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Q: Of the above health care stocks, could you rank from best to worst and indicate a good entry level for the top two. If you happen to have another better suggestion please rate accordingly.

Many thanks
Read Answer Asked by ralph on October 11, 2023
Q: Hi 5i,

I currently have no healthcare holdings and should be at about 9%. Could you please give me some suggested opportunities?

As always, many thanks
Read Answer Asked by ralph on September 19, 2023
Q: HI,
I need to raise some cash from my registered accounts in the next few weeks. What is your recommended sell order for these stocks?
Also, what are your top 3 Canadian and US recommended buys for a longterm hold?
Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by Camille on June 20, 2023
Q: I am looking for a couple of US dividend-paying companies that provide decent yields for retirement income. Several of the companies that you have suggested are providing growing dividends and some equity growth but the yields are low. I am currently looking at AMGN, BX and EXR. I am leaning towards BX as I think property could be poised for growth but I am concerned that the dividend seems to jump around. Were special dividends paid in the past few years or has the payout been negatively affected by declining rental income?

Which of the three would you prefer given the desire for increased income, stability of income, future dividend growth and some equity growth? (or are there other suggestion you may have)

Appreciate your insight.

Paul F.
Read Answer Asked by Paul on June 01, 2023
Q: I currently own ABBV. I am aware of the off-patent cliff for Humira. Earnings are expected to drop when they are announced at the end of this month. I'm not so sure their other two drugs - Rinvoq and Skyrizi - will be capable of picking up the slack. I had read a recent article, and it gave me the impression that Humira and its new biosimilar competitors have some active ingredient(s) that allows them to be used for patients using Rinvoq and Skyrizi (?) In other words, I'm wondering if the upside of Rinvoq and Skyrizi is limited. I think you like ABBV, but is there any concern longterm? The market doesn't appear to be pricing in the risks.

I've pared back some of my ABBV shares, and am considering selling the rest. Alternatively, how robust is Amgen's pipeline in comparison ? LLY looks historically expensive, and I already own JNJ.
Read Answer Asked by James on April 18, 2023
Q: This company's stock price has taken a bigger hit than other high growth healthcare names. What's the reason for this and is it still a company with good long term potential? Are there other small cap US healthcare companies that may be undervalued that you prefer to this one?
Read Answer Asked by Paul on April 12, 2023
Q: I have a 2% position (of overall portfolio) in Savaria, and up until I looked up its sector classsification, I had considered it to be in the healthcare space, given it is in the business of improving accessibility for those who are physically challenged. As per the Yahoo! Finance portal, Savaria is listed as an industrial company. This investment is held in a RRSP account, so capital gains taxes are not a concern.

My questions are as follows:

- Is it reasonable for me to continue considering this as a healthcare investment, due to its target consumer base?

- Using a long-term (at least five years or longer) time horizon, would you be able to name any other potential companies of interest in the healthcare sector in both the Canadian and US spaces which I could target as potential replacements? The availability of a dividend from a replacement investment would not be a requirement for consideration for me: I am primarily concerned with total return over a longer time horizon.

- Of these companies, would any of them serve as probabilistically (given there are no guarantees in investing) better investment vehicles given the time horizon I have provided?

As always, I appreciate your time, and I look forward to reading your response. Thanks so much!
Read Answer Asked by Domenic on April 04, 2023
Q: Hi group i presently hold CVS - 20% loss,- UNH - 11% loss Buy sell or old ? + if sell what would you replace with (these are my only holds in health sector this sector is really struggling - your comments on the sector + these 2 stocks in general

I also own NRGI - presently a 20% loss I also own ARC in this sector presently 5% loss - your thoughts on the sector in general + But sell or Hold

thanks for your help with my portfolio
Read Answer Asked by Terence on March 15, 2023
Q: I bought this stock a few years back, it pays a consistent dividend but little value add outside of that. I am thinking of selling and moving into other US pharma with better growth upside. What are your thoughts and a couple of recommendations for alternatives.
As always thanks for your advise.

Read Answer Asked by Jim on March 14, 2023
Q: My son has a small portfolio consisting of two ETF’s and seven stocks (CN, AAXN, NVDA, CRWD, DDOG, DIS, TTWO). We have picked stocks that have good potential, but that are also fun for him to follow. He is using the ETF’s to give his portfolio some diversification with 20% in ZSP and 15% in XIT. He is investing for the long term. He now has some extra cash to buy another stock or two. Would you have some suggestions? We are also thinking of selling XIT and splitting the proceeds between CSU and maybe one other stock. Any suggestions or recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks.
Read Answer Asked by Kim on January 23, 2023
Q: Hi,
Of this list do any of these names have concerns and if so, what might they be? Are there any you would wish to wait longer before buying? Any you do not think appropriate buys in this market? Others you feel are more compelling? If you were to buy these, in what order would you do so? I know - lots of questions - feel free to deduct accordingly! My preference is for stability of future earnings, lower or no debt and the dividend is a bit of a bonus, but not something to rely on. Many thanks!
Read Answer Asked by Dawn on January 09, 2023
Q: I have no Healthcare companies in my portfolio. What names are you presently recommending; Canadian and/or US $. Thanks.
Read Answer Asked by Gerry on January 05, 2023
Q: Hi Peter,
I don't have any positions in the Health Care sector. Please provide a few suggestions, either stocks and/or ETFs, for both Canada and USA. I would like the Buy and Hold for say 5 years or more strategy.
Many thanks,
Read Answer Asked by Roger on December 19, 2022
Q: With most stocks drifting lower, can you find and name a few stocks you like with good upward momentum? Doesn't matter of size/sector. Thanks.
Read Answer Asked by Kevin on November 08, 2022
Q: In an answer today you stated '20% of biotech companies in the US now trading below cash levels'. What would be your top biotech picks and/or your top biotech ETFs to play a recovery?
Read Answer Asked by Larry M. on May 11, 2022
Q: Hi, can you suggest some names in Biotech sector with 3-5 year time frame.
Read Answer Asked by Harpinder on April 21, 2022
Q: In your response to Marco's question on March 11 you mentioned you felt there were better opportunities in the US. Could you mention your top choices. Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by Michael on March 15, 2022