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Q: Hi Team,
Understanding that weightings are personal, what is the highest weight that YOU would be comfortable with before trimming the stocks above?

Read Answer Asked by Marco on March 07, 2023

Q: What would you consider to be a minimum net profit margin I should be targeting for companies? I was interested in Magna on this pullback but noticed their NPM is in the mid/low single digits which seems skinny for a manufacturer. Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Michael on February 16, 2023

Q: Hello
Wondering what to do with Magna? Before the big fall it looked like Magna was doing a little better than Linemar, at least by chart comparisons. I can book a fairly sustantial tax loss with Magna, with the idea of buying Linemar as a placeholder for 30 days and then buying back. I am a little worried, though, that L may suffer a similar fall. I am also wondering whether L would be a better stock to hold? Also wondering about timing. Would it be better to let Magna settle a bit before switching or do it right now? I would appreciate your usual excellent thoughts and advice on this question before making a decision.

Read Answer Asked by joseph on February 15, 2023

Q: Hi 5i, first thx for the earlier answer to a Q on MGs quarter. My question is on your view of the financial health and dividend sustainability?

Also, my feeling is that there is much pent up demand in the auto sector that didn't get fulfilled due shortages, supply issues. What would you see/forecast for 3 to 5 year hold in this company?

It's still above my cost and I love fire sales.


Read Answer Asked by Christopher on February 13, 2023

Q: All losers but long term investor. Would you rank them which are buyable to add to, hold or throw in the towel. Looking for 25% plus return in a 3-5 years horizon. Which fit the bill in your opinion. The best will be kept longer.

Thanks Yves

Read Answer Asked by Yves on February 13, 2023

Q: Hello 5i,
Please provide comments on magnaís earnings.
1) has it written off itís stranded assets in Russia?
2) is it backing the wrong EV horse by supplying Fisker its equipment?
3) in the industrial space I hold: Cnr,ata,and tfii. In consumer cyclical: mg,shop,amzn. Is it time to throw in the towel on mg? Doo and atz seem like better bets as magna looks as though itís going to give back any gains over last 5 years and headed back to October 22 lows (apart from the 2.7% dividend.) risk reward not looking so good today for that sub-sector.

Read Answer Asked by Kat on February 10, 2023

Q: Is there a good Canadian ETF for consumer cyclical / discretionary sector? If not what basket of stocks would can be included in the sector?

Read Answer Asked by ZIM on February 01, 2023

Q: Hi, Iím thinking of selling SYZ at a loss because I feel it may be in doghouse for quite awhile.
I would add to MG and NVEI which I have half position. Would you have any problems with my strategy, or would you just stay the course? Or maybe just add to one. Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Brad on January 23, 2023

Q: I've been looking at my allocations and am very low in consumer defensive, consumer cyclical and materials. Could you give me some recommendations for companies in these areas that give a 3.5%div or more. For US and Canada. Ones that you would consider now a good time to buy. Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Pat on January 18, 2023

Q: I'm at looking at the following companies to invest in next; how would you rank them based on current values?

Read Answer Asked by Stephen on January 10, 2023