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Q: I have cash for a new full position. I run an mix of your balanced and income portfolio for my cad exposure. Of the above names which would you add a full position right now. I am also considering just batting for the average with SPY or XEF. balanced shifting to income follower, 5 year window looking for good entry point into one of the names above.

Read Answer Asked by Tom on September 09, 2021

Q: What is your current opinion/outlook on this company. If you had to switch it for another company in a portfolio, which would it be (can be US, you can suggest more than one, registered accound so no taxes implied in a switch)

Read Answer Asked by Olivier on December 14, 2020

Q: Hi Peter &5i team,
If Amazon is building warehouses in Canada, will any Canadian companies benefit? In your opinion, is this a good opportunity to invest in companies such as Richards packaging,CCL,the pulp and paper industry,or other e commerce firms.
Thanks for your thoughts

Read Answer Asked by john on September 18, 2020

Q: Hi,
I would like to start a new position in L and CSB and increase my existing position to CCL. Defensive portion of my portfolio, long term hold. Would you endorse? Also, can you please comment on L current valuation. Thank you!

Read Answer Asked by Pierre on September 03, 2020

Q: Which one of these, if any, would you sell to increase my tech sector allocation? Can you please rank them as well.
Alternatively, if they all have good long term potential, I have the flexibility to increase my equity allocation with additional cash. Please let me know you thoughts and thank you!

Read Answer Asked by Pierre on March 27, 2020

Q: Hello,
Would you add to these positions ? 5 year + hold.
Any favorites ? Your general comments are always appreciated !
Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Pierre on January 28, 2020

Q: Ignoring taxes, cash requirements and sector allocation, on a straight-up basis, for a minimum of a one year hold, which of the following would it be prudent to currently sell, buy, or hold? Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Harold on January 24, 2020

Q: I've read some comments posted about CCL and it being a dog. Even with the drop today the total return YTD is north of 8%. Not a home run by any means like BYD, AAPL, CSU or some others but in the grand scheme of things 8.5% is not what i would consider a dog. Now if you want a dog just mention Concordia Healthcare or Advanz Pharma as they are known as now. at pretty much a 100% loss that is what I consider a dog. Compares to that I'll take CCL's performance any day. Just my perspective

Read Answer Asked by Richard on November 13, 2019

Q: My earlier question on buybacks was which 5i portfolio companies are most active in buybacks and which take no part among all the portfolios?

The 5i response listed 5 of 8 that do buybacks, but I don't know to what degree or if the 5 are the only ones that do. If I'm not mistaken CSU has never done a buyback, are there others?

Read Answer Asked by Jeff on August 29, 2019

Q: Which companies in your portfolios do you consider relatively close to recession proof?Please break down as to income,balanced, growth.Of these companies you pick,which ones increase their dividend at least 3% on an annual basis?

Read Answer Asked by Terry on June 21, 2019

Q: As a long term owner 20 years plus i have been trimming annually.
My question is should research start now as the effect Trudeau decree this morning on single use plastic are going to have on these two companies.
Will 5i conduct this research or should the investor
Kind regards

Read Answer Asked by Stan on June 11, 2019