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Q: What would your opinion of a small portfolio of these three stocks in a separate risk on investment for about a six month to one year holding period? It would be about ten percent of my whole portfolio, thanks?

Read Answer Asked by pat on April 19, 2022

Q: I am looking to increase my allocation to the Materials and Real Estate sectors. My current exposure is only through various index ETFs. Can you provide 3 companies for each sector that trade on the TSX to have a balanced exposure?

Read Answer Asked by Alex on April 18, 2022

Q: What do you suggest in Food , Fertilizer and
Material stocks? I am looking at"beefing" up in those three areas as a protection for the present high inflation.

Read Answer Asked by Jean on April 18, 2022

Q: A year ago I asked for your opinion on these stocks to incorporate into my current portfolio of banks, utilities, REITS, infrastructure, etc. My first purchase was BAM With the current market decline I see an opportunity to purchase another stock. From a technical view which looks most attractive? From a fundamental view which looks the most attractive ? Which would you purchase next? Thanks. Derek

Read Answer Asked by Derek on April 13, 2022

Q: Hi 5i,
Farmland is an asset class that seems to be drawing greater interest for diversification. Do you follow the sector and have an opinion on companies like Farmland Partners or Gladstone Land?

Thank you!

Read Answer Asked by Greg on April 11, 2022

Q: I fully agree with your long term buy and hold of strong companies philosophy which is why I am so happy subscribing to this website.

Recently, I've been wondering how cyclical stocks like those above fit into that philosophy. I don't want to become a trader, but I am wondering if I should sell these at a relative high and invest in companies that are more likely to grow steadily over the long term. These ebb and flow companies seem more suited to a trader.

Given that investment strategy, would you sell companies like this at the good point in their price history?

Thanks as always.


Read Answer Asked by Kevin on April 06, 2022

Q: greetings - I'm thinking of harvesting some NTR gains. Other than the financial sector ( I have RBC, SLF, BAM, GSY, BNS) and energy ( have CNQ, SU, ENB and TU) which Canadian companies do you regard with the strongest conviction these days for long term holds. Dividends are always nice but not a stopper. Thanks for a steady hand on the tiller. Al

Read Answer Asked by alex on March 31, 2022

Q: Hi Peter, Ryan, and Team,

Another question about Nutrien......The following is an excerpt from a recent Morningstar report on NTR:

"While the market likely overvalues the fertilizer business' outlook, we
think investors undervalue the lithium business, which will generate the majority of future profits."

What is your view on the above statement?

Your recent answer to another member that used a baseball analogy was interesting, so would it be correct to say that NTR is not a 'buy and hold forever' type of stock?

Also, what would be your top picks for lithium stocks (any country), and Canadian ETFs that have substantial lithium exposure?

Thanks in advance for your insight.

Read Answer Asked by Jerry on March 30, 2022

Q: HI,

I'm interested in resource stocks that have long term demand - five years or more. Unlike oil/gas stocks that I'm told are too cyclical for long term holds. What resource or resources - copper, steel, uranium, aluminum, fertilizer, etc. - do you feel is reasonably safe and can you suggest some ways to play it in both Canada and the US?


Read Answer Asked by Graeme on March 25, 2022

Hi 5i,
I'm looking to make the material sector within my portfolio better. Can you please help me by ranking these companies for me and maybe let me know if something isn't needed or something should be added to give strength and diversification. Truly appreciate your service.

Read Answer Asked by Mark on March 23, 2022

Q: What is best strategy to attempt to hit near the top of the cycle on these names . I have been thru a few cycles with some of these. Which ones would you sell 1st ?
Some in RESP age 15 .

Many Thanks


Read Answer Asked by Greg on March 22, 2022

Q: I have a relatively small RESP portfolio that will have to change to an RRIF. I would like the RRIF to be able to generate enough dividends to cover the required withdrawals. If that is possible. Can you tell me your top ten highest dividend-paying Canadian companies or maybe even better ETFs or a combination that you would be comfortable owning?

Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by David on March 15, 2022