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Q: Could you please compare TVE and BIR for growth and income. Do their fundamentals differ significantly to favour one outperforming the other over a 3-5 year period.
For a mid to higher risk investor, what other names in oil and gas would you consider that might provide higher returns?

Read Answer Asked by Alvin on October 03, 2023

Q: i own the above stocks.i want to add one more, your favourite mid to small cap oil company for growth. dave

Read Answer Asked by david on September 27, 2023

Q: If oil were to get above $80 plus what would your top 3 producers be with high leverage to barrel price? Would Saturn be a strong consideration?

Read Answer Asked by Christopher on July 05, 2023

Q: How would you rank these companies in terms of overall growth going forward in the energy sector. I'm currently holding TOU, WCP, TVE and KEL.

Largest position is in TOU at around 3% (+44%) and smaller positions in WCP (+69%), TVE (-9%) and KEL (-14%) . I could add to any of these names. How does TOU compare vs AR in terms of natural gas companies? AR has pulled back in the last year and today it was up close to 9% which I couldn't find any news. I'm thinking of selling some TOU or just starting a new position in AR. I also like that AR is buying back shares, have strong insider ownership, founder operated, strong margins and balance sheet. All metrics seem pretty strong with AR, any red flags that you see? Thoughts?

Read Answer Asked by Keith on May 19, 2023

Q: Hi 5i,
Thanks for all the great work you do.
What are your 5 best overall small cap ideas right now and 5 best small cap value ideas ?
Thanks so much,

Read Answer Asked by Murray on May 11, 2023

Q: How do you think SU will do in the next couple years and what would be your top 5 favorite energy plays in the Canadian Market? Also, with China reopening, US dollar on a downtrend and noticing several major Metal/Copper stocks gapping up like FCX and VALE, SCCO, how would you rank these and what are your top 5 companies domestic or international to take adv of rising commoditiy/metal prices

Read Answer Asked by Sheldon on April 17, 2023

Q: Hi,
Best tax loss proxies for these four names? Also is there a $ limit to what you should sell for tax loss purposes because its a guarantee. For example, I'm down 15% on KEL but its only a small position. The $ value is only down $2k. So whether the $ loss value is small or not ($2k vs $10k), is it still better off to sell it for the tax loss every year end and move into a proxy name such as TVE? Or is it better just to hold? Thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Keith on November 15, 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: Without concern for sector or diversification what would be your top 2 choices of the above names for long term (10+ yrs) growth potential for TFSA? Of those 2 choices what is a good entry point??

Read Answer Asked by Theron 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, Current Energy Sector weight in 5i Portfolios is as follows:

Balanced : 10.10 % ( SU,ENB)
Income : 7.00 % ( ENB)
Growth : 3.00 % ( KEL,TVE)

Your general recommendation is 7-10% weighting in the Energy Sector, based on individual investor profile/risk/objectives. Could you help understand following:

1. Should we include ENB, as a part of Energy Sector exposure in our personal portfolio like 5i does. Or, ENB should only be considered as Energy Sector exposure for individuals with low/moderate risk tolerance and objectives, suitable for Balanced or Income Portfolio allocation - Not for individuals with Growth as primary Objective.

2. Your general recommended allocation to Energy sector is 7-10%. Do you see current valuations in Energy sector, specially after a recent 15-20% pullback, attractive to increase the weight in Balanced and Growth Portfolio ( specially Growth portfolio - from current 3% ). Any reason Growth portfolio has a low allocation?

In your recent responses, you have made a strong case that the sector still has legs and investors should continue to have a reasonable exposure to the sector. Your recommendation is also well supported by Demand/supply factors, Ukraine and China situation etc. We currently have a 9% weight through CNQ,SU and TOU and an additional 6% through ENB. Just reviewed all 5i portfolios and trying to assess, if there is a need to reduce some positions. Our main objective is income but we are also comfortable to participate, if Sector shows promise of Growth ( of course, with attached risk ). Thanks

Read Answer Asked by rajeev on July 12, 2022

Q: I am thinking of buying these companies in my tfsa account in equal weights. Do you have any concern with any of these companies and would you be able to rank them in order of possible upside? Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Myron on June 02, 2022

Q: I have held TVE since about the beginning of the year, and its perfomance over that time has lagged many other competitors in its space. TVE is about a 2% position, and my total energy exposure is somewhere around 12% at this point. I read an earlier comment on this forum that TVE is slated to double its revenues in the upcoming year, which would make a strong case for hanging onto shares of this company.

Do you feel that remaining patient with TVE is the prudent measure, or is there another name with analogous characteristics within the energy producer space which would potentially be a more suitable vehicle in which to invest?

Read Answer Asked by Domenic on May 26, 2022