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Q: If the US pundits are correct and we are moving in a "peak" interest rate world this would bode well for the various forms of accommodation construction. Projections seem to suggest supply will remain tight until mortgage rates ease, and I believe that is likely as we move into the latter half of 2024.

Given that, my first question to you is do you feel that now, or soon, is a reasonable time to look into companies who would benefit from an expanding US housing market? If so, I would be interested in your take on a "top 3" home builders to invest in and then a "top 3" within the home construction supply chain. I already own a couple of lumber producers and am interested in mid-stream suppliers.

Thanks very much; Merry Christmas to you all.
Read Answer Asked by Dave on December 21, 2023
Q: How do think this ETF ( SPGP Invesco S&P 500 GARP ETF) for a long term holding? How does it compare to its peers? Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by David on December 12, 2023
Q: Hi,

Home builders seems to be doing well in the U.S. Do you think a housing boom is underway ? Is it too late to invest in the sector ? If you were to invest, which would be your picks for strong growth ? Short term ? Long term ?

Thank you for your most valuable advice,

Jacques IDS
Read Answer Asked by Jacques on August 22, 2023
Q: What are your favourite companies for long term holds with strong balance sheets that are attractive from a PEG perspective today? Can you please list 5 US and 5 CAD? Thanks
Read Answer Asked by Angus on July 24, 2023
Q: Can you recommend 5 top value Canadian and 5 USA companies that have solid long-term businesses, with great management, a good P/E and have no debt or very low debt. Would really like to find a solid core of buy and hold names in any sector. It would appear to me that SLF would be one good choice.
Read Answer Asked by Grant on May 30, 2023
Q: I own the above US Stocks in my RRSP. Please rate each one as a BUY, HOLD or SELL and the reasons for your Rating.
Read Answer Asked by ALNOOR on January 19, 2023
Q: Hello 5i Research Team,

David Berman's recent article in the Globe suggested that now may be a good time to buy beaten down stocks in the US home building industry (i.e. builders and suppliers). Would you agree? Either way, could you please rank the listed stocks for a 5-year hold for an investor with an above-average level of risk, and add any better names I've missed.

Read Answer Asked by Keith on April 11, 2022
Q: I own 18 US Stocks and have losses in the following 6:

1) D.R. HORTON is down 13%
3) CROCS is down 43%
4) QUIDEL is down 47%
5) CO-DIAGNOSTICS is down 59%
6) FULGENT GENETICS is down 11%

My Portfolio is 20% in cash so I can take advantage when a particular stock is down for no good reason.

All the above are small holdings, and therefore I am able to easily lower the % loss by adding to my holdings, and hoping that once the market recovers, I can sell them for a smaller loss.

Which of the above would you add, and your reasons why ?

Which of the above would you sell, and the reasons why ?

Thank You.
Read Answer Asked by ALNOOR on March 25, 2022
Q: I am puzzled by recent share-price movement downwards in homebuilders, especially given the alarmingly low interest rates. Are UShome builders likely to stay in the doldrums for more than a year , do you think? For example, DHI is profitable; has very low PEG (0.54%, I think); reasonably good cash flow; manageable debt &c., yet shares are going down. (Incidentally M/I Homebuilders, symbol MHO, is even better valued!)

My question however is only about DHI. Please give your views on what you think one should do with holdings in DHI if one wants to build a cash cushion to deploy when markets panic and sink. Please ignore tax consequences.
Read Answer Asked by Adam on July 14, 2021
Q: Hi, these are the companies that have not performed well since I bought them. Which of these do you think it is worth to keep in my portfolio considering that I aim to make >= 10% a year (including dividends) and it is for the long term (+20y) ? I think to replace HD by COST, INTC by NVDA or AMD, is it a good move in your opinion ? Thank you !
Read Answer Asked by Clayton on October 27, 2020
Q: I know 5i's focus is not the US but wondered if you have an opinion on these two companies. Norm Rothery uses a modified Graham approach to identify potential deep value stocks & had identified only these two for 2017. I would also be interested in your opinion on the Dogs of the Dow & equivalent high yield approach for the Canadian market. Thanks for the great service!
Read Answer Asked by Brian on February 02, 2017