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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
John

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.

Whatever number of credits works

ConsCyc US:NIO
ConsDef US:CELH
ConsDef US:COST
Enrgy CPX
Enrgy AQN
ETF VGG
FinSvcs RY
FinSvcs US:V
FinSvcs SLF
FinSvcs US:MCO
FinSvcs GSY
FinSvcs BNS
FinSvcs US:BAM
FinSvcs US:JPM
Heal US:MDT
Heal WELL
Ind US:RTX
RealEst US:RDFN
Tech SHOP
Tech KXS
Tech US:MSFT
Tech US:CRWD
Tech US:U
Tech US:CRM
Telco BCE
Telco T
Util US:BEP
Util CU

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 listener.....in 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
Dennis

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.

Dave.

Read Answer Asked by David on July 15, 2021

Q: I own both ABBV and MDT and I am up nicely on both, thanks to 5i.
Thinking of selling MDT and purchasing SYK, which should have more growth in the coming months??
I would appreciate your opinion on all companies and the switch from MDT to SYK.

Thanks

Dave.

Read Answer Asked by David on June 17, 2021

Q: Good day - thank you for reading my email and all your information and prompt assistance It is very appreciated

Would you please suggest which stocks you would buy in healthcare and consumer defensive - Canadian and US if possible

Read Answer Asked by Marla on June 15, 2021

Q: Is Merk unjustifiably cheap or is it a value trap? Which of MRK, JNJ, MDT (or other suggestion) would you recommend as a buy and forget cornerstone healthcare holding for someone looking for long term capital appreciation and dividend growth. My only other healthcare position is ABBV. Please also explain the rationale. Thank you!

Read Answer Asked by Matthew on May 27, 2021

Q: I am currently looking to rebalance my portfolio taking into account the latest volitilty. I am a long term investor and fairly well diversified. I do need to top up in a few places. Would you suggest your favourite stocks in each of the following sectors: energy, health, telecom and industrials.
Thanks Peter and all of you for this wonderful service.

Read Answer Asked by Cathy on May 12, 2021

Q: Please give US or Canadian stocks, in Consumer defensive, Energy and Health sectors which are buyable now. Thanks for great service.

Read Answer Asked by KULDIP on May 07, 2021

Q: without any health positions....what would recommend as across the board encompassing stocks. I am open to cdn or us.
Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Maureen on May 03, 2021

Q: In the U.S. part of my non registered Account I have a small gain on LSCC and am thinking of selling and purchasing one of the other 5 U.S. stocks. Could you rate the 5 options I have listed with your opinion of each (best first). Would you agree with my selling of LSCC and purchasing the best of the 5 options I have listed or should I continue to hang on to LSCC.
Thanks John

Read Answer Asked by John on May 03, 2021

Q: I just sold a US stock that represents about 5% of my RIF and about 23% of my US holdings in the RIF. Income is obviously OK but some growth would also be welcome. Do you have any suggestions.
Thanks for the great work!
Bob

Read Answer Asked by Robert on April 30, 2021

Q: I have quite a few companies that trading well above
There normal p/e
Like Medtronics ,I’m starting to think
Selling the lofty ones and sit in a little more cash
And wait for all this to normalize
The example I’m using, over 10 years is around
25 p/e and now trading at 58 p/e
That info comes from Rbc investing
What are your thoughts
Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Sam on April 20, 2021