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Q: Hi group i presently hold CVS - 20% loss,- UNH - 11% loss Buy sell or old ? + if sell what would you replace with (these are my only holds in health sector this sector is really struggling - your comments on the sector + these 2 stocks in general

I also own NRGI - presently a 20% loss I also own ARC in this sector presently 5% loss - your thoughts on the sector in general + But sell or Hold

thanks for your help with my portfolio

Read Answer Asked by Terence on March 15, 2023

Q: I bought this stock a few years back, it pays a consistent dividend but little value add outside of that. I am thinking of selling and moving into other US pharma with better growth upside. What are your thoughts and a couple of recommendations for alternatives.
As always thanks for your advise.

Jim

Read Answer Asked by Jim on March 14, 2023

Q: I'm looking for names in the large cap pharma and biotech sectors. Can you suggest two stocks for each sector that look attractive to you right now for a 5+ year horizon? Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Stefan on March 10, 2023

Q: I have the above but am thinking of selling and buying into a drug etf. I am open to expanding one or two drug co.to accompany lly but I am looking for your comments and advice. Take whatever points for this info.
Do you have an opinion on Biden comments re the pharma and also basic materials on how or will that effect canada and which s tks could be adversely challenged. Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Maureen on February 22, 2023

Q: This question concerns Healthcare in a well-diversified Canadian portfolio (~30 holdings), focused slightly toward growth. Our target is for a 5% weight in this sector.

Currently, we only hold CSH.UN at a loss. We are open to selling it outright and replacing it with 1 or more of your favourites or topping it up and adding at least 1 growth-oriented suggestion. I understand from a previous question that CSH.UN has performed in a close range with REITs, which have adequate representation in our portfolio.

What would be your top picks in Healthcare for long term holds (5+ years)? How would you rate them (1-10, 10 being best) for new money today?

How would you proceed? Would you suggest going with 1 or 2 names? Would you suggest topping up CSH.UN and adding a 2nd name, selling CSH.UN and adding 1 or 2 new names, etc?

Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Peter on February 17, 2023

Q: I own these four healthcare companies but would like to reduce my holdings to three. How would you rate them from best to worse. I've done the best on UNH as I've held it the longest but in looking at a long-term chart it has the poorest returns of the four. They are all so different but what three would give me the best diversification? Look forward to your opinion. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Cheryl on February 09, 2023

Q: I OWN LNG, NUE, LLY, ROK, APPS QCOM CRM, GOOGL, TSLA, NVDA, STZ....IN VARIOUS U.S. ACCOUNTS

I WOULD LIKE TO BUY MSFT AND COST

WHICH OF THE ABOVE WOULD YOU CONSIDER SELLING FIRST
ANY COMMENTARY ON THE OTHERS WOULD BE APPRECIATED. THANK YOU....

Read Answer Asked by Maureen on January 24, 2023

Q: Hello Peter and Team,

We are celebrating the start of CPP and OAS this year. With that in mind we have to think about RRIF in 7 years, investments , bonds, and GIC's in our RRSP's. We also have a small TFSA for higher growth stocks. With that said, it is time to retool our investments. We have not been a fan of bonds for over 10 years though we are open to bonds now. .

Which mix of CDN/US/Foreign Bonds, GIC's, and top 10 stocks would you recommend for RRSP's if you have a clean slate with a 7 year outlook.?

Thank you so much for your service. It is the best site by far for advice, CDN portfolios, and general questions by subscribers.

Sincerely,
Debbie and Jerry


Read Answer Asked by Jerry on January 23, 2023

Q: I am looking to build a corporate portfolio (i.e. ~40% tax on dividends and distributions), and will be adding a position monthly, then topping those holdings up on a monthly basis ongoing. My timescale is 30 years, and really the only important thing is amount of money at the end. What holdings would be reasonable for such an account? Any preference as to order I add them?

I grew up with Money Saver magazine, so my gut feeling is just to buy a set of big, well run companies that pay dividends. However, the current popular zeitgeist seems to be to just buy an all-in-one fund, like VGRO, and not overthink it.

Please take as many credits as needed to answer this question as completely as possible. Thank you!

Read Answer Asked by Sam on January 23, 2023

Q: Hi Peter, Ryan and 5i team,
Itís that time of year to contribute to our grandsonís RESP (age 9). After rebalancing and adding new money we can add two stocks to the portfolio. To broaden the sectors , we are looking at utilities, healthcare, and real estate. Could you please suggest a name in each sector .
Thank you for your opinion.

Read Answer Asked by john on January 17, 2023

Q: Q1: What 3 to 5 stocks if added would work well with the existing 17 stocks below?

Q2: Are there any already in this list that you would say (like Jack Armstrong) "Get that garbage out of here" or are they all okay?

AAPL, ABCL, AMD, APPS, ATZ, COST, CRWD, DDOG, DOO, ECN, GOOG, GSY, NVDA, SHOP, TD, TOI, WELL

Read Answer Asked by Stephen on January 17, 2023

Q: I am a 76 year old income investor. 3% of my portfolio is held in BIP, BIPC and BEP. I just sold my CU for my RRIF withdrawal. I now have about $40,000 with which to invest in our TFSA accounts. Analytics shows I need 5% more of healthcare, industrials and technology. I am thinking of adding BIPC.TO. and/or CPX to replace the CU. Please provide other income ideas.
Thank you
Stanley

Read Answer Asked by STANLEY on January 09, 2023