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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

Q: I have been considering acquiring three of the above companies. I what order would you acquire for a balanced portfolio looking for combination of growth and income.

Read Answer Asked by David on April 11, 2022

Q: I do not own any stocks in the Energy Sector and would like to add some. Please let me know what are your top 5 choices in this Sector and the reasons why you believe they are a good investment based on today's stock price.

Read Answer Asked by ALNOOR on March 23, 2022

Q: Given the potential for a resolution to the Ukrainian conflict, and a lowering of oil prices back to normal market levels, please give you thoughts and ranking (best to least) as to which of the following co.'s you would consider as having the most potential for a sustained upward growth pattern from current levels, over the next 2 years. KEL, SGY, TVE, HWX. Secondly, are there any of these that you would not want to own at these levels? Thanks for the great service.

Read Answer Asked by Will on March 15, 2022

Q: A few weeks ago I asked about the virtues of owning XLE vs XEG. I ended up buying 5 postions in the following: TOU, KEL, WCP, ARX, TVE. Energy is now 3.5% of my overall portfolio.

My question is the following: for US exposure: may you please provide me your highest conviction name. If you had to chose between this US energy name an DIS for a total return in the next twelve months, which of the two would you side with?

Also, for the next twelve months, what portfolio allocation to energy would you deem optimal, given the current macro environnement?

Thank you and please deduct credits as you see fit.

Read Answer Asked by karim on January 18, 2022