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Q: Good morning,

I added these at the very low point of energy. 5% equal weight of my portfolio, now it becomes 20% ish. I am looking to cutting down by half. Should I keep the pipelines ENB & PPL & VET and cut the rest or just reduce across equal weight. Your thought is very much appreciated.

Thanks again!

Read Answer Asked by Nhung on March 28, 2022

Q: Happy Friday! Can you recommend two names in Canada you feel can benefit most from the current environment. 2 Energy and 2 Basic Materials - I have 3.6% of my portfolio exposed to energy and only 0.8% in BM. Happy to add to current positions. Long term investor (7-10 yrs) with higher risk profile.

MX 0.8%

ENB 2.44%
SU 1.15%

Thanks for the continued excellent work. I think this is my 5th year using your services and have not been disappointed. Have recommend your services to all my friends.

Read Answer Asked by Don on March 28, 2022

Q: Hi Team: I currently have 21% of my portfolio in Canadian oil stocks (Cenovus 10%, Suncor 8% and Westcap Res. 1%). Iím concerned that this may be too overweighted in oils for current market and economic conditions. If it is in your opinion, what would you trim and by how much? If it matters in your consideration, 24% is in fixed income.

Read Answer Asked by Bob on March 24, 2022

Q: I do not own any stocks in the Energy Sector and would like to add some. Please let me know what are your top 5 choices in this Sector and the reasons why you believe they are a good investment based on today's stock price.

Read Answer Asked by ALNOOR on March 23, 2022

Q: Hello, conservative investor and thinking about adding an oil and gas ETF into my portfolio and am looking at XEG vs HEE. Now, I know HEE writes covered calls, so I was surprised when looking at 5 and 10 year returns that HEE's return was lower than XEG. Conversely, in up years, HEE had higher returns than XEG. I would have expected this to the be the opposite. Are you able to say why this has been the case? Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by jeff on March 17, 2022

Q: Wondering what 3 or 4 Canadian stocks you would choose to buy in a non registered account now, waiting for a full economic re opening and a settlement on the Russia -Ukraine conflict?
Seems energy, financials and materials are at highs. Tech is beaten up.
MG and SHOP come to mind. Any others you would suggest?

Read Answer Asked by JEFF on March 09, 2022

Q: Due to need to rebalance my portfolio in which order would you sell these stocks or portions thereof?

Read Answer Asked by Barbara on March 07, 2022

Q: Hi 5i,

Thank you for the great work. What are your top names in mining/materials today?

I hold CNQ, Enbridge and Parkland right now and want to increase my natural resource exposure. I am looking at Tourmaline on the gas side, and looking for broader natural resource ideas.

Read Answer Asked by Greg on March 07, 2022

Q: I selected Suncor as an example of a oil based holding to give some context and search ability, but it is obviously connected to oil price.

The conflict in the Ukraine is the obvious cause of the current spike in oil.

At what point do you decide that the oil price has peaked during this conflict and take profits off the table?

Would you continue to hold with the assumption that oil prices have more upside contrary to the faith in green energy?

If you took profits, or sold outright, would you park the money for reinvestment in oil when it falls, or move to a different sector?

This seems like an opportunity for building, one that may be missed by diversifying gains. Iím interested in your insight.

Read Answer Asked by Dano on March 03, 2022

Q: I have very little energy exposure in my registered account.
Is now a good time to add a long-term dividend payer and if so, please suggest 2 for me to consider.
Preferably one that isn't already over-valued and therefore may drop in price should oil return to $50 or $60/ barrel.

Read Answer Asked by Tim on March 03, 2022

Q: I have around 15% of my total portfolio value in energy and utilities, spread across the following stocks. I have held most of these positions for quite some time.

Given the considerable rise in the past year (but still quite far off from ATH for some), would you suggest any consolidations or removal of any of these positions?

ENB: 17.72% of total, 44.35% gain
SU: 14.35% of total, 73.34% gain
MEG: 14% of total, 309.59% gain
WCP: 11.55% of total, 249.88% gain
ERF: 8.82% of total, 421.21% gain
CNQ: 8.67% of total, 248.39% gain
CPG: 7.33% of total, 346.70% gain
POW: 6.72% of total, 67.89% gain
PPL: 6.38% of total, 53.52% gain
AQN: 4.47% of total, 4.83% gain

Thanks in advance for the insight and advice!

Read Answer Asked by David on March 03, 2022

Q: Hello 5I
Could you please list a group of ďcheapĒ or discounted reopening plays? As well as the pe if applicable.


Read Answer Asked by Tyler on March 01, 2022

Q: The above stocks all seem to be pretty good value, do you agree? How do you see the next 6-12 months for them? Should I consider certain growth stocks at this point instead?



Read Answer Asked by Stephen on February 28, 2022

Q: As I write this Feb 23/22 Russia has begun to bomb Kyiv in Ukraine. All market commentators are saying that oil will go up with this invasion as a catalyst. Do you agree? please name a ticker or two or three. I have noticed Devon DVN and GUSH the three times leverage.
I am down about 20% in my Tesla shares in a margin account. I will probably be margin called in the next few days.
I could trim my position taking a 20-25%.
Should I put something into Oil as this Russian conflict persists?

Read Answer Asked by Daniel on February 24, 2022