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Q: Currently have a 17% position in financials including the above. Giving the current outlook for interest rate, would you consider this position to be favourable. Why or why not.

Read Answer Asked by Roy on October 06, 2021

Q: An equal number of shares of BAM and BAMR are being held in my portfolio. They have been considered economically equivalent, with a small premium on BAMR initially. Today, BAMR is performing much stronger than BAM.
What is the reason for disparity in the performance? Please kindly predict which one will have a superior performance for a longer term. Thank you for your great service. Bill.

Read Answer Asked by Bill on August 24, 2021

Q: Would like to create a 10-15 stock portfolio out the securities listed above, to meet my retirement income and growth needs, for a long term hold.
CPD is my current, imperfect proxy for the fixed income portion of my portfolio.
CVE, CNQ, SU would be the only opportunistic (and highly correlated) purchases, to take advantage of the current low valuations for the petroleum industry. These would be sold if the oil & gas market's prospects change.
Please rank all the securities on the basis of return potential over 2-3 years as the primary criteria,
Please eliminate any stock which does not have adequate balance sheet strength, from the lineup.
Please add to the lineup all securites that would facilitate the creation of a defensible, well-diversified, long term portfolio - especially if it is in a sector that I have overlooked.

Thank you for your expertise, and willingness to help me sleep a bit more soundly.

Read Answer Asked by Pradeep on August 13, 2021

Q: Good Morning to 5I team.

You are big help in educating and making us make better decision every day. I have BAM.A and BBU.UN. Looking to add more to BBU.UN. Over the next 3 years do you see a better growth in BBU or would still prefer BAM.

I am looking at Xela. I see that have a global presence and they mention that they serve about 60% of the fortune 100 companies. What is your opinion on Management, Technology, Debt, Cashflow and past performance. Do you see a good growth potential over 5 years. Can one start a position in it at current level

Sector and weighting do not matter. Have a good risk appetite but not looking to gamble.


Read Answer Asked by Nimish on July 23, 2021

Q: With the new information released today by Brookfield around the Insurance company can you explain what it means. I'm a little confused by the details. It doesn't sound like a spin off where shareholders will own shares in the new insurance company. Also 1 share for every 145 Brookfield shares? Thx

Read Answer Asked by Adam on June 10, 2021

Q: Above are my CDN holdings greater than 2% of my portfolio. I'm looking for 1 more sleep at night CDN recommendation for an RRSP account that you would initiate at more than 2% and hoping you might have a short list of recommendations? No oil/gas/pipelines, thx but otherwise I'm open.

Read Answer Asked by Cameron on June 03, 2021

Q: Doing some spring cleaning and attempting to tilt my folio into more income and less growth/risk. I follow the BP almost exclusively and would like your opinion on which Div payers in the BP you would increase in weight, and what non Div payers you would decrease. Thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Kelly on May 04, 2021

Q: What are your Top 3 cad and top 3 US stocks regardless of sectors /risk. please provide brief explanation as why you like them Thanks for your recommendations they are much appreciated

Read Answer Asked by Terence on April 20, 2021

Q: I've got ~$20K coming into my RRSP. What 4-5 companies would 10 years from now me be really happy that current me invested in tomorrow? Not necessarily looking to find the next Shopify (although I wouldn't be upset if I did) but rather strong names that you have the most confidence in over the next 10 years.


Read Answer Asked by Harrison on March 30, 2021

Q: My grandson of 23 is starting his 1st tfsa with $2500 to begin and needs a core holding start. please suggest a stock only and etf only models. Which one or mixed off, would you deploy today.

Read Answer Asked by Peter on March 15, 2021

Q: I am looking to put 5 stocks into a tfsa and put them in a growth portfolio. Which would be your top 5 for growth

Read Answer Asked by Mike on March 09, 2021

Q: Hi my question is regarding resp’s and best way to contribute. Time frame is 15-20 years. I understand ETF’s offer diversification, however would you at all consider a few slow and steady (conservative) stocks instead. Your top 5 ETF’s and stocks for this scenario please and thank you!


Read Answer Asked by Lauren on March 05, 2021