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Q: 2 for 1 questions...

1- What is the average PE for the construction industry as it appears that URI misfortune may be linked to the residential slow down. What is the forward PE for URI?

2- It appears that TD is the most shorted of all banks throught the world according to Bloomberg. That's not a small statement. Having said that, would you buy now or wait for a general bank recovery?
Sorry this makes 3 questions. LOL LOL


Read Answer Asked by Yves on April 05, 2023
Q: Hi Peter, Ryan, and Team

In your answers to other members, Ive observed that National Bank isnt one of your recommendation, and Im wondering why.

Their 5 year CAGR is 9.4%. For the 3, 5, and 10 year periods, the beat their peers (BMO, CM, RY, BNS, and TD) by 6%, 6%, and 3% respectively.

Watching the negative news involving GSY, Im considering switching it to NA. Since weve held GSY for some time, were still up quite substantially.

In our combined accounts, we also own TD, which well keep.

Id appreciate your thoughts on this proposed switch. Thanks in advance for your insight.

Read Answer Asked by Jerry on April 04, 2023
Q: Hi 5i, my question is on all financials impacted new taxes.

"Dividend tax change: Ottawa is planning to raise billions of dollars from banks and insurers through a change in tax rules on dividends that financial institutions receive from Canadian companies."

Can you put a guess on how this will impact investors?


Read Answer Asked by Christopher on March 30, 2023
Q: I sold TRUP couple weeks ago @$55 should i buy it back at present price? or wait for it to pull back more ?- do you have an opinion on why it has dropped so much

I also sold RY and TD expecting then to drop further than they have - are they a buy sell or wait for better entry

Is ATZ a screaming buy or?

What's your top 3 picks regardless of sector (US and CAD)

deduct points as you see fit thanks
Read Answer Asked by Terence on March 29, 2023
Q: Hi, We own above Canadian banks, which makes up the financial sector of our portfolio.

On an YTD basis, interestingly, their performance has diverged significantly, with CM +7%, RY +2.5% and TD -9%. During past 30 days (reflecting impact of recent crisis in financial sector SVB/SB), these names have declined as follows : CM -7%, RY -8% and TD -17%. Does it mean that market is assigning higher risk to TD, relative to its peers ? Does it make one name more attractive than others, and if so why, if we wish to take advantage of the sizable decline in their share prices, and add for long term investment ?

Thank You
Read Answer Asked by rajeev on March 23, 2023
Q: On the XLB - long bond: during a dropping rate environment curious on what other sectors of the market have historically done over the same period you referenced. Utilities, Financials, Industrials and Gold. Might help to know as if you needed to raise cash to buy the XLB what sectors should it come from?
Read Answer Asked by Michael on March 20, 2023
Q: I wonder if any of the big six own any US or CAN MBS or CMBS ? Thanks a lot .
Read Answer Asked by Lai Kuen on March 17, 2023
Q: In my RIF account I have RY, TD, & ENB reset preferred shares all bought when issued at $25, now trading in the $14 to $17 range. The accumulated book value is $61K. My present annual yield is 3.9%, 3.8% & 4.4% respectively. The reset year is 2024, when the reset interest rate will be the Bank of Canada 5 year rate plus 2.3%, 2.4% & 2.7% respectively. So my question is, with interest rates presently rising, in your opinion are they worth holding to the reset date or should I accept my loss & redeem them now. Thanks Cal
Read Answer Asked by cal on March 17, 2023
Q: Please rank the above companies for level of risk and do you think that our Canadian banks could ever be subject to the issues at SVB? Is BN risky? I read one person writing how his advisor won't let him buy it. Feeling like I don't have much trust in anything right now. How is an investor to handle this uncertainty? I definitely see the benefits of diversity as you had always pushed. I'm also somewhat confused as most advisors have been pushing financials due to the benefits associated with rising rates. Your calm advise would be appreciated.
Thank you!
Read Answer Asked by Neil on March 13, 2023
Q: Wondering why National Bank seems to have better momentum than the other banks like TD even though you recently added TD to one of the portfolios, I believe around $88. BNS has also been a laggard over the years. What is it that prompted you to add TD over NA and would you support selling BNS, TD, or CM to enter NA or RY? It seems like NA and RY seem to have better momentum than the other banks. What would be the risks with this move?
Read Answer Asked by Neil on March 13, 2023
Q: Hi
In looking at the big 5 Cdn banks, it is easy to think they are all being somewhat affected by the SVB shut down, or pressure on US regional banks...or is that jumping to a far fetched conclusion? I see that the Cdn banks have been marching steadily lower lately and have started to wonder whether this is sector related or a fundamental change occurring. Although this may be a bit early in the game, at what point would you feel the Cdn banks are excellent bargains, or is that too optimistic a view of the Cdn banking system, vs the US's regional banking system? As always, I greatly appreciate your thoughts on this!
Read Answer Asked by Dawn on March 13, 2023
Q: Hello Peter & team,

If a similar question which I missed has already been asked, please ignore this question and point me in the right direction.

The big 5 are reporting over the next few business days. Can you please share with us what we might expect? Good news bad news? Also, please rate each of the 5 in order and whether you think each of the names are a sell, hold or buy at this time and the reasoning for your logic.

Thanks for all you do

Read Answer Asked by Gord on February 28, 2023
Q: Can you rank these banks, best to worst. With a buy sell or hold and an entry price.
How much downside risk is there to the stock price if there is a worse recession than expected? Buy now or wait and see how economy plays out in the next couple of months?

Read Answer Asked by Brian on February 23, 2023
Q: Which Canadian Bank has the best current risk adjusted appeal. 3-5 year hold.
Read Answer Asked by Lawrence on February 10, 2023
Q: Good evening, 5i team

I appreciate having your thoughts on keeping 2 out of these 5 for a pretty condensed portfolio. I sided with BNS & CM among the big 5. Thank you!
Read Answer Asked by Nhung on February 10, 2023