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Q: Balanced Equity Portfolio (Cdn & US Stocks): If 5i were just starting business today what 20 stocks would make up the portfolio?

Read Answer Asked by Keith on September 16, 2021

Q: We have decided to increase positions in ATA, CSU and GSY in a non-registered account, as well as start positions in ATZ, FSV, GDI, WELL, TOI and LSPD in a TSFA. All purchases will be made with the intent to be long-term holds (10+ years).

Please suggest entry points for each of the companies. Thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Peter on September 13, 2021

Q: The other day Bruce asked about buying ATA at the current price. The answer concluded with " it remains fine to buy, but it should not be a 'buy and forget' name".
I am pretty much a buy and hold investor. What can a retail investor with limited access to research and market information (and limited wherewithal to understand the market) do to assess when if might be time to sell this stock?
Thank you for your excellent service.

Read Answer Asked by Leonard on September 03, 2021

Q: I have about 10k$ to invest. For a 3 year hold, would you rather own 5 shares of shop, 200 shares of Ata, or 200 shares of and. Or would you suggest something else. Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Charles on August 25, 2021

Q: We are looking to create a 'growth' portfolio using our TFSA accounts. This portfolio will represent a small portion of our overall investments. The portfolio will hold ~10 Canadian and ~10 US stocks. All purchases in the portfolio will be made with the intent to be long-term holds (10+ years).

Using the 5i research reports, model portfolios and Q&A section, we've selected the listed Canadian stocks. Please rank these stocks and suggest any tweaks, additions or subtractions, you might make. As well, please suggest a companion list of US stocks. Thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Peter on August 24, 2021

Q: Earlier this year we created an equal weighted 'balanced' portfolio of 30 Canadian companies in a non-registered account. Most were chosen from companies either covered by a 5i research report or included in a 5i model portfolio. The remainder were chosen, based on the 5i Q&A section, from what appear to be 5i sector favourites. All purchases in the portfolio are made with the intent to be long-term holds (10+ years).

Our intent is to increase our investments in the 30 companies over time. We have recently increased our positions in BIPC and MG. At this time we would like to increase our investments in 10 of the remaining 28 companies. The intent is to increase the remaining 18 in approximately 6 months. Which 10 would you add to today? Please rank them, include a small blurb explaining each choice and indicate an approximate buy price. Thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Peter on August 19, 2021

Q: May I have your opinion on selling a position in CAE(up 39%since purchase) and either starting a new position in ATA or adding to a 1% initial position in either ATZ or BYD? No tax consequences as CAE, ATZ & BYD are all held in TFSAs. We are retired seniors happy to hold higher risk growth/momentum stocks in our TFSAs. Thank you for your input, with your usual disclaimers.

Read Answer Asked by JANE on August 13, 2021

Q: Looking to use 5% of my portfolio for momentum plays. What would you pick today? I prefer Canadian but US is fine too.

Thanks. Nick.

Read Answer Asked by Nicholas on August 12, 2021

Q: I would like to add a new position in my TFSA. Please comment on the above equities. Outlook for the next 4 years. What would be your preference.
Thank you!

Read Answer Asked by Albert on August 09, 2021

Q: I would like to start a Growth portfolio, with 60% US and 40% Canadian stocks. I have approximately $300,000 for this account and a long term view. Would appreciate some suggestions. thanks

Read Answer Asked by Joanne on August 09, 2021

Q: I am investigating Applied Materials for an investment to increase the industrial waiting in my portfolio. What do you think of the company? Is there any other industrial holding that you prefer for long term growth and some income?

Read Answer Asked by Rod on July 28, 2021

Q: Assuming a deflationary scenario and a continuing low interest rate environment for the next 18-24 months or so, what are your top five sectors and the top three picks within those sectors.
Many thanks for your most helpful advice.

Read Answer Asked by John on July 26, 2021