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Q: I have a significant amount of cash to invest. I would like to allocate to some very high-quality stocks across various industries that can be bought and held for a long period of time so they can compound. If you could pick 10 companies that meet this criteria, what would they be? I was thinking about BAM, MSFT, V, COST, CP, UNH, HD, JNJ, GOOG, BRK.b but am open to suggestions or changes to this list. No banks or energy please.

Read Answer Asked by Stefan on September 22, 2022

Q: Hi there, I’m a big fan of the Balanced Equity portfolio. If you had to create a US Balanced Equity Portfolio using CDRs, what stocks would you purchase to create such a portfolio?

Read Answer Asked by Michael on September 12, 2022

Q: Looking for 10+ "steady compounders" CAD and US for long-term portfolio core and could you provide a short comment on why you like it and risks.
Thank you

Read Answer Asked by sam on August 31, 2022

Q: Hello, I saw that there are seven new CDRs from CIBC: Verizon, McDonald's, Nike, Starbucks, Coca-Cola, United Health, and Cisco. Without going into the CDRs versus buying on American exchanges debate, I am curious to know if some of these stocks are worth buying today, which ones, the reason why and in what order (from most compelling to least)., presumably for a 5-year holding period. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Martin on August 10, 2022

Q: Given the possibility of a recession and the certainty of volatility for the next couple years, can you give me 4 CDN and 4 US stocks/etf's, you think might provide some safety and reliable, albeit moderated returns? The equities I've listed are my ideas.

Read Answer Asked by Graeme on May 20, 2022

Q: Hello 5i Team,

With the continued decline of stocks related to the semi-conductor industry (e.g. materials, fabrication, testing), is now a good time to buy for a 3+ year hold? Or should I wait for prices to settle?

Either way, could you please recommend 3 stocks for me to consider (not including NVDA, which I already own) and include a brief comment explaining each choice.


Read Answer Asked by Andrew on April 25, 2022

Q: Hello,

I'm looking to buy 4 or 5 US medical stocks for a long-term hold (5+ years) with an above-average level of risk tolerance.

Could you please rank the stocks I've listed, and indicate if there are better choices.

Thank you!

Read Answer Asked by Barbara on March 15, 2022

Q: In recent responses to questions regarding recommended health care posotions you like: ISRG,SYK,MDT,ABBV. I have a full position in UNH. Would you suggest a change (no tax implications) i.e., is there anything wrong with UNH is your opinion? Thanks again.

Read Answer Asked by Dan on December 13, 2021

Q: My virtual 'conservative growth' portfolio has the above 10 stocks in equal wights. What two stocks would you add to round it out please? Please assume that I have 45% outside of this portfolio in fixed income. Are 12 stocks enough in your view? I know there are many factors but please answer the best that you can ... maybe assume it is you.

Read Answer Asked by Dan on December 10, 2021

Q: Hi can you recommend some healthcare etf funds that trade on the NYSE or NASDAQ, I need exposure in this sector, looking for:
1. Growth based funds with some dividend income
2. Dividend income with lower volatility


Read Answer Asked by Kim on November 19, 2021

Q: Good Morning Peter & Team,

On November 3rd subscriber Peter' asked;

"Top USD stocks for dividend income please."

Your answer offered a number of suggestions all of which indeed generate good dividends but offer minimal (for the most part) in the way of capital gains.

Can you please tell me how your answer might have been different if the question had asked for;

"Top USD stocks for dividend income which have the potential for good growth/capital gains moving forward please."

Thanks for all you do


Read Answer Asked by Gord on November 09, 2021

Q: Your Portfolio Analyzer tells me that I need more 'Healthcare" since I only have UNH and Well. Can you suggest an addition?

It also noted that I have zero consumer defensive. Can you suggest two for this sector.

A further note was being over weight in Canada.

Thanks again! Dan

Read Answer Asked by Dan on October 08, 2021

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: Can you please provide 3-5 must own US stocks for long term dividend growth.

Read Answer Asked by Evan on January 21, 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