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Q: Hello 5i Research team, not a question, more as a follow-up to your response to Sheldon's question earlier today about Park Lawn: I would like to mention that I believe a major factor that has allowed funeral homes to perform well in 2020 and 2021 is the COVID surcharge ($500+) imposed at each funeral in many jurisdictions for the additional sanitation measures required due to the pandemic. The profit margin on this surcharge seems to be quite generous in my opinion... Publish if you think this information can be useful. Thank you for your collaboration, Eric

Read Answer Asked by Eric on January 26, 2022

Q: Can I please have your top 5 US and Cdn consumer non cyclical stock choices ?

Read Answer Asked by adam on January 25, 2022

Q: I read this in the G&M.

"For funeral homes, the decline in income over the past two years owed partly to rising interest in cremation, which costs less than burial.
The losses accelerated as large viewings were cancelled, reducing the need for expensive caskets, said Scott MacCoubrey, a funeral-home owner and president of the Ontario Funeral Service Association."

Can I have your point of view and how this will or not affect PLC?

Thanks


Sheldon

Read Answer Asked by Sheldon on January 25, 2022

Q: Looking at some Canadian companies that are involved in various aspects of consumer activity such as retail, investing, borrowing. Please rate each of the following on a scale of 1-10 for desirability for a 5+ year hold in a well diversified portfolio. Looking for good total return with a higher than average tolerance for share price volatility. These would not be core positions. CF, EQB, GOOS, NFI, PBI, PLC, TSU, TOY, ZZZ.

Read Answer Asked by Dan on January 18, 2022

Q: I was planning on growing my position in these companies during 2022 in my TFSA account. Is there any of these companies you wouldn't invest in or replace for an other company (please indicate witch company you would replace it by).

Also can you say in what order you would rank these companies from highest to lowest, highest being you favourite and lowest least favourite?

Read Answer Asked by Rick on January 07, 2022

Q: Hi there, I am looking to pick up a few positions. I am underweight in consumer cyclical, real estate, financials, energy, and US. I have no holding outside N.America. My investment profile is Balanced to growth-oriented.
I currently own the following in those categories:
ATZ, BRP, CELPH. COST, LULU, MG, PLC, TSU, X, RY, SLF
What stocks would you buy today?

As a side note, Is there a publication or investment service you would recommend, for US and international holdings?
Thanks for your advice.

Read Answer Asked by kevin on November 06, 2021

Q: I am looking for monthly income. So far I am considering ZEB, KEY, PPL, and either HHL-B or HHL-T. Your opinion on those, and any suggestions you have, please.

Read Answer Asked by James on October 29, 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 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:

AW.UN FSZ H MAL NWC PLC PRMW SYZ.V X

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