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Q: The initial investment on these and others has doubled. I do not require the funds immediately. I know these are outstanding companies. Each makes up 2% to 3% of the portfolio that is up by 10.5%. In this environment do you still abide by the statement "let the winners run", even to this extent. Should they be trimmed back to the initial cost, or should they be replaced? There are sixty positions in the portfolio balanced through all 11 sectors. I am a 77 year old dividend value investor.
Thank you for all your great input

Read Answer Asked by STANLEY on January 25, 2023

Q: Hi group assuming some sort of recession next year along with present pullback what is your top 10 picks in order of preference / Entry points $ targets. Ignore sectors and US verses Canada Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Terence on December 19, 2022

Q: Hi:

Are you able to list a few factors that let Costco trade at P/E of ~37X while TD Bank trades at ~9.5x and pays a superior dividend to Costo? It "feels" like TD is a bargain but obviously day after day someone / some algorithm feels Costco stock provides equally good value.

Thank you!

Read Answer Asked by Marilou on December 14, 2022

Q: Can you supply a few suggestions of dividend stocks that may be good to purchase during tax loss selling? Canadian and US if possible.
A few growth stocks would be a good balance to this question as well! Thanks, James

Read Answer Asked by JAMES on November 28, 2022

Q: could you suggest a few canadian and us equities you would recommend today for a balanced approach, and a brief supporting comment...thank you

Read Answer Asked by Steven on November 10, 2022

Q: I have some $US to invest. What would you recommend? And why?

Thanks for your help

Read Answer Asked by christianne on October 12, 2022

Q: Understanding that we are currently seeing significant negative sentiment and volatility, can you please rank your current top Cdn and U.S. quality-name buying opportunity candidates that will reward patient investors with 3-5 year time horizons?

Read Answer Asked by Chris on September 26, 2022

Q: Hello Peter and company,

Aside from Costco, can you recommend other U.S. retail stocks that you like for a long term hold?

Have a great long weekend

Read Answer Asked by Angelo on September 06, 2022

Q: Hi there, what do you think about buying this ETF for broad defensive exposure in a diversified portfolio? Do you think it has room to run up over the next 1-2 year or so? Are there any other cons staple etfs or specific stocks that might offer better growth and dividend?

Thanks very much

Read Answer Asked by Robert on September 02, 2022

Q: Hi Peter,

It looks like capitulation is nearing. There isn't anywhere to hide anymore.

Would you wait for further drops in WMT, TGT, COST, L, and PBM or is it a good time to jump in on some or all of the these names?

Can you rank the stocks in order of preference for a 3-5 year or more hold in an RRSP? Would you purchase any of the stocks for a TFSA at this time?

Thank you
Debbie and Jerry

Read Answer Asked by Jerry on May 19, 2022

Q: When you call them an expensive sector that is not so safe for investing until investors re-consider the valuations. When you compare their PE'S with what is being held in the growth portfolio i have to call this the expensive sector and maybe not so safe sector. I feel this market is not that safe until, inflation is under control, interest rates finish rising, covid is under control in China, supply chain issues are fixed, high oil prices, and the war in Russia. The market cannot fight all of the above.

Read Answer Asked by eugene on May 19, 2022

Q: On CNBC on Friday Tom Lee disclosed these 20 as his "Epicentre Stock Portfolio" and opined that the bottom is in. He seems to be quite revered and apparently his calls have been more correct than not. Could you list your best seven from this list that you would buy today in order. Any other comment of course welcomed as well - Ken

Read Answer Asked by Ken on May 17, 2021

Q: Hi 5i team,

I like the big cap Consumer Discretionary names for growth, and with lower beta than the tech names I own. I think the U.S. consumer is still alive and well. There hasnít been a question on TGT since it issued its earnings warning in mid-January, as SSS were slower than expected over the Xmas season. If I recall, TGT attributed it to softness in toys and electronics, which it brushed off as not being key categories. The stock sold off but is coming back, so I think that warning is now baked in for the Q4 results. Since then, we have the coronavirus and many factories in China are closed. I think TGT sources many products from China. There could be another warning coming from TGT for Q1 on inability to secure product. What do you think of TGT here?

Thanks again for the insight.

Read Answer Asked by Dave on February 18, 2020

Q: Hello 5i,
I am up 125% on Target (10,000) and down 25% (5,000)on ZPR. Should I sell ZPR and substitute it with something else that you can suggest and sell TGT. This to buy back in a month.
Would you suggest buying back TGT with the full amount gained or get back to the original amounts splitting the proceeds between your suggested replacement for ZPR and TGT?

Should I just keep everything as is, collect the dividends and watch TGT go up? I do not need the funds.
Thank you and please remove the appropriate amount of credits.

Read Answer Asked by STANLEY on October 29, 2019

Q: Looking to purchase full positions in large caps with steady growth, at least a 2% dividend, and low debt in both the consumer defensive and cyclical sectors. Canadian and US names both appreciated. Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Maureen on October 09, 2019