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Q: Hi 5i,
Looking for a few companies in the material and gold sector currently own NTR and AEP. I'm putting close to 10% of my stock portfolio into this area. Can you name a few companies for me, they can be Canadian or US companies but need to have a dividend.
Many thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Mark on October 25, 2021

Q: Hello Folks:
With increasing inflation of grocery bills, do you have suggestions on how to play this situation. I am thinking an ETF representing a bundle of basic food items or individual companies providing inputs such as Agrium?
Thank you brian

Read Answer Asked by Brian on October 14, 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?

Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Simon on October 05, 2021

Q: What are your top Canadian and US investment ideas foe times of rising inflation?

Read Answer Asked by Serei on October 04, 2021

Q: Earlier this year we created an equal weighted 'balanced' portfolio of 30 Canadian companies in a non-registered account. Most were chosen from companies either covered by a 5i research report or included in a 5i model portfolio. The remainder were chosen, based on the 5i Q&A section, from what appear to be 5i sector favourites. All purchases in the portfolio are made with the intent to be long-term holds (10+ years).

As per an earlier question we posed, we then increased our positions in 12 of the 30 companies. At this time we would like to increase our investments in 6 of the remaining 18 companies. The intent is to increase the other 12 in approximately 4 months. Which 6 would you add to today? Please rank them, include a small blurb explaining each choice and suggest an entry point. Thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Peter on September 29, 2021

Q: I've heard it said, invest in what you know and what I know for sure is we need food and water to survive. So I'm looking to purchase two stocks in my portfolio in the agricultural sector. I am looking for dividend and some growth. If that stock offers diversity and/or a technical play even better. But first and foremost, what these investments have to offer is something the world can't do without.
What would be your picks out of the above list and why?

Read Answer Asked by Lucy on September 21, 2021

Q: Retired, dividend-income investor. Reading lots about supply chain shortages (semi-conductors, copper, steel, etc). How are we best to play this?

Should we consider selecting companies within specific industries (Copper Mountain or Teck comes to mind) or should we go the ETF route (via ZMT or another suggestion via 5iR)?

A dividend would be a bonus. BTW, in the materials sector I already own NTR.

Please list some companies that I can research.

Please list some ETFs that I can research.

Thanks...Steve

Read Answer Asked by Stephen on September 20, 2021

Q: Hi 5iresearch team

On a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being certainly, how likely do you think a stagflation scenario will happen in the US economy?

Second question, what types of investment will likely win in stagflation (gold, certain stocks, bonds, real estate, cash Ö etc)?

Third question: can you recommend 3 Cdn and 3 US stocks that you think will do well in stagflation? Can you please rank them if possible?

Thank you for your great service, I really enjoy reading your answers everyday in the Q&A section.

Read Answer Asked by Ahmed on September 16, 2021

Q: What stocks in Canada do you believe will do well with the passing of the Infrastructure Bill and Reconciliation Bill in the USA? Please list in order of preference. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Christopher on September 02, 2021

Q: Earlier this year we created an equal weighted 'balanced' portfolio of 30 Canadian companies in a non-registered account. Most were chosen from companies either covered by a 5i research report or included in a 5i model portfolio. The remainder were chosen, based on the 5i Q&A section, from what appear to be 5i sector favourites. All purchases in the portfolio are made with the intent to be long-term holds (10+ years).

Our intent is to increase our investments in the 30 companies over time. We have recently increased our positions in BIPC and MG. At this time we would like to increase our investments in 10 of the remaining 28 companies. The intent is to increase the remaining 18 in approximately 6 months. Which 10 would you add to today? Please rank them, include a small blurb explaining each choice and indicate an approximate buy price. Thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Peter on August 19, 2021

Q: Hi. I have decided to add an equal position of each of the above to my portfolio. These companies will even out my exposure among sectors. I have room in both my tax free account and my rrsp account. (RRSP won't be accessed for 18 - 20 years) I guess what I'm asking is would it be more advantageous to put any of the above in a tax free account vs an rrsp account?

Read Answer Asked by Susan on August 17, 2021

Q: Hi Peter, Ryan, and Team,

Ignoring tax consequences, how would you rank CMMC, CS, FCX, and NTR to boost our Basic Materials exposure? The only exposure we have is XMA, which is heavier into gold, but going forward, we're interested in copper and fertilizers.

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Read Answer Asked by Jerry on August 17, 2021

Q: I am a retired income investor. I bought NTR a few months ago to get some diversity in the materials sector and the dividend. Since then I am down about 6% which is normally an amber symbol for me but it seems to be recovering in the last few days. I am happy to hold it for the long term but I would like your thoughts. I understand it reports next week.

Read Answer Asked by Don on August 09, 2021

Q: Peter and crew; I am underwater on MP materials and not afraid to take a loss and move on but donít wish to leave a company that has reasonable recovery potential. I would appreciate your thoughts and if moving on is the way to go, do you have one or two suggestions for a medium risk portfolio?
PS, I enjoy your contributions in National Post.

Read Answer Asked by John on August 09, 2021