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Q: Thanks for answereing my question on AEM. I share your negativity towards this report.

Do you still like gold representation in the portfolio given whats happening to interest rates, the US $ etc.

If yes, what would you replace AEM with in the portfolio. My intent will be to sell it today.


Read Answer Asked by Sheldon on February 17, 2023
Q: I have been able to top up my TFSA accounts and now find I am sitting on about 40K in USD. I am looking for growth, preferably with a dividend, in a well managed and reliable company, or companies. I'm overweight in Tech & Utilities, OK in Finance, low in Energy, underweight in Industrial. A quick look at the US sectors has given me the feeling that now isn't the time to start with Staples, Health Care or Utilities and that there seems to be caution with respect to Energy. Materials and possibly Industrials, which has puzzled me, as I would think China reopening and the US's infrastructure spending would have helped the last three sectors mentioned. I welcome your thoughts, and any suggestions, as they are usually very insightful!
Read Answer Asked by Dawn on February 07, 2023
Q: Currently reviewing my precious metals exposure. In my royalty companies I have a full position in FNV and MMX. Would you hold MMX with the pending purchase by TFPM or would you sell and buy WPM at this time? In my gold miners, I have half positions in VGCX and NEM (position resulted from the Goldcorp merger), should either be sold and if so, would you purchase AEM? Any further thoughts on the precious metals exposure would be appreciated.
Read Answer Asked by eric on December 09, 2022
Q: Hello,
I am down in phys, aem, and sil but down the most in phys. can you recommend a proxy for tax loss harvesting to replace all 3 or should I sell phys and sil and replace with aem?
Read Answer Asked by Mary on December 09, 2022
Q: Given a competing offer will not be coming and it from my math it seems YRI current price is not really showing any discount (you can take a look) to the current offer, would you suggest its time to move on and look for a replacement. Any suggestions besides AEM/BTO for safer precious metals holdings who are paying a decent dividend.
Read Answer Asked by Husseinali on November 08, 2022
Q: With 1,000 shares of Alexco I will wind up with 116 shares of Hecla. I'm inclined to just sell and take my losses since I have no other US stocks. Any suggestions??
Read Answer Asked by Del on August 18, 2022
Q: You have thoughts about gold going forward?As a tangible asset instead of Bitcoin and other digital coins I have a strong feeling that gold might be at the beginning stages of a strong rally.
Some gold miners also have a good dividend as well.How did gold perform in history when we had inflation,recession,war,debt?
Please give us some insight here and what is the overall opinion from the analysts?
If there are three gold-companies to pick...which ones?
Read Answer Asked by Josh on June 13, 2022
Q: I am light on materials. Please provide a recommendation for best 3 'materials' stocks in US and Canada at this time. What is a good materials ETF for reference. Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by Patrick on January 26, 2022
Q: A family member would like to build a US dollar portfolio with US stocks. My thought would be to do it along the lines of the 5iR Cdn Balance Portfolio. For example, JPMorgan would be the US stock for the BNS. With this in mind, and being able to tolerate risk and for a long-term intention, like 10 years, what would you suggest the 15+ position US portfolio would look like?....Thanks...Tom
Read Answer Asked by Tom on June 24, 2021
Q: Looking to add to my gold exposure (currently a small position in GLD). Can you let me know your preferred choice for a:
1. Gold ETF
2. Gold Miner/Producer
3. Gold explorer
4. Gold - high risk/high opportunity
5. Gold...? something alternative here, perhaps like GoldMoney


Read Answer Asked by Cameron on August 25, 2020
Q: Hello 5I Team
Newmont Corporation is a US domiciled company and trades primarily on the US market (NEM:US) and it also trades on the Canadian Market (NGT:CA).
I am assuming the Canadian listing is a result of the Goldcorp acquisition in 2019.
1 - Which is the better market (Canada or US) to purchase Newmont on?
2 - Assuming the dividends from Newmont are not eligible for the dividend tax credit, would it be better to buy the Canadian domiciled companies (ABX, AEM, FNV, KL etc.) and receive eligible dividends? The yield on all the major gold miners is approximately 1 %, so I understand yield is not the primary reason for holding gold stocks.
Read Answer Asked by Stephen on August 20, 2020
Q: I have small positions in FNV and AEM. I am looking to add another gold company. Would you prefer ABX or NEM and why? Or would you prefer KL over those two and why?
Thanks, Tim.
Read Answer Asked by tim on April 14, 2020
Q: Fiscal and monetary policy is point the direction that if and when markets recover there is going to be a lot of money and keep money.

1. Are you a believer of gold and silver?
2. Would you choose one or the other or both?
3. If so, which companies would you choose and when would you enter?

Many thanks
Read Answer Asked by James on March 26, 2020