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Q: Which consumer staple / defensive stocks would you recommend and why. (I already hold Alimentation-Couche Tard and will continue to hold this one.)

Also own Proctor & Gamble and OK to trade this one in an RRSP.
Really want something for 10 years and not to worry about ups and downs of market but happy to look at something of good value currently.
Please choose any of the above or another choice. Safety and sleep at night are priorities. Please Rank for me excluding ATD.

Thank you 5i.

Read Answer Asked by Tulio on February 01, 2022

Q: Good Morning, I am under weight in base material and Consumer defensive. My list of current holding is below. I am looking to put some money in these sectors to bring my sector allocation as suggested by your Portfolio Analytics.
The time period to hold is long term 5 year plus. Growth stocks preferred. Kindly recommend

1. Should I add to current position or if there are better opportunities kindly recommend them
2. If some of these needs to be replaced with better growth stocks , kindly suggest the same

Coca-Cola Company (The)
Dollarama Inc.
Nutrien Ltd.
Primo Water Corporation
Procter & Gamble Company (The)
Sherritt International Corporation
Sherritt International Corporation
The Kraft Heinz Company
Walmart Inc.


Read Answer Asked by Nimish on December 20, 2021

Q: Iíve had this company for several years itís return has been adequate, however I am wondering if my money might be better invested in something with more pzaas!

Also have AUDC the Israeli company which has only been borderline successful, would u suggest a better option please

Read Answer Asked by Maureen on September 13, 2021

Q: Greetings 5i,

What do you think of these 2 companies? Which do you prefer long term and which do you think may possibly see a better move post Covid (shorter term) ? Would you recommend any other companies that may benefit from any enthusiastic return of summer BBQ parties, sports/entertainment events, gatherings, weddings, etc.

Cheers and Cheers!

Read Answer Asked by Duane on March 15, 2021

Q: Could you please rank these consumer defensive stocks and why - STZ, DOL, ATD.B, MRU and PG.
Need to increase my US and International exposure, however considering selling STZ (in a RRSP)
What are you thoughts? Is there an ETF in this sector you favour with US /International exposure? Thank you

Read Answer Asked by lorraine on February 19, 2021

Q: My advisor has suggested I average down buy these two stocks PEP and K (underwater on both). I'm hesitant to proceed that way and would rather look at consumer discretionary ideas with more growth. What would you suggest? I consider myself an aggressive investor. Looking for a 2-3 year hold.

Thanks, as always for th great advise.


Read Answer Asked by David on February 04, 2021

Q: Looking to add a bit of consumer staples to the portfolio within the US. Not entirely apples to apples but could you please indicate your preference to either one of these listed or a combination?
Thanks, Tom

Read Answer Asked by Tom on January 06, 2021

Q: Can you tell me your top three picks in the beer/spirits sector? Your reasoning would be appreciated as well.

Read Answer Asked by Alex on March 17, 2020

Q: Seasons Greetings 5i!!
About a year ago a member asked you for a sample "growthy" USA portfolio.
You responded with the above listed stocks which have returned about 35% YTD.
Would you make any changes today twelve months after you first recommended it?
Thanks for all you do for all your help! It is has honestly been life changing for us and truly appreciated!!

Read Answer Asked by Dave on January 06, 2020