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Q: Just sold some Apple stock for two reasons. One, because the position was too large and two my potion in high tech stocks is also too high.
Need to redeploy the funds to healthcare Iím thinking of NVO or LLY.
What would you recommend and an entry point as well as the reason for the choice.

Thanks to the 5i team

Read Answer Asked by Joe on June 13, 2024
Q: I need to find a place to park a large amount of cash for the next 6 months - 1 year. the choices are GIC, CBIL, and HISA/CASH.TO.
I have looked to GIC and dislike it because the money is locked in for at least 1 year.
What are the risk associated with CBIL and HISA/CASH.TO. Is there risk of the holding company (Global X in this case) defaulting the money?
Read Answer Asked by Anh on June 13, 2024
Q: When you peer into your crystal ball what sector do you see as out performing in the coming 12 months? And which US trading ETF best captures this incredible growth? (Just your best guessÖno recriminations if you are off).
Read Answer Asked by David on June 13, 2024
Q: 1. There has been a lot of insider selling the last few months, and their Q3 sales have missed expectations. Any concerns about buying ATD now?
2. Short term assets do not cover both short term liabilities or long term liabilities. Any concern about buying ATD now?
3. They have lost low end customer loyalty last quarter. Do they have plans to increase sales? Any concerns about buying ATD now?
Read Answer Asked by Ron on June 13, 2024
Q: I always hear that when company Buy Back their shares that would benefit the investors. I know that when they buy back their shares number of outstanding shares reduces. Is there any other Benefit.

Plus I have seen company buy back their shares so shares get reduce and then they split their shares in next 2 years so in other words they increase their shares indirectly. Is this normal.

One example currently that Royal Bank buying back their shares usually they buy back when they are cheap on valuation since they are not cheap on valuation are they planning to split their shares.

Thanks for the great service
Read Answer Asked by Hector on June 13, 2024
Q: A question was recently asked about AVUV, VIOV and DFSV; and the answer described them and ranked them in that order. TQSM was also reviewed.

My question: how does IJR rank and compare to these funds? Many thanks.
Read Answer Asked by Leonard on June 13, 2024
Q: Would you please please order the tech stocks in order of preference for long term hold with a brief explanation of each.
Would you consider CEG comparable to NEE?
Read Answer Asked by Catherine on June 13, 2024
Q: can you comment on this about DRX from Simply Wall Street. Thank You

New major risk - Earnings quality

The company has a high level of non-cash earnings.

Accrual ratio: 26%

This is considered a major risk. Non-cash earnings can arise from many different things. However, if a company consistently has a high level of non-cash earnings, it may be a sign that they are recognizing revenue from customers before the full value of the sales are received as cash or they are not depreciating the value of their assets appropriately. These are practices that inflate earnings, while not providing a similar increase to cash flows. Companies in some select industries naturally have a high level of non-cash earnings and it is not a major concern. However, in the worst case scenario it can be an early sign of performance manipulation by management.
Read Answer Asked by Peter on June 13, 2024
Q: How do bank stock prices react to interest rates moving up or down?
Read Answer Asked by Ron on June 12, 2024
Q: COPP.TO (Global X Canada) COPP (Sprott ETF in USA) COPX (Horizon Global X USA) - Do you have any preference for a Canadian resident who wants to invest in a diversified copper ETF? Do you have an alternative suggestion to these ones? Both the COPP (Sprott US) and COPX (Horizon US) are treated as US situ property with respect to Estate taxes.
Read Answer Asked by Ford on June 12, 2024
Q: I am interested to invest in the US health sector. Could you please suggest the best pharmaceutical companies in the market or companies related to the health sector? Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by Esther on June 12, 2024
Q: CWB up quite a bit today on the news of National's attempt to purchase. Up 70% but if I'm not mistaken there is still 40% on the table. { Please correct me if I am wrong about that 40% } Pundits on the Business channel have been commenting this morning and the consensus seems to be the government is unlikely to quash the deal ..... 40% is a nice arb play if the odds look good. Mind you if it doesn't go through there would likely be a nasty drop ...... What says 5i ? Do you like the arb play here on a risk reward basis ?
Read Answer Asked by Garth on June 12, 2024