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Q: Looking for an investment in the recreation space. Would you favour a company that was a manufacturer like VSTO, an outfitter like COLM or LULU, a travel agent like BKNG or EXPE, a retailer like DKS or BGFV or an operator like CWH? Or is there another suggestion you might have. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Stefan on January 17, 2022

Q: Which company do you believe has greater up-side in 2022: SLF or LWRK?

I currently hold both LULU (down 12%, TFSA) and ATZ (up 40%, cash account). Am contemplating:
* continuing to hold LULU
* selling LULU and buying more ATZ (thus raising my ATZ holding to 4.35%)
* selling LULU and purchasing AMZN. Your advice would be most welcome.

Thank you,


Read Answer Asked by Maureen on January 13, 2022

Q: Accidentally I fell on an Aritzia store on Sunday in a shopping center. I was surprised at how few customers shopped in the store compare to others. The mall was packed. I found only few interesting choices and little inventory. I already have a half position in ATZ but I am now hesitant to take a full position. I would like to know the reasoning behind your strong recommendation. Thanks to your advice, my portfolio has never performed so well in 30 years.


Read Answer Asked by Yves on November 15, 2021

Q: Good evening team,
I understand this answer may have been asked but I'm unable to locate your answer. If one was concerned about inflation what would be your sectors of choice to invest in? Additionally, can you kindly mention 5 stocks in both CDN and the US that may potentially help guard against inflation?


Read Answer Asked by Seamus on November 12, 2021

Q: What are your 5 favourite growth stocks in the US and CDN outside of Tech?

Read Answer Asked by Curtis on November 06, 2021

Q: Hi there, I am looking to pick up a few positions. I am underweight in consumer cyclical, real estate, financials, energy, and US. I have no holding outside N.America. My investment profile is Balanced to growth-oriented.
I currently own the following in those categories:
What stocks would you buy today?

As a side note, Is there a publication or investment service you would recommend, for US and international holdings?
Thanks for your advice.

Read Answer Asked by kevin on November 06, 2021

Q: It seems to me that going forward inflation worries are real. Assuming my thesis is correct, I have read that one way for investors to protect their portfolios is to buy companies with "pricing power". What exactly is pricing power and can you give me a list of Canadian and American companies that currently have the most pricing power.

Read Answer Asked by Les on November 01, 2021

Q: If inflation is going to be a concern, do you have 5 company suggestions in the US and Canada that would have pricing and so earnings power? Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Michael on October 25, 2021

Q: PTON Given the fact that life looks like we will be returning to a pre-covid world hopefully not too far, what are your thoughts on this company for a long-term hold? Do you think it will become something like Lululemon? Is it a good time to initiate a position now?

Read Answer Asked by Wei on October 12, 2021

Q: Can you offer 5 companies in Canada and the US that have pricing power in the face of inflation? Thank you

Read Answer Asked by hal on September 28, 2021

Q: Hi. I'd like your opinion on SHAK as a long term investment. With its strong brand and small(ish) number of locations, over the next 5 years do you think they can deliver similar/better/worse revenue and eps growth numbers that LULU and CMG achieved over the past 5 years. Thanks a lot.

Read Answer Asked by Clinton on August 27, 2021

Q: Hello guys,
I was hoping you could rate the current buy-ability of these industrial discretionary companies (byd,doo,mg,tt,sis) and of these clothing discretionary companies (goos, lulu,nke, atz) with 10 being a great buy, for new money. Any concerns, and is there anything similar that you like better?



Read Answer Asked by Peter on May 25, 2021

Q: Hello 5i team,

According to portfolio analytics, I am underweight in Consumer Staples and Consumer Discretionary as well as US exposure. I am a growth investor with a long-term horizon. This is for a TFSA.

In Consumer Staples I hold ATD.B and PBH and was thinking of adding COST.US.

In Consumer Discretionary I have ATZ, BOYD, DOO, LULU.US and was thinking of adding MG and possibly LNF.

Could you suggest some Canadian and US names for both Staples and Discretionary that would compliment my existing holdings?

Thanks for your advice.

Read Answer Asked by Stefan on May 03, 2021

Q: I'm looking at the rebound in these tech and consumer discretionary stocks and wondering whether you have a preference for some of these companies over others. Could you please rank your favourites based on risk/reward to buy now, and would you recommend trading any to exchange for others? I have holdings in most.

Thanks for your thoughtful review.

Read Answer Asked by Peter on April 13, 2021

Q: Happy Easter everyone, I wanted to get your thoughts on the recent earnings for LULU if you would be a buyer at the $300 level . Additionally with the reopening in view what are your thoughts on Nike and Under armer as well? I feel that with the nicer weather and lifting of restrictions people might start thinking about getting back into shape before everything reopens.

Looking forward to your insights,

Read Answer Asked by Norman on April 05, 2021