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Q: Please provide your top 3 US and Canadian industrial stock recommendations. And, what is the best ETF to cover industrials?

Read Answer Asked by Patrick on January 25, 2022

Q: I would appreciate your opinion on your best picks US and Canada as a COVID recovery play for midium term in today's market. Thank you for your great service!

Read Answer Asked by Wei on January 17, 2022

Q: I have these companies in my TFSA, which ones would you recommend adding to

Read Answer Asked by Mike on January 13, 2022

Q: Hello. I have the above stocks in my TFSA and I have 6000.00 to add. Can you suggest any other stocks to add to this list or should I just add to the existing list? I have a 5-10 year time frame and I'm retired.

Thanks so much,

Read Answer Asked by Louise on January 12, 2022

Q: Year 2 of my 19 year old daughters TFSA. Year 1 suggested she get BAM.A and she is very pleased she followed my suggestion....I am thinking year 2 of more of a growth stock. LSPD has been really beaten up, good buy for very longterm hold or is there a better " foundation" stock from your growth portfolio you would suggest?

Read Answer Asked by Tom on January 05, 2022

Q: Hello Peter, I like your article on the National Post about the five areas to invest in for 2022. I have a few questions: for the small cap space, would Aritzia , ATS Automation and Topicus fit the category? In the large cap space, would AMZN be a good stock (instead of AAPL) as it has not done much in 2021? what do you think of the renewable energy space as it did not do well in 2021 (i.e BEP, etc). Lastly is the definition of small caps in relation to market caps less than $1 billion or ? Thanks very much. Happy new year

Read Answer Asked by umedali on January 04, 2022

Q: Season's Greetings 5i team,
We will be making a 6k contribution to each of our TFSAs in the New Year. The two accounts hold the following securities:


In what order might you invest the $ in the securities in each of the two accounts? (Given the relative size of this investment, overall diversification (across all accounts), size of holdings and industry allocation will not be affected).

Thank you for your dedication and all of the great work you do for us DIY investors. Merry Christmas and HNY!

Read Answer Asked by Steve on December 24, 2021

Q: I would like to increase my industrial holdings, and wonder if you have a current favourite? (Canadian or US)

Read Answer Asked by Jim on December 17, 2021

Q: I do not have any positions in the Industrial sector and would like to initiate a purchase of a solid "Core Holding" security. Could you provide me with a US and Canadian selection for consideration. Looking for a solid performer with good fundamentals. Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Terry on December 16, 2021

Q: Hi Peter,

In this downtrend market could you please give your three best stocks to buy for 3 to 5 years hold in each sector in canada and US as well ?
Thank you for your best advise on this platform.


Read Answer Asked by kaushikbhai on December 10, 2021

Q: I have historically held my investments in mutual funds through a financial advisor. I subscribed to 5i Research approximately 3 years ago and made my first investments in equities and an ETF based primarily upon information obtained from 5i Research. The returns on VGRO ETF and my equities have been 2 to 4 times the gain for my mutual funds. I recently upgraded my subscription to include Portfolio Analytics. Based upon portfolio analytics, my current portfolio is reasonably well balanced with recommendations to add healthcare and industrials as well as some international exposure. I have cash on hand that I want to invest. I will hold my investments for the next 5 to 10 years. I am looking at purchasing some additional equities and an ETF with good growth potential at moderate risk. Please provide top 10 recommendations with rankings for stocks that I should consider adding to my portfolio. Please provide recommendations for top 5 ETFs with rankings that I should consider adding to my portfolio. What is your current view on VGRO? Would you suggest topping up my investment in VGRO?

Read Answer Asked by Don on December 06, 2021

Q: Recently finished entering my info into Portfolio Analysis.
I'm light on consumer cyclical, consumer defensive, and industrials.
My current exposure is all in ETFs. Can you recommend 3-5 in each sector for me to look into.


Read Answer Asked by Travis on November 25, 2021

Q: The portfolio analyzer tells me I am low in industrials, slightly over is US holdings, and under in international holdings. I have cash in US$ to deploy for 1.5 positions. Can you suggest an industrial or two that might help me balance. If I have to go over in US holdings I'm okay with that. Thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Kim on November 18, 2021

Q: Hi Peter and staff,
Can you please comment on the above companies and can you please rank them in terms of growth as well as volatility.

Thanks and have a great day.


Read Answer Asked by Joe on November 15, 2021

Q: Hello, I own equal amounts in ATD.B. DOL, WSP, TFII, ATA and NVEI. If you were to sell 2-4 and replace them with higher growth stocks like LSPD, GSY, BAM.A, or DND, without taking into account portfolio weighting, what would you do?


Read Answer Asked by Thom on November 13, 2021

Q: Can you suggest some Canadian companies, other than in technology, utilities or finance, that you currently consider to be undervalued and worthy of consideration for a long term investor. I've done very well with your suggestions of MG, WELL, ATA, TFII, EIF, PBH, GSY. I don't mind adding to any of the latter but would like to know if you see value ( or at least promising growth from today's prices) Thanks and best wishes always - Al

Read Answer Asked by alex on November 10, 2021

Q: Hello,
I thought Nvei's results were very good. Why is the stock tumbling? Would you add at this time to Nuvei for full position of 5 percent? What are your thoughts on ATS automation and Trisura and Auto Canada for longer term? Also with big push on EVs, would it be a good time to buy NFI? Thank you for the service.

Read Answer Asked by umedali on November 09, 2021

Q: Hello Peter,
Can you comment on ATS Automation's results as well as Topicus? Would both stocks still be a buy? Any idea why Nuvei has been trending downwards? It reports on the 9th. What are Nuvei's estimates? Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by umedali on November 04, 2021

Q: We have a balanced portfolio with a growth tilt. Current Industrial sector stocks held and their percentage in total portfolio are:
CAE-1.7%, WSP-4.9%, AC-1.9%, XBC-1.3%, XYL-1.9%, MRS-0.3% and etf CWW-2.5%.
Have some cash to add and have been looking at ATA or TFII or topping up one or more existing holdings. Dividend not necessary. Would appreciate your thoughts and/or alternative suggestions.
Many thanks as always.

Read Answer Asked by Alexandra on October 29, 2021