I see a lot of reference on this forum to "Argo's 5-Pack". I just want to confirm that this is referring to one of his posts back in January 2012 (http://canadianmoneyforum.com/showthread.php/10219-Canadian-dividend-paying-stocks), where the 5-pack is outlined as below and nothing has changed since 2012.
1x Telecom: BCE, Telus
1x Bank: TD, BNS
1x Pipeline: ENB, TRP, IPL.UN
1x REIT: REI.UN, REF.UN
1x Utility: FTS, EMA, CU
it was always paramount to argo that investors be flexible in their choices. You've already shown this by picking up that, way back in 2012, argo was suggesting a pair of stocks or even more, in each category.
what was important to the navigator is that investors be diversified & also that they research their small number of stellar picks very carefully. He never meant readers to slavishly follow his list, he just wanted his list to illustrate his quality-selection approach.
missing among argo's sectors are consumer stocks & pharmaceutical/health stocks, probably because they are generally sparse among canadian companies. Investors can compensate for these with a US stock or even a US sector ETF, though.