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Q: Hello 5i Team

I own Chevron and ExxonMobil in my US$ denominated RRSP. These are the only US$ oil and gas stocks in my RRSP account.

My US$ RRSP is structured as a large cap dividend aristocrat account.

My cost basis per share for CVX is US$115.00 and for XOM is US$80.00. Current yield on CVX is 5.6 % and on XOM is 6.4 %

As I cannot harvest capital losses in a RRSP account, is there any benefit in consolidating these two holdings into one stock? Which company has the better potential for growth long term (5 year or greater). Or should I do nothing and continue to receive dividends until the stocks return to their former highs?


Read Answer Asked by Stephen on September 13, 2021

Q: Hi,

What do you think of US energy stocks for the next two years? Is it too late to get in?

If not, which would you recommend?

Read Answer Asked by Graeme on May 04, 2021

Q: Good morning, 5 i Team!
The market had a great run in the last 12 months. I am looking to trim some gains and deploying the new cash in post Covid re-opening theme.
REIT, Travel, Leisure, Energy, Medical devices.
Your thoughts on SRU.UN /O, GOOG/EXPE, CVX/BP, MDT/BSX

Thank you!

Read Answer Asked by Nhung on February 25, 2021

Q: I'm diversifying my portfolio in RRSP. Can you please tell me
2 best US names in Industrials
2 best US names for Utilities
2 best US names for Consumer Cyc, Defensive
2 best US names in Energy
to initiate positions at today levels

Read Answer Asked by Mohit on February 09, 2021

Q: Great and timely article yesterday on this "Phoenix market". With that in mind, which companies in the US manufacturing, health care, energy and technology industries would you be comfortable putting money into today with a 10 plus year hold with a medium/high risk tolerance? Are there any US names that you think should be full positions in the majority of such portfolios? Please feel free to deduct as many question credits as you deem appropriate.

Read Answer Asked by Patrick on February 01, 2021

Q: According to Portfolio Analytics, I'm underweight in Industrial, Consumer Defensive, Utilities and Energy. Can you please give me three names to consider in each category? I'm also overweight in North America so, to the extent that there are good international names in these categories, please include them. I have a fairly long investment horizon: 5 years until my children hit post-secondary and 20-30 years before retirement.

Read Answer Asked by Ben on December 15, 2020

Q: If you were entering new money today to try to yield at least 4 or 5 percent, what would be your top 5-10 dividend income stocks in Canada that you feel would be a safe hold for at least ten years? Alternatively, what would be your top dividend stocks in the U.S. obviously yielding less?

Read Answer Asked by Neil on December 07, 2020

Q: Please provide your comments and financial position on these LNG producers listed large to small on market cap.
What percentage of their business is strictly LNG.
Are dividends sustainable that are ranging from about 7 to 15%.
thank you

Read Answer Asked by JOHN on November 09, 2020

Q: Hi Guys,

I'm starting to get interested in the energy sector for more of a long term hold. The sector has been crushed but I don't believe the world is going to abandon oil and gas any time soon. Looking for a producer that pays a dividend, so I can get a return while I wait. What companies would you guys suggest?

Read Answer Asked by john on November 09, 2020

Q: I would like to have a little fun with this question. Imagine a boxing match between Canadian companies and American companies...each round is represented by a sector so lets say it is a fight gone bad and there are extra rounds covering 11 sectors. Please pick a favourite Canadian Contender and a strong American contender for each round and who wins the round. Example Round 10 Technology Red corner Constellation Software vs Blue corner Microsoft. Won by Microsoft or Constellation Software. The rules...If you wish to give reasons why the round went one way or another, it's your choice. A good clean fight use the criteria of your investment strategies. The point...I am curious if the Canadian Companies stack up and in what areas I should be looking at South of the border. Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Jeremy on October 01, 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: what would be your top 3 oil,energy company be in the US and Canada?
Anyone of them worth while to invest in?

Read Answer Asked by Josh on April 28, 2020

Q: Dear Peter and Ryan.
Thank you for your help through the volatile market. Though the Economy is not back yet, we may be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel soon. I checked a few stocks. Airlines and Energy have been down a lot. I want to take advantage of the market and consider allocating 10% of my RRSP to these companies (AC, UAL, EXPE, CVX and SU). I like to think about 2-3 years or longer. Currently I don't own any airlines. I own TOU only for oil industry.

Thank you,

Read Answer Asked by Yiwen on April 24, 2020

Q: Oil...with Trumps announcement 15 minutes ago (today.. april 2) Do you see any 1)trades or 2)longer term buys?
Thank you to you all. Your balanced answers help me tremendously during this turbulent time.

Read Answer Asked by El-ann on April 02, 2020