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Q: My third question today!! Hope you don't mind the blitz of questions! What's up with copper miners. The share price of the copper miners I own have moved up substantially in 2023 although copper is not up that much. I have ARG for their debt free balance sheet and juicy dividend, Lundin for a large miner with a good dividend and HBM which i tend to trade since it appears to me to be irrationally volitile. I like the copper mining space long term but I do trade portions of positions because of the extreme volitility. I am thinking of taking some profits in HBM (virtually no dividend) and keeping LUN and ARG. What do you think of this strategy? Who do you like in copper miners and why?

Read Answer Asked by Paul on January 20, 2023

Q: There has been discussions about mining companies here, mostly in the Au sector (i.e. Agnico Eagle).
What are your thoughts in investing in base metals? I have had Teck.B in my portfolio for awhile and considering adding to it holdings? Would you suggest other preferred assets?

Read Answer Asked by Gary on January 09, 2023

Q: What are you top few materials and industrial stocks in Canada and the US for 2023?

Read Answer Asked by Gerry on January 09, 2023

Q: Hi, Can I get your thoughts on the materials sector and some of these companies? With China potentially opening up in 23 and this industry taking a downturn with these companies down approx 20% . This would seem a good time to start nibbling on these companies.

Read Answer Asked by pietro on December 07, 2022

Q: I have a small holding in copper but would like to increase that. What companies, any country, would you invest in for the next 5 - 10 years?

Crystal ball time; what materials would you invest in and any companies you would choose?

Take as many questions as necessary.



Read Answer Asked by Michael on November 08, 2022

Q: Hello 5i
Recently you replied to a question regarding covered calls. You said you like high volatility companies for this strategy. In other places you said that you do not tend to write calls on core holdings. Just wondering what stocks you currently prefer for this strategy, that are not, or maybe, your core holdings

Read Answer Asked by joseph on August 23, 2022

Q: With new electric vehicles coming I would be interested in looking at good investments which will be required for these vehicles. Would a mining stock be best, What stock would you recommend for Lithium, nickel, cobalt, manganese, and graphite? I am open to other suggestions for a good investment for our new electric vehicles going forward.

Thank you. Donna

Read Answer Asked by Donna on August 15, 2022

Q: If copper is believed to be strongly in demand in the future ,for various reasons,what Cies would be the safest investment ,at least in CDA ,or even elsewhere if possible as suggestion ?

Read Answer Asked by Jean-Yves on August 12, 2022

Q: Hi 5i
With significant pullback in copper stocks, how would you rank these for best rebound potential? Any others? Would you be willing to start buying now or wait?
Thanks again.

Read Answer Asked by Greg on August 08, 2022

Q: Hi Iím a long term investor, and currently very heavy on Tech. Iím currently searching for a non tech name for an RRSP for a long term hold. Iím more focused on growth as I have time on my hands. Outside of tech, I hold ATZ, HON, BAM, GSY, SQ, COST. Can you please list your top 10 favourite US companies?

Thanks for everything

Read Answer Asked by Nick on June 09, 2022

Q: On a question regarding WELL you indicated, the appetite for growth stocks driven by acquisition, with sub $700 million cap have just about 0% appetite right now. If you ture that around, what is there an appetite for now and please give me 5 examples of Canadian companies and American companies that meet those requirements. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Les on June 06, 2022

Q: I am interested in adding a copper producing company to my portfolio.
I would appreciate your comments on 2 or 3 that I might consider.

Read Answer Asked by Gary on April 18, 2022

Q: What do you suggest in Food , Fertilizer and
Material stocks? I am looking at"beefing" up in those three areas as a protection for the present high inflation.

Read Answer Asked by Jean on April 18, 2022

Q: HI,

I'm interested in resource stocks that have long term demand - five years or more. Unlike oil/gas stocks that I'm told are too cyclical for long term holds. What resource or resources - copper, steel, uranium, aluminum, fertilizer, etc. - do you feel is reasonably safe and can you suggest some ways to play it in both Canada and the US?


Read Answer Asked by Graeme on March 25, 2022

Q: What is best strategy to attempt to hit near the top of the cycle on these names . I have been thru a few cycles with some of these. Which ones would you sell 1st ?
Some in RESP age 15 .

Many Thanks


Read Answer Asked by Greg on March 22, 2022

Q: Hi,
I am seeing what appears to be a surge in copper and wondering if this might be an opportunity to invest in either an ETF or individual stock. Given the current market, which would you prefer? Risk tolerance is fairly high, but I have little diversification in the materials sector other than GDX and SLX. Most of my available cash is in US dollars, within tax sheltered accounts. Thanks in advance for your sage advice!

Read Answer Asked by Dawn on March 08, 2022

Q: Given the increasing implied VOL in options, what are your favourite names in CAD and USD for covered call strategies?

Looking for stocks that you already like that have reasonably liquid options (I know harder in CAD) and you think have excellent bounce back potential and wouldn't mind owning for 2-3 years. Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Angus on March 04, 2022