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Q: Hello, you recommended UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH) in the past. The recent launch of an antitrust investigation against UNH has led to a sudden drop in the stock price. Iím curious about your thoughts on this investigation. Do you believe it will cause any damage to the company? And considering the circumstances, do you still consider UNH a good buy? Thank you!
Read Answer Asked by Esther on March 01, 2024
Q: My wife and I have accumulated a fair amount of cash in our RRSP we would now like to invest. We have at least 5 years time horizon. We are well represented in Oil, Banks, Tech., financial. We have some reits as well. Not much retail or healthcare. We like growth and dividends and not too concerned about higher weightings in the right industries (we are considering more banks and tech, as well as minerals for batteries). We have about 40K which is about 10% of our portfolio. What would you consider good value right now? It seems many tech stocks are priced very high right now so would you avoid tech at the moment? Can you suggest 5 value stocks? Thanks.
Read Answer Asked by John on February 29, 2024
Q: Could you please give me 5-6 large cap US or Canada stocks you like at this time.

Read Answer Asked by blake on January 26, 2024
Q: Hi 5i
CVS is down over 5% today and over 10 % since Jan4...What do you think is going on and is this an opportunity to start a position? Looking out 1-2 years......What would be attractive price?
Read Answer Asked by jim on January 19, 2024
Q: hi, can I get your best CDN and US ideas in the industrials and healthcare sectors right now, for long term investment. cheers, chris
Read Answer Asked by chris on December 01, 2023
Q: Would 5iR consider the following US stocks income or dividend stocks??? - ABBV with (recent) yield of 3.99%, ABT, 1.93%, BLK, 2.14%, NDAQ, 1.57% (as X-T is held in the 5iR Income Portfolio), TT, 1.42% , UNH, 1.40%, HD, 2.7% and LLY, 2.3%
.......I ask this as I want to realign my 3 portfolios, income, balance and growth, for 2024.......Thanks for the assistance.....Tom
Read Answer Asked by Tom on November 23, 2023
Q: Hi,

I hold VIG and have decided I'd like to instead concentrate my holdings on two stocks: UNH and V. Are there any obvious red flags with these two companies. I know there is no comparison between and ETF and individual stocks. Sector is not a concern.

Thank you. Michael
Read Answer Asked by Michael on October 26, 2023
Q: Sooner than later the US Congress and Senate will have to deal with the US debt ceiling. One option is to cut expenditure for certain categories, like health care or medical expenditures. With this in mind, I searched for revenue from the US Federal Government for each of the health stocks that I hold but with no luck. Did this as I think that if such revenue is cut for such healthcare stocks the price of the stock could decline. Can you estimate such revenue received for each of these stocks - ABBV, ABT, BSX, ISRG, SYK, UNH and ZTS? Or do you know a source for such information? .......Thanks for the assistance.......Tom
Read Answer Asked by Tom on October 24, 2023
Q: I am interested in increasing my Health holdings through the purchase of CDRs. I am considering LLY, UNH, ABBV and PG. I favour LLY but note that it has been on a tear lately. Would you recommend it at these levels? I would appreciate your opinion on these companies. Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by Dennis on October 18, 2023
Q: This period of seasonal weakness is a great time for some early Christmas shopping. I sold a part position in NVO a while ago and am looking to reinvest proceeds to increase my health care holdings.

Considering current valuations, what would you recommend as a good complement to expand and diversify?

Thanks in advance.
Read Answer Asked by Dave on October 03, 2023
Q: Hi 5i,

Can you offer some of your favourite dividend growth equity's. CDN and US, regardless of sector.
Read Answer Asked by Regan on September 14, 2023
Q: Hi - if inflation stays persistent and rates remain firm or a bit higher, what sectors would you favour? Has the market already identified this and they are they already outperforming? If not, what names would you recommend for purchase at their current prices?
As always, thank you for your insight.
Read Answer Asked by Douglas on September 13, 2023
Q: The media occasionally references buying "Dogs of the Dow". Do you know if any comparative analysis has been done of the better Dow stocks which may be termed "Stars of the Dow"? If so, is there any guidance to be suggested? I think 5i favours buying "winners" rather than "losers". Thank you for your always well-reasoned comments.
Read Answer Asked by Pat & Cyril on August 15, 2023
Q: Hi,
I would like to put some money in US healthcare. What do you think of these ideas?Would you pick one or a couple?
Read Answer Asked by Rachel on August 10, 2023
Q: I manage my son's TFSA and have just sold his NVDA shares at a 200% profit. Many thanks for 5i's excellent advice on this purchase! He needs the money next year and I felt - after a good run - it was time to play it safe and cash in. I would now like to reinvest the funds in a less volatile stock - in any sector - that still has reasonable growth prospects over the next year. CSU comes to mind (and I know you're a big fan). MSFT and GOOG already owned. What would be your top three choices for replacing NVDA - Canadian or US? Thank you,
Read Answer Asked by Maureen on July 25, 2023