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Q: I would like to buy a railroad for my son's portfolio. I note the Cdn railroads are currently more expensive on a PE basis than the US rails. This would be a long-term hold (he is 29 yoa, and going into RSP). What would be 5i's preferred choice? If you think CP or CNR, I am not opposed to waiting for a more favourable entry point.

Read Answer Asked by Bob on May 18, 2023

Q: If I invested in a saving account for my son and daughter in the Royal Bank, Enbridge and Berkshire for 15 years, would this approach work? My daughter is 16 and my son is 14.

Read Answer Asked by Carmelo on May 09, 2023

Q: If one were to sell Magna but still wanted to stay in the industrial sector would you endorse moving into CPR at this time (allowing for giving up some dividend income)? CPR share price has gone pretty parabolic in the last 5 years or so relative to their long term history, do you think the valuation has gotten ahead of itself?

In spite of its smaller size I was interested in ATS but after the unexplained drop last week on higher volume Iím waiting for the other shoe to drop. I donít mean to editorialize but I canít count the number of times in recent years when unexplained drops suddenly become clear in the days and weeks that follow. Itís just a personal opinion but I really feel ethics arenít what they once were, and whether it is an insider, a printer, or someone else ďin the knowĒ, it seems information gets leaked and unlike years ago there is now a variety of means (like social media) for that info to spread quickly and widely. End of rant.


Read Answer Asked by Stephen R. on April 11, 2023

Q: Hello, we need to increase our weighting in Industrials, with current holdings mostly CNR (5%). Based on various BNN guests views and as finetuned with 5i recommendations, we have shortlisted these 3 names and the intention is to build at least 3% weighting, in each or all of these names. Could you please rank them based on your conviction. Also, would appreciate it if you could also provide a decent entry level as well as an Excellent Buy price. Thank You

Read Answer Asked by rajeev on March 01, 2023

Q: Need to rebuild industrial sector holdings - assume a clean slate. What percentage to invest in each subcategory with top picks [some suggested names-please provide your 2 or 3 top picks] and target buy price would be very helpful. (1) Engineering & Construction- WSP, NVEE, J, KBR, ETN and PWR [for electrification]; (2) Transportation- CNR, CP, TFII, CJT; (3) Goods: LMT, NOC, TDG, BWXT, DE, FLNG, FREY; (4) Services: WCN, GFL, TRI. Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by sam on November 30, 2022

Q: Please provide your top five Canadian and top five U.S companies that you consider to have superior pricing power. Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Greg on November 16, 2022

Q: I understand that the prairie farmers are having a good year with above average crop yields. This should be positive for the railways if they have sufficient capacity; particularly CP. On the other hand, if we are heading into a recession, they could suffer. Given the recent pullback what is your outlook for the railways for the short to medium term.
Thanks for your insight.

Read Answer Asked by Ian on October 03, 2022

Q: I have a significant amount of cash to invest. I would like to allocate to some very high-quality stocks across various industries that can be bought and held for a long period of time so they can compound. If you could pick 10 companies that meet this criteria, what would they be? I was thinking about BAM, MSFT, V, COST, CP, UNH, HD, JNJ, GOOG, BRK.b but am open to suggestions or changes to this list. No banks or energy please.

Read Answer Asked by Stefan on September 22, 2022