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Q: It has been said that one should expect 1/3 of your stock selections to meet your expectations, 1/3 to exceed and 1/3 to fail. It's been quite a while since I have experienced the last one....real believer in asset allocation and position size.

I bought ADW.A in my TFSA at $10, then $9 then $8 building up a position. It is now at $6. Fortunately it is a small position, which was bought thinking it looked ripe for a reasonably quick rebound. Ummm....not! Also in my TFSA is PLC, XIT and NNRG.

In the spirit of "water the flowers and pull the weeds", I am thinking of flushing the wine and redeploying the proceeds....adding to existing positions in NNRG (sooner) and XIT (later). As both NNRG and XIT skyrocketed I took partial profits, so I see this as a win-win, adding back in at lower prices and working towards an improved asset allocation.


Read Answer Asked by Stephen on June 27, 2022

Q: Wonder if you could update your thoughts on Andrew Peller. Am a long-time shareholder (>25y). Company is profitable, good yield (~4.3%), great properties (and all 4 properties I visited in Ontario this past weekend were quite busy). Why do you think it's trading near 52-week low (and near 7-yr low)? Usually, alcohol-related companies tend to weather recessions (and recession worries) well, but this does not appear to be the case with ADWa/ADWb. Thoughts?


Read Answer Asked by Ted on June 27, 2022

Q: I would like to get your thoughts on ADW.A today. I am down ~35% and there seems to be no investor confidence in this stock. It should be a reopening idea which should start performing as we are lifting restrictions. Would you add to a position or has the stock has become a falling knife.
Also, I have heard Peter suggest it is not when to buy a stock it is knowing when to sell. What criteria would you use to determine a sell?

Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Mike on February 24, 2022

Q: Retired, dividend-income investor who usually has ALL of my cash at work. I am currrently sitting on roughly 2.5% cash and am considering topping up the above holdings to achieve my asset allocation targets.

Q#1 = Assuming a diversified portfolio, if I wanted to deploy my remaining minor amount of cash, in what order would you spend it and why?

My view is as follows:
First = PBH and WSP (good value right now = fundamentals and technicals look good, if you ignore the death crosses).
Second = ZRE (should do ok in a rising rate environment?).
Third = XIT (wait until at least the first interest rate increase has happened?).
Last = ADW.A (may need another quarter or two to get past the Covid impact).

Q#2 = or should I continue to sit on this cash if you think there are better opportunities coming in the future. It's not as if this minor amount of $ is going to make a huge impact on future performance.


Read Answer Asked by Stephen on January 31, 2022

Q: I have a small position in these companies, can you rate them a Buy, sell or hold.
Take as many credits as required. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Brian on January 18, 2022

Q: Hi, 5i team
Do you still think ADW.A a hold after recent (Aug/05) sell-off? You recommend a "hold" after the first sell-off aroun Jun/22. By the way, what is the reason for the price drop this time? What is your view about the company's performance in the next couple of years?

Thanks so much!

Read Answer Asked by Zheng on August 10, 2021

Q: I own all 5 of these stocks and they all reported in the last 24 hours. Thoughts on the latest quarter for each ?

Read Answer Asked by Randy on August 09, 2021

Q: Hi Guys

In regards to Andrew Peller do you regard the latest quarter, and margin issue, as more a short term issue related to the pandemic or more suggestive of a longer trend issue? It seems that the stock is not expensive, relative to other spirit companies, at the $9.45 area it is trading?

Much thanks Stuart

Read Answer Asked by Stuart on June 22, 2021

Q: What's your view on Peller's earnings? I've been holding a long-term small core position and am thinking of doubling it based on what I thought was a decent looking quarter. The main issue seems to be one's faith in a post-pandemic hospitality industry resurgence. Would you buy in? Or is there a key metric I'm missing?

Read Answer Asked by Randy on February 16, 2021