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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: 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: Dear 5i
I was thinking it might be a good idea to invest some cash in the wheat and steel sectors given their expected rise over the next year or so .
Perhaps RS for steel and maybe BG for wheat . Would you agree with these two selections or would you recommend something else ?
Thanks
Bill C

Read Answer Asked by Bill on March 24, 2022

Q: CAN: NTR, AEM, LUN, CCL.b US: BHP, RS, DOW, LYB, IP
Hi 5i,
I'm looking to make the material sector within my portfolio better. Can you please help me by ranking these companies for me and maybe let me know if something isn't needed or something should be added to give strength and diversification. Truly appreciate your service.
Regards

Read Answer Asked by Mark on March 23, 2022

Q: Read your answer to Ken's question dated Feb 25, 2022 to STLC question. You answered "..with the pricing discrepancy on the basis of hedging through the use of futures, management noted significantly lower prices for steel, which will dampen revenues." Looking at the charts for US steel companies: where NUE and RS hit new highs and X rose 10.45% on Friday. I would have thought this price action would also be reflected in Canadian steel companies (ie: STLC, RUS) based on "A tide rises all boats" theory. However this was not the case on Friday. Is hedging and/or steel tariffs the reason? Or maybe something else? Thank you your insight.

Read Answer Asked by Karen on March 01, 2022

Q: I would appreciate your opinion on your best picks US and Canada as a COVID recovery play for midium term in today's market. Thank you for your great service!

Read Answer Asked by Wei on January 17, 2022

Q: What Cdn or U.S. companies would you consider to be the most likely takeover targets in 2022? Can you rank them in terms of quality even if a takeover doesn't materialize?

Read Answer Asked by Chris on December 21, 2021

Q: Good Morning, I am under weight in base material and Consumer defensive. My list of current holding is below. I am looking to put some money in these sectors to bring my sector allocation as suggested by your Portfolio Analytics.
The time period to hold is long term 5 year plus. Growth stocks preferred. Kindly recommend

1. Should I add to current position or if there are better opportunities kindly recommend them
2. If some of these needs to be replaced with better growth stocks , kindly suggest the same

Coca-Cola Company (The)
Dollarama Inc.
Nutrien Ltd.
Primo Water Corporation
Procter & Gamble Company (The)
Sherritt International Corporation
Sherritt International Corporation
The Kraft Heinz Company
Walmart Inc.


Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Nimish on December 20, 2021

Q: Hello,

Further to your response regarding inflation and five Canadian and US names that might perform better, do you also have five mid cap or smaller cap names that might benefit from inflation? Both US and CDN?

Thank you!

Read Answer Asked by Gerald on October 28, 2021

Q: How should one adapt their portfolio in the face of higher inflation risk that is often mentioned of late?

Do you have any thoughts on this risk?
General portfolio strategy? …ie more materials
Do you have any specific suggestions ie an ETF or a company?

Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Simon on October 05, 2021

Q: What are your top Canadian and US investment ideas foe times of rising inflation?

Read Answer Asked by Serei on October 04, 2021

Q: Retired, dividend-income investor. Reading lots about supply chain shortages (semi-conductors, copper, steel, etc). How are we best to play this?

Should we consider selecting companies within specific industries (Copper Mountain or Teck comes to mind) or should we go the ETF route (via ZMT or another suggestion via 5iR)?

A dividend would be a bonus. BTW, in the materials sector I already own NTR.

Please list some companies that I can research.

Please list some ETFs that I can research.

Thanks...Steve

Read Answer Asked by Stephen on September 20, 2021

Q: Any recommendations for US or international (listed on US stock exchange) stocks for RRSP and TFSA accounts to help overall diversification with non-registered accounts that are overweight Canada geographically and within that financial, energy, and utilities overweight. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Peter on September 17, 2021

Q: Hi Everyone at 5i!!! With Biden’s objective to enhance American infrastructure, what companies and ETFs stand to benefit from this and which would be the best ones to invest in? The list can include the stocks that provide the raw materials to this project as well. Thank you , Tamara

Read Answer Asked by Tamara on August 30, 2021

Q: Morning... you mentioned XYL as on of your 4 favourite industrials. Could you update the other 3 for us.

Where would BA fit? Would you consider it a buy? Why or why not...

thanks, Mark

Read Answer Asked by Mark on August 18, 2021

Q: Hello Peter and team;

I would appreciate your opinion on Cleveland Cliffs in particular and the outlook for steel industry in general. I already own Reliance Steel and cannot decide if I should increase my exposure to the industry; and if I do then diversify with CLF or double down on RS. I know you like RS but would be interested in knowing your opinion of CLF relative to RS as well.
Have an exposure through the coking coal space as well(SXC). If you are bullish on the sector, what would be your limit on sector exposure?

Read Answer Asked by Rajiv on August 17, 2021

Q: According to my portfolio analysis, I need to increase my US & international exposure. I am underweight in materials, real estate, communication services and utilities. Could you suggest 2-3 of your favourites US stocks for each of these 4 sectors? I greatly appreciate all the good advice I received from being a member of 5iResearch.

Read Answer Asked by jacques on July 16, 2021

Q: Hello Peter,

We are seeking advice on how to play the infastructure game now that Biden confirmed on Sunday that it is a stand-alone deal. We are light on Steel, Industrials, Manufacturing, Aerospace, Transportation, Materials, and 5G. We have some green energy with BEP.UN & AQN. We will reshuffle the deck by reducing Tech stocks to accommodate the shift.

Can you rank the following stocks in the categories 1st to last and add any other stocks that may be a better choice than those listed
Steel: RS, NUE, SCHN
Industrials: DD, HON (+ any other suggestions)
Aerospace: LMT, BA
Transportation: WSP, TFII, UNP, CNR, CP (+ any other suggestions)
Materials: CX (+ any other suggestions)
Manufacturing: (suggestions please)
5G: MRVL, ERIC

My last question is ask your opinion of the top 8 stocks (please rank) for the infastructure deal regardless of the sector.

Thank you for your great service.

Debbie and Jerry




Read Answer Asked by Jerry on June 28, 2021