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Q: We have about $4900 US to invest in a non-registered account.
What would be your choice?
We are not limited to sector.

Read Answer Asked by Sam on July 14, 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
d)Technology .

With many thanks,

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: What are your suggestions for US and CDN Consumer Defensive at this time?.

Read Answer Asked by Jean on March 24, 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 have similar weightings of MDB, DOCU, PAYC, CRWD, GH, NET, and TWLO in my US RRSP account. As per the recent report recommendation from 5i, I would like to rotate some of my lesser quality stocks into strong value stocks or ETFs. Can you suggest 2 of 3 of the above that you would recommend I reduce or sell out and what strong value plays would make sense to backfill them with? Am I interpreting the guidance of the report correctly? Thanks!!

Read Answer Asked by Marc on March 22, 2021

Q: Hi 5i team,
My nephew turned 18 last year and has now 11K in his TFSA ready to invest.
What would be your suggestion (s). It can be a mix of CDN and USD stocks/ETFs.
Obviously, it would be several years before needing any of the money so some risk can be taken.

Read Answer Asked by Marco on March 08, 2021

Q: I currently have full positions in BAM.A, GSY, WMT, VEEV with half positions in CRWD, KXS, TTD, U, and VZ. Are you comfortable with this portfolio? I am contemplating reducing KXS or removing U with ATZ, LMT, AC or MG. I'd appreciate your thoughts on any necessary adjustments to make at this time.

Read Answer Asked by Matthew on March 08, 2021

Q: 1. LSPD vs FOUR - What are your thoughts and recommendations? B/S/H
2. PYPL vs SQ - What are your thoughts and recommendations? B/S/H
3. COST vs WMT - What are your thoughts and recommendations? B/S/H
Thank you in advance.
-Great job guys. I enjoy your service and attention to detail...

Read Answer Asked by michael on March 02, 2021

Q: In your reply to a question today about these three companies, you ended with "We would still prefer BIGC." I wonder if you perhaps meant "...still prefer SHOP?" If not, could you elaborate on BIGC's virtues?

Read Answer Asked by David on March 01, 2021

Q: BigCommerce Holdings looks like it entered a promising partnership with Wal-Mart. How do you like the name and their future prospects as they compete n the same space with shopify etc..

Read Answer Asked by Christopher on March 01, 2021

Q: We are in the process of transferring some under performing RRSP mutual funds to our self directed RRSP investment account. Our TSFA's have been maxed out with mostly growth oriented stocks. Presently, we have a smaller self directed RRSP with limited number of positions. With the transfer we will have a sizeable amount of money to reinvest in our RRSP accounts. Would it be advisable to mirror one of your model portfolios, or consider all the above positions and add accordingly?

Are there any of the listed companies you would suggest increasing positions on and any in which should not be added to at the present time?
Portfolio analytics
Shows we need to increase our exposure to International and US.
As well, do you have any ideas to increase exposure to: (Stocks or ETF's)
Basic material
Communication services
Consumer defensive
Health care
Real estate

Thanks Gord

Read Answer Asked by Gord on February 18, 2021

Q: Thanks for the great service. I feel like I have become too heavy on tech and healthcare and not well-diversified globally. Can you suggest some small and large caps that you would buy today?

Read Answer Asked by kevin on February 10, 2021

Q: I'm diversifying my portfolio in RRSP. Can you please tell me
2 best US names in Industrials
2 best US names for Utilities
2 best US names for Consumer Cyc, Defensive
2 best US names in Energy
to initiate positions at today levels

Read Answer Asked by Mohit on February 09, 2021