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Investment Q&A

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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

Q: I have about 4% of my portfolio in MNT, ABX, and K, all bought a year ago and 20-25% under water. I am having trouble deciding if I should cut my losses, put them towards better gold stocks like AEM, or get rid of my gold exposure completely. If you're in my position, what would you do? What is your outlook for gold in the next few years? Are there any catalysts for gold as a sector you can foresee? I have a hard time envisioning them doing well when the economy is growing so nicely
Or is it good to keep as a hedge against the down days like today? The rest of my portfolio is diversified enough tending towards the growthy stocks, if that matters.

Thanks for your insight.

Read Answer Asked by Connie on July 09, 2021

Q: hello 5i team, I am 68 years old. As I get older I like to simplify my portfolios. Above is my CDN holdings. I have a U.S. portfolio of about 15 blue chip companies.
from this list which ones would you keep and which ones to sell? and time frame to sell? now/ 6 months+?
I appreciate your guidance.

Read Answer Asked by Carlo on June 16, 2021

Q: Greetings,

I know 5i isn’t a fan of averaging down and while it is a strategy that has worked well for me in the past, initiating positions / timing hasn’t worked in my favour and I tend to buy the peaks. Hence the DCA strategy working for me I guess in lowering the average share price and eventually seeing some reasonable returns. Of course it tends to lead to overweight positions which I trim back. Examples are BA and vermillion.

Now here I am again in a situation. Holding ABX and BTO and down about 25%. Even so I am VERY comfortable with these 2 companies in my portfolio and I see them as complimentary to each other. I don’t see shifting way from them as I feel comfortable even being down 25%. However I am looking to DCA these 2 and bring my total gold exposure in my portfolio up from 7% to 10%. I have no other precious metals exposure. As I am aware 5i tends to be comfortable with 10% total sector position.

Could you weigh in on the narrative in general, address timing of purchases (as 5i tends to like a company and be “comfortable buying here” and seems indifferent of timing), DCA strategy, and advise of your opinion on these 2 companies, strengths, weaknesses, expectations.

Deduct as needed as my credit burn is quite slow.

Cheers and thanks for all the great advice! You have made a big difference. 🙂

Read Answer Asked by Duane on April 09, 2021

Q: Hi 5i team. I’m trying to decide on investing in KL or ABX for a bit of gold exposure. Could you give me your thoughts and feedback on their current state and future outlook to compare? Would these be good choices or do you recommend/prefer others in this group? Why? And could you rank them in order of strength in their ability to produce profits moving forward.

Read Answer Asked by Sylvain on April 08, 2021

Q: Hi 5i,

First of all, thanks for your advise to help me understand more for the US & Canadian stock markets. I have a feeling that the US market will end the over 10 years bull market soon and bear market will come in. Due to the issue of GME, BB, NOK, and AMC showing many "NEW" investors involve the US and Canadian market (because of the BB), specially the Reddit social media investor forums is not healthy. I guess the Canadian market may also affected, due to the BB issue. Just in case the bear market will come, what the above stocks need to be sold to play safe. I am thinking to sell KXS, LSPD, and NVEI, those stock prices may not be survival during the big drop in coming. Do you have the same feeling that the bear market will come? Can you please rank the above stocks able to survival during the bear market and please suggest to take off any just in case the worst worst things really happen.

Read Answer Asked by ma on January 29, 2021

Q: Good Afternoon 5i Team,
Can you please rank these gold companies from best to worse based on forecasted growth in the next 2-3 years and please briefly explain why.

Read Answer Asked by David on November 20, 2020

Q: I am biased to see gold continue to move higher as we get closer to the US election. Particularly if Biden wins, since Trump will no doubt contest the results and pretty much do all he can to remain in the White House beyond Inauguration Day, resulting in heightened volatility.

At the same time, I could also see a scenario where the US$ rallies on the back of a FTQ bid amid this volatility.

So does one add to gold exposure with the view that the US$ rallies in the coming months? Or do you think any potential uptick in gold will be mitigated by a stronger US$?

And if you were to be relatively bullish on gold, would you buy, say, XGD, or would you add a company like FNV or ABX?

Thanks in advance.

Read Answer Asked by Trevor on September 10, 2020

Q: Looking to add to my gold exposure (currently a small position in GLD). Can you let me know your preferred choice for a:
1. Gold ETF
2. Gold Miner/Producer
3. Gold explorer
4. Gold - high risk/high opportunity
5. Gold...? something alternative here, perhaps like GoldMoney



Read Answer Asked by Cameron on August 25, 2020

Q: According to an Aug. 14 news release Berkshire Hathaway has sold US Bank shares and also QSR . They have bought Barrick gold. Do you read much into this? Comments please. Thanks as always. Frank

Read Answer Asked by Frank on August 17, 2020