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Q: Hi Peter and 5iresearch team:
In your answer to Gerry's question on Feb 16, you mentioned that CSU and ATB have been the best Canadian compounders over the last ten years. You added DOL, BYD, TFII, BN, CLL.B, TRI based on historical performance and you are expecting LMN.V, TVK, HPS.A, TOI, GSY to be potential Canadian compounders in the future.

1. Would YOU still invest in CSU, ATB, DOL, BYD, TFII, BN, CLL.B, TRI with the same conviction and weighting?
2. Could you please provide a similar answer but for the US market? Please provide 10 or so best US compounders based on historical performance that YOU think investors should keep investing in and 5 or so US companies that YOU would buy as potential US compounders in the future.

Thank you for the great service.
Read Answer Asked by Ahmed on February 21, 2024
Q: What are your top buys (3) right now if you were investing in a mix of growth, quality, and somewhat reasonable valuation? With your answer/explanation can you include fwd p/e or whatever relevant metrics vs peers?

Also, what's a quality stock or two you'd like to buy but would want to see come down a bit/something you'd be looking to pick up in a broad market selloff?
Read Answer Asked by Max on February 20, 2024
Q: What would you consider a good entry point for these companies?
Read Answer Asked by Gordon on February 14, 2024
Q: I recently retired and looking to place some of my savings into the market with a 5 year horizon at which time I will re-evaluate. Will tolerate a moderate to light risk. Could you please recommend 3 or 4 stocks or etf’s for my TFSA and 5-6 stocks for growth. Appreciate all your efforts. Thank you. Brian
Read Answer Asked by Brian on February 07, 2024
Q: Hi. I have an RESP for three grandkids, ages 5, 7 and 9. Current holdings that I'm underwater on are: AEM, BCE, BN, NTR and TVE along with these: ARX, BAM, CSU, ENB, RY, TD and TOU. I'd appreciate your overall comments on account re sector allocation and any obvious sells. As well, I'd like suggestions on how to deploy $7000 cash. Thx.
Read Answer Asked by Dona on February 06, 2024
Q: I have these companies in my tfsa and and I have $7000 to add. How would you rate them right now.
Read Answer Asked by Mike on February 02, 2024
Q: Hi,

Thank you for answering Scott's question today (Jan 30, 2024) and choosing BIPC. His question didn't include all the components of BN behemoth. I know your favorite is BN for growth and BAM for dividends. Can you rank order others, especially BEPC/BIP? To one of earlier questions about energy stocks you chose BEPC. I understand the rationale there. If you were to ignore the energy sector where would BEPC stand?
Many thanks.
Read Answer Asked by Savalai on January 31, 2024
Q: Equal weight with the noted companies. Would like to add a 6th with equal weight as well. Will set and forget for 10+ years. Can you please provide 3-4 possible compelling options. Ty.
Read Answer Asked by Chris on January 30, 2024
Q: Hey Guys,

- I'm trying to help out a family member that is 67 years old, that is not financially literate, has no investments, no savings...
- He will be receiving approx $ 80k in an inheritance in the next 6 months...

- He Already blew through a previous inheritance of over $100k in about 3 years

- I am setting up a TFSA Investment/Trading account for him and doing a Financial Intervention , So To Speak to get him Back on track...

- His minimum basic expenses like rent is covered by payments he receives..., But additional living expenses and extra income is what I want to help him with and extend the life of the extra inheritance he will be receiving...

- The listed stocks are the ones I am planning on recommending for him to look at and research...

- Please comment and suggest other stocks and investment ideas to consider for:
- Considering His Age and Small investment of $60k

-Looking for:
- Somewhat Safe/Bit Aggressive Growth
- Preservation of Capital
- Income

***Not looking for total financial planning here, But I'm Looking for Ideas to look at and suggest in this type of scenario...
- You Suggest, I Research further and my relative decides...

Read Answer Asked by michael on January 30, 2024
Q: Hello Peter and 5i team,
My TFSA contains the aforementioned stocks in roughly even percentages except for nominal investments in Park Lawn and DRX. I would like to make my annual contribution to one or some of these companies and would like to know what your order of preference would be for buys/adds at this time. Please also include Celestica in your considerations.
Also, are there any companies in this list that you would consider undervalued at this time?
Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by Bob on January 29, 2024
Q: Hi I have my RRSP distributed at around 8% or 12% on these stocks, would you change anything , I'm heading to retirement in 7 months from now and like to know if you would recommend any modification. I can sustain drops of 10% , which I handle by doing nothing.
Thank you 5i, you have been good to me!!!
Read Answer Asked by Fernando on January 26, 2024
Q: I currently have BBU, BBUC, BN, CRWD, LSPD, MSFT and U in my TFSA account. BN, CRWD and MSFT have shown good growth but I have losses in the other stocks. I will be investing $7000 in my TFSA for 2024. Would you suggest any changes to my current stock holdings? For my 2024 TFSA investment, would you suggest adding to one on my current stock holdings or investing in another stock such as LMN, AMZN or LMN? Thank you
Read Answer Asked by Don on January 25, 2024
Q: What are your five current favorite stocks for short-term (1 year) gains? They can be either US or Canadian stocks. Thanks,
Read Answer Asked by John on January 24, 2024
Q: Dear 5i
Which of the above listed stocks would you place in an RRSP and which in a TFSA and in what order of preference ?
Bill C
Read Answer Asked by Bill on January 24, 2024
Q: Hi 5i,

I would like to sell BEPC to benefit from tax loss and buy back in 31 days.

Portfolio includes:
2.5% Fortis
2.5% BEPC
1% PIF

Also have :
2.5% BIP.UN
1% BAM
2% BN

I am retired, like dividends and some growth.

1. Looking for a proxy for BEPC for one month
2. Your suggested mix of Utilities.

( Will probably increase BAM some more.)

3. PIF - I like the dividend but volatile for a utility and hasn't gained SP for many years. I have a small loss. Is the dividend secure? Any reasonable gain anticipated over next year or two for PIF?
Might gains be a little more outsized due to interest rate reductions in next year or so?
Do you think it could be a takeover candidate?
Should I hold this or sell?

Thank you for your usual great advice.
I prefer more rather than less detail. (Subtract as many credits as needed.)
Read Answer Asked by Tulio on January 19, 2024
Q: This is a question regarding portfolio composition, which I would describe as alpha-balanced. I have chosen not to invest in real estate (as I own a home) or materials (too volatile). I am overweight in Tech (17.5%), Industrials (19.25%) and Finance (22.3%). The other sectors are all at appropriate weights. I am somewhat concerned about having too much allocated to financials and seeking advice. The stocks I hold in relatively equal amounts are: BAM, BN, X, V and HMAX. (I hold HMAX strictly for the out-sized dividend with the expectation of little growth; with a solid dividend here, it frees up other funds to invest in more aggressive companies that don't pay dividends such as HPS.A and LMN.). Long story short: do I have too many eggs in one basket, or do my financials have sufficiently different drivers that you would be comfortable with this imbalance? Any other comments with regard to the strategy behind my chosen portfolio composition would be most welcome. Many thanks.
Read Answer Asked by Maureen on January 17, 2024