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Q: Good morning, I have 32 positions spread between the two TFSA's that I manage. I'd like to get that down to 25. The above are holdings that have fallen to less than half positions and I'm wondering if you could suggest 6 or 7 for removal. Also are there any that you would add to in order to bring them up to half positions. Secondly, without knowing my weightings, do you have a suggested sector or two for this years TFSA contribution?

Read Answer Asked by Rod on January 06, 2022

Q: A bit of a blast to the past....I have held on to Covalon following its dramatic decline. from a long time ago. It has been bumping up in the last while and is now over $2.00. Do you have any insight into why it has been increasing? Any thought about its prospects going forward? Would you want to add to a very small current position? Many thanks for your excellent service.

Read Answer Asked by Leonard on August 31, 2021

Q: The Company has sent out their year end shareholder information for the AGM. I note that three insiders own approx 51% of the Company.

Additionally, the Company has stated that it is reviewing all options and has created a committee to do so.

My question for 5i is, if the three majority shareholders wished to take the Company private, how would that occur, is there a threshold they would need to take it private, and what options are there for a shareholder?


Read Answer Asked by Kelly on October 29, 2020

Q: I'm looking for some ideas on how to strengthen my healthcare holdings, which only account for 5% of my portfolio. I have a full position in NVO, half positions in CSH.UN and SIS, and have just started to build a position in the PSCH small cap health care fund. GUD and COV are technically present, but both are losers and small enough to ignore/sell.

Q#1: What additions/changes would you suggest for a retired person who is in pretty solid financial shape (5 year holding horizon, can tolerate some risk, but not aiming to shoot out the lights)?

Q#2: What percentage of the total portfolio would you aim to put in healthcare these days? It seems like there are a lot of developments in this field.

Read Answer Asked by Dave on October 20, 2020

Q: With a 75% loss in the above companies, is it advisable to hold for a five year period for a good return on the present value as the sale proceeds would be quite small.

Read Answer Asked by Thomas on July 27, 2020

Q: Good Morning
I currently have 37 positions spread over 3 accounts(RRSP,TFSA,INVEST). Most if not all are or at one time been in 5iís model portfolios. Many of these are currently at 1.5% or less and although I believe they all have varying levels of potential their current weighting in my overall portfolio will have little impact unless they all go up. I believe I should consolidate the listed group, do you agree and if so which ones would you keep? Proceeds would be added to the remaining names.
Thank you for your continued advice and guidance.
As a side note you advice regarding non action in turbulent times is proof positive. Aside from harvesting some tax losses and buying proxies for a handful of names, my portfolio is now bordering on even for the year.
Publish if you wish

Read Answer Asked by Marty on May 04, 2020