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Q: In our unregistered, income account I recently sold LIF and have decided not to return to that stock after 30 days. Instead, planning to buy more of one or two of the existing stocks.

Since this is an income account, yield is important and also quite happy to see total account balance steadily increasing whilst tapping off the cash.


I need some help deciding which ones to add to, and have 3 criteria:
1. Best yield
2. Current portfolio weighting
3. Best value over next 5 to 10 years

1. From highest to lowest yield:
TCL.A, BCE, AQN, EIF, BNS, CPD, T, SLF, QSR, ZRE, RY, LNF, FTS, BEPC, NTR

2. From lowest to highest weighting:
ZRE, LNF, TCL.A, QSR, AQN, NTR, BEPC, SLF, CPD, T, BNS, EIF, BCE, RY, FTS

3. Can you please help me to rank these stocks from highest to lowest value / growth prospects, or if that is to big a task. Please recommend overall best 3 selections given my criteria.


Thanks,


Jim

Read Answer Asked by Jim on June 13, 2022

Q: I have an unregistered account which we use to generate long term dividend income. There are currently 9 holdings in the red, and 9 still in the black.
I am debating whether or not to sell some of the losers to capture capital losses. Then, in 30 days reasses - either repurchase same or redirect cash elsewhere.
In order of biggest to smallest loser, based on $:
LIF, SYZ, LNF, QSR, TCL.A, ZRE, AQN, BEPC, EIF

In general, I'm quite happy with the performance of this account in this declining market environment. Although the capital has declined a bit, the income stream has been quite stable.

Question 1: Please comment on the merit of this idea. Lose one or two dividend payments now for sure versus banking a loss for future tax benefit sometime. (retired, no earned income)

Question 2: Would you consider any of the 9 names above unsuitable for this account?

Question 3: Which of these 9 names are most likely to have further to fall?

Read Answer Asked by Jim on May 25, 2022

Q: Good morning, Today, what stocks are catching your interest given their current prices? for both higher and lower risk investors. Does DND make that list?
Thanks for your services?

Read Answer Asked by kevin on May 10, 2022

Q: Please name and rank five Canadian stocks providing dividends > 2% that are likely to experience strong growth over the next five years. (Please exclude GSY as it's already owned and I'm assuming would be on the list.) Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Maureen on April 04, 2022

Q: Like a previous subscriber wrote, we also appreciate your most recent report: specifically, the numeric historical context of this current correction, the sectors affected and those most likely to benefit.
We are invested in each of the three of the 5i portfolios and over the next 1-2 months plan to make staggered and targeted contributions.
Could you suggest 3 or 4 companies from each portfolio where the winds of sentiment are excessively negative and would be attractive to purchase with this approach?
This is for a 5+ years hold.
Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Delbert on March 08, 2022

Q: Hi...Bill Harris on BNN today said that Avenue is no longer in Leon's. They had bought, believing in the pandemic impact that would cause people to stay home and buy a TV & sofa. Now, with the potential reopening post-Covid, people may soon prefer to go out to a baseball game and have a beer & hotdog (I'm paraphrasing). The result = Leon's may feel the impact. I am a happy owner of LNF...just curious on your thoughts?

Thanks....Steve

Read Answer Asked by Stephen on February 11, 2022

Q: Which of the 5i portfolio companies have had the highest level of insider buying recently?
Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Curtis on February 11, 2022

Q: This is a follow-up to our question from last week (see: https://www.5iresearch.ca/questions/140708).

Based on your response that nothing in the list gives you much cause for concern, we would understand this to imply none of the 30 stocks would be considered a "sell" today.

Please divide the 30 stocks into a pair of ranked (best to worst) lists, one of "buys" and the other of "holds". As well, for each of the "holds" indicate the principal rationale for caution.

Read Answer Asked by Peter on February 07, 2022

Q: About 1 year ago we created an equal-weighted 'balanced' portfolio of 30 Canadian companies in a non-registered account. Most were chosen from companies either covered by a 5i research report or included in a 5i model portfolio. The remainder were chosen, based on the 5i Q&A section, from what appear to be 5i sector favourites. All purchases are made with the intent to be long-term holds (10+ years). As well, we intend to increase our investments over the next 2-3 years, and then adjust over time as needed. Currently the amount invested represents ~40% of the eventual total.

Although a goal is to keep the portfolio roughly equal weighted, of the 30 companies, the following 14 were acquired in 3 purchases (full position) and currently have weights in the 2.31% (SHOP) to 5.00% (ATA) range for an average of 3.71%: CSU, MG, GSY, WSP, LNF, ATD, ATA, SLF, BAM.A, BIPC, FTS, DOO, SHOP and TFII. The remainder were acquired in 2 purchases (2/3 position) and currently have weights in the 1.98% (BEPC) to 3.17% (TCN) range for an average of 2.56%. So, overall, the weightings currently range from ~2% to ~5%.

Over the next 6 months we will invest another ~25% of the eventual total. As we make additional purchases, we need to strike a balance between keeping the weights roughly equal while taking advantage of market opportunities. Please provide some broad guidance/wisdom.

Of the 30 companies in the portfolio, which 10 would you have the highest conviction in today? Please rank them.

Are there any of the 30 that you might consider as candidates to be replaced because there are better options, and if so, what replacements would you suggest and why (disregard tax considerations)?

What additional 3 Canadian companies might you consider adding to the portfolio and why?

As always, thanks for the great service!

Read Answer Asked by Peter on February 01, 2022

Q: Hello Peter and Team

I have above stocks in my TFSA account. I am down CAE 10%, NVEI 47%, ENGH 17%, KXS 24%, LSPD 12%, QIPT 18%.

Normally I will consider all of them as good growth stocks but with the rotation now hapening in the market, I am wondering if I should keep them for the next 12 months or I should switch to more value stocks.

I value you opinion

Raouf




Read Answer Asked by Raoul on January 17, 2022

Q: I want to initiate positions in my unregistered investment account, but if I buy all 8 above stocks, each position would be extremely small. (But that is still an option.) Considering thoughts on inflation and interest rates, could you put these in order of priority for purchase now. These positions would primarily be for safety, with a bit of income, which is non-essential, and some growth, which is also not essential. Just looking for your confidence level of these as companies for the longish term.

Read Answer Asked by Gordon on January 03, 2022

Q: Hello 5i Team, Leon's announced earlier this year their intention to repurchase up to $200M in value of common shares. I received paperwork today from my brokerage that states I have until Dec 23rd to decide if I want to exercise my option to sell back shares. I'm wondering if you could provide general guidance on the Leon's buyback opportunity via the "modified Dutch auction" approach.

I think it would be advantageous for me, personally, to hold onto my shares but I've not been in this situation before so curious about any considerations that could be broadly applicable to all shareholders when something like this happens.

Any advice/information is greatly appreciated!

Read Answer Asked by Daniel on December 08, 2021

Q: Greetings 5i team,
From the list of (diverse) companies can you please: 1. List them in the order in which you might start a position today and 2. List them in order of highest to lowest risk.
Thank you as always for your awesomeness (sp?)
SP

Read Answer Asked by Steve on November 25, 2021