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Q: I have $20000 to invest in an resp account.

Given the ongoing fall in tech stock prices, I would like invest $10,000 to buy tech stocks low and hopefully sell high in 3 years.

Can you provide 5 Canadian stocks and 5 US stocks.

I also want to invest the other $10,000 in less volatile. Companies with a total return of 15% or more. (e.g. Energy, banks, insurance, etc...)

Can you provide 5 Canadian stocks and 5 US stocks

Read Answer Asked by A on January 11, 2022

Q: I have some extra USD money from a small US pension that is used for going to Florida in the winters. Since we have not gone in the last two years, I would like to put some of it in our TFSA. My questions are, if I buy say TD on the NY stock exchange would the dividend in US dollars be subject to 15% withholding tax. Could you please give me several companies I could buy into if this is true. Could you also give me several US companies or ETF's that would give me a dividend and hopefully growth for a long term hold. Thank you for all the help I get for being a member. Gary

Read Answer Asked by Gary on January 06, 2022

Q: Happy New Year from Panama!

I will be receiving RRIF payments at the end of each month going forward.
My question to the team is could you please give me a couple of US and CDN stock ideas? looking for safety of principal, with some growth,and monthly payouts? or quarterly?

Thanking you in advance

Stephen

Read Answer Asked by Stephen on January 06, 2022

Q: For my unregistered account I am looking for your top 5 dividend stocks in Canada and 5 top US dividend stocks if purchased today. Understand that US stocks will be subject to withholding but expect the growth to compensate. Thank you and Happy New Year.

Read Answer Asked by Ralph on January 04, 2022

Q: My portfolio is low on utilities and industrials at the moment. It also needs more US and international exposure. Any suggestions for a few stocks that might be good additions at the moment? They'd be long term holds.

Read Answer Asked by Jordan on December 23, 2021

Q: There is much concern about the future regarding Electricity to power all the Batteries when EV s come in in the Future. What Utilities in Canada and USA will benefit. This is turning out to be a Growth Industry. Are you concerned about supply RAK

Read Answer Asked by bob on December 06, 2021

Q: I have US funds available to purchase stocks . Can you recommend 6 U.S market traded stocks for an income style portfolio . They can be Canadian stocks with a U.S listing

Thank you

Howard

Read Answer Asked by Howard on November 04, 2021

Q: I have about $100K to invest in the US stock market to bring my portfolio closer to my intended US weighting, and I am looking for some US stock/ETF ideas.

My portfolio is already 25% Technology, and 16.5% Financials. So I don't need suggestions from those sectors. I was considering more VFV, but that has 25% Technology in it already, so maybe an ETF to complement that.

Can you suggest some US stocks that are not in the Technology or Financial sector that you would consider for a US style model portfolio. And also some ETFs holding US stocks that are light in Technology and Financials.

Thanks,
Paul

Read Answer Asked by Paul on October 26, 2021

Q: Hi 5i,

Thanks for your great service over the last two years. Im very happy with how Im doing based on your insights.

My portfolio analytics suggest I am underweight in consumer cyclicals and consumer defensive.

Please recommend your top 3 US buys in each area.

Also, please suggest your top 3 US buys right now regardless of sector.

Read Answer Asked by Kevin on October 18, 2021

Q: Can you give me a list of 5 Canadian and 5 US stocks that you would recommend with yields above 3%.

Read Answer Asked by Cory on September 16, 2021

Q: Hi, as a retired couple looking for US div. Co.s for income and safety, please list from best to worst and those not to buy or your own preferred picks, thankyou

Read Answer Asked by Peter on September 15, 2021

Q: We are often reminded that one should not try to time the market, and that it is time in the market that counts. But would you be in favour of an investor re-weighting to more defensive positions if one is worried there is a "correction" on the horizon, for example if the Delta variant explodes Covid numbers, there is a gov't policy or interest rate change, an external shock with China, etc, ? If one was going to make that change, can you pls provide 10 names that currently would be more defensive? Thank you for your very excellent service.

Read Answer Asked by Leonard on September 10, 2021

Q: Greetings,

I am underweight consumer defensive and consumer cyclical and would need to invest about a $100k in each to get the right balance.

I also need more US and international exposure.

Can you suggest your top two individual names in each category that are listed in the US and Canadian markets?

Lastly, is there an ETF or two I should look at?

Keep up the good work i am up substantially on TOI based on the guidance received here.

Read Answer Asked by Simon on August 27, 2021

Q: Hi 5iGang,

Would you please recommend 3 or 4 defensive stocks in each of the CDN and US markets.
Thanks for the nice work.
H

Read Answer Asked by Harry on August 24, 2021

Q: Hi,
I assume that you will deduct question points as you see fit.
I am considering simplifying and 'conservatising' my RRIF.My wife andI are in our mid 70's.
Portfolio Analytical has again shown that my account is unbalanced with inadequate foreign content. I also need to increase my weightings in Consumer (discretional and defensive), Industrial and Technology.

Could you please suggest 5 names for conservative longterm holds in non Canadian Stocks or ETF's in the following categories?
a)consumer defensive
b)consumer discretionary
c)Industrials
d)Technology .

With many thanks,
David

Read Answer Asked by david on June 16, 2021

Q: Good day - thank you for reading my email and all your information and prompt assistance It is very appreciated

Would you please suggest which stocks you would buy in healthcare and consumer defensive - Canadian and US if possible

Read Answer Asked by Marla on June 15, 2021

Q: What do you see as the top 5 defensive stock plays for both Canada and the US as it stands today?

Read Answer Asked by Mark on June 10, 2021

Q: What US stocks would you recommend to reduce volatility of a portfolio which is overweight on US growth stocks (mostly IT)? Looking for dividend payers, which are expected to grow at a moderate pace and are reasonable priced for that growth.

Read Answer Asked by Steve on June 02, 2021

Q: Looking to sell this US utility as the price appreciation is not there though I like the div. Can you name three possible replacement and would Dominion D be one of them.

Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Mark on May 12, 2021