analysts are predicting lower power prices in Alberta, through 2024. Dividend yield of 4.75% seems to be the only solace.

Do you see any catalyst which could help recover stock price, over near term ? Or, it would make sense to take a capital loss (in taxable account) and reallocate funds to another sector ( e.g., Industrials - ATS/TFII ), which appears to have some tailwind. We also have a 6% position in FTS, in utilities sector and are underweight Industrials.

Thank You

Read Answer Asked by rajeev on March 02, 2023

Q: I'm a retired investor with a balanced portfolio looking for a stable total return. I hold the above 3 utilities and am wondering if a switch from BLX to FTS would provide a greater overall return over the next 5 years?

Read Answer Asked by Lyle on February 17, 2023

Q: Hi

Thank you for the great service you provide.

I am looking at these three companies to add to my TFSA. What is the debt load ratio, how does it compare to others in its sector?

I am also curious about NWH. Several of other REITs, in different sectors, have started to move back towards their 2022 highs.NWH has stayed near its low. NWH occupation rate, revenue etc all look good. Is there some concerns about NWH?

Thanks, Len

Read Answer Asked by Leonard on January 17, 2023

Q: Hello All,

Is it possible to rank my list of utility companies sorting via most financially vulnerable therefore most likely to underperform because of the increased cost of financing. i.e worst to best please.

Is that a blunt but reasonable filter?

Could it be that the "worst" companies have been so badly beaten up that they may be worth adding to for the long haul?

Many thanks

Read Answer Asked by Arzoo on January 16, 2023

Q: These are my current holdings and I am looking forward to 2023. They are held in relatively the same quantities in 5 different accounts, a RRIF, 2 TFSA's and 2 Non registered accounts. I am retired an enjoy the income. Do you see any issues with these holdings or have any suggestions looking forward. The only non dividend holding is AR.
Take any extra credits as necessary. Thank you in advance. Enjoy and appreciate 5i'S help. Happy New Year.

Read Answer Asked by John on January 10, 2023

Q: i am interested in buying a intorenewable energy . is it better to by an ETF ( need a name ) or a company. what companies would you recommend ?

Read Answer Asked by brian on December 13, 2022

Q: Are any of these worth buying now, especially before a potential recession: CU-T, CPX-T, EMA-T, ENB-T, FTS-T, TRP-T and DGRO-A?
Thank you. Ron L

Read Answer Asked by Ron on December 08, 2022