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Q: What are your top 3-5 of picks in small/mid cap Canadian O&G stocks? I'd also appreciate your thoughts on holding periods.

(Eric Nuttal seems to think they will do well for quite a while yet, though he seems to always be bullish - or maybe just talks his book...)

Read Answer Asked by Dave on August 16, 2022

Q: What would be your order of preference between Baytex, Headwater, Tamarack, Nuvista, and Cardinal and why?

Read Answer Asked by Robert on August 15, 2022

Q: Hi. I own these oil stocks and have to get rid of two or three. Which three would you sell first and in what order? Thanks Paul

Read Answer Asked by Paul on July 29, 2022

Q: Thanks to your wonderful Portfolio Tracking and Analysis, I know that Energy makes up 11.07 % of my portfolio. Your statistical recommendation is that energy should be 5 % of my personalized portfolio. In order of rate of return, I have Tourmaline Oil, Enbridge, Whitecap, Suncor, Athabasca and Tamarack Valley. I am more heavily weighted in Tourmaline and Enbridge but my question is twofold. Am I really overweight in energy at this time and if so other than trimming from my two big winners, which two or three companies would you eliminate to pare back closer to 5%? The proceeds would go to buying ATD.b and Loblaws. Thanks for this wonderful service.

Read Answer Asked by Dennis on July 26, 2022

Q: If you had the opportunity to invest in a couple of energy plays like ATH or TVE versus the Consumer Defensive/Cyclical like L or ATD at this recessionary like time, where would you put your money?? Dennis

Read Answer Asked by Dennis on July 26, 2022

Q: i am negative on above 5 companies. Do you recommend I keep all 5 or should I sell all or some, resp. sell and replace with other companies in the sector, such as Whitecap, Parex, SU and others?

I am primarily looking for growth.

Alternatively to energy companies what are the best Canadian growth companies you recommend. Thanks. Klaus

Read Answer Asked by Klaus on July 22, 2022

Q: Hi, Current Energy Sector weight in 5i Portfolios is as follows:

Balanced : 10.10 % ( SU,ENB)
Income : 7.00 % ( ENB)
Growth : 3.00 % ( KEL,TVE)

Your general recommendation is 7-10% weighting in the Energy Sector, based on individual investor profile/risk/objectives. Could you help understand following:

1. Should we include ENB, as a part of Energy Sector exposure in our personal portfolio like 5i does. Or, ENB should only be considered as Energy Sector exposure for individuals with low/moderate risk tolerance and objectives, suitable for Balanced or Income Portfolio allocation - Not for individuals with Growth as primary Objective.

2. Your general recommended allocation to Energy sector is 7-10%. Do you see current valuations in Energy sector, specially after a recent 15-20% pullback, attractive to increase the weight in Balanced and Growth Portfolio ( specially Growth portfolio - from current 3% ). Any reason Growth portfolio has a low allocation?

In your recent responses, you have made a strong case that the sector still has legs and investors should continue to have a reasonable exposure to the sector. Your recommendation is also well supported by Demand/supply factors, Ukraine and China situation etc. We currently have a 9% weight through CNQ,SU and TOU and an additional 6% through ENB. Just reviewed all 5i portfolios and trying to assess, if there is a need to reduce some positions. Our main objective is income but we are also comfortable to participate, if Sector shows promise of Growth ( of course, with attached risk ). Thanks

Read Answer Asked by rajeev on July 12, 2022

Q: Please rate these energy companies in order of your best choice for growth in the next 2 years.

Read Answer Asked by Terry on June 30, 2022

Q: This looks super cheap. Can you provide the pro's and cons of taking a position in this company. What other 3 in this sector would you prefer with potential near term torque?

Read Answer Asked by Christopher on June 22, 2022

Q: I presently own Surge Energy and Tamarack Energy. Both are up multiples from their 52 week lows. Surge is starting a 3.5% dividend on July 15th.
Both are down a bit during this selloff. Would you add to either or have they gone up so much in the past twelve months that it is a bit greedy to expect either/both to continue rising. Josef Schachter said Surge could go to $13 (it did), then possibly $20 and eventually $40 in 2-3 years.
Tamarack is more solid but has had an awesome year, as well. Are they peaking now?

Read Answer Asked by Steven on June 16, 2022

Q: Hi Team,
TOI has had a rough couple days. Today as of writing down another 5%. At $62 a share today would you consider this a great buy? Is there any news that is making the stock drop extra bad today compared to some other tech stocks that are rallying some today? Also...even though oil is more in favour in todays market, would you consider selling some of either WCP, BTE, or TVE to buy into TOI weakness? And would you consider TOI a better long term hold than an oil stock?Thanks


Read Answer Asked by Shane on June 16, 2022

Q: Dear 5i,
I currently have an approx. 3% holding in each of these energy stocks in my TFSA; TOU, SU and WCP. Do these three provide reasonable exposure to the energy sector? If there is too much overlap can you suggest which ones I might want to sell. If you think I should add more different types of energy stocks can you suggest ones to add with a 3% weighting. Thanks for all your help.

Read Answer Asked by Ian on June 10, 2022

Q: After the large run-up in oil & gas stocks, would now still be a reasonable time to invest in them and, if so, what would be your top 3 picks for dividend plus growth, US and Cdn? Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by John on June 10, 2022

Q: Can I please get your outlook on the energy sector, and the holdings above- how would you rank them for a 1 year hold, would the ranking change for a 5 year hold?
There is the view that energy will come back to represent a larger % of the index again.

Read Answer Asked by Kyle on June 09, 2022