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Q: I currently hold positions in two drillers - CET and HWO. I am looking to consolidate my holdings into one driller. CET and HWO are pursuing very different strategies going forward. CET is acquiring firms and HWO is divesting assets. In your opinion what is the better company to keep or is it too close to call?

Read Answer Asked by WAYNE on October 14, 2022

Q: Hi,
BIR, WCP, PEY, CVE, GXE, & ERF have significant gains in my portfolio.
SGY, and HWO on the other hand have laggard in this sector.
I would like your guidance if I should sell any of these at this time or hold. If hold for now, what should I watch out for?

Read Answer Asked by Harpinder on April 20, 2022

Q: Hello 5iii
Looking for some perspective about exiting the above listed energy laggards and reallocating the funds to a consumer defensive position.

Read Answer Asked by Brant on March 23, 2022

Q: It's time that I trim my above portfolio of 13 oil & gas stocks to sector weighting. Which 6 stocks do you think should be first to be trimmed? Please list the stocks in order from the first to be sold to the sixth. This is for medium risk profile. Also could you list a short reason why you think it should go for each of the six stocks.

Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Steven on January 13, 2022

Q: Hello 5iii

Just looking for your perspective on the energy sector / wti increase having further gains to year end or even Q1 22 ? I have many positions that are near back to break even or now even positive. Please advise TY

Read Answer Asked by Brant on October 07, 2021

Q: Good afternoon, I'm feeling grouchy about my TFSA today. Quite a few of my holdings are underwater. Tech is the only area that has shown me any growth. I am down 46% on XTC, down 80% on HWO, down 36% on GUD, down 6% on BCI, up 5% on DOL, and down 6% on SIS. I know I can't claim losses but is it time to dump some of these and redeploy. I don't need the cash and can be quite patient and I know my tech weightings are getting high but it seems as though that's where most of my winners are. How high would you let your tech weighting go in a TFSA that is a long term savings vehicle. Thoughts?

Read Answer Asked by Rod on December 03, 2020

Q: I am planning to take some losses as offsets to capital gains from previous years. In some cases, I am considering replacements as well. Please advise of any concerns with, or suggest alternatives to, the following sale (purchase) plan.

Sell HWO, PSI & IPL (buy PPL and AQN - already own ENB, ALA & KEY)

Sell SU & CJ (buy CNQ and PXT - already own ARX). I also have a sizeable loss on VET, but consider that is presently so far below comparables, that I should wait for some recovery or sell now and move on?

Sell HR.UN (buy another REIT, possibly TCN.UN and/or ERE.UN - already own IIP.UN & NWH.UN).

Sell CHR.

Thanks - Don

Read Answer Asked by don on October 05, 2020

Q: The last question on High Arctic was in March 2020. (some in January) Have your thoughts changed? Seems to be drifting slightly higher? 49 cents was its 52 week low. Today it is 70 cents. Dividend has been suspended I believe.

The question is to sell, hold or "average in" to reduce my "losses"! It won't reach 3 dollars + for a looong while, I don't think.

If I do decide to sell , what would be your alternative stock to consider? I know you have been suggesting all the subscribers to wade into the market "gingerly" with 1/8th position. (paraphrasing your answers)
Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Savalai on May 12, 2020

Q: I have positions in these companies way way under my cost. Looking for a strategy to capture some tax loss without giving up completely in allocation in case of oil turnaround. Consolidation in less number of stocks that represents the best potencial is an option or selling all of them and buying two or three different companies is another option. Appreciate any suggestion. Thanks for your help.

Read Answer Asked by Saad on November 07, 2019

Q: "High Arctic Energy Services said Tuesday that Papua New Guinea has validated its LNG Gas Agreement. PNG Petroleum Minister's validation included new "good faith" concessions such as the preparation of a National Content Plan, third party pipeline access, possible state participation in pipeline ownership as well as LNG transport tankers."
Does this change your opinion on the company again? Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by kelsi on September 10, 2019

Q: High Arctic reported a loss for the quarter. Because so many Canadian operators have reduced their capex budgets for 2019, High Arctic probably won't do much this year, along with the rest of the service companies. The share price is at a 52 week low; is this a good time to step in for a 3 - 5 year hold? Comments on the dividend, insider ownership and management, please. Thanks!

Read Answer Asked by kelsi on August 12, 2019