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Q: Good morning - I need more US exposure as I am overweight Canada. I will need to sell some/all of holdings I have in PBH, L, ATS, TOU, SU and EIF. I hate to sell any of these companies but someone's gotta go to raise cash. Taxes are not an issue. Can you suggest US companies that you would like just as much, which pay dividends and which will keep me in the realms of Industrial, Consumer Discretionary, Energy. Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by alex on February 21, 2024
Q: I am overweight in energy with CNQ, TOU and ENB and underweight in consumer everything. I am down about 8% on the last two and up about 15% on CNQ. Suggestions for reducing?

What would you suggest for consumer?

I am just asking for thoughts/suggestions.

Thanks.
Read Answer Asked by Dan on January 11, 2024
Q: I own these three stocks for consumer defensive:

L - half position
PBH - full position
Costco - half position

The analytics tool is telling me I'm low on consumer defensive. Would you just add to L and Cost or would you add another name?

Thanks,
Robert
Read Answer Asked by Robert on January 08, 2024
Q: Hi - as a follow up to your reply from my earlier question today on the above, would you consider a further pullback during this possible rotation to be an opportunity to add back to them? This would be under scenario that once a recession is upon us that they would once again do well. Secondly, do you "expect" that this rotation may last a quarter or two...or is your base case for recessionary positioning sooner?
Read Answer Asked by Douglas on December 15, 2023
Q: What would consider as a good entry point for each of these and also a price target please.
Thank you
Read Answer Asked by John on November 01, 2023
Q: Hi 5i,
Whatís your thesis on Empire? Iíve held the position for several years and it seems to be the perennial underperformer of the grocers (MRU, L). Trying to decide whether itís time to cut the position and move on to better opportunities.

Thank you!
Read Answer Asked by Greg on September 05, 2023
Q: I identified 9 companies that out performed the TSX 60 plus 3 energy companies that I believe have a bright future. All 12 failed the MACD. 5 are trading at double digit discounts to their 52 week highs; dsg,shop,l,tou and cve. P/E range from 85 to 6 etc, etc. Please pick your diversified top 6 for a 5 year hold, with consistent profitability, no crazy volatility and suggest a great entry price. Thank you
Read Answer Asked by Richard on August 22, 2023
Q: Hi group what your out look on last Oct lows. Will we see those lows tested on this pullback? so should i wait to start adding to my portfolio or start nibbling I am sitting on 30% cash on 500K total value portfolio

2nd question -I presently own the following and want to add to them in what order and time frame? would you start to nibble CSU, BYD.CA, COST, CSU, KXS, ATZ, L, GSY, NVDA, GOOG, AMZN, NVEI,BN, BAM, SBUX, MSFT,AAPL, TECK, FTS, TFII, ENB, QQQ, GDXJ, GDX

Thanks for your valued opinion
Read Answer Asked by Terence on May 25, 2023
Q: My portfolio analytics says I'm low on consumer staples.

I'm considering the above companies but also wondering if the ETFs listed might be the better way to go.

Please comment and rate these companies and ETFs.

Thanks as always for your insight.
Read Answer Asked by Kevin on May 16, 2023
Q: hi group i am looking to increase my % in the 11 stocks (listed) from 2-4% can you list order and price estimate you would target assuming a mild recession Thanks for your guidance
Read Answer Asked by Terence on April 17, 2023
Q: Piggybacking off this question from Domenic on March 09:
Q: I am interested in establishing a 2% position in the Consumer Defensive space, and I am debating between Loblaws and Premium Brands. This position is meant to be held for an extended time period of several years. Which company would be better positioned to provide me a substantial return, and if asked to choose, towards which one might you lean? If there is another opportunity in this space that you feel would better fit the aims I have described, I would be happy to read your thoughts. Thanks so much, and I look forward to reading your feedback.

Wondering what your answer would be if MRU was thrown in the mix.
Read Answer Asked by Jacqueline on March 10, 2023
Q: I am interested in establishing a 2% position in the Consumer Defensive space, and I am debating between Loblaws and Premium Brands. This position is meant to be held for an extended time period of several years. Which company would be better positioned to provide me a substantial return, and if asked to choose, towards which one might you lean? If there is another opportunity in this space that you feel would better fit the aims I have described, I would be happy to read your thoughts. Thanks so much, and I look forward to reading your feedback.
Read Answer Asked by Domenic on March 09, 2023
Q: I personally feel the grocery stores are gouging Canadians like never before , this should give them great profits . Is there a ETF or specific company that one could invest in that hasn't already taken off , thanks and have a super 2023.
Read Answer Asked by jim on January 23, 2023
Q: I am looking to add to the consumer defensive part of my portfolio, I already own Loblaws (L:CA) and Costco (COST:US). What other stocks do you recommend based on low debt/strong balance Sheet, secure and growing dividend, and some growth.
Many Thanks
Read Answer Asked by John on January 23, 2023