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Q: I bought a very small (0.5%) position in Texas Roadhouse and then later realised it has really slim margins. Would you keep it or else sell it and add to my positions in Yum brands or A&W? Which of the three looks best to you?

Read Answer Asked by Andrew on July 30, 2021

Q: Hello
Could you recommend service oriented (eg going to restaurants , on vacations etc) stocks and ETFs that still have room to grow with the reopening?

Read Answer Asked by Mary on July 06, 2021

Q: I would like to buy shares in a restaurant company that stands to profit from the removal or reduction in Covid restrictions. I intend to buy this in a TFSA and hold it for a year or longer. How would you rank these companies in terms of expected overall return? Or could you recommend another company that might do better than any of these?

Read Answer Asked by Jack on June 01, 2021

Q: Similar question to the one I asked yesterday. This is regarding some small/medium sized consumer and consumer-related type Canadian stocks. How would you feel about holding each of these stocks in your portfolio, on a 1-10 scale, with a 10 being you definitely want the stock in your portfolio, a 1 being a stock you want no part of, and a 5 being a stock you are basically indifferent about. As part of broadly diversified portfolio, looking for total return over the next 5+ years, comfortable with risk. ACQ, AW.UN, DOO, ECN, GOOS, HTL, LNF, MTY, SIS, SVI, ZZZ.

Read Answer Asked by Dan on March 12, 2021

Q: I currently hold XCD and would like to 2 names for a RRSP , will not be withdrawing money for 10 years and would like to know which 2 names from AW.UN, MG or LNF would you add?

Read Answer Asked by on March 03, 2021

Q: I own bce in my rrsp account. I know it has a good dividend but the stock has been flat for the last few years. I was wondering if you could recommend another dividend stock that was relatively safe but would have a bit more growth potential.

Read Answer Asked by scott on February 02, 2021

Q: First of all, thank you for your amazing work. Cannot express how helpful my 5i subscription has been. Life-changing in all honesty.

My positions in LSPD (17.3%) and GSY (12.7%) have gotten a little out of hand. I was fortunate to pick them up near their lows in April. I've already trimmed both a couple of times, but I am really struggling to sell more given the positive outlook 5i has of both for the future. I've seen similar questions asked about trimming and selling positions with phenomenal growth and seen your responses suggesting to trim positions to reasonable weightings. I thought I might have an easier time doing so if you suggested some positions to add to or some new ones viewed as favourably as LSPD and GSY.

I have the following companies in a TFSA and have included the weightings only of positions I think might warrant a second look. While I anticipate a comment about weightings needing to be personal what would YOU suggest as the highest weighting for LSPD and GSY? And, again, please suggest some positions to add to or new ones.

Feel free to take question credits as you see fit.

DOO (2.1%), ATZ (2%), AW.UN, BYD
BMO, BRK-B:US, GSY (12.7%)
WELL (4%), VEEV:US (1.3%)
CAE, DAL:US, AC (1%), XBC (3%)
LSPD (17.3%), KXS (7.6%), DSG (3%), CSU, PHO (1.1%), AMD:US, CRWD:US (2.4%), U:US (2.1%), NVDA:US (0.83%), TTD:US(1.2%)
ROKU:US (1.9%), TTWO:US (1.2%), PINS:US (1.5%)

Thank you again

Read Answer Asked by Stefan on January 25, 2021

Q: I hold A&W and CSH in my non registered trading account at a small gain. From a tax point of view would it make sense to move to my RRSP so the distribution(dividends) are not taxed as interest? I have contribution room in my RRSP.

Thanks Greg

Read Answer Asked by Greg on January 13, 2021

Q: Thanks for your very helpful and informative service. I have the following stocks in an RESP for three young grandchildren. Could you kindly suggest any of them that I should sell or add to along with three other names in order of preference which I could buy with new money. THX.

Read Answer Asked by Dona on December 24, 2020

Q: Potential tax loss selling -- could you please provide suitable placeholders for these companies. Also, if you recommend keeping these "placeholders" instead of switching back after 30 days please let me know.

Read Answer Asked by Brett on December 09, 2020

Q: Have $12,000.00 to invest, current BMO Inv Line allocation is as follows:
Communication 8%
Cons Disc 21%
Cons Staples 13%
Energy 6%
Financials 32%
Health Care 11%
Info Tech 1%
Companies held AW, RBC, SLF, SBUX, WMT, BCE, PFZ,SIS, BB, ENB, TNY, HEXO,VTR,ParkLawn

Would appreciate your thoughts on how I could deploy the cash.

Read Answer Asked by Paul on November 30, 2020

Q: Iíve been looking at these four particular stocks, KEG.Un, AW.UN, QSR and PBH as opportunities to invest in an area this will benefit I. The eventual recovery from the virus. Do you agree, if so rate your picks in order of preference.
Congratulations on your excellent work.



Read Answer Asked by Roy on November 26, 2020

Q: Trying to reduce the number of stocks I hold. Currently I am broadly diversified across sectors and large cap/small cap, growth/dividend payers, so those are not concerns. I look at total return, and have a long term horizon, 5+ years. Comfortable with risky stocks. I have smallish positions in these 12 stocks and would like to sell maybe 6 to 8 of them, and redeploy the money into a few of the others on the list or into some of my other holdings. Would you select 6 - 8 of the above that you think are less likely to perform well over 5+ years, and could be sold, and maybe 2 - 4 that could be added to. Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Dan on November 18, 2020

Q: Retired dividend-income investor. I am a little light in the Consumer sector. I already own PBH, NWC and PLC with "full" positions relative to their individual risk level, as well as consumer stocks held within various ETFs (ZLB, CDZ, ZWC). I save a full 5% position for blue-chip stocks, like RY, FTS, BCE.

I started looking into the above stocks (AW, CTC, LNF, MG, PRMW, QSR), but filtered it down to a choice of LNF vs PRMW, using both fundamentals and technicals as well as considering my current holdings.

Q#1 = Based on PBH, NWC and PLC being long term holds, do you agree that 2 food companies are enough => I should select a non-food consumer, right?

Q#2 = If I had to choose between LNF and PRMW today, I am leaning towards LNF (better P/B, P/CF, P/S, ROE...better dividend too). So, in my opinion, I think it shows better value. Do you agree? Which shows better upside (I only see 1 analyst on LNF with a target of $17.00)?

Q#3 = Are there other Consumer stocks I should consider? Or, in your opinion, are any of the 5 stocks mentioned above deserve consideration?

Bottom line = where would you put your money?
Thanks, I appreciate your help.....Steve

Read Answer Asked by Stephen on November 16, 2020