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Q: Can you recommend a few US non tech stocks that you see have good upside?
Read Answer Asked by sean on July 22, 2024
Q: I'm looking for more momentum in the healthcare sector for the next 3-5 years, at least. I am a long term investor. I currently have ABBV and SYK but am thinking about moving on and buying LLY and ISRG as replacements. Are you still bullish on both LLY and ISRG, and do you think that such a switch makes sense in this market? Thank you!
Read Answer Asked by Lois on July 19, 2024
Q: If you have to create new balance portfolio that includes CDR and CDN stocks.. Which 25 stocks portfolio would you recommend that includes both.

Do you think you would create new balance portfolio in the future that includes CDR.

Thanks for the great service

Read Answer Asked by Hector on July 19, 2024
Q: Hi,
After reading disturbing reports about Shopify's business practices, such as not enforcing its own acceptable use policy against its merchants selling nazi-related products, and its COO's board-level involvement with a far right wing media group, do you have any suggestions for ethical growth companies in Canada or the US to replace this name in my portfolio?
Thank you. Michael
Read Answer Asked by Michael on July 17, 2024
Q: ETN is a theme play that is on the move. I'm thinking†of selling UNH (considered defensive) and buying ETN even though it†is more†cyclical in†nature. Other healthcare names held are ABBV, ABT, BSX, ISRQ, LLY (starting position), and SYK. Currently, health care makes up 9.71% of the total portfolio compared to industrial at 19.12%......What do you say about this stock change? And other suggestions are most welcomed!.....Tom
Read Answer Asked by Tom on July 16, 2024
Q: Please rate the following stocks to purchase for a long term hold. Thanks
Read Answer Asked by Ben on July 16, 2024
Q: At 60 I suddenly find myself semi-retired. Although it's a few years earlier than anticipated, I'm actually pretty excited - I've used the CRA retirement calculator (an excellent tool) and have a solid plan. I do need to make a $150,000 RRSP account last until I am 70 when I plan on applying for CPP and OAS. I want to pull $18,000 per year from the RRSP account a so it does require some growth. Can you suggest a mix of US and Canadian holdings and or etf's (about 50% allocation each country) for such a scenario? Thanks so much.
Read Answer Asked by Kim on July 16, 2024
Q: Could you please recommend 5 US stocks (any sector but tech) that have a good outlook for the next few years. I am not adverse to risk as this would be for my TFSA.
Read Answer Asked by Maryon on July 16, 2024
Q: Hi Group can you please rate in order of your preference for short term trading not to buy and hold . Give me the ones with the most potential to grow. Most of the ones I have identified have been in the tank lately and should be ripe for some sort of recovery. Also if you have any good ideas that fit the criteria please feel free to add/rate the opportunity as you see it.
Read Answer Asked by Terence on July 15, 2024
Q: Hi Group can you please give me your top 3 picks for TSFA ( I am 74 years old but do nor require a dividend unless it fits with your recommendations ( i also have room for $50,000 Cad)

also what your top picks c/w short reason for the picks. for the leading 6 sectors as of today. regardless of US or CAD Thanks for your help it much appreciated
Read Answer Asked by Terence on July 11, 2024
Q: I am up 140% on NVDA and 65% up on DRX ( DRX has lost some gains recently

I am looking to maximize gains for the next 2 years.

I am planning to sell half of my NVDA shares and all my DRX shares to buy MU and AVGO.

The thought is that I want to cash some gains from NVDA and DRX might not grow much after the recent insider sale.

Does this sound like a good plan? Or do you think that NVDS, AVGO and MU are in similar markets and would suffer once AI-hype dies down in the next 2 years?

Do you have other alternatives for a 2 year hold? I am buying with Canadian dollars. So stocks need to be listed on TSX or NEO.

Read Answer Asked by v on July 10, 2024
Q: Morning 5i team,
Thanks for all your great advice to help grow our portfolios.
I own some URI and looks like itís stalled and looking to sell that and buy one of the following, COST, TT, WMT, CAT or HD.
What are your thoughts on that move or would you put it somewhere else?
Read Answer Asked by Joe on July 08, 2024
Q: I saw this article on Reuters re NVO and assume that's why it has come off the past couple of days. Does this issue also affect LLY? If no, is it time to switch? If yes, is it time to get out of NVO? "Patients using Novo Nordisk's wildly popular weight-loss drug Wegovy and its similar medicines for type 2 diabetes may be at increased risk for a sight-threatening eye condition, according to data from a study published on Wednesday."
Read Answer Asked by Kim on July 05, 2024
Q: Hi 5i,

I have a question about currency as it relates to investments made to the TSX or US stock exchanges.

I am embarrassed to ask given this was likely a rookie move; posting publicly in case it helps others.

I have made investments via my TFSA, LIRA, RRSP and self directed investment account in some US equities (above).

What I perceive now to be a "problem" is that all purchases of US stocks (including those with dividends) were made out of my CA account of said RRSP, TFSA, LIRA etc. given I did not hold any USD$ in my investment accounts.

Yesterday there were a few questions around Norbertís Gambit approach (which I am not familiar with) and I have since realized the error of my ways. Here are my questions - knowing you cannot personalize responses - but if it were YOU :

- 1) As a Canadian, should the purchase of any US equity always be purchased using US funds in said investment account? OR when available - should you purchase on the CA stock exchange?

- 2) What is the best way to transfer CAD from said investment account into the US corresponding account if one wants to be mindful of fees, exchange rates etc. (is that Norbert's approach?)

-3) What would you suggest I do for the US equities I currently own in CA accounts? Is there anything to do?

Please use any credits you see fit.
Thanks a Million.
Read Answer Asked by Julie on June 28, 2024
Q: Like every investor, I'm trying to maximize growth while minimizing risk.
Of the following stocks, which do you believe provides the optimal combination of safety AND growth over the next 3-5 years? Please rate each for risk/growth on a scale of 1-10: LLY, ULTA, CELH, BKNG and NXT. Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by Maureen on June 26, 2024