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Q: Can I please have your top 5 US and Cdn consumer non cyclical stock choices ?

Read Answer Asked by adam on January 25, 2022

Q: If you were to pick 2 0r 3 sectors that might outperform this year in the Canadian Market, what would they be ? Could you suggest 2 or 3 dividend payer in each of those sectors. Thanks so much. Don

Read Answer Asked by Don on January 06, 2022

Q: Hi Peter & 5i,
Wishing you and the staff a joyous holiday season!
Would you see any red flags in this portfolio for a conservative investor needing the dividends for cash flow. The portfolio would be 50% equities and 50% fixed income - 5 year laddered GIC's.
Here are the stocks and their proposed weightings:
Financial Royal Bank RY 5.7%
TD Bank TD 3.6%
Sun Life SLF 4.4%
Power Corp POW 4.0%
Utility Fortis FTS 5.7%
Brookfield Renewable BEPC 4.2%
Algonquin Power AQN 2.2%
Comm TELUS T 4.7%
Bell BCE 4.1%
Cons Staple Costco COST 4.3%
Loblaws L 4.0%
Cons Discr. Magna MG 3.8%
Restaurant Brands QSR 2.4%
Industrial CN Rail CNR 5.2%
Savaria SIS 3.6%
Energy Enbridge ENB 4.6%
Suncor SU 2.9%
Materials Nutrien NTR 4.3%
Real Estate BMO-Equal Weight ZRE 4.2%
Tech Thomson Reuters TRI 4.8%
Health Evolve Global Health LIFE 3.8%
ETF BMO-Low Volatility US ZLU 8.7%
iShares-US Equity-Hedge XSP 4.8%
Thanks so much for the fantastic service.

Read Answer Asked by Dennis on December 16, 2021

Q: Hi Peter,

In this downtrend market could you please give your three best stocks to buy for 3 to 5 years hold in each sector in canada and US as well ?
Thank you for your best advise on this platform.

KT

Read Answer Asked by kaushikbhai on December 10, 2021

Q: I would like to add to my consumer defensive. I currently have PBH and DOL at 3% each. I could add a new 3% position or add to the two above. What do you think for a 3-5 years term? If I was to add 1 company which would it be? Please give me two names if so, Looking for a balanced growth and security. Thanks for your good work.
Yves

Read Answer Asked by Yves on December 07, 2021

Q: Hi Peter, Ryan, and Team,

In reviewing our combined family TFSA portfolio, I’ve determined that we hold too much XST with its 0.61% MER. How would you rank the following stocks, which are all the constituents of XST? ATD.B, L, MRU, WN, SAP, EMP.A, PBH, PRMW, MFI, NWC, JWEL, VFF, and SOY.

Should I pay attention to the TMX ratings where WN, MFI, and VFF are considered strong buys? Only NWC was ranked as hold and all the others were moderate buys.

In your opinion, in what order could two or three of these constituents be purchased and are they buyable today?

Thanks as always for your valued advice!

Read Answer Asked by Jerry on November 19, 2021

Q: If you had to pick a food staple long term hold which would you pick from the examples or other suggestions welcome.

Read Answer Asked by Kolbi on November 18, 2021

Q: Good evening team,
I understand this answer may have been asked but I'm unable to locate your answer. If one was concerned about inflation what would be your sectors of choice to invest in? Additionally, can you kindly mention 5 stocks in both CDN and the US that may potentially help guard against inflation?

Cheers
Seamus

Read Answer Asked by Seamus on November 12, 2021

Q: It seems to me that going forward inflation worries are real. Assuming my thesis is correct, I have read that one way for investors to protect their portfolios is to buy companies with "pricing power". What exactly is pricing power and can you give me a list of Canadian and American companies that currently have the most pricing power.

Read Answer Asked by Les on November 01, 2021

Q: Hi guys, got a nice profit in L in the last year. Thinking about a rotation in small cap like stc, exlc or mdf that are down significantly recently. Your thoughts and how do you rate the small cap stocks mentioned.
Thanks for your reply.

Read Answer Asked by Sonny on October 06, 2021

Q: Can you offer 5 companies in Canada and the US that have pricing power in the face of inflation? Thank you

Read Answer Asked by hal on September 28, 2021

Q: Please advise 5 top defensive growth stocks - Canada, US or global.
Many thanks for your advice.

Read Answer Asked by sam on September 16, 2021

Q: We are often reminded that one should not try to time the market, and that it is time in the market that counts. But would you be in favour of an investor re-weighting to more defensive positions if one is worried there is a "correction" on the horizon, for example if the Delta variant explodes Covid numbers, there is a gov't policy or interest rate change, an external shock with China, etc, ? If one was going to make that change, can you pls provide 10 names that currently would be more defensive? Thank you for your very excellent service.

Read Answer Asked by Leonard on September 10, 2021

Q: Greetings,

I am underweight consumer defensive and consumer cyclical and would need to invest about a $100k in each to get the right balance.

I also need more US and international exposure.

Can you suggest your top two individual names in each category that are listed in the US and Canadian markets?

Lastly, is there an ETF or two I should look at?

Keep up the good work… i am up substantially on TOI based on the guidance received here.

Read Answer Asked by Simon on August 27, 2021

Q: I own these companies, some are doing great, and some I'm waiting to get my money back. I just sold TC energy, not really liking the direction it was heading and was thinking of buying enbridge. Did I do a mistake? Should I rebuy it? I'm looking for a 1 year hold. Or should I buy something different? In that case what do you recommend?
Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Ziaad on August 24, 2021