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Q: I have some USD cash sitting in my RRSP. What would be your most compelling buys today for an agressive investor for an RRSP, irregardless of sector. Kindly rank if possible. (with the caveat that tax loss selling isnít possible)

I was considering FCX or EXP as I am light on materials. Would either of these fit in an RRSP, and which of these two would be your preference at this time?

Thank you
Please deduct as you deem fit.
Read Answer Asked by Karim on April 11, 2024
Q: hi folks:

i have done well with IVN over the years, yet i admit i am losing my nerve.......

understanding that they likely do have the 'best and most profitable' copper mine in the world, the 'potential' drc political situation worries me more than any future profit potential

keeping in mind that everywhere has some political risk, what would your recommendations be for continued copper exposure ?

(i own a full position in CS as well)

thanks once again; always appreciate your advice and analysis
Read Answer Asked by Robert on March 04, 2024
Q: Hello 5i team,
At the moment, I only have AEM for basic materials and wanted to add another company for more exposure to the materials sector. I had NTR (bought when it was Agrium) a few years ago and sold all shares when they were valued above $100.

I wanted to get back into NTR as I think it will not go lower then around $60 (has support there). You have CCL in the balance portfolio but seems to be in a holding pattern for the past 3 years.

My question is if you have your eye on other material sector companies that would fit the balance portfolio? With a decent dividend, and beaten down, do you think NTR is a good second materials stock to enter into?

Thank You,
Andrew
Read Answer Asked by Andrew on February 21, 2024
Q: Material Sector - I hold a full position in .LIN and starter positions in EXP CS FCX WFG AEM - all recommended by 5i. I prefer to have a full position in one of these for a long-term [3-5 years] hold. How would you evaluate them [or any other you prefer] and recommend your highest conviction.
Thanks
Read Answer Asked by sam on February 21, 2024
Q: I have very little exposure to raw materials/mining. What five companies would you recommend for a long-term hold?
Read Answer Asked by Robert on February 20, 2024
Q: Portfolio Analytics indicates that across all accounts, we are underweight in the Basic Materials sector. The two stocks and CGL.C listed above are the only holdings in this sector. (CGL.C is a small holding. as it can be traded with zero commission)

Please suggest some additional Canadian and U.S. stocks in this sector to improve diversification, include reasonable entry points, and rank them in order of what to purchase first.

For a Canadian ETF, what is your opinion of XMA?

Please deduct as many credits as necessary.

Thanks
Read Answer Asked by Jerry on January 30, 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: Portfolio Analytics indicates that, across all accounts, we are significantly underweight in the Basic Materials sector. The stocks and ETF noted above are the only holdings in this sector. (CGL.C is quite a small holding.)

Please suggest at least five additional Canadian stocks in this sector to improve diversification, include a reasonable entry point, and rank them in order of what to purchase first.

Thanks
Read Answer Asked by Jerry on January 29, 2024
Q: In your answers to questions regarding sectors allocation, you say that materials sector should be at 10%. In my case it is 4% and includes AEM, NTR, CCL.B, WFG, MX. What would you do to increase my allocation? Would you replace some companies? Thank you
Read Answer Asked by Gervais on January 29, 2024
Q: According to portfolio tracking and analysis, I am short on basic materials, consumer cyclical, consumer defensive, health care and industrials. Iím also significantly short on international equities. With this in mind, can you provide your top 3 to 5 companies for each sector to increase my holdings in basic materials, consumer cyclical, consumer defensive, health care and industrials. To increase my exposure in international equities, I will be investing in ETFs. Please provide and rank the top 5 ETFs with international exposure. Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by Don on November 14, 2023
Q: Hey Guys,

With a lot of hype and interest in the EV space, Vehicles, Etc. , I am hearing a lot about Copper ,Silver and Lithium moving forward as an Investment Theme...

1. Please provide a few Pure Play Copper, Silver and Lithium Companies you think will be good investments going into this stage...
- Large Caps
- Small Caps with good spec potential

2. If another Sleeper Metal play, in your opinion stands out in this theme, please advise...

Thanks,
M
Read Answer Asked by michael on October 04, 2023
Q: I am interested in placing an investment in the near future in a base metal producer; preferring a copper focus. I'd appreciate your take first, on the timing of such an investment given where we are in the economic cycle and second, your selection of a "top 3" to invest in. Thanks for the insights.
Read Answer Asked by Dave on August 31, 2023
Q: best way to play cooper ??? for rewards of future electrification
Read Answer Asked by JOSEPH on August 30, 2023
Q: Hi team,

Can you please list your:

1. Top 3 material stocks that trade on a usa exchange?

2. Top 3 gold/silver that trade on a usa exchange?

Iím looking for mid cap (mid risk with mid growth)

Thanks!
Read Answer Asked by David on August 28, 2023