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Q: I have historically held my investments in mutual funds through a financial advisor. I subscribed to 5i Research approximately 3 years ago and made my first investments in equities and an ETF based primarily upon information obtained from 5i Research. The returns on VGRO ETF and my equities have been 2 to 4 times the gain for my mutual funds. I recently upgraded my subscription to include Portfolio Analytics. Based upon portfolio analytics, my current portfolio is reasonably well balanced with recommendations to add healthcare and industrials as well as some international exposure. I have cash on hand that I want to invest. I will hold my investments for the next 5 to 10 years. I am looking at purchasing some additional equities and an ETF with good growth potential at moderate risk. Please provide top 10 recommendations with rankings for stocks that I should consider adding to my portfolio. Please provide recommendations for top 5 ETFs with rankings that I should consider adding to my portfolio. What is your current view on VGRO? Would you suggest topping up my investment in VGRO?

Read Answer Asked by Don on December 06, 2021

Q: I need to add to my industrial and health care positions of my portfolio.
I am having a hard time deciding which too add.
Would you rate these for long term holds
I am going to add TIH and would like one more industrial maybe two healthcare names. just alittle concerned that alot of these names have benefited from covid except for stryker but i think it has run up on anticipation of more surgeries coming back

Read Answer Asked by Geoff on November 09, 2021

Q: When comparing the two companies would you say thereís a lot of overlap in their businesses? Is one diversified enough in healthcare owning both and if not, which would you prefer? Also, could you recommend a few HC stocks that would compliment either? Thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Michael on October 25, 2021

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