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Q: Hi, could you please provide a list of your highest conviction Canadian growth stocks. Any sector will do but the stocks you feel most certain will deliver good growth in most market environments. Not necessarily looking to blow the lights out, steady growth will do. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Gary on January 19, 2021

Q: Thanks for all your excellent work. Having recently moved to the US and opted to convert my young-ish Nova Scotia pension account to an RRSP and a LIRA, Iím looking to invest the ~100k in these accounts. Horizon: at least 5 years, but probably much more (Iím 40). Having narrowed down a tentative list of names (see below Ė tech-heavy, I realize), and with a focus on growth, Iím hoping to sort out the best buying strategy. Specifically: (1) At this moment, does the conventional wisdom to buy each stock gradually makes sense to you as good rule of thumb (e.g., over the course of a year, for each stock, adding a quarter of the total intended position once every few months or so)? (2) Also: Iíd greatly appreciate seeing a ranked list of, say, which five of these stocks you think it would be especially wise to start with (i.e., buy now, or buy more of sooner) and which five you think I should wait to buy. Feel free to dock me for two questions! Thanks a ton, Chris


Read Answer Asked by Christopher on January 16, 2021

Q: Some help for Paul asking for ideas to invest in his TFSA. In February (13)?, 2017, 5i answered a request for the top 10 picks harvested from the 5i portfolios. They were as follows: GSY, SHOP, SLF, WSP, GUD, OTEX, SIS, KXS, PBH, and one other I lost track of. Over the 4 years the return, if still held, would be +280%, but even without SHOP or GUD, the return is a respectable +96%. So for Paul and me would you do it again from current portfolio holdings. My New Years resolution is to pay more attention to your picks...........thx. Lionel

Read Answer Asked by Lionel on January 15, 2021

Q: I have a DOY balanced portfolio (Alpha-Balanced for guidance) , with less than 10 year timeframe.
Iím underweight communication services, and energy. Not a fan at this stage of oil or precious metals. Overweight in industrials and technology.
My concern is with my overweight in technology. Reading a number of opinion articles that refer to the tech boom as another The reply often is oh but this is different.
Hereís my two cents worth especially related to tech stocks I own. First of all investors/traders seem to be jumping in and out of technology based on the latest COVID-19 / vaccine news.
Re KXS; will still be in demand long after Covid-19. LSPD; somewhat sensitive to Covid-19 but have done a good job diversifying and adapting restaurant services etc. Will do well in recovery.
Maybe more acquisitions.
SHOP; like Amazon will carry on even though the valuation is high. Younger generation will still shop on line.
Now comes the tricky part. WELL and VEEV. I donít quite have a handle on. Not sure if the demand for their service will still be there post COVID-19.
Your comments and/or thought would be greatly appreciated. I have a feeling that many of your clients would be interested in what you have to say.
Iím an experienced investor but donít have access to the kinds of info I once did. I depend a great deal on your unbiased expert opinion.
Merry Christmas


Read Answer Asked by Roy on December 10, 2020

Q: Greetings:
In your Nov 27 update report on Boyd Group Services you show n/a
for the 5 year eps growth. Please explain? Also, in the last few days
a question was asked about the viability of a company. Your answer
was that it has a Bloomberg default risk rating of I think it was about 6.8?. Can any member of the team remember the name of the
company? I understand what this rating is, I just like to remember
the details in the questions and to satisfy my memory.
Thanks very much.

Read Answer Asked by BEN on December 07, 2020

Q: I need to raise some cash. Could you recommend which 6 of the above list you would sell first. Keeping in mind that I would be rebuying some of those as cash again becomes available.
Thanks for your advice.

Read Answer Asked by Rod on November 27, 2020

Q: I currently own both BYD and PBH and would like to add a third consumer cyclical stock for my LIRA account. Which stock would you recommend? Have 10 years before having to convert to LIRF.

Read Answer Asked by on November 27, 2020

Q: Hi group appreciate your views on the top 5 sectors in today new crazy investing world also in order list your top 3 stock picks (list both the preferred sectors + stocks in order of preference ) deduct points as you see fit thanks for your insight. I am a medium risk investor

Read Answer Asked by Terence on November 18, 2020

Q: Hi,

Can you pick 2 of these growth stocks, BYD, BAM, TFII, DII, that you would want to own for the next few years, hopefully with less volatility?

Read Answer Asked by Graeme on November 16, 2020