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Q: I tried to pull a stock list of B+ companies based on your reviews. Your thought on investing as an equal weight portfolio with a 5 year horizon.

Thank you!

Read Answer Asked by Nhung on September 24, 2021

Q: Hi, for my TFSA I primarily hold small dividend with steady growth companies, to keep things somewhat stable. STC is the exception. I have room for one more company.
With that in mind could you suggest 3 stocks that may fit in with what i already have, keeping sector diversity in mind. ( I also have ATD.B in another account)
Thanks, really enjoy your platform and service to the small investors.

Read Answer Asked by Brad on September 14, 2021

Q: Own the following symbol / weight in my RRRS:

BCE 6.5 BEP.UN 5 BNS 4 CPD 5.9 CVD 5.5 EIF 2.1 ENB 6.1 LNF 2.5 QSR 2.4 SLF 3.3 TCL.A 3.1 WSP 5.9 XHY 6.8. ZRE 5

Please advice a new position from the Income Portfolio to add now:


Much Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Hali on August 24, 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: Based on the companies contained in the two portfolios above, which of them are you most impressed with, having gone thru the pandemic, which would lead you to expect even better results as the economy moves past the stimulus provided by the feds?

Read Answer Asked by Kelly on August 18, 2021

Q: Hi !

Would you suggest a top-five list of Canadian companies that have a monthly dividend--with an eye to capital preservation?
Perhaps the same parameters except that it would be for American companies?

Much appreciated!


Read Answer Asked by D on August 12, 2021

Q: I see a question today on the appropriate sector to assign Park Lawn Corp (PLC). The answer today was to place it in the Consumer Discretionary sector as per the TSX. However in the Dec 21/20 5iR report on PLC, it was placed in the Consumer Staples sector.

Up until today I have PLC in the Staples sector, but your response has me rethinking the appropriate sector, wondering if in fact PLC is actually a hybrid.

My tracking program allows for me to assign sectors by percentage. For example I have CSH as a hybrid of REITs and Health. Magna was a hybrid of Discretionary and Industrial. In this case, assigning a sector for PLC is not as simple as PBH being Staples or LNF being Discretionary.

I am leaning towards calling it a hybrid...would you agree?

Thanks for your help...Steve

Read Answer Asked by Stephen on August 03, 2021

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