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Peter Hodson and Ryan Modesto

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Taking stock of 2018

We take a look at some market stats for the 2018 year for US stocks and Canadian stocks.

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Peter Hodson Dec 25, 2018

Bonds: Where Are Yields At Now?

Interest rates have been in a downtrend for decades, but have begun to show signs of reversing in the last two years. As a result, how are bonds yields looking now as an investment option? And what should we be looking out for in bond products being offered?

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5i Recent Questions

Q: Hi 5i,

I'm looking to increase my current Financial Sector weighting from 5 to 15%. I currently hold BNS @ 2.2%, SLF @ 1.5%, and GSY @ 1.3%. What would you add too and/or too a new position? I don't like to have more than 5-6% of one holding, of course this would be risk adjusted down according to market cap/safety.

Last part, on sector weightings. I follow your general recommendation and I noticed you changed the following from Oct'18 to Jan'19 as follows:
Consumer disc. 10 up to 15,
Consumer staples 10 down to 5,
InfoTech 20 down to 15, and
Utilities 5 up to 10.

Can you add some commentary behind these sector weight changes?

Thanks, Chris.

Read Answer Asked by Christopher on January 15, 2019
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Review of Extendicare

DEC 19, 2018 - Long-term care company growing the assisted living business. Growth is low but the yield is high for an investor that might be more focused on outsized dividends. Rating maintained at 'C+'.

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Review of Sun Life Financial

DEC 19, 2018 - Insurance business with exposure to Asian economies. Valuation and dividend show an attractive entry point for a long-term investor. Rating maintained at 'B+'.

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Review of CAE Inc.

DEC 19, 2018 - Training and simulation company that is going through a large acquisition from Bombardier. Long-term contracts and a moat around the business make CAE an interesting name in a volatile market. Rating maintained at 'B+'.

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