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Q: Hi 5i team,

I want to start investing in Renewable energy and utility companies. What are the key financial metrics to value if the company's share price is expensive? Ex. I am considering to get BEPC but it seems very pricy comparing with AQN on Fwd P/E basis (193 vs. 20)


Read Answer Asked by Irene on August 05, 2021

Q: Hello Peter, Ryan and 5i Team,

Several years ago, my brother-in-law suggested I take a look at Vicor when it was about $12. I decided not to invest, and since then, it has rocketed up to $118 and his initial $10K investment has become a home run.

Is this a company that may be of interest to you and what do you think about future growth potential? Thanks, Brad

Read Answer Asked by Bradley on August 05, 2021

Q: Hi 5i,
ATVI reported earnings today and shares are down over 5%....and considering initiating 2% position for 3 year hold.

How were the earnings and how do you view company going forward? What is your opinion on this company and would you be interested in starting a new position?

Why/why not and if so, what would you consider good entry price.....Suggestions for alternatives in same space?


Read Answer Asked by jim on August 05, 2021

Q: My 35 year old daughter would like to start investing 150$ a month in an ETF. She would like to set up an automatic monthly transfer to an institution , any suggestions? thanks, JEan

Read Answer Asked by Jean on August 05, 2021

Q: CSU has been an amzing investment and thank you for your long standing recommendation. What would you consider the next most "CSU-like" company in terms of management and growth in any sector? Could you please provide one in Canada and one in US? Thanks so much. Please do not include TOI in your answer.

Read Answer Asked by Dan on August 05, 2021

Q: hello 5i:
We have about a 2% position in ENB. While looking to add to our present position, I did a quick comparison with TRP and PPL. Using P/S, PE, P/CF, P/B, P/FE and Earnings Yield, it appears that PPL is the cheapest when current valuation is compared to 5 year averages. I know that you've recommended ENB as your favourite in this space and am wondering why, assuming my numbers are correct (derived from Morningstar). Can you enlighten me, as I know the future is more important than past metrics? Also, Morningstar has a -2.09 Earnings Yield for PPL. Is this correct and how is that possible?
I am willing to sell ENB and invest in only one of these companies (have held ENB for approximately 12 years, so obviously favour buy and hold).
Paul L

Read Answer Asked by Paul on August 05, 2021

Q: Hi 5i,

In response to John's question today about the takeover, could you expand on time to sell. The discount is roughly 15% in cad compared to current prices. Do you feel the takeover will face any competition or rivals? Is it worth the wait to realize discount, assuming PENN goes up by Q1 2022 projected settlement date?


Read Answer Asked by Christopher on August 05, 2021

Q: I am wondering what your thoughts are on the earnings release. I have read your response to a similar question on revenues being up, cash flow, ... but I was hoping to hear if you were happy or not with the results and why. Personally, I was a little disappointed but I would prefer to hear your opinion. And do these results in any way change your opinion of the company. Thank You.

Read Answer Asked by Walter on August 05, 2021

Q: Hi,
I have a RRSP at work where I can only invest in TD Mutual Funds. Rising interest rate looks far for at least 1 or 2 years but inflation could be expected as seen on grocery and food. I have 12% invested in TD Bond Fund and rest in TD Dividend, TD Canadian Equity and TD Canadian Small Cap. Any future addition (upto 5% of weighting) I am thinking of investing in TD Real Return Bond Fund instead of TD Bond Fund. What do you suggest? I hold US stocks and other individual stocks in RRSP outside TD so give your suggestion based on Work RRSP account and ignoring diversification.

Read Answer Asked by Piyush on August 05, 2021