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Q: Hi team
I made a sizable gain of KL (non registered account) over the long term, now that there is a chance of merging with AEM
if I decided to let the stock of KL merge with AEM; do I have to pay capital gains?

as there is very little premium of AEM to take over the KL, is there a good chance
that the shareholders of KL would reject the take over? thanks

Read Answer Asked by Michael on October 13, 2021

Q: Hello, About ten days ago, shortly after the merger news, 5i was indifferent between the two stocks. Is this still the case, or do you have a preference?

Secondly, if you choose AEM, I already hold it at a 30% loss, but continue to like it, more so after the news. My crystalized cap gains for the year and scant available losses(kudos to 5i for their part in that) have me considering buying KL and selling AEM. Do you see any timing or other issues with that approach from an investment point of view? If so, would you advise to stick to the traditional sell AEM and buy back 30 days later approach if still liking it?

Read Answer Asked by Tim on October 08, 2021

Q: I am a holder of KL and FNV. Considering the undervalued pricing of AEM shares and my desire to augment my gold holdings, I was going to buy AEM.

With the merger announced today (28 Sept) between AEM and KL, would you be a buyer of either company today? Does it matter which one now? Your thoughts on the merger since these two names have been a couple of your gold favourites?

My regards and thanks for your work.

Read Answer Asked by David C. on September 28, 2021

Q: Hello currently hold these 2 for my allocation to the metals sector. Both have been getting beat up. IF, I am looking to add shares at these prices would you recommend adding to these things company’s or would you recommend others?
Is silvercorps exposure to China something you are concerned with???

Read Answer Asked by PETER on August 20, 2021

Q: Assuming a deflationary scenario and a continuing low interest rate environment for the next 18-24 months or so, what are your top five sectors and the top three picks within those sectors.
Many thanks for your most helpful advice.

Read Answer Asked by John on July 26, 2021

Q: I am interested in investing in gold. Please advise if this is a good time to put money into this and if so, which company do you think has the most potential. As well please advise which companies to stay away from at this time.
Thank you for your great service

Read Answer Asked by Stella on July 16, 2021

Q: Precious metals having a good day today, assuming its mainly because of the hot inflation numbers coming out. Do you see these stocks having more room to run? I own the above. Can you rank the above stocks in terms of the inflationary environment and which have the best growth and potential. Which sectors would do the best? Also I'm low in energy, would that sector do well if inflation persists or is it mainly driven by energy prices? Do you still see inflation as transitory or more persistent? Thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Keith on July 14, 2021

Q: Thank you for providing such an unparalleled service. Your cost increases are minimal.

My question is about diversification in my RRSP which consists of mostly high quality growth stocks (GOOGL, VISA, NIKE, ACN, NVIDIA, etc.) I am however, under-represented in Canadian stocks which include BAM, SHOPIFY, IFC, FSV, & BIP.UN. My goal is to build up my Canadian portfolio in this RSP.

I am well represented in Tech, Consumers, disc, & health care with my US holdings. Can you recommend 10 Canadian stocks that I could add for the long term to balance out my portfolio? I am deficient in financial, materials & industrials. Or to apply the Occam's razor, should I just buy and accumulate XIC over time.

Many thanks

Read Answer Asked by Alka on June 29, 2021

Q: hello 5i team, I am 68 years old. As I get older I like to simplify my portfolios. Above is my CDN holdings. I have a U.S. portfolio of about 15 blue chip companies.
from this list which ones would you keep and which ones to sell? and time frame to sell? now/ 6 months+?
I appreciate your guidance.

Read Answer Asked by Carlo on June 16, 2021