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Q: I was looking to sell CSH.UN and buy either CAR.UN or IIP.UN because of its high payout ratio but I didn't because it started showing momentum. I recently heard on BNN that most reits have a high payout ratio so I wondered if I am being overly cautious.

Can I get your opinion on CSH.UN. should I be concerned about its high payout ratio? Would you sell it and buy one of the other reits.
I own all 3.
Read Answer Asked by Mary on December 19, 2023
Q: I am considering adding to current positions in these companies. I know timing is impossible to predict but which of these companies would you be adding to now and which would you wait given that we are heading in to end of year selling<

Read Answer Asked by Timothy on December 08, 2023
Q: I have heard mention made, generally negative, of "external management" in reference to income trusts. I am curious about your expert opinion on this subject with speciic reference to DIR.UN and CSH.UN.
Thank you for your thoughts, Bill
Read Answer Asked by Bill on November 14, 2023
Q: Could you please give me your top five dividend aristocrats. Thank you
Read Answer Asked by Anne on October 11, 2023
Q: Those 3 stocks did underperform,the objective being safety meaning low risk of becoming out of business could you comment as "hold,buy or sell" ?
Read Answer Asked by Jean-Yves on June 30, 2023
Q: Good morning 5i, I'm looking to top up the following stocks in my portfolio. Can you rank them by timely buys first ( always looking for a deal) while being cognizant of dividends and growth. Your help is much appreciated.
Read Answer Asked by Mark on June 22, 2023
Q: I have been fortunate to come into a windfall of cash from a relative, and I am interested in taking new positions in the following securities with this new cash. Please note, my existing portfolio is fairly well diversified across all sectors in North America.

Can I please get your long-term opinion on these new securities I wish to invest in. Do you see any issues with respect to these investment choices? I have money to invest and feel the urge to plunge into the market at this time.



Read Answer Asked by George on April 20, 2023
Q: This question concerns Healthcare in a well-diversified Canadian portfolio (~30 holdings), focused slightly toward growth. Our target is for a 5% weight in this sector.

Currently, we only hold CSH.UN at a loss. We are open to selling it outright and replacing it with 1 or more of your favourites or topping it up and adding at least 1 growth-oriented suggestion. I understand from a previous question that CSH.UN has performed in a close range with REITs, which have adequate representation in our portfolio.

What would be your top picks in Healthcare for long term holds (5+ years)? How would you rate them (1-10, 10 being best) for new money today?

How would you proceed? Would you suggest going with 1 or 2 names? Would you suggest topping up CSH.UN and adding a 2nd name, selling CSH.UN and adding 1 or 2 new names, etc?

Read Answer Asked by Peter on February 17, 2023
Q: Hello,

In light of the recent takeovers of WPT Industrial by Blackstone and Summit Industrial by Dream Industrial /GIC, what are your thoughts on the possibility of Chartwell being acquired? A BNN guest mentioned that Blackstone recently opened a Canadian office and has apparently hired an analyst with experience in retirement residence REITS. Please rate the probability of a takeover on 1-10 basis whereby 10 is very likely. Also, how safe is the dividend? Thanks for the great service.

Read Answer Asked by Anthony on December 22, 2022
Q: I have held these 2 stocks for a long while, but I am getting the impression that it is really hard to make a living in the senior-residential-retirement services. I am thinking on : a) sell one and reinvest in the proceeds in the other , b) sell both and buy instead a dividend payment large cap. (i.e. BNS, ENB) . If a) which one would you recommend to sell , if b) Does this move make sense ? thanks . note : I have plenty of other REITs in my portfolio.
Read Answer Asked by Alejandro (Alex) on December 16, 2022
Q: Hi 5i, looking for help taming the RIETs part of my portfolio as i own all of the above. Can you help me with selling some REITs (anything I've doubled up on or is not the best choice). I am planning on redistributing the funds to the remaining REITs. As usual your help is appreciated, if you could rank them also that would be great.
Read Answer Asked by Mark on November 10, 2022
Q: Hello Peter,
Is VFV and XSP about the same except one is hedged? I have held Sienna and Chartwell for a long time and I thought from a demographic point , they would be great long term holds.. I am down alot but the dividend is great. Are these two good long term holds or since covid, the recovery maybe too long of a time given the high interests that we see. Thanks very much
Read Answer Asked by umedali on November 02, 2022
Q: All above are my loosers,looks like reit is hammered badly,can STAG.N Be proxy for all this stocks REIYS WILL
Perhaps hurt more in December tax selling.
Read Answer Asked by Nizar on October 28, 2022