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Q: Dear 5i
I was thinking it might be a good idea to invest some cash in the wheat and steel sectors given their expected rise over the next year or so .
Perhaps RS for steel and maybe BG for wheat . Would you agree with these two selections or would you recommend something else ?
Bill C

Read Answer Asked by Bill on March 24, 2022

Q: Read your answer to Ken's question dated Feb 25, 2022 to STLC question. You answered "..with the pricing discrepancy on the basis of hedging through the use of futures, management noted significantly lower prices for steel, which will dampen revenues." Looking at the charts for US steel companies: where NUE and RS hit new highs and X rose 10.45% on Friday. I would have thought this price action would also be reflected in Canadian steel companies (ie: STLC, RUS) based on "A tide rises all boats" theory. However this was not the case on Friday. Is hedging and/or steel tariffs the reason? Or maybe something else? Thank you your insight.

Read Answer Asked by Karen on March 01, 2022

Q: Looking for a few ideas of beaten up 3% or more dividend payers? I already own SLF, WCP, and ZEB. Current portfolio holdings are made up 19% energy, 35% tech, 15% financial services, 20% consumer cyclicals, less than 5% in the rest. Not too worried about divirsification, I sleep well even when blood is running in the streets.

Read Answer Asked by Charles on January 27, 2022

Q: Last week Stelco announced a licensing agreement / partnership with a company called Primobius to enter the Electric Vehicle Battery recycling space. Sounds forward - looking and in the emerging green energy theme , but I have no ability to assess the immediate and longer term implications for the company.
Your insight would be appreciated .

Read Answer Asked by William on January 04, 2022

Q: Which Canadian companies stand to get hurt the worst with this trade war coming with USA
as they are starting to play Hard Ball with us.

Read Answer Asked by JAMES on December 15, 2021

Q: I'm in the process of rebuilding my portfolio for 2022. It would be helpful if you could share with me a list of both Canadian and American companies that meet the following criteria:
1. They are some of your favourite companies from a fundamental perspective
2. They are currently buying back their own shares.
3. They offer a decent dividend.
4. They run businesses that offer good growth prospects for next year.
5. They currently offer good value.
6. These companies are so solid they would classify as 'core ' holdings.
At least six companies in each list would be appreciated.

Finally, I would like to express my gratitude for the support and ideas you have shared this past year. Definitely one of the best advisory services available to Canadians,

Read Answer Asked by Les on December 13, 2021

Q: What sequence would you add for largest overall return for 2 years and least risk for AND, ANRG, DCBO, LCFS, NBLY, STLC

Read Answer Asked by David on December 03, 2021

Q: Hi 5i
With the US Congress passing the $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure bill last Friday evening, what sectors and Canadian stocks would you suggest might benefit the most going forward. Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Gordon on November 08, 2021

Q: How should one adapt their portfolio in the face of higher inflation risk that is often mentioned of late?

Do you have any thoughts on this risk?
General portfolio strategy? Öie more materials
Do you have any specific suggestions ie an ETF or a company?


Read Answer Asked by Simon on October 05, 2021