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Q: My 28 yo son has $6k USD to invest in his RSP. I have considered many good companies, and whittled it down to 4 choices. I could not find a site to learn the ROIC on these companies. Could 5i provide please? Could 5i rank these 4 based on their growth potential? No requirement to comment on sector allocation within portfolio as that is in hand. Thanks in advance.

Read Answer Asked by Bob on October 19, 2021

Q: I want exposure to health. Looking for growth in the next 5 years. Can you please rate these companies in term of growth in next 5 years, starting with the most potential? And what is a good entry point for them?
Feel free to suggest any other health care stock that offer growth as well. Thank you very much.

Read Answer Asked by Anh on October 18, 2021

Q: As a new subscriber, Iím thoroughly impressed with your advice and 5i Research services overall - thank you for all that you do.

I currently hold ABBV, BMY, CVS, and GSK in a long-term hold, diversified RRSP portfolio. Iím not necessarily looking to add further healthcare exposure, but am very interested in the long term prospects for MRK +/- ISRG and would appreciate your opinion on them. And compared to my existing companies, would there be a suggested ranking of these six in terms of potential for long term compounding growth?

Read Answer Asked by Anthony on October 12, 2021

Q: I recently took profits in IBB and ARKG. I like the sector but would prefer a more focused approach. What are your 5 best biotech stocks for a long term hold. Thanks for this great service. I tell everyone that the best value around is a 5i membership.

Read Answer Asked by Christopher on October 07, 2021

Q: Now that Knight is no longer part of the BEPORT is 5i looking at a sector replacement and if so what is it? If not, since we are not restricted by borders, should we look to the U.S. for a sector weight?

Read Answer Asked by Jeff on September 22, 2021

Q: I currently own these companies. I have some US cash to add to my TFSA and would like your recommendation on 5 additional best of breed companies. Or would you increase number of shares in the companies I already own.

Thanks, Donna

Read Answer Asked by Donna on September 16, 2021

Q: thanks for Thursday's Market Update...the narrative and charts put reduced tapering with interest rate increases clearly in front of me...and now is making me wonder, especially about a possible window of opportunity later in the year, if I should wait until later to top up to full positions in ISRG and SYK, both heath care US stocks in a LIRA and to be held for the long-term, or do it now....what would you suggest I do or consider?.....oh, the funds used would move health care closer to the Portfolio Analytic target for this sector........thanks for the insights....Tom

Read Answer Asked by Tom on September 03, 2021

Q: Hello Peter and Staff
So I am a slow learner and a bad listener.....in order to add AND to my health care basket, Chartwell is gone.......I did not feel like adding $ for $ so have some of CSH proceeds left to top up a position or 2 in my basket....Please list 1, 2 ,3 in priority of your preferences above and if you see any you would not advise be kept, please say so and why.
Thanks for all you do
Dennis

Read Answer Asked by Dennis on August 19, 2021

Q: Hi group I am light on Health care + Manufacturing stocks what are your top 3 recommendations in both stocks / ETFs and why Thanks for your guidance

Read Answer Asked by Terence on August 11, 2021

Q: Is this the season for owning Biotech stocks , if so, which ones do you favour ? ...
Am I just better off owning stocks, ETFs , or the spider .
I have never done well in that subsection, so I am hesitant .

Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Thomas on July 21, 2021

Q: For asset allocation I follow AlphaBeta which suggest 6% for. Basic Materials I have 1.35%. Any suggestions for additions to this sector?
In Health Care it suggest 9% I have 6.44% mainly1.45 % in Well the rest must be from holdings in ETFs . Any suggestions.?

Read Answer Asked by Roy on July 13, 2021

Q: Hello 5i Team.

Thank you for all the insights into investing - it has been profitable both educationally and financially.

7% of our portfolio is in geared to health care with a holding of 5 stocks , GUD - (slightly underwater but is the hopeful flyer), Medtronic - MDT, Cardinal Health - CAH, Abbvie - ABBV, Johnson & Johnson- JNJ. In an effort to reduce the overall number of stocks in our TFSA, RRSP and taxable accounts I was considering liquidating CAH and JNJ and either purchasing more ABBV or adding SYK, unless of course you can recommend another US health care stock. JNJ and and CAH have been the laggards of the US group since my initial purchases. I realize MDT and SYK might be similar but i do believe surgeries should increase in 2022.

I enjoy reading your resources and recommend it often.

Kevin

Read Answer Asked by Kevin on June 30, 2021

Q: Good day - thank you for reading my email and all your information and prompt assistance It is very appreciated

Would you please suggest which stocks you would buy in healthcare and consumer defensive - Canadian and US if possible

Read Answer Asked by Marla on June 15, 2021

Q: Hi Peter and Staff
If I am correct, I believe you were high on DXCM at one point and may not feel as high on it today? It had gone up nicely until recent earnings but downward spiral since then. Is it closer to a buy or a sell in a basket of health care stocks .
Secondly, assuming it might be deemed not as good as some or all of the following,, please rank the top 4 in order from
ABBV, CRRX, ISRG,MDT,SYK,VEEV and WELL

THanks for all you do
Dennis

Read Answer Asked by Dennis on May 11, 2021

Q: without any health positions....what would recommend as across the board encompassing stocks. I am open to cdn or us.
Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Maureen on May 03, 2021

Q: Hi group need more exposure to real estate and health care - could you recommend a few in each sector also a few ETF would be helpful. I have some ready cash to deploy but am a bit queasy about investing into todays market feels oversold? also India , South America are struggling with COVID what's you thoughts (leaning towards waiting until Virus is better controlled. Wait or jump in Appreciate your thoughts

Read Answer Asked by Terence on April 28, 2021

Q: good morning - i want to increase my US health care exposure. At this point I could add to my ABBV which would make it more than a full position or I could trim a bit of ABBV and add the proceeds to existing cash to take a second US position. I do have WELL on the canadian side of my health investing. Is there a strong second US candidate you would suggest? Thanks

Read Answer Asked by alex on April 23, 2021