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Q: Hi 5i Team,
Could you please rank the following in terms of growth and then once again in terms of safety. Are any of these companies expected to disproportionately benefit in a post-covid world?

Thanks in advance,

Read Answer Asked by Bob on April 13, 2021

Q: In light of recent announcements about the potential for a COVID-19 vaccine and given the extreme cold temperature required for the product's storage and transportation, which companies will benefit in terms of providing equipment required and/or logistics for distribution? Is there an opportunity here?

Read Answer Asked by Barbara on November 12, 2020

Q: I currently own both these 2 stocks for a 4% weight and have done well so far. I was wondering if I should sell 1 % of each and then buy MFST for a 2% weight. What do you think the comfortable weight of these 2 stocks should be? What % would you hold in a portfolio if 5i had a US portfolio? Do you feel that there is a better US stock than MFST for purchase at this time for a retired person?

Read Answer Asked by on May 07, 2020

Q: Thinking about investment implications of this crisis. In a recent investigation by Assoiated Press it was reported that " The critical shortage of medical supplies across the U.S. (Canada?), including testing swabs, protective masks,surgical gowns and hand sanitizer, can be tied to a sudden drop in imports, mostly from China". Do you think there will now be a new emphasis on domestic manufacture and if so where might one find the companies that would benefit?

Read Answer Asked by michael on April 01, 2020

Q: I have held MO for over 10 years. It's done very well for me - tripled in value plus dividends. But it's probably time to move on. Traditional tobacco product sales are declining rapidly (not a bad thing to be honest) and investments in JUUL and Cannibis are probably years away from potentially paying off. I'm comfortable with my portfolio make up except for healthcare, which i have no exposure to. I've been looking at ISRG, TMO, BSX and BDK. I'm leaning towards ISRG based on their balance sheet (lots of cash, very little debt),market position, and potential growth but it seems to be in the doghouse after an earnings miss last quarter and it looks expensive on a fwd P/E basis. That said I don't mind paying up for quality. Your thoughts on ISRG or maybe one of the other stocks I listed? Deduct as many credits as you see fit. Thanks in advance.

Read Answer Asked by Richard on June 03, 2019

Q: I currently own Cott on the US exchange and my PA states that I need to decrease my consumer cyclical and need to increase healthcare .I curently own TMO and thought I would sell Cott and buy more TMO as my weight in TMO is not very high. I would have a capital gain on Cott that I have to pay but in the longer term do think this is a good move?

Read Answer Asked by on April 30, 2019

Q: Hi 5i,
looking for health care related stocks (other than Drug companies) that pay a dividend and are good for a 10 yr hold. Please rank them in order of reference.

Read Answer Asked by earl on February 13, 2019

Q: I have read today the Morningstar Credit report. I own 10K and made 23% so far :-)
Their leverage scares me, gone much higher since your last opinion on TMO, while they only have 600 mill in cash. Can I stay or sh I sell out.

Read Answer Asked by Arthur on January 10, 2018

Q: I would like to invest n the US healthcare and have been recommended to invest in TMO but since this Would be the only stock in the healthcare that I would invest in I think it might be better to invest in a healthcare ETF and have found IXJ and IHI and wonder if better to invest in an ETF or ok just to invest in one US healthcare stock? If an ETF which one would you prefer?


Read Answer Asked by on July 12, 2017