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Q: Greetings,

I am underweight consumer defensive and consumer cyclical and would need to invest about a $100k in each to get the right balance.

I also need more US and international exposure.

Can you suggest your top two individual names in each category that are listed in the US and Canadian markets?

Lastly, is there an ETF or two I should look at?

Keep up the good work… i am up substantially on TOI based on the guidance received here.

Read Answer Asked by Simon on August 27, 2021

Q: 1. I am currently holding BKNG and wonder if either NKE or SBUX would be a better position for a retired somewhat conservative investor?
2. What are your views comparing ROKU and DIS?
Thanks for your help.

Read Answer Asked by Lyle on August 05, 2021

Q: Hello 5i,
According to RBC Global Investment outlook, their top 3 U.S. sectors are: Financial (11%), Information Technology (28%), Consumer discretionary (13%) .
In Canada: Financial (31%), Industrials (13%), Energy (12%), material (12%).
Could you recommend 2-3 stocks in each of these classes ?

Thank you for your great service,
Carlo

Read Answer Asked by Carlo on July 13, 2021

Q: Hello
Could you recommend service oriented (eg going to restaurants , on vacations etc) stocks and ETFs that still have room to grow with the reopening?
Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Mary on July 06, 2021

Q: Hi,
I assume that you will deduct question points as you see fit.
I am considering simplifying and 'conservatising' my RRIF.My wife andI are in our mid 70's.
Portfolio Analytical has again shown that my account is unbalanced with inadequate foreign content. I also need to increase my weightings in Consumer (discretional and defensive), Industrial and Technology.

Could you please suggest 5 names for conservative longterm holds in non Canadian Stocks or ETF's in the following categories?
a)consumer defensive
b)consumer discretionary
c)Industrials
d)Technology .

With many thanks,
David

Read Answer Asked by david on June 16, 2021

Q: Which stocks like Cruises,Airlines,Hotels,Accomdation,Travel do yoe Recommend?

Read Answer Asked by Nizar on May 25, 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: Current market volatility has me seeking companies that have 'wide moats' making them somewhat less susceptible to market noise. I would appreciate it if you would suggest the names of some American companies that you would consider to be 'wide moat' types of companies. If there are some that currently provide value this would be a bonus.

Read Answer Asked by Les on April 01, 2021

Q: Hello Team,

Can you plese list your top 6 'recovery' stocks that should still show significant positive movement.

Thanks,

Dean

Read Answer Asked by Dean on March 24, 2021

Q: CRWD reports after market tomorrow. I hold it in my U$ account. Down 7%, probably paid too much for it. Buying US market is not my forte. In U$ account I hold CRWD, CAE, TIXT, in C$ account VGG and VFV. I have a balanced portfolio with a bit overweight tech.
I am considering selling CRWD on news and looking elsewhere for better opportunities. Would like your opinion . Could I have two or three of your top picks for non Canadian securities.

Roy

Read Answer Asked by Roy on March 15, 2021

Q: Hi 5i gang,

What are your current favorites for the reopening trade? I know this is not a new theme, just looking for stocks that are still are reasonably priced.

Thx

Read Answer Asked by Christopher on March 03, 2021

Q: Aside from AC, what are 5 top of list "recovery stocks" ?

Read Answer Asked by George on March 03, 2021

Q: Hi Peter,

I had asked a couple of questions the other day but got a reply to just one of them so I will ask again.
For the US, I own two ETFs; ZSP (8%) and FTEC (8%). I have USD to add another 20% to the US part of my portfolio and would like 7-8 names to add on the current market weakness/rotation. I would appreciate if you could recommend a few stocks for growth 5-10 years at least, don't need dividends, medium to high risk. These names would be in my RRSP and margin account and buyable at current prices.
Thanks in advance.
Kevin

Read Answer Asked by K on March 01, 2021

Q: Dear Peter and Ryan.
I am confident in global recovery after deployment of the vaccines and would like to allocate fund to Recovery play in my RRSP. It is long term investment but it would be nice to see some gain in the short term too. Can you please recommend a few companies or ETF in CAD or USD?

Thank you,
Yiwen

Read Answer Asked by Yiwen on February 26, 2021

Q: I would like to start a position in 2-3 companies that should have a nice boost as the travel industry resumes. It could be US or Canada. Can you suggest 4-5 to look at please?
Also, is there an etf that would embody my theme and would benefit as the industry comes back?
Thanks as always for your great advice.

Read Answer Asked by Elliott on February 23, 2021

Q: Hi there,

What are your current favourite 15 US growth stocks, regardless of section concentration risks?

Thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Michael on February 19, 2021