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Q: I want to add some consumer stables stock to my portfolio for diversification in my taxable accounts, both Canadian and US. I would appreciate your comments on the Canadian stocks. What would be the US eqvilants and how would you rank them.

Read Answer Asked by Nancy on September 22, 2022

Q: Hello Peter and company,

Aside from Costco, can you recommend other U.S. retail stocks that you like for a long term hold?

Have a great long weekend
Angelo

Read Answer Asked by Angelo on September 06, 2022

Q: Hi 5i,
Reuters reported that WMT has reached a deal with PARA where WMT offers a PARA plus subscription to its WMT plus members. This is certainly beneficial to WMT members as they get a streaming service for no extra charge. PARA has been languishing for some time, with all the other streamers. Do you see any financial benefits to PARA from this deal any potential boost to its prospects in the streaming wars?
Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Dave on August 17, 2022

Q: Can I please have your top 5 US and Canadian consumer non cyclical stock choices?
Are there any international choices as well?

Thanks so much.

Read Answer Asked by lorraine on July 19, 2022

Q: The brutal war in the Ukraine is expected to cause global food shortages. With the exception of fertilizers, how should a retail investor play this trade?
Thanks for your insights.
Ian

Read Answer Asked by Ian on June 13, 2022

Q: I'm hearing more and more about a looming global food crisis, largely due to the unfortunate situation in Ukraine and its impact on grain shipments. Apart from fertilizer companies, what other options do you feel would be good expressions for a global food shortage investment thesis?

Read Answer Asked by Scott on June 06, 2022

Q: Hi Peter,

It looks like capitulation is nearing. There isn't anywhere to hide anymore.

Would you wait for further drops in WMT, TGT, COST, L, and PBM or is it a good time to jump in on some or all of the these names?

Can you rank the stocks in order of preference for a 3-5 year or more hold in an RRSP? Would you purchase any of the stocks for a TFSA at this time?

Thank you
Debbie and Jerry

Read Answer Asked by Jerry on May 19, 2022

Q: When you call them an expensive sector that is not so safe for investing until investors re-consider the valuations. When you compare their PE'S with what is being held in the growth portfolio i have to call this the expensive sector and maybe not so safe sector. I feel this market is not that safe until, inflation is under control, interest rates finish rising, covid is under control in China, supply chain issues are fixed, high oil prices, and the war in Russia. The market cannot fight all of the above.

Read Answer Asked by eugene on May 19, 2022

Q: Hi 5i,

I was looking forward to the US part of the answer to Aleemís recent question.

Specifically, can I get your two top US picks for each of consumer cyclical, consumer defensive and industrials based on current valuation and long-term growth.

Thanks as always,

Kevin

Read Answer Asked by Kevin on May 10, 2022

Q: In your answer to Denis on April 26 you mentioned some "safe holdings" when a recession threatens. What areas would you suggest and some good stocks to hold? Many thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Michael on April 27, 2022

Q: I am low on my consumer defensive allocation.
1. Is this a good time to buy in this sector.
2. What stocks/ etfs would you recommend.

Read Answer Asked by SV on April 25, 2022

Q: Hi team,

Grateful if you could develop your answer to Chris April 19 and provide your full list of buy-and-forget stocks both in Canada and USA in order of preference and with suggested entry price.

With appreciation,

Jacques ISD

Read Answer Asked by Jacques on April 20, 2022

Q: Hi group need to get a bit more defense (I am retired) I am thinking recession is coming. Health care and consumer staples make sense do you agree? Presently I have $25,000 to invest in my TSFA..am thinking WMT, DOl, might fit .In consumer staples I already own Cost, L, PFE, Can you please give me your 3 top picks (in preference order) for for Health care + Consumer staples Mega Tech thanks

Read Answer Asked by Terence on April 09, 2022

Q: Looking to add to staples. 1. Currently have COST and would be willing to add - at what price? 2. Please advise which Food and Beverage staples you would recommend based GARP/ total return. 3. For personal services, again on GARP/ total return how would you advise. Names listed simply for illustrative purposes, please advise with rationale for selection.
Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by sam on March 16, 2022

Q: Hi team,

For new money what are your top names?

And which names are you watching closely to buy in another 10%?

Read Answer Asked by James on February 24, 2022