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Q: The listed companies each carry about a 1% weighing in my portfolio. There are no tax implications and I am positive on all of these. I am trying to reduce my overall holdings to about 25. I believe each company has its merits but I will never hit a home run with such a small investment. Can you advise which ones you would keep and consolidate or perhaps suggest something else to put all of the proceeds toward.

Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Marty on June 22, 2021

Q: Can you please provide recommendations for three US and 3 Canadian consumer cyclicals, with the strongest conviction names noted first? Medium risk-tolerance, with a preference for a longer-term hold (3-5 years).

On a related note, I already own PLC and am considering swapping it out for ATZ. Can you please rate these two stocks for growth and risk?

Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Maureen on June 15, 2021

Q: Hello 5i team,

According to portfolio analytics, I am underweight in Consumer Staples and Consumer Discretionary as well as US exposure. I am a growth investor with a long-term horizon. This is for a TFSA.

In Consumer Staples I hold ATD.B and PBH and was thinking of adding COST.US.

In Consumer Discretionary I have ATZ, BOYD, DOO, LULU.US and was thinking of adding MG and possibly LNF.

Could you suggest some Canadian and US names for both Staples and Discretionary that would compliment my existing holdings?

Thanks for your advice.

Read Answer Asked by Stefan on May 03, 2021

Q: Hi, I have these stocks in my Tfsa account, and looking to add two more . Keeping the sector in mind , would like a couple suggestion on a (small dividend if possible) steady growth stock. Was looking at SLF or X but not sure.

Read Answer Asked by Brad on May 03, 2021

Q: Retired, dividend-income investor. I own the following Cons Staples = NWC, PBH, PLC, as well as I am building a Cons Discretionary position in Leon's.

I am looking for another Disc stock. I remember seeing a related question on this a few days ago, but couldn't find it. What are your favorites right now for me to do further research on? I must admit I lean towards value stocks, as I have difficulty in buying something that has already had a good run.

Could you give me 3 Discretionary names on the conservative side and 3 on the more aggressive speculative names. If we can't find a suitable Discretionary stock, I might add another Staple name, like possibly ADW (it is listed as a Staple, which is absolutely true in our household, but it could be Discretionary...compared with food). Could you therefore give me 3 Staple names that might fit well with my existing Consumer holdings? So, I need 9 names, if possible. The cash available is in my TFSA, so while a dividend is nice it is not imperative.

Thanks for your help...much appreciated...Steve

Read Answer Asked by Stephen on April 01, 2021

Q: What are your suggestions for US and CDN Consumer Defensive at this time?.

Read Answer Asked by Jean on March 24, 2021

Q: Retired, dividend-income investor. I own a 3/4 position in Park Lawn and am considering topping up if/when it reaches my price of $28, based on my view of support levels. RBC considers PLC to be one of the best in it's coverage universe. PLC reports on March 30.

Do you think I am bottom feeding too much at $28? I'm actually happy both ways (reaching $28 or not). Should I wait until PLC reports? Your thoughts on PLC prospects?

Thanks for your help...Steve

Read Answer Asked by Stephen on March 22, 2021

Q: Im adding to a partially established portfolio (growth-oriented, long-term). Im interested both in taking advantage of the recent tech downturn (although not too much, as Im already somewhat tech-heavy) and in further diversifying. Two questions:

1. I own partial positions in the following securities and am looking to add more. Could you rank them in your order of preference for purchasing now? Any youd avoid buying now?


2. Im considering buying positions in the following new securities (not easily comparable, I know), with a view to diversity and growth, as well as US exposure. Could you rank them in order of preference for purchasing now? Any youd avoid buying now?


Thanks for your great work and please feel free to dock me for two questions.


Read Answer Asked by Christopher on March 22, 2021

Q: Retired, dividend-income investor. A question earlier today has motivated me to finally ask this question....been thinking of it for quite a while. It had to do with potential rising interest rates and your response was that dividend investors should be prepared for a bumpy ride in the short term (my paraphrase of your answer).

I own the above securities and for the most part trim-add around core positions that I hold for the long term. Is it possible to divide the above securities into two that would be "ok" in a rising interest rate environment and the other that I should consider trimming a bit or maybe selling? I am ok riding things out for the long term and do not normally react to short term volatility.

Thanks for your help....Steve

Read Answer Asked by Stephen on March 20, 2021

Q: I am looking to add new position in the C.Non Cycl. sector. My lean is to the balanced and income portfolios. How would you rank the above and which companies represent the best buying opportunity now( or is now not the time for this sector) and why?

Read Answer Asked by Mike on March 09, 2021

Q: Going through all your portfolios looking for a high(er) growth stock with a dividend >1 that I don't already own. Can you please rate the following on a scale of 1-10 (1 being low) for both growth and risk over the next 12-18 months: MG, SLF, PKI, TFI, CCL, PLC, GSY, OTEX. (I note that all but SLF are currently rated 'strong buy'.) And if you have two clear favourites in the preceding list, I would appreciate those being noted separately. Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Maureen on February 17, 2021

Q: I am an investor with a fairly balanced, income oriented securities portfolio with a relatively high weighting to financials. I am thinking of adding the securities noted and am interested in your thoughts on each, as well as how you would rank them on a relative basis. Thanks for your thoughts.

Read Answer Asked by Don on January 06, 2021

Q: Happy Holidays everyone! I am relatively new to 5iResearch (few months) and must say that my results have been outstanding to say the least (SHOP, WELL, XBC to name a few - AC being the only one down so far). Thank you for that 5i.

I hold ET but am negative, as I am with BPY.UN (by more than 20% on both). I need to increase exposure in Technology, Industrials and both Consumer Cyclical and Defensive and decrease in Real estate. I do like some revenue but it is not essential for the next 3-5 years.

In no special order I am thinking LSPD or SYZ, TFII or WSP, PLC and PBH. What are you suggestions for growth here. Please comment and/or place in order of preference - objective being to recapture lost value in BPY.UN and ET over coming 12 months.

I understand this may represent many questions. Please take necessary credits. Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Roger on December 23, 2020

Q: Hi Peter and Staff
Reference a question I just sent on industrials regarding my investment philosophy vis a vis risk level and number of stocks (ETF of my own for each sector).

I need to subside other income by about the same amount as my dividends earned however in using the water the flowers and pull the weeds I invest my dividends each month and sell something(s) for my draws.

Tomorrow I will have some funds for Consumer Staples......

1, If you were to own the 4 above, in what % would you own them?

2. IF you were to add for consideration WMT, PG and COST, please regig the % between the 7

Thanks for all you do


Read Answer Asked by Dennis on December 15, 2020