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Q: Hello 5i Team,

Could you please suggest 20 Canadian and/or U.S. stocks for a "buy and hold" portfolio in an RRSP with average-to-above-average risk and a 5+ year timeframe.

Feel free to subtract as many credits as you see fit.

Thanks in advance for your always helpful advice!

Read Answer Asked by Keith on November 20, 2023
Q: My wife took early retirement with DB plan. Her RRSP and TFSA are well diversified. She has enough money to invest in about 10 companies. This money is not needed in foreseeable future. However, a small dividend is appreciated along with capital appreciation. It will be invested in a regular account. Can you please suggest top 12 companies.

Thanks inadvance
Read Answer Asked by Atchuta on November 20, 2023
Q: Most of the above listed US stocks are in the S&P 500. And I'm wondering - would 5iR consider them "compounders"?.....Thanks for the insight as I'm keen to know whether yes or no!!!......Tom
Read Answer Asked by Tom on November 14, 2023
Q: What would be your current list of top 5 companies that you would consider your favorite, almost must own's, due to their potential, prior success, moats, or any other criteria you consider as most important, for the following investor:

- Relatively young with a long timeframe to save for retirement.
- Will not need the funds for a long time.
- Has no concerns with short term volatility.
- Irrespective of sector or geography.
- Looking to maximize chances of outperformance over time.

List can be shorter or longer if appropriate.

Thank you!
Read Answer Asked by Joel on November 13, 2023
Q: My son is starting an FHSA account at Wealthsimple. With the goal of contributing monthly and maximizing the limit over 5 to 7 years before needing funds. What combination of ETF's and blue chip stocks would you recommend that combines steady/increasing dividends, capital appreciation and minimal downside risk. Looking for a manageable # and combination of stock/Etf

Thank you
Read Answer Asked by Harry on September 27, 2023
Q: What are your top 5 Canadian growth picks for the next year? Please rank and explain why each is a strong choice? Also, what are US choices?
Read Answer Asked on September 20, 2023
Q: Hi,

Can I get your 5 best ideas - US or Cdn, regardless of sector - businesses that are founder-led, little or no debt, history of high ROIC?

Thank you,
Read Answer Asked by Doris on September 13, 2023
Q: UPS drivers in US apparently negotiated an annual salary of $170k, which is startling of course, and concerning about operational control in the shipping sector. Could you please comment on impact to major providers in the sector, including TFII?
Read Answer Asked by Peter on August 28, 2023
Q: I would like to build a position in the industrial services sub-sector. Could you identify your favs [CAD/US] for 3-5 year hold [I have named a few, but look to you for those in which you have the most conviction] and rank according to (a) safety in a recession and (b) compounders for long-term growth. What makes them stand out?
Thank you..
Read Answer Asked by sam on August 22, 2023
Q: Could you give me your recommendations for the 10 best US medium or large cap companies that pay small or no dividends, this time excluding IT companies? Thanks for your great service.
Read Answer Asked by jacques on June 29, 2023
Q: Would this be a good time to start adding to freight/ trucking operators?

Would please rank these in order of upside potential give current prices.

Read Answer Asked by Donald on June 02, 2023
Q: In a previous question, you recommended these three stocks which I'm interested in.

My question is evaluating them at their current price. Do you consider them good value at their current prices? What are the best metrics to look at in order to judge this?
Read Answer Asked by Kevin on February 23, 2023
Q: I am 100% equity in Canada and mostly ETFs in USA....My plan is to stay that way but I am thinking to try and beat the average in the USA by adding a few individual USA stocks. Can you suggest a few NON-MAMAA stocks that you would consider as good to outperform the broad market in the USA. I have a very diversified and balanced portfolio so have no restrictions in terms of asset class. Not looking for a hot growth stock, but more of a buy and almost forget return booster for my USA investments.
Read Answer Asked by Tom on February 17, 2023
Q: Hey Team, thanks for holding strong during this rough time to be a portfolio manager. I have one ticket to add to the above list that didn't show up in your database, its EVVTY (Evolution Gaming) out of Stockholm. Anyway I consider many of these to be high quality compounders, with strong mgmt teams. Could you rank for me which companies you would add to now? Or if anyones you would avoid, let me know. Thx
Read Answer Asked by Adam on July 13, 2022
Q: Hello 5i,

I would appreciate your thoughts on TFII vs ODFL?
If you like these which one would you prefer for a long term hold?
Can you please provide your high level reasons?
Can you please give a good valuation buy price?
Is the current weakness due to inflation and high fuel prices?

thanks for your thoughts
Read Answer Asked by Ian on April 13, 2022