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Would love to see your list of preferreds as I am just starting to warm to them
Since you already touched Brookfield: Any opinion on the Baby bond BIPH? Higher in the ladder than a preferred and with a guaranteed payout, even rated well..
When you get a chance would love to here your thoughts on the renewable stocks in Canada.
What do you think of Sun Life credit wise relative to Sagan.
Brookfield seems like risky: Keith Dalrymple at DF Research published a 79-page report on Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (NYSE: BIP — $9.81 billion), a publicly traded infrastructure investment partnership. DF Research alleged that “aggressive accounting, overpayment of distributions, asset value inflation, and an unjustifiably high multiple create substantial downside risks” for the stock. For example, DF Research noted that a key investment in utility infrastructure provider BUUK Infrastructure is carried at a $1.2 billion value by Brookfield, when in reality the equity may be worthless because the company produces minimal free cash flow. DF Research concluded that Brookfield Infrastructure Partners has “over ~70% downside to fair value.”
I hold BEP.PR.R. I have been wondering why it seems to be suffering more than its BRF.PR.E and BRF.PR.F siblings. I cannot find any information to confirm or refute your statement about its removal from the index. Also, tax information for BEP.PR.R is confusing on the Brookfield website but all other BEP preferreds are only partially eligible for the Canadian dividend tax credit.