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Q: Would you kindly suggest 5-7 of your favourite US dividend paying stocks in order of preference for a long term hold. Thx.

Read Answer Asked by Dona on June 11, 2021

Q: I'm trying to build a diversified portfolio and I'm weak as far as income/value stocks are concerned. It would be helpful if you could provide me with a list of 5 Canadian and 5 American companies that provide some income and have a history of increasing their dividends. I'm not seeking high dividends so much but more interested in companies that pay a dividend but keep steady growth as a goal as well. If you would rank the lists best to worst it would be a bonus. Your support is much appreciated.

Read Answer Asked by Les on March 23, 2021

Q: I'm also looking for some exposure to Healthcare. Not many options in Canada. I use to own Medtronic, Abbott and United Health. Are those good places to start in the U.S? Can you rank them in order of preference? Any others that seem appealing? I'd like to stay away from the stocks surrounding the vaccine since they seem speculative at the moment.


Read Answer Asked by Jason on December 29, 2020

Q: Good morning everyone. Would you beable to give me a few ideas of value stocks and also growth stocks that will be moving in this market. If you have time possibly in both Canadian and US mkarkets. Enjoy reading all your articles. Thank you for all your insight.

Read Answer Asked by Marla on April 30, 2020

Q: You had previously given the following criteria to judge momentum stocks: "For momentum we like a rising stock price with increasing volume, positive earnings surprises, accelerating earnings, analysts' upgrades and target prices. "

Would I be correct in assuming that in the current markets, we need to think more like value investors, however, than momentum investors? If my observation is correct how does one then analyze value stocks?

Appreciate your insight.

Paul F.

Read Answer Asked by Paul on April 02, 2020

Q: Good afternoon,
Looking to add US healthcare to my portfolio. I would appreciate your thoughts and ranking on the following US healthcare and service providers; MCK, BDX, SYK, UNH, HUM and MDT. I am open to other recommendations.
Thank you,

Read Answer Asked by Patrick on December 09, 2019

Q: Hi,

I'm looking for 2 lo-volatility US healthcare picks for the next few years, can you choose one of these (CNC, WCG, UNH, AET, CVS, CI, ANTM,HCP) or any others you prefer?

Second question is there an area of healthcare you think I should stay away from for the next (probably volatile) year?

Read Answer Asked by Graeme on November 04, 2019

Q: Hello team,

In your answer to Peter, you listed the above companies for a healthcare watch list. Sorry to corner you by asking about your favorite and why?

CVS is cheap and has long-term promise, but I bet your choice will be between ANTM and HUM based on management. Will you endorse both for purchase in the near future? Why or why not?

Or will you prefer something completely outside this list?

Many thanks for your invaluable objectivity and guidance!

Read Answer Asked by Saeed on April 24, 2019

Q: I would like to start a watch list for US health care companies that have been hit this year but are good for the longer term.
Thank You, Peter

Read Answer Asked by Peter on April 22, 2019

Q: Hi 5i, please comment on my international div. group for global income or your own top 5 picks, thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Peter on March 15, 2019

Q: Hi 5i team,
Canadian financials account for 24% of our portfolio and 2% of this is in MFC in my TFSA account. I've held it for a number of years and I am up 50%. Presently, our total holdings are 60% Canada; 30% US and 10% International. I am thinking of selling MFC and replacing it with a US ETF or a fairly safe growth stock. I only have 1% in healthcare (split evenly between VHT and UNH in TFSA account) and am considering topping up based on MFC sale. Would appreciate your thoughts on this move. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Martha on February 22, 2019