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Q: What stocks in Canada do you believe will do well with the passing of the Infrastructure Bill and Reconciliation Bill in the USA? Please list in order of preference. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Christopher on September 02, 2021

Q: Good afternoon. I hold 2 companies from each major sector of the economy. In the Industrial sector I own shares in CNR and CP.

I am considering selling CP and replacing it with TFII for diversification purposes.

Although the capital gains hit would be large as I have held CP for over a decade would you consider this to be a wise move or a foolish one?

Many thanks in advance.


Read Answer Asked by John on July 29, 2021

Q: Recently, CP Rail went down by about 5%. This seems to have been related to a Biden administration announcement about regulating prices and profits for the rail (and for shipping). The only other rail I see the share price for is CN; CN seems to have been hit less severely by the announcement and seems to have recovered a bit better. Can you identify any reason(s) why CP was a bit more badly off? And how does CP compare to other US rails in this recent event. On a completely unrelated issue, BC (and other places of course) has experienced another season of terrible forest fires, Sparks from railroads are mentioned as a possible cause of these fires, and there have been some Orders made for the rail companies to take steps to mitigate the hazard. Are the fires a risk to CP, either for potential liability for causing the fires, or for extra operating costs with lower profitability? Thank you for your excellent service.

Read Answer Asked by Leonard on July 13, 2021

Q: Hi 5i, What is the break fee, if CN gets the STB approvals? I see CP as being in a "No Lose situation, If they don't get KCS on refusal by STB they walk away with the break fee. Also If CN gets these assets it opens the door for a large US railroad to attack like a pack of hungry wolves to take over CPR. The politicians might have their heads explode if that happens. Does the Canadian government cabinet have to approve either of these deals?

Read Answer Asked by Keith on June 15, 2021

Q: I'm well represented with banks, tech, and energy. Other than TFII, I own no industry. I want to own 3 of either WS, GDI, TIH, MG, CAR, or CP for the long term, looking for some growth, some dividends and not too much volatility. Which 3 do you suggest and why?

Read Answer Asked by Graeme on May 27, 2021

Q: Currently own CNR and am concerned about the KCS merger. Do you think the share price can recover IF the merger is approved? What if its not approved? Some major share holders think that CNR is taking a large risk and are over-paying/ My understanding is this decision could take up to a year to be decided. Would you SELL CNR and move to CP while this sorts out (no impact tax wise) or continue to HOLD until things get a little clearer to shareholders.
Thanks for your thoughts

Read Answer Asked by Rudy on May 25, 2021

Q: You recently commented that at this point you like TFII better than CNR and CPR. Could you elaborate and would you consider TFII a good choice for growth if we have inflationary pressures.

Read Answer Asked by Greg on May 19, 2021