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Q: Hi Peter and 5iresearch team:
In your answer to Gerry's question on Feb 16, you mentioned that CSU and ATB have been the best Canadian compounders over the last ten years. You added DOL, BYD, TFII, BN, CLL.B, TRI based on historical performance and you are expecting LMN.V, TVK, HPS.A, TOI, GSY to be potential Canadian compounders in the future.

1. Would YOU still invest in CSU, ATB, DOL, BYD, TFII, BN, CLL.B, TRI with the same conviction and weighting?
2. Could you please provide a similar answer but for the US market? Please provide 10 or so best US compounders based on historical performance that YOU think investors should keep investing in and 5 or so US companies that YOU would buy as potential US compounders in the future.

Thank you for the great service.
Read Answer Asked by Ahmed on February 21, 2024
Q: I'd like to increase investments in industrial, consumer discretion and consumer staples and also increase U.S. holdings.
I'm considering Amazon and COST for consumer names - are there other U.S. names you would recommend in these sectors and please suggest a U.S. industrial as well.
Read Answer Asked by Valerie on February 16, 2024
Q: Nice acquisition today by TFII and a good move in the stock. TFII seems to have perfected the art of the acquisition and integrating into operations. I believe TFII is the largest trucking company in Canada. How do they rate compared to US firms? Is there a possibility that TFII might be in the sights of a big US firm? Could they be on the receiving end of takeover bid?
Read Answer Asked on December 28, 2023
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: 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