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Q: I had a partial fill on a buy order for PFE and did not return to top up my holding . My position is too small to leave as is and I am unsure whether to add to the position or exit entirely. PFE is included in various dividend models, e.g. the AAII Dividend portfolio and the MS Global Dividend model. This prompted me to hang on. So did the many words by financial writers and commentators who have almost all been talking-up the health care sector for at least a year. Most comments by financial professionals and analysts are on how and why they expect the health care sector finally to catch up. Their focus on demographics does make sense. Yet, nothing happens to liven up the shares in pharma businesses, outside of a few stars like LLY and NVO. The share price of PFE itself has done nothing but decline. Do you the company has good prospects— good enough to ADD to the position? Or do you think I should just exit and be done with it ? (And give up on all the darn reading as research often gets one nowhere).
Read Answer Asked by Adam on June 20, 2024
Q: Just sold some Apple stock for two reasons. One, because the position was too large and two my potion in high tech stocks is also too high.
Need to redeploy the funds to healthcare I’m thinking of NVO or LLY.
What would you recommend and an entry point as well as the reason for the choice.

Thanks to the 5i team

Read Answer Asked by Joe on June 13, 2024
Q: I am interested to invest in the US health sector. Could you please suggest the best pharmaceutical companies in the market or companies related to the health sector? Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by Esther on June 12, 2024
Q: Hello 5i,
Maybe it was replied in context of an answer to a question when it was stated tat Pfizer is a value trap. Yes, I am down $7,000 in Pfizer but I have a long term outlook. As a value investor, should I just wait it out and enjoy the dividends or get out, take the hit and replace it with something else? If replacing please suggest the alternative.
thank you
Read Answer Asked by STANLEY on June 04, 2024
Q: I am underwhelmed with my health sector holdings - ABBV and IHI - both of which have been recently underperforming the market. I have held each for several years in a cash account and they are up 20% and 50%, respectively. I would appreciate your go forward recommendation on both, balancing future prospects, tax consequences and alternative (i.e. faster growing) investments in this sector. Hold or sell? And if sell, replace with what? Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by Maureen on May 24, 2024
Q: Good morning;

I own the 4 stocks referenced at a 4.5% weight in my portfolio. ILMN was purchased as a turnaround candidate so I wish to keep it. XLV to hedge. UNH I have my initial investment out; it has bounced around quite a bit lately with no clear path but a target +/$75 above current price. May 1st you commented CVS is not one you would add to and it could be a value trap. I've owned it since prior to COVID and missed my opportunity to sell it off.

I want to stay exposed and grow my exposure a bit to the US (and maybe Canadian) health care sector. Other than a very occasional flare of positive results this sector has not been very beneficial to my portfolio other than a bit of modest income. I could part with (in order) CVS, UNH, XLV to build better growth exposure. I would appreciate your top 5 recommended options along with why you would put them on the list.

Thanks very much.

Read Answer Asked by Dave on May 09, 2024
Q: Can you account for the recent drop in TMO and possibly also for its quick recovery.

Portfolio analytics call for more in my healthcare sector. Do you prefer ETFs or individual companies here?

Please recommend a few of your favourite quality long-term holds for both (more American than Canadian, but both if possible).

Thanks as always.
Read Answer Asked by Kevin on May 06, 2024
Q: Please recommend a few health care investments.
Read Answer Asked by Susan on April 19, 2024
Q: In a high growth portfolio I hold the following US stocks: CRWD, GOOGL, NVO, Uber and the ETF XT. I think I would like to replace the ETF XT with a single growth stock. XT has done okay for me in that it has doubled but that took nearly 10 years. Can you recommend a faster growing US stock that would be a good fit?

Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by David on March 27, 2024
Q: Hi 5i team! Thanks for your wonderful work.
Are LLY and NVDA going to have similar growth in the short term (next 6 months)? which would perform better in next 6 months? Lastly , if you had to choose between LLY and Novo Nordisk, which would you prefer? Thank you
Read Answer Asked by Dimitrios on March 25, 2024
Q: My healthcare sector is very low. I will buying for within my TFSA account and wonder if the ETF XHC would be good ? I can also buy 3 US healthcare companies as I would have enough funds to do so. What would be the best 3 US healthcare companies you would buy if this is preferred over the EFT?

Read Answer Asked on March 11, 2024
Q: From the media: “ Amgen stock slouched Wednesday after a Lilly exec called the company's early-stage test results for a weight-loss drug "a bit underwhelming."

Huh? What did they expect a competitor to say? I thought the quarterly results were good and the new drug seems quite promising.

What is 5i's take on the AMGN recent quarter (which beat) and future prospects? Wouldn’t it be better to buy AMGN after the sell-off than pay the overhyped price commanded by LLY?
Read Answer Asked by David on February 08, 2024

1 What is your current assessment of BMY?

2. Its share price has dropped in the last year. Does it have reasonable prospects to increase from here?

3. It has a somewhat attractive dividend, around 4.75%. Is that sustainable? Does it have any history of dividend increases?

4. Can you describe its pipeline potential?

Many thanks for your excellent service.

Read Answer Asked by Leonard on January 24, 2024
Q: I currently hold all these stocks, with the exception of elf. I came up with the thanks in large part to 5i as these are names that have come up in various Q&As. If you had to pick only 10 to hold long term (which for me is 1 year), what would be your ten? The 10 should be those that are the best expected performs regardless of diversification or risk. Just the top 10. Alternately., would you suggest holding them all but with different weightings and if so please comment on a suggested weighting.

My plan was to hold 10 with 10% in each but I’m not married to that idea.

Thank you kindly.

Read Answer Asked by Jason on January 08, 2024