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Q: Good Morning
These stocks are in my wife's US Riff account
What US stock or stocks would you recommend as an addition to this list?
She is overweight in both finance and tech in her Canadian Riff so looking for alternative suggestions with some growth and a modest dividend?

Read Answer Asked by Marcel on February 21, 2024
Q: Good morning - I need more US exposure as I am overweight Canada. I will need to sell some/all of holdings I have in PBH, L, ATS, TOU, SU and EIF. I hate to sell any of these companies but someone's gotta go to raise cash. Taxes are not an issue. Can you suggest US companies that you would like just as much, which pay dividends and which will keep me in the realms of Industrial, Consumer Discretionary, Energy. Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by alex on February 21, 2024
Q: You replied to my recent question about cdn companies paying us dividends, I would like same 5i stock screener in us companies. Your criteria was us dividends, top 25 with the largest market capitalization, 12 month trailing dividend yield, 5 yr historical dividend growth rate and anything else you may add, basically buy and forget.
Read Answer Asked by Michael on February 21, 2024
Q: Dear Peter et al:

Can you give me the names of 3 companies each that fulfill these criteria. I tried to "curate" the list by myself by going through 6 months worth of questions on Energy sector but really couldn't compile a decent selection as the questions exhibited significant variance.

Question # 1.

Mid cap oils (not gas)

Good to great free cash flow

FCF well directed to share buy backs, debt reduction and dividend enhancement.

Solid management
(I know this is subjective but I know that you know the players well!)

Showing good momentum and growth prospects.
You can include a small cap if you think it i soon going to be a mid cap.

Question # 2.

Same criteria but in Large cap oils.

Many thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Savalai on February 16, 2024
Q: I'm looking to add more US companies. Could you please give an answer to Larry's question but substitute 2 US companies per sector for 2024?
Read Answer Asked by Kel on January 30, 2024
Q: Dear 5i team.
Please explain the differences between these two etfs for O&G exposure. Do you lean more to one vs the other?

The 8 listed CO's you suggested earlier today as a possible DIY version, how would you rank them in terms of risk/reward assuming oil prices stay elevated or increases?

Thanks for your help.
Read Answer Asked by Arthur on January 12, 2024
Q: Hi,
In your answer to Jerry today (11-01-24) you had mentioned that you prefer ETFs like XEG and ZEO for the O&G sector play. Thank you.

If I want to avoid MERs and willing to put together a group of large/mid cap oil companies (not Gas) what companies would you recommend? About 5 to 8 names would be fine.

Also, why doesn't HXE as an ETF get the "love and respect" not only from you but from others in the financial media? Is there something inherently wrong with HXE?

Appreciate your response.

Read Answer Asked by Savalai on January 12, 2024
Q: May I please get your thoughts on this company and maybe how it compares to other oil companies like suncor/exxon/chevron. It looks like PSX are more concentrated in refining than production. Thanks.
Read Answer Asked by Marco on November 14, 2023
Q: This excellent question was answered by your team on oct 30 th.
"I'm wondering if you could suggest 20 Canadian stocks, with a minimum yield of 3.5%, that you would purchase NOW. This list could include ETFs."
I shall ask a similar question but for only 12 US stocks or ETFs in my TFSA ,the goal being safety+ dividends + some growth ,many thanks
Read Answer Asked by Jean-Yves on October 31, 2023
Q: Looking to buy Qualcom & BWX Thechnology. For this I need to sell some slight losers. DIS, MP, INFY, IBKR, CVX, SCHW, BABA, KBM . Please place these in order of those you would sell first , and maybe some you would not sell at all. And , also what do you think of my two choices to buy ? Thanks.
Read Answer Asked by Frank on July 27, 2023
Q: Hi Peter,

I am a bit underweight in the energy sector of my portfolio. I wish to increase my weighting in this sector by five percent. Which of the companies listed below would you consider holding over a five to ten period? Please provide the order of selection. Or would you recommend buying an ETF for this sector as a better choice from a risk-return perspective? If so, what would be your ETF best pick(s) be?



Read Answer Asked by George on July 06, 2023
Q: As a TRP dividend investor of 77 years old are the problems with the XL pipeline already baked? As I am a value investor for the most part would you suggest a switch to PPL or other suggestion? I have a 5 - 8 year time frame. I also hold ENB, SU, XOM and CVX as well as NXF as the energy part of my portfolio.
Read Answer Asked by STANLEY on June 30, 2023
Q: What do you think of Oil as seasonally strong for summer months.? We are seeing some uptick for the past week.

a favourite ?
Read Answer Asked by Daniel on April 17, 2023
Q: Hi Peter,

You had this qn on Jan. 23, 2023:

My sister wants to invest in 10 Canadian stocks that are relatively safe in terms of capital preservation but which offer possible dividend and growth . Hopefully the stocks would be in different sectors that you would recommend.

Now, for a 5 yr + time period, what 11 US quality stock from each sector would you recommend ?

Please deduct as many credits as necessary.

Thanks a million.

Read Answer Asked by RAY on February 23, 2023
Q: I am thinking of starting a position in an energy company. names that have my attention are Devon with its high dividend. Exxon I mentioned on CNBC a lot. An ETF ? Can you make some suggestions. I am Canadian and realize US dividends are taxed at 15 %.
Read Answer Asked by Daniel on February 14, 2023
Q: Hi, I am in the camp that fossil fuel industry will be a place to be in 2023. With that said do you feel it is better to be in a fund such as NNRG or XLE or to be in individual companies either CDN or US? If so, can you give a few with some good dividends that you would recommend to look at. Thanks
Read Answer Asked by pietro on December 23, 2022
Q: Hello Folks:
The oil and gas sector has provided good upside compared to tech and other segments.
Consequently we now have oversize exposure to this sector 20-25% weighting.
In your opinion have we seen most of the upside from this sector and perhaps should move some money elsewhere; particularly CVX, WCP, ARX and Hess? What is your opinion and also of which sectors have most upside?
Thanks for your great service!!!!
Read Answer Asked by Brian on November 24, 2022