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Q: I want to understand the economic and financial impact of the Fedís tapering itís bond purchases. Is there a good source(s) that discusses this topic in detail and what the difference in impact compared to raising the Fedís rate?
I would also appreciate a summary response from you on this.

Read Answer Asked by Ahmed on August 03, 2021

Q: what sectors could really be affected badly if interest rates go up significantly? thank you.

Read Answer Asked by jim on August 03, 2021

Q: Hi, My respected 5i team
During the March 2020 market correction, your team provided a special report which was a big help for me to take advantage of the market correction. I bought some solid names at a discount as the report recommended. Are you guys still doing this kind of special report in the future?
Could you please recommend 5 solid names to buy in Canadian and US markets respectively if there is a market correction†again? Do you think it is a good time to buy them now during the current market† drawdown?
Pls list the names in the order from your most favorite†to the least. Thanks in advance!

Read Answer Asked by Zheng on July 22, 2021

Q: It looks like around Seven AM this morning the Canadian dollar abruptly shot up a more than 1%, thus wiping out any gains I might make for the day. Any idea what the cause was? Any predictions about where the dollar-dollar ratio is headed in the near term? I hold a lot of US stocks in unhedged Canadian ETFs and am now reconsidering the helpfulness of hedged products.

Read Answer Asked by John on July 22, 2021

Q: Hello. I am looking to add a name or two that has been weaker over the last month or so that offers some good value and above average prospects. Could you please suggest a couple names in both US & Canada that look interesting here? PS I have enuff financial exposure currently too. Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Martin on July 21, 2021

Q: I hope all is well. My portfolio is reasonably well diversified (in my opinion) and I have some extra cash to invest in an unregistered account. Would you have any reservations about investing in theses three stocks equally i.e., NVDA, QCOM, MU (it would be a relatively small position in each). I know you like the first two but I don't understand what the issues would be with MU. Thanks again.

Read Answer Asked by Dan on July 20, 2021

Q: Where do you see the greatest value in the market these days? Cdn Banks always seem like a go to when in doubt, ZWU also seems reasonably priced. Any thoughts on ETF's or specific companies that are positioned well? Thanks as usual.

Read Answer Asked by Curtis on July 19, 2021

Q: I believe that inflation is going to hit hard.
What compagnies or type of investment do you feel could benefit?

Read Answer Asked by Sherrill on July 14, 2021

Q: Precious metals having a good day today, assuming its mainly because of the hot inflation numbers coming out. Do you see these stocks having more room to run? I own the above. Can you rank the above stocks in terms of the inflationary environment and which have the best growth and potential. Which sectors would do the best? Also I'm low in energy, would that sector do well if inflation persists or is it mainly driven by energy prices? Do you still see inflation as transitory or more persistent? Thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Keith on July 14, 2021

Q: There has been talk recently about averaging down. Awhile back 5i seemed to like AT and EGLX, and my price on it was in the $12.00 range. Since they were favourable about people having this, I averaged down at the time it was $7 and change, it is now down over the past 5 days 16.9%. What I have read lately with 5i, it seems now I should not have averaged down. I am happy I didn't with AT down 9.4% in the past 5 days. Once a stock goes sour - rule of thumb it usually stays sour? On another note, PINS was having a nice recovery, but over the last 5 days it is down 10.2% - I averaged down on that one 4 or 5 months ago. In the future, I don't think I will be averaging down.
Your thoughts are always appreciated.

Read Answer Asked by Dennis on July 14, 2021

Q: When financial aids due to pandemic shut down measures end do you expect market downdraft? In Canada the CERB will end on Sept 25, 2021. Not sure when the U.S. financial aids will end though.

Read Answer Asked by Linda on July 13, 2021

Q: Due to the global rubber shortage, I'm thinking it might be a decent time to enter this segment. I'd appreciate your opinion on this, and also your suggestion on which of these three companies you would suggest the most. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Brady on July 13, 2021

Q: This is more of a "HOW TO" type question. There are 2 strategies that I've been thinking may help me react to the next down event like Covid 19, 2023. One is to sell everything early and buy back in once the markets level out. The other is to just buy dividend paying stock and get paid while waiting for the inevitable return of the market.

So, if I adopt strategy 1, how would I actually go about it? It seems obvious there would be more sellers than buyers so would you simply sell at Market and hope you recoup enough $ to rebuild your portfolio, or would you use Limit (ie you feel the market will fall 20%, so set a low limit where you feel below it maybe to damaging or to low $$ with which to rebuild, but low enough where you may get more buyers than sellers using Market.

In strategy 2, the assumption would be No Economy could ever go to zero, there is always some companies who make it through black swan events. So how would I identify those dividend payers who could maintain their dividends or a portion of their dividend in dire market conditions?

Read Answer Asked by Phil on July 12, 2021

Q: I have heard that one of the things that is a strong indicator a stock will outperform the market is the initiation of a dividend for the 1st time. I believe it may have been Peter who mentioned this on MarketCall. Parex announced Wednesday evening that they are initiating a dividend for the 1st time. I'm wondering what degree of outperformance you typically see from a company that begins paying a dividend, and how long does that outperformance typically last.

Read Answer Asked by Dan on July 09, 2021

Q: Good morning
Would you have the sector performances percentages of the different sectors of the tsx to the end of june 2021
Cant seems to find them on the internet

Read Answer Asked by Marcel on July 08, 2021