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Q: Any good stocks to get on this drop ( Delta variant scare ).

If I had to choose one cruise out of CCL, RCL and NCLH, which one would you choose ?

Any one airline stock ?

Or any other high risk-high gain opportunity ?

Read Answer Asked by HARRY on July 19, 2021

Q: Hi 5i Team,

With the recent slide with these "recovery" companies, would you consider this a good time to be picking them up?

Any reason for the recent weakness? I saw that CCL is exploring a tender offer for its secured notes so is this a cash cushion concern?

Would also appreciate if you could rank them from best to worst (in your opinion) in terms of potential upside as of now.

Thanks in advance for your comments!

Read Answer Asked by David on July 09, 2021

Q: Hi 5i,

To piggyback on the answer to Josh on recommendations for a TFSA:
We have BAM.A and GSY already. We can add to these stocks or in the short-term would cruise (CCL:US) or vacation booking stocks (SABR) that are cyclical and "hot" be preferred over BAM.A, GSY or KXS? It is a higher impact, shorter play theme (1 year or less).

Can you help us understand the selection of KXS? EBITDA and Sales Growth are forecasted to be lower next year though EPS getting a big boost next year. We can't wrap our head around the growth potential to have KXS in a TFSA. We now have this stock in an RRSP.

Thank you for your awesome service.

Debbie and Jerry

Read Answer Asked by Jerry on March 02, 2021

Q: As a recovery play, and a 2 to 5 year horizon, specifically cruise lines, what is your opinion on CCL vs it's peers. If not CCL, what others would you recommend and why. CCL seems to be the biggest in terms of the number of sub groups under it. Is this size a negative though? Please provide some forward looking metrics to your recommended play

Read Answer Asked by Harry on February 12, 2021

Q: Hi, my respected 5i team
Could you please recommend some solid names(US and Canadian markets) focusing on post-Covid theme play? I would like to take advantage of the price decline due to the pandemic lock down, some solid names that will be the survivors.

Thanks in advance!

Read Answer Asked by Zheng on January 14, 2021

Q: I would like to purchase companies In the travel industry that will do well once COVID is over and people start to travel again for pleasure and business.
Please suggest a sector or stocks that I may consider
Many thanks for your great service

Read Answer Asked by Peter on November 18, 2020

Q: Hi,
Currently cruise stock prices are at an all time low. Is it reasonable to take this opportunity and make investments in the cruise industry while stock prices are cheap?
We are cruisers and have done 12 cruises in 7 years. What I know about cruising is that their passengers are very loyal, which some people doing over 40 cruises. Some people think that cruising is only for the elderly, but we are a family of 5 with 3 boys aged 7, 5 and 3 and can verify that these cruise lines have really targeted families like us with water slides, go karts, laser tag and an enormous array of activities for all ages.

Some people say they would never cruise again, but that is like saying you would never fly again. I just do not think that will happen. I do not believe these large cruise companies will go bankrupt, but I could be wrong. Specifically, Royal Caribbean, Carnival and Norwegian Cruise Lines.

Read Answer Asked by Ryan on October 30, 2020

Q: If we found a Covid-19 vaccine tomorrow, what are the most depressed companies now that would benefit the most?

Read Answer Asked by James on September 28, 2020

Q: Which 5 Canadian and US companies would 5i want to be holding when we get a significant market moving vaccine/treatment announcement? Tech and gold have been powerful during the pandemic but I want to make sure I am considering the right companies to add to provide balance if tech pauses and different sectors are needed for a leg higher. Your favs in each market and how/why you see them reacting to the announcement. Multiple credits are assumed.

Read Answer Asked by Tim on August 11, 2020

Q: Hi 5i , Thanks for all the recent guidance on stock picks in your flash report.
I read an article stating that Cruise booking for 2021 is already 40% more than 2019 bookings.
My question is which of the cruise companies have least dept and in a position to survive this downturn.

Read Answer Asked by Vinod on April 20, 2020

Q: Hello Peter and co,
Thank you for your voice of reason in these crazy times! My 18-year old granddaughter has been talking about investments, and recently announced that she has decided she wants to invest in a cruise line company, since they are probably way down. Her thinking makes some sense to me, as the cruise industry will survive, and the strongest players may benefit from assimilation of weaker players assets. Similar thinking regarding airlines. In both cases, bankruptcy may be a risk. Is it safe to assume that buying these sectors is a good long term strategy, and if so, which companies would you suggest? Presumably strong balance sheet is a must. I think I read that Warren Buffett bought some Delta Airlines shares recently. Considering all that, what would you suggest for a young 18-year old?

Read Answer Asked by Ed on March 26, 2020

Q: I am looking at buying into these three companies over the next six months to take a small speculative position. Are these three good candidates for survival? Would their be an ETF in this sector which would be a better option given the risk/reward?

Read Answer Asked by Terry on March 23, 2020