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Q: Hello, thinking of selling these stocks for tax loss reasons (10-15%). Although one would think a very possible recession with the related decrease in earnings is already baked in share prices, I am afraid it is not entirely so. I intent to buy these stocks back in a month, hopefully with a lower SP. Is the tradeoff between tax loss and the risk of share prices jumping much higher worth it? Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Martin on September 29, 2022

Q: I have a significant amount of cash to invest. I would like to allocate to some very high-quality stocks across various industries that can be bought and held for a long period of time so they can compound. If you could pick 10 companies that meet this criteria, what would they be? I was thinking about BAM, MSFT, V, COST, CP, UNH, HD, JNJ, GOOG, BRK.b but am open to suggestions or changes to this list. No banks or energy please.

Read Answer Asked by Stefan on September 22, 2022

Q: Looking for 10+ "steady compounders" CAD and US for long-term portfolio core and could you provide a short comment on why you like it and risks.
Thank you

Read Answer Asked by sam on August 31, 2022

Q: Hi, I am looking for quality US stocks that do not give out a dividend like BRK.B and GOOG and are unlikely to start issuing dividends in the next years. Can you suggest 4-5 other names?

Read Answer Asked by Christian on August 08, 2022

Q: I have a little to spend and am looking amongst the solid Canadian and US companies that you most recommend for long-term stability and growth.

Specifically though, I'm looking for these companies that seem underpriced and that have been doing well in their buyback policy.

Read Answer Asked by Kevin on July 21, 2022

Q: CSU and BEP.UN are graded A and are your only A grade companies in Canada. What might be an A grade company from the U.S. if you were to grade?

Thx

Read Answer Asked by blake on July 12, 2022

Q: Seeking alpha published an article today highlighting the HIT TO BOOK VALUE that will come when Q2 results are published in a month. They also advise not to panic and why.

As someone who saw a double drop to a 50% gain… I welcome the opportunity to buy Brk.b on sale.

My question is : Buy now? Or wait til Q2 results are published? Or maybe it doesn’t matter?

Many thanks as always.

Read Answer Asked by Donald on June 20, 2022

Q: I am doing some investing planning.
Objectives are to reduce risks and to capture more dividend income.

Part of this process entails looking for companies that are ( almost) too big to fail - recognizing that nothing is totally safe. bam.a, bro.b, bx

As a category or label would you:
1. Agree that the companies above are “ conglomerates “? ( or something else?)
2. Are they “ almost “ too big to fail?
3. Are there others I missed? .. especially something you like better?

Thanks as a for your helpfulness.

Read Answer Asked by Donald on May 24, 2022

Q: I am considering positions in the attached companies. Are current prices good entry points and are there any of these companies you would not purchase today?

Read Answer Asked by Timothy on March 31, 2022

Q: Hello 5i
I know that it is a good idea to either have a certain number of US stocks that are not represented in Canada, or an etf for the US market, in order to have a balanced portfolio. Fortunatly, or unfortunatly, I have both. And I am wondering whether I should either get rid of my stocks or get rid of my etf's. The above are the US stocks I hold. in pretty good percentages. If i were to hold only stocks what might you suggest to supplement these? I know that I am probably heavy in tech to really represent the US market and will probably have to trim here, maybe in percentages. any other suggestions appreciated. Most of these are held in tax sheltered accounts, so taxes shouldnt matter too much.
thanks as always

Read Answer Asked by joseph on January 30, 2022

Q: Curious to hear your thoughts about CET:NYSE, Central Securities, as a potential 5- to 10-year hold for diversification, some income and capital appreciation. Also, would it make sense to hold this in addition to BRK.B, BX, and a few ETFs (VGRO, VTV, VWO)? Thank you!

Read Answer Asked by Aaron on December 15, 2021

Q: Hi
Is there an American stock or 2 that you would consider the same as Bam
I really like Bam but it is starting to take a higher % of my total portfolio.
Thanks Terry

Read Answer Asked by Terry on December 03, 2021