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Q: I know it's outside your mandate but do you know of a good analysis software that takes taxes and investment returns with rrsp's ,tfsa's cash accounts and cpp into account . We have been investing on our own for 40 years and just don't want to give an advisor 1 to 2 % of our money. Thanks for any recommendations.
Read Answer Asked by lynn on December 01, 2023
Q: I do not understand why the Canadian dollar has risen relative to the USD$ recently. The price of oil is declining, our government debt is increasing again, productivity is low and business investment in Canada is almost non-existent. Why is the Canadian dollar currently getting stronger?
Read Answer Asked by Paul on December 01, 2023
Q: Just a comment - I like the "popular" voting function that you introduced. I don't see it as a voting competing at all. Rather, I find it's interesting to check to see what questions other readers have considered noteworthy by searching "popular" questions. Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Jason on December 01, 2023
Q: After a long period of sustained growth, this company'share , since more two years is consistenly declining, except for the last month where some upward movement seems take place. From your point de vue is it a turning point and what is your appreciation on the next future (2-3 years) of the company?

Thank you so much in advance.

Read Answer Asked by Gabriel on December 01, 2023
Q: Good morning,

Do you think it may be prudent to swap out Franco Nevada shares now (considering the growing list of political/legal headwinds) for something else?

If so can you give a Canadian suggestion for gold exposure, along with two other picks (any sector) for a possible year-end through January bounce (CAD or US)? Thanks. Brad
Read Answer Asked by Bradley on November 30, 2023
Q: Hello 5i

My TFSA needs some torque - can you recommend three US growth stocks and three Canadian growth stocks that you find compelling to buy today for a 3-5 year hold?

They do not need to be sector or risk specific.

Thanks so much - very appreciated!
Read Answer Asked by Josh on November 30, 2023
Q: Hi 5i,
In an otherwise balanced portfolio, I'm looking for some ideas for my TFSA.
Current holdings are KXS, LULU, HPS AND ATS.

I'm open to adding to the above names but was wondering if you
could you please recommend 10 Canadian and 10 US stocks that you feel would work well in a TFSA at this time in the market.

Read Answer Asked by Brian on November 30, 2023
Q: Hi Folks,

My RRSP portfolio consists of the above stocks all with relatively the same weighing. Can you suggest 5 names or so, (CDN and U.S) that I take a look at that would complement the above? I am looking for a company that would be a good buy today for both income and capital appreciation - total return.
Read Answer Asked by JOHN on November 29, 2023
Q: I would like to keep "high risk stocks" in my non-registered account, aka trading account, rather than in my TFSA or RRSP or LIRA accounts. But I'm wondering what the attributes or metrics or characteristics of "high risk stocks" are†in Canada or US. Keen to learn from you what to look for for such stocks....Thanks....Tom†
Read Answer Asked by Tom on November 29, 2023
Q: With the new TFSA limit, how would split into 4 purchases with a 20 year hold. Assuming RRSP is diversified and with no other holdings. Does BAM, BN or TOI hit your radar. Also, I am retiring in 20 years. Thanks as always.
Read Answer Asked by Chris on November 29, 2023
Q: Hello, I have some money to deploy and have picked the above lucky 13 stocks. Are you able to put them in order in which you would purchase them (1 to 13). I know there is a wide range of companies, industries and cap size. This would be in a cash account and looking for capital gains over the next 3 years. I'm okay with lots of risk in this account.
Read Answer Asked by Kevin on November 29, 2023
Q: Economic cycles roll slowly from contraction to expansion.
I understand that investing at the bottom or upswing of a cycle is the best time to invest.
It seems we are in a state of flux now.
Where do you feel we are at this time on this cycle?
Read Answer Asked by William on November 28, 2023
Q: Recently a question response included something to the effect that "the Berkshire basket of companies are higher quality than the entire market". I couldn't find the exact answer but I have pondered it a lot!

Would BRK.B be "higher quality" than VFV? I currently hold a decent amount of VFV and a tiny bit of BRK.B. It feels like all "the rules/norms" have been discarded for last several years but for next 5 -10 years which would you favor?

Read Answer Asked by Marilou on November 27, 2023
Q: CLS, DCBO and TOY are trading at a 5% discount of the price of the shares over the last 2 days. LMN is trading at a premium share price in the same amount of time. I have all 4 of them. Which one would you add to of the 4. One of those on sale or LMN with a better track record?
Thank you,
Read Answer Asked by Dennis on November 27, 2023
Q: Hello,
Could you please tell me which types of companies might fall in the categories - in communication services, in info technology, in media?
Read Answer Asked by V on November 27, 2023