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Q: Can you please give me your top three Gold stocks and your top two Gold ETF's to invest in. Thanks in advance.

Read Answer Asked by John on April 10, 2023

Q: Hi Team

In general it seems like commodity stocks underperform the markets. Let’s look at SU, ABX and TECK which are large cap stocks in the oil, gold and copper categories. It seems commodity stocks had a good run from about 2003 - 2008. Since 2008, each of these three commodity stocks have traded in a range and are currently close to the top of said range. It seems like the commodity stocks have underperformed the overall market for the past 15 years by quite a bit because the commodity stocks are about the same price as they were in 2008. There have been times when buying commodity stocks as a “trade” was great like in 2020 when SU was $15 or in 2015 when TECK was $5 and in 2015 when ABX was $10. But today these stocks are all at the top of the range. They never break out of this range and I don’t see any evidence that they will break out of the range. If they don’t break out of the range the only direction from here is down. For example, gold is a whopping $2000, and ABX is still only $25. Oil was over $100 recently and SU still never broke out of the range. When the markets tank the commodity stocks usually tank as well…. they don’t act as a hedge. There are exceptions like in March 2020 when the market tanked, and ABX did quite well for 4 months. But today, ABX is back to $25 where it was in Feb 2020. I understand diversification is important but why add commodity stocks to a (long term) portfolio if they never perform well. The commodity stocks are finally paying good dividends but so do many other stocks in different sectors.

Question #1 – please let me know if you agree or disagree to the above. If you disagree, what is the compelling argument to buy large cap (safe) commodity stocks unless they are trading at the bottom of the range.

Question #2 – is there an etf that tracks the Canadian stock market that does not include commodity stocks?

Thanks for your great input to your members questions.

Read Answer Asked by Greg on March 28, 2023

Q: I have the stocks in RRIF and CIX in TFSA.Do you have any news concerning CIX ventures in US and the Canadian taking the debts. Is it a concern my breakeven is 15.50, Gold seem to be climbing well with bank turmoil in US.All this debt will have to be repaid to gov't entities eventually. Can US still avoid a recession with all these problems.Gold has moved quite a lot in last week.What does 5i globe see in the future for gold

Read Answer Asked by Guy on March 21, 2023

Q: Hi,

What the Gold miners that stand to benefit IF/WHEN the Bullion goes to 2000 and STAYS there? In other words, which companies are positively leveraged to Gold price., and amongst them which ones have the least debt?

Read Answer Asked by Savalai on January 17, 2023

Q: HI,
sorry for the long list. could you just rate these as a buy, sell, or hold right now. I am a long term investor.

Read Answer Asked by chris on January 04, 2023

Q: Hi 5i team.
about 5 weeks ago sold AEM and FNV for tax loss and bought ABX as a proxy.
Have a 2-3 % weighting in gold.
For a conservative retiree, would you suggest to sell ABX (small gain which is good) and go back to AEM and FNV for longer term holds?
Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Tulio on September 12, 2022

Q: 3 questions

What is the annual return for ENB since it went public when you include dividends & largest drawdown?

Would a 20% position in ENB for a retired person looking for income make sense?

What are the 5 safest Canadian & US stocks that would provide the best protection against drawdowns?

Read Answer Asked by Nick on September 09, 2022

Q: Barrick gold share price has been declining along with gold price . Would you be in favor to buy this gold miner company for portfolio diversification at this time and in this volatile investment environment? II have no gold or gold equivalent asset in my portfolio. I have refrain from a gold as a diversification asset in my portfolio so far. Given the perhaps opportunistic share price I am tempted to buy it for diversification. It does have a divided as well.
Thanks for your opinion in this matter.

Read Answer Asked by Miroslaw on July 25, 2022

Q: Hello team, from the list above could you please rank in order to:
1> Keep and or add for full position or
2> Sell now & move on, and
3> what would you replace the sale positions with?

Read Answer Asked by Carlo on November 15, 2021

Q: I currently own these stocks that are underperforming in my portfolio and would like to sell and invest elsewhere.

What stocks do you recommend I sell?

Read Answer Asked by Jasmine on August 31, 2021