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Q: Understanding that we are currently seeing significant negative sentiment and volatility, can you please rank your current top Cdn and U.S. quality-name buying opportunity candidates that will reward patient investors with 3-5 year time horizons?

Read Answer Asked by Chris on September 26, 2022

Q: i would like to buy an etf (vanguard) with safety or stock with a high yield during these unsettled times
What would you advise ?.Can you please give me a few choices
GHB

Read Answer Asked by gabriel on September 21, 2022

Q: Some time ago i asked a question regarding the merits of holding a handful of us stocks along with my US etf’s, in order to get a little extra boost. You were ok with the strategy but cautioned against the kind of stocks I held i.e. Google, nvidia, msft, Costco, abbivie. While they were good stocks you said that the problem is that they are well represented in the various etf’s and that if i wanted a “kicker” to provide boost that I should go smaller in size. I wonder if you could provide a handful of stocks that would fit that criterion and would be ones that one would want to own long term. If they were also good candidates for selling options on that would be an added bonus. Thanks for your expertise and advice.

Read Answer Asked by joseph on August 12, 2022

Q: Good morning everyone at 5i! You have always said that you can’t time the market. I am going on the premise that the market is close to the bottom, and it is time to slowly start to add some names to the portfolio and to add to existing ones. Could you please suggest 5 growth and 5 income stocks ( US or Canadian) which you consider good buys at this point on time? Cheers, Tamara

Read Answer Asked by Tamara on July 25, 2022

Q: I have a little to spend and am looking amongst the solid Canadian and US companies that you most recommend for long-term stability and growth.

Specifically though, I'm looking for these companies that seem underpriced and that have been doing well in their buyback policy.

Read Answer Asked by Kevin on July 21, 2022

Q: Earlier today you replied to a question with: "We are not big fans of averaging down, but if we were to do it BAM.A would likely be near the top of the list. When 'the market' brings down all stocks we are more comfortable buying more as opposed to when a company in isolation declines. We are not worrried about BAM getting through this market and/or upcoming recession. "

Please list 5 cad and 5 usd stocks that would be in your top list that would meet the above criteria.

Thx.

Read Answer Asked by Christopher on June 20, 2022

Q: Which of goog or googl would you recommend purchasing for a cash account? Also jpm or bac. Also would you consider Microsoft as a reasonably priced stock for purchase now as well.
Ed in Montreal

Read Answer Asked by ed on April 25, 2022

Q: What sectors and top stock picks for each sector would you advise to address inflation and a recession. If possible, could you provide entry points.
thanks

Read Answer Asked by sam on April 09, 2022

Q: Do you think the selling in US banks is overdone? They have really taken a big hit lately. I would think with rising rates, they would be going up instead of dropping. Is this because of the war in Ukraine and their interests in Russia, or are there other factors at play here?

Which one is your favourite right now? I don't own any of them, but am thinking of starting a position.

Read Answer Asked by Ed on April 07, 2022

Q: Hello,

Can you please provide your highest conviction names in the US and Canada?

Thanks!

Read Answer Asked by NAIM on April 04, 2022

Q: I have quite a lot of financials, mostly Canadian banks and insurers with about 20% US. Would like to sell down some and buy something with some more growth in the payment section but still relatively conservative.
Would you recommend one of MA, V, Pypl or other financial as currently looks like a buying opportunity?
Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Tulio on January 10, 2022

Q: Hello Peter,

I am leaning towards going all in with my borrowed chips for swing trades. This would be separate from my long term holdings. I would appreciate your opinion please.

Towards that objective, I have short listed the following:
AMAT, TER, ATVI, GNRC, COF, MS, BAC, LSPD, AFRM.

I think diversification does not matter for swing trades and, understanding that this is a crap shoot could you please suggest approx. 5-6 stocks, either from this list or others that you would suggest.
Regards
Rajiv

Read Answer Asked by Rajiv on December 21, 2021

Q: Hi Peter and Team
Looking for guidance on US holdings in a non registered account. My feeling from following your questions is that the US market would likely do well next year or 2 and that I should not invest 100% in Canada. Can you list 5 US securities that you see as good growth for next 2-3 years holding ?
Thanks for excellent guidance
Peter

Read Answer Asked by Linda on November 17, 2021

Q: Hi 5i Team,
Do you have a preference for long term growth in US banks? I was considering JP Morgan or Bank of America. Any preference here or other suggestion? Looking for long term growth.
Secondly, could you suggest 5 US stocks with good positive momentum that you would invest in now? Sector is not important for these suggestions.
Thanks,
Linda Nemis

Read Answer Asked by Linda on October 19, 2021

Q: Each of these names are now near or above 10% of my portfolio.
Your thought above trim them down all by half, reduce risk: keep some cash, buy some medical names: MDT/SYK ,other fang names: FB/GOOG, industrials: looking at Carrier/Trane/Raytheon.

Thanks you!

Read Answer Asked by Nhung on June 29, 2021