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Q: Top 3 favourite O&G to hold irrespective of portfolio mix. Canadian or US or international. Large, mid, or small cap. Doesn’t matter upstream, midstream, downstream. Just what 5i likes now and briefly why. Maybe an honourable mention if you have one.


Read Answer Asked by Duane on December 07, 2021

Q: Hello 5i team:

At this particular time, which ETF do you think worth buying? US based XLE or Canadian based XEG? Is there a ETF based on Europe or the rest of the world?

Will you underweight or overweight energy in one's portfolio? I know in the US energy doesn't play a big role. But in Canadian index, they do.

Thanks in advance.

Read Answer Asked by Savalai on December 07, 2021

Q: Long time holder of NPI, wondering what your thoughts would be on a switch to BEP.UN. The fact it is one of the few stocks you have rated as an 'A' is a huge vote of confidence, as well as being a Brookfield company, more diversified, larger market cap, slightly higher yield.

Thanks in advance.

Read Answer Asked by Jeff on December 07, 2021

Q: There is much concern about the future regarding Electricity to power all the Batteries when EV s come in in the Future. What Utilities in Canada and USA will benefit. This is turning out to be a Growth Industry. Are you concerned about supply RAK

Read Answer Asked by bob on December 06, 2021

Q: Good Morning 5i,
With all the cash being generated by the energy companies I am wondering if you think the higher carbon producers would be looking to go private to allow them the time needed away from the public markets to transition to a lower carbon footprint. Would appreciate your thoughts in this regard, which companies do you think would consider going this route, would a company require shareholder approval and if so,
would there be a significant premium paid to shareholders to get the approval ? Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Gordon on December 01, 2021

Q: Thank you for your response to my last question. As a follow-up, do the four utilities stocks that I currently own (BEP, FTS, AQN, NPI) offer adequate diversification within the sector? Just wondering if I should add to these (in the best to worst ranking you provided) or is there another utilities name (Cdn nor US) that you would add to be better diversified and if there is, would you sell one of my current 4 utility stocks or just add the other name?
Your insight much appreciated,

Read Answer Asked by Doris on November 30, 2021

Q: Hi, I am looking to add to my utilities and currently have partial positions in BEP, FTS, AQN and NPI, none of which have moved much of late. I am looking at adding FLNC as a partial position thinking that it may have more growth potential.
1) Can I get your opinion of FLNC for long-term hold/moderate risk tolerance?
2) Can you rank the 4 stocks currently owned from best to worst, again with a long-term time frame/moderate risk?
Thank you as always for your insight.

Read Answer Asked by Doris on November 30, 2021

Q: What do you think the decision on Friday afternoon by the Canadian Energy Regulator means to Enbridge going forward? But in a decision on Friday afternoon, the Commission of the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) concluded that if long-term contracting were allowed on Mainline, access to the pipeline would change “suddenly and dramatically.” And that, the commission said, meant Western Canadian oil producers “could suffer too many negative consequences.”

Read Answer Asked by Tom on November 29, 2021

Q: For a lithium supply play how does this little company look to you? With the Koch strategic platforms making an investment in this company recently announced does this make it a little more interesting? In the lithium space who would be your pick to play on this future demand as more vehicle companies start to offer more electric options.


Read Answer Asked by Kolbi on November 26, 2021