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Q: There are many small cap (and some larger cap) companies looking into new technologies for energy storage systems. As innovation in this area would appear to be necessary with most “green” energy solutions to our current climate problems, have any of these come to your attention as worthy of speculative investments?
A couple of recommendations for further research would be appreciated.
Thanks, Len

Read Answer Asked by Leonard on March 20, 2023

Q: I recently read on article on the importance of decarbonization many years into the future.

Can you provide some companies you would currently recommend in order to profit from this secular growth theme.

Canadian or US company ideas please. Looking for companies to hold in an RRSP for many many years.

Thanks very much

Read Answer Asked by Thomas on March 16, 2023

Q: Hi Peter,

You had this qn on Jan. 23, 2023:

My sister wants to invest in 10 Canadian stocks that are relatively safe in terms of capital preservation but which offer possible dividend and growth . Hopefully the stocks would be in different sectors that you would recommend.

Now, for a 5 yr + time period, what 11 US quality stock from each sector would you recommend ?

Please deduct as many credits as necessary.

Thanks a million.

Read Answer Asked by RAY on February 23, 2023

Q: What percentage of a portfilio would you allocate to renewable enegy. I have organized possible holdings into 3 groupings: A. asset allocators, like BEP-un, CWEN; B. technology enhancers, like ARRY, SHLS, RUN, C. Electric utility deliverers: AES, FTS. I would ssk that you recommend a your preferred namres for each grouping. My questions are: 1. Is this a useful way to organize and, if so, what percentage would you allocate to each grouping? 2. Could you rank the stocks in each grouping for safety and growth with suggested [ballpark] entry buy prices? Thanks

Read Answer Asked by sam on December 21, 2022

Q: Im inerested in investing in the modernnization of electrical infrastructure in Canada and the United States. Please. suggest a number of excellent companies that you believe will be leaders in this modernization process.

Read Answer Asked by Les on December 19, 2022

Q: Can you please rank the above utilities for Value. I used EV/EBITA data from Yahoo Finance and got this: NPI (8), BIP.UN (11), FTS (12.7), BLX (13), BEP.UN (15), NEE (26), AQN (28)

Read Answer Asked by Grant on November 07, 2022

Q: Re your answer to Cheryl today, and your recommendation for 8 stocks that have been stable and performed well over time. Can you recommend a handful of US stocks that fulfill the same goals. Not concerned over sectors.
Thanks, Peter

Read Answer Asked by Peter on November 01, 2022

Q: I am trying build a list of buy and forget core stocks for each sector. I hold the following utilities in various accounts: FTS, BIPC, BEPC, AQN, NEE, BLX, NPI. Can you please rank these for safety and also for growth. I hold BLX in a corp account because it has the lowest yield - do you see BLX as a long term buy and forget stock? Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Grant on October 11, 2022

Q: I feel that the future will usher in an era where good investments will be found in the renewable energy area. Just wondering if you agree. If so, I would appreciate it if you would rank order your 6 favorite investments in this sector. I'm interested in both Canadian and America companies and looking mostly for capital appreciation. (some dividends would also be appreciated).

Read Answer Asked by Les on September 21, 2022

Q: Hi again. A couple days ago Rose was asking about your top 5 US stock picks and you gave the above 5. Wasn't she asking about USA stocks and if yes, what would they be? If I misunderstood, they I would ask what would your top 5 USA stocks be please? Thanks again for this wonderful service.

Read Answer Asked by Dan on August 25, 2022

Q: What is the best way to play energy decarbonization over the next decade? Hydrostor looks very interesting to me but is not public. Is there perhaps an indirect way to get involved?

Read Answer Asked by Jeff on April 27, 2022

Q: In anticipation of a possible recession in the near future, I would like to slowly tweak a few of my holdings. Could you please list some of the best sectors to hold in a recession, and if possible, list a few excellent Canadian companies in each sector and perhaps some US stocks. What may be the worst sectors to hold in a recession? Sorry, this is a big question, but one that I think many members may be thinking about.

Read Answer Asked by Grant on March 18, 2022

Q: I was looking to add (NEE) Nextera to my RRSP and Exco (Xtc) to my unregistered account for some dividend paying companies based on some insider buying. What do you think of the financial ratios for these stocks, their history, the industry that they serve, their customer base and insider ownership? Buy, hold or sell? Thanks

Read Answer Asked by James on February 15, 2022

Q: Countering inflation, can you recommend your favourite 6 companies in Canada and the US with pricing power (dividend payers would be appreciated) Thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Michael on January 27, 2022

Q: Good Day Team,
I want to add Clean Energy.
ENPH looks a leader in USA
Would buy it now ? if not can please name 1 or two others stocks you like on Clean Energy in US or Canada.
Best Regards

Read Answer Asked by Djamel on January 18, 2022

Q: I am looking to shift some of my portfolio from the oil & gas sector to the renewable energy sector. Can you please recommend some possible companies/investment opportunities to consider?

Read Answer Asked by Brian on October 08, 2021