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Q: Hi, can I get your recommendations on some Industrial stocks for a conservative portfolio as well as a few picks you might lean to with your inclinations for more growth. Thank you as always! Looking forward to your suggestions.
Read Answer Asked by Harry on May 22, 2024
Q: In watching BNN the other night, in talking about Constellation Software, Brian Madden mentioned that his fund has recently bought into what they view as a US based equivalent company. Unfortunately, much to my disappointment, he didn't mention who the company was. This did get me to wondering what (if any), US based companies you would recommend that are Constellation Software like and would he have perhaps have been referring to LMN?
Thank you again for the fabulous service!
Read Answer Asked by Mike on April 15, 2024
Q: Are there a few Canadian and/or US companies that are “hiding in plain sight” that have the potential to be long term compounders similar to a CSU, MKL, ROP etc?
Read Answer Asked by Peter on February 28, 2024
Q: For a TFSA, what are the 10 U.S. stocks that you would recommend ?


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Read Answer Asked by Jacques on February 28, 2024
Q: Some analysts I follow believe industrials will move as counties turn away from globalization . Reading through your previous answers you seemed to like ph and itw. I am looking for companies that already are positioned well and growing their earnings. Is there any other companies that could do well under this scenario ?
Read Answer Asked by lynn on February 21, 2024
Q: I hold ROP HEI WSP ATS TFII AXON VRT in the industrial sector. 5i has also recommended TT TDG RTX and URI. I would like to sort out which could be sold [in whole or in part] and which could be added to. For a long-term hold, which could go and which would you advise to be the core for this sector.
Read Answer Asked by sam on February 02, 2024
Q: Industrials 12% target allocation - what allocation do you advise? I have Full positions in WSP VRT and Partial Positions in ATS TFII HEI and AXON. Based on your advice, I would also like to have positions in URI HON TRI TIH HPS.A. Need to sort out what to own as Full and partial positions. Please rank for full and partial positions with entry prices for those not owned and what to drop from this list. I have a bias for serial acquierers along the lines of CSU.
Read Answer Asked by sam on November 27, 2023
Q: How does Roper compare to CSU? Thanks.
Read Answer Asked by Sandra on November 08, 2023
Q: I have 1/2 positions in both RTX and LMT and was considering adding to one of them. Which one would you add to at this time? Alternately, do you have another suggestion for the industrials space that you like better than these two companies? thanks, J
Read Answer Asked by John on October 13, 2023
Q: Apar from CSU and related companies, are there other vertical software comp[anies in large addressable markets in sectors such as healthcare, media and industrials that you find arttractive? At what prices would you recommend initiating a position and why do you find them attractive.
Thank you
Read Answer Asked by sam on September 12, 2023
Q: I would like to build a position in the industrial services sub-sector. Could you identify your favs [CAD/US] for 3-5 year hold [I have named a few, but look to you for those in which you have the most conviction] and rank according to (a) safety in a recession and (b) compounders for long-term growth. What makes them stand out?
Thank you..
Read Answer Asked by sam on August 22, 2023
Q: I already own Honeywell and BAE Systems but want to increase and diversify my holdings in Industrials. I know you like ROP, but I am also looking at PAYX, MMM and EMR. I am tempted by MMM, because it is so beaten up and is quite different from my existing holdings, but I worry that it is beaten up for good reason. Could you rank these four industrials in terms of quality for a long term investment, taking into account their current valuations?
Read Answer Asked by David on June 05, 2023
Q: What 10 businesses either in Canada and/or the US do you think exhibit these traits other than Constellation Software?

Strong capital allocators and quality asset managers
Strong insider ownership
Exceptional business models
Compound capital over a long period of time
Consistent earnings Growth

Read Answer Asked by Keith on May 13, 2023
Q: Hi 5i Team - Could you give a brief explanation of what VMS is. Also is this the main component of all three: CSU, Topicus and Lumine. I have some understanding of the operations of these three companies but am still somewhat confused as to their differences from each other. Are there any major competitors and if so could you name a couple. Thanks.
Read Answer Asked by Rob on April 28, 2023
Q: Looking ahead to the US re-industrialization policy what companies or sectors will benefit most from the growth outlined in the IRA? Top US and Canadian traded please.
Read Answer Asked by Regan on February 07, 2023
Q: I thought that I had asked this question before, but I went through 6 web pages of "My Questions" and came up empty.

What would you say is the "most" CSU-like stock in the US? Thanks again!
Read Answer Asked by Dan on January 09, 2023
Q: I am looking to add a US blue-chip industrial company. How would you rank MMM, HON, ITW and ROP for management quality and overall business prospects? Given their current prices, how would you rank them for total return potential if purchased today for a long term hold?
Read Answer Asked by David on March 14, 2022
Q: Hi group - I am a medium risk investor - Can you please give me your top picks + % weighting in the top sectors - Financial, Industrials, Materials , Energy, Health care , real estate, Tech Thanks
Read Answer Asked by Terence on February 14, 2022