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Q: Good Morning,

As the market gets beaten down yields on some very good companies are becoming difficult to ignore.

With a recession in sight yields could possibly get even better.

I am retired and an income investor sitting on substantial cash.

What would be your preferred course of action at this time?

What companies would be most attractive to you?

Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Dave on September 26, 2022

Q: I am in my 80's and am changing my investment philosophy.
Can you suggest 6-8 stocks US or Can that would be in a solid l-o-n-g term growth and income portfolio. I would particularly like stocks that have recently been a little soft.
Thanks
PB

Read Answer Asked by Peter on September 26, 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: Hello 5i Team,

Could you please provide your top 5 US healthcare stock picks for growth (with above-average risk) over the next 5 years, and include a brief comment why.

Could you also suggest 3 "safer" options.

Feel free to subtract as many credits as warranted.

Many thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Keith on September 22, 2022

Q: 3 questions

What is the annual return for ENB since it went public when you include dividends & largest drawdown?

Would a 20% position in ENB for a retired person looking for income make sense?

What are the 5 safest Canadian & US stocks that would provide the best protection against drawdowns?

Read Answer Asked by Nick on September 09, 2022

Q: Hi group what going on with the big pharma stocks over the last several days ? LLy as an example is now off 10% in the last 5 days. Can you shed any light other than a very tough market. Buy sell or hold and why...thanks

Read Answer Asked by Terence on June 03, 2022

Q: Hi Peter and Staff

Looking at my health care basket, I have a couple of losers in it VEEV and VTRS.

I have had losers I regretted selling and losers I wish I had not wasted opportunity cost on.......I am fine doing either....Do you think the risk/reward of selling either or both of these to top up ABBV,PFE,SYK or JNJ would be a good move in the long run ignoring how many positions I have or should I hang on. If a sale is suggested which order would you top up the 4 stocks mentioned.

Thanks for all you do
Dennis

Read Answer Asked by Dennis on March 30, 2022

Q: Hello 5i team,

Need an opinion on resizing my healthcare investment.

I hold GILD, ABBV, PFE in our portfolio; ABBV & PFE are doing well while GILD is barely breaking even. Your thought in replacing GILD with JNJ or go to IHI - a medical devices ETF.

Thank you !

Read Answer Asked by Nhung on March 28, 2022

Q: Hello 5i team,
Need to build equity portion of a portfolio for a recently retired almost senior citizen.
Very conservative, sleep at night stocks. Not needed for at least 5-10 years.

Need about 10 for RRSP and 4-5 for TFSA.

Do you agree with above stocks or would you pick others?
No oil stocks and no significantly cyclical stocks.
Don't need to be dividend payers but looking for total return of 5-8% or more per year on average.
Can you provide about 12 choices including above suggestions if you agree for RRSP and 4-5 for TFSA.

Take as many credits as needed.
Thank you so much for this great service.

Read Answer Asked by Tulio on January 26, 2022

Q: I hold all 3 in a non-registered account, and spin-offs from U.S. companies can bring unnecessary complications at tax time (86.1 elections requiring paper tax filing) - I just want to avoid that whenever possible. Given market efficiency theories, the value of the spin-outs 'should' be in the stock close to spin-out time. Given that, does your Bloomberg advise as to when the ex-dividend dates will be for the spin-outs of these 3? Thanks very much....

Read Answer Asked by warren on January 11, 2022

Q: Hi can you recommend some healthcare etf funds that trade on the NYSE or NASDAQ, I need exposure in this sector, looking for:
1. Growth based funds with some dividend income
2. Dividend income with lower volatility

Thx!

Read Answer Asked by Kim on November 19, 2021

Q: When comparing the two companies would you say there’s a lot of overlap in their businesses? Is one diversified enough in healthcare owning both and if not, which would you prefer? Also, could you recommend a few HC stocks that would compliment either? Thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Michael on October 25, 2021

Q: I want exposure to health. Looking for growth in the next 5 years. Can you please rate these companies in term of growth in next 5 years, starting with the most potential? And what is a good entry point for them?
Feel free to suggest any other health care stock that offer growth as well. Thank you very much.

Read Answer Asked by Anh on October 18, 2021

Q: I own Abbvie already and would like to add another company from the health care sector. What would be your next choice for a long term hold in a dividend focused portfolio? Considering maybe JNJ, PFE, BMY, AMGN, ABT, MRK.

Read Answer Asked by Serei on September 29, 2021