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Q: Good Morning, I am under weight in base material and Consumer defensive. My list of current holding is below. I am looking to put some money in these sectors to bring my sector allocation as suggested by your Portfolio Analytics.
The time period to hold is long term 5 year plus. Growth stocks preferred. Kindly recommend

1. Should I add to current position or if there are better opportunities kindly recommend them
2. If some of these needs to be replaced with better growth stocks , kindly suggest the same

Coca-Cola Company (The)
Dollarama Inc.
Nutrien Ltd.
Primo Water Corporation
Procter & Gamble Company (The)
Sherritt International Corporation
Sherritt International Corporation
The Kraft Heinz Company
Walmart Inc.


Read Answer Asked by Nimish on December 20, 2021

Q: Thanks 5I team for all the insights. It is very helpful. I am planning to sell Sherritt and American Hotels with a big loss in my RESP portfolio rather than wait for any potential recovery, if any. Is that a good plan? Looking to replace it with a good growth stock. The time horizon is 5 to 6 years. I am fine with taking the risk and being aggressive. It will be about 3.5% of the RESP portfolio. Can you please suggest such a good growth stock with that time Horizon? I have no sector or country preference for this.

Read Answer Asked by Nimish on February 08, 2021

Q: I would like to use one or more of these companies for tax loss selling. Which two companies do you think are the best candidates to sell. Portfolio diversification will not be affected to any large degree by selling any of these stocks. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Dennis on November 18, 2020

Q: I don't own Sherritt thankfully. You note today (July 31) in your response to a question on CNC that nickel prices may strengthen due to electric battery demand. Do you think this will help S or are is the company too far gone? S used to own a nickel mine or smelter to Cuba. Does S still have nickel resources in Cuba and if so do you think a Democratic victory this November will ease restrictions on the import of Cuban nickel into the United States? Any comments on S's cobalt warrants? Are the holders in the money?

Read Answer Asked by James on August 04, 2020

Q: I bought a bond from S in 2015 that originally was to mature in 2018, but unfortunately was extended to 2021. In the meantime I have a 56% paper loss. I saw today that S stock price is at $0.18(!). Is there a more than likely chance that Sherritt will go under and if so, is there a way to estimate how much of my principal I can get back? Should I just sell this bond even if itís in my RRSP? Thanks, Martin

Read Answer Asked by Martin on December 05, 2019

Q: My self-service broker has in its inventory Sherritt bonds, having 7-1/2 years to maturity on 11 Oct 2025. The (annualized) yield to maturity is 9.8% .
To redeem the bonds at full value on the maturity date, Sherritt does not have to do well : it just needs to survive without defaulting on its debt.
I am fully aware that these bonds are not suitable for the safe fixed-income part of my portfolio, but rather would be lumped in with my equity investments in terms of risk.
What is your opinion as to the probability that Sherritt will, at a minimum, "at least barely survive" so that they would be able to redeem the face value of the bonds in 2025?

Read Answer Asked by Gregory on May 16, 2018