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Q: Hello Folks:
The oil and gas sector has provided good upside compared to tech and other segments.
Consequently we now have oversize exposure to this sector 20-25% weighting.
In your opinion have we seen most of the upside from this sector and perhaps should move some money elsewhere; particularly CVX, WCP, ARX and Hess? What is your opinion and also of which sectors have most upside?
Thanks for your great service!!!!

Read Answer Asked by Brian on November 24, 2022

Q: If a 2% tax is imposed upon oil and gas co. share buybacks, I assume that free cash flow will be directed toward debt repayment and dividend increases, with low debt companies raising dividends the most. Which O&G companies would you recommend, ( if my assumption is correct )?

Read Answer Asked by James on November 07, 2022

Q: Hi 5i,
I need to access some cash by selling some TFSA holdings and hope you can give me advice as to the best way to go about that.
I'm nicely up on WCP and TVE, and with dividends accounted for close to break even on DBM. CTS, CURA, QST and WELL are down a lot, and GXE is down some but not too bad.
Selling 1/4 of the WCP or 1/2 of the TVE or DBM would cover my cash requirement, whereas I'd have to offload pretty much all of any one of the others at their presently reduced values to get where i need to be.
If I didn't need the cash I wouldn't sell anything at present, in the expectation that WCP and TVE will continue to do well, that DBM will at least hold steady, probably rise relatively soon and keep paying dividends, and that the others will find their way out of the woods in due course. But unfortunately I don't have that luxury.
Given the above, could you advise what i might best hold on to, and what might be best to sell in fairly short order?

Read Answer Asked by Peter on November 07, 2022


Which three of the above fourteen oil & gas stocks would you sell first to bring my sector allocation back to my normal weight? This is assuming 100 WTI oil in 2023. Could you also provide a brief reason for each of the three stocks that you would get rid of first. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Steven on November 04, 2022

Q: Hi Team,
I was considering selling out of my oil stock WCP to purchase either / or a combination of adding to Shop, Nvda, and Toi. Would you see this as advisable for a goal of maximum returns over the next 5yrs ? Thanks


Read Answer Asked by Shane on October 06, 2022

Q: Hi Peter,

Could you please rank your favourite few Cdn listed oil equities as of today?

If you were to hold two names, would you go with the top two or would you do something else (eg one blue chip and one smaller growth player)?

Charge questions as required. Many thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Chris on September 26, 2022

Q: Hi Team,
With the recent slump in some of these oil names, do you see a name like WCP being bought out by a bigger company such as CVE that operate in some of the same area? You would think M&A would start happening with valuations where they are on some of these names. CVE with a P/E of 10.9, and WCP only having a P/E of a mere 2.0 (according to my trading platform numbers). This all being said, is it time to buy some of these high quality mid cap oil names that have been hit recently? Your comments are appreciated.

Read Answer Asked by Shane on September 09, 2022

Q: what are the current annual percentages of dividend, debt and free cash flow yield for each of these companies. use as many question credits as needed

Read Answer Asked by hal on September 06, 2022

Q: Hi 5i
I own both TVE and WCP and have done OK with each. However, except from what might be available from those two holdings I don't have any exposure to natural gas, a commodity that is getting lots of attention these days. To remedy that, I'm considering parting ways with TVE and hooking up with BIR.
In your opinion, is natural gas production worthy of pursuit at present and, if so:
(1) is BIR a good vehicle for that pursuit and
(2) on strictly a growth basis would you expect BIR to outperform TVE over the next year or so, and why or why not?
Thanks and I look forward to your response.

Read Answer Asked by Peter on August 25, 2022

Q: Hey 5i: I am overweight with whitecap and down 5% in the 9$ range ,could use for tax loss but like the dividend. Would definitely sell at 10$ but also would be fine breaking even because I may need this money in the next 8months to a year.With this in mind do you like it as a hold considering needing the money is not a certainty. Tough call but appreciate your input.Tks. Larry

Read Answer Asked by Larry on August 17, 2022

Q: What are your top 3-5 of picks in small/mid cap Canadian O&G stocks? I'd also appreciate your thoughts on holding periods.

(Eric Nuttal seems to think they will do well for quite a while yet, though he seems to always be bullish - or maybe just talks his book...)

Read Answer Asked by Dave on August 16, 2022

Q: Hi. I own these oil stocks and have to get rid of two or three. Which three would you sell first and in what order? Thanks Paul

Read Answer Asked by Paul on July 29, 2022