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Q: Do you have three or four names in the medical equipment sector that you expect will do well this coming year.?

Read Answer Asked by Mike on May 24, 2022

Q: Hi Folks,
I've held GILD in my TFSA now for a couple of years and I'm down 27%, time to let it go. I also hold ABBV, PFE and MDT all performing well - can you suggest a replacement for GILD - looking for a company paying a dividend with some growth. Appreciate your suggestion.

Read Answer Asked by JOHN on March 28, 2022

Q: Hi - 2 part question: Over the next year or so, what would be your top selections for US healthcare stocks? Second, what sub sector of US Healthcare do you like the most over next year?
Thank you as always.

Read Answer Asked by Douglas on March 24, 2022

Q: I previously asked you about MDT (November 3, 2021). You suggested to wait till January 2022. My original question has specifics including asking you to confirm certain key ratios. Kindly update your answer, especially in view of yesterday’s positive article on MDT. MDT and other medical equipment businesses have been stumbling due to Covid. I especially like MDT products in my med work, but that of course is not enough reason to buy.

Kindly confirm what you see on Bloomberg for the following:

Do you think the value for EV/FCF makes MDT a decent buy today?

Read Answer Asked by Adam on February 04, 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: Hello Team,

Do you have a list of three top DEFIBRILLATOR Maker publicly traded companies that are good investments (I suspect they will all be US and European Companies)?

Thank you,


Read Answer Asked by Joseph on December 14, 2021

Q: In recent responses to questions regarding recommended health care posotions you like: ISRG,SYK,MDT,ABBV. I have a full position in UNH. Would you suggest a change (no tax implications) i.e., is there anything wrong with UNH is your opinion? Thanks again.

Read Answer Asked by Dan on December 13, 2021

Q: Hi Peter,

In this downtrend market could you please give your three best stocks to buy for 3 to 5 years hold in each sector in canada and US as well ?
Thank you for your best advise on this platform.


Read Answer Asked by kaushikbhai on December 10, 2021

Q: Hi Folks,
I have the above companies in my TFSA all at the same or so weight. I had BYD but sold it when it started to drop. I am still ahead in my sold price as compared to its current price. I am looking to add another or even BYD now that it has settled somewhat, can you give me your suggestion as to what you would add to this lineup - buy back BYD or can you provide some others that I can add. Thank you very much for your suggestions over the years.

Read Answer Asked by JOHN on December 08, 2021

Q: I have a 2/3 position in MDT whose share price has fallen much more than I expected due to a product recall. Was the said recall bad enough to warrant such a drop? I am tempted to top up my position. I hesitate, thinking there must be some bad news out there that I am unaware of. Is there?

MDT seems to have high trailing P/E probably due to elective surgery being postponed. Do you have the following: PEG; fwd P/E; ROE; ROCI ?

I also wonder if my views towards MDT are biased because I see it on the AAII dividend model portfolio; on a BAC top picks (issued a couple of weeks ago); and because it seems to have been a reasonably good dividend grower.

Read Answer Asked by Adam on November 02, 2021

Q: According to portfolio analytics I need to increase my allocation to healthcare.
Have MRK. Please rank the following from 1. growth perspective 2. safety perspective: MDT SYK ABBV ZBH REGN

Read Answer Asked by Doug on October 13, 2021

Q: I need to increase the healthcare allocation in my portfolio. I am considering MDT, DGX,and CVS as, I think, together they provide a good balance of strong fundamentals, yield and some growth. Do you agree, and do you have any other (non-pharma) suggestions.
Many Thanks

Read Answer Asked by John on October 08, 2021

Q: Am wondering which of these stocks are vulnerable to climbing interest rates. For the vulnerable ones, would you please advise at what point you would consider reducing or selling them. Also, a strategy on when and how to do such an assessment would be instructive.

Thanks for your great advice. Most of your subscribers say this regularly, but they probably really mean it ! If it weren't for 5i, I'd still be holding a bag of mutual funds not knowing how big my losses were.

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Read Answer Asked by TOM on October 08, 2021

Q: I am considering selling Veev or Abbv and buying Syk or Mdt. Could I have your thoughts on these companies today and which ones have the most long term promise? Would you have other suggestions in US healthcare?

Read Answer Asked by Allen on September 27, 2021

Q: In our “balanced portfolio” we have decided to go to US stocks for our healthcare allocation. Currently holding MDT, VEEV and GH. Are these reasonable holdings? We like a concentrated portfolio so only have these 3 as our healthcare stocks. Would you suggest any changes or potentially a new 4th position? We are buy and hold growth investors looking at greater than 10 years until we would require these funds.

Read Answer Asked by Paul on September 22, 2021

Q: Hello Peter and Staff
So I am a slow learner and a bad order to add AND to my health care basket, Chartwell is gone.......I did not feel like adding $ for $ so have some of CSH proceeds left to top up a position or 2 in my basket....Please list 1, 2 ,3 in priority of your preferences above and if you see any you would not advise be kept, please say so and why.
Thanks for all you do

Read Answer Asked by Dennis on August 19, 2021

Q: I own MDT and ABBV in the Health Care Field. I am thinking of selling MDT and buying DIS. I know these are in completely different sectors but was wondering if there would be more growth in DIS going forward?
Thanks for all your professional advice.


Read Answer Asked by David on July 15, 2021