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Q: Good day - thank you for reading my email and all your information and prompt assistance It is very appreciated

Would you please suggest which stocks you would buy in healthcare and consumer defensive - Canadian and US if possible

Read Answer Asked by Marla on June 15, 2021

Q: Good morning. Watching Saputo ease after recent annual reporting. Encouraging that there didn't appear to be much news slippage prior to the release.

Interested to know what the current forward p/e estimates are for some of the consumer defensive names including SAP, L, WN, PBH, HLF and MFI.

Also could you please rank in terms of estimated dividend growth going forward - best to least.

Thanks so much!

Read Answer Asked by Richard on June 09, 2021

Q: HI 5i,
My daughter (still in school for another 3 years) has L, REAL, AQN, BAM-A, SLF, TIXT, BYD on a tfsa account and has some cash to add to one of this positions.
Also has ATD-B and MG in a cash account and wants to add another position.
Please suggest adding to current TFSA choices and a new idea for cash account. 3 year horizon.

Read Answer Asked by Vitor on June 08, 2021

Q: Hi,

I'm seeing more and more evidence for inflation being a real thing that is not yet formally accepted by US or CDN governments. Evidence is obvious increases in the price of some common items (food, lumber, metals, housing) and also an uptick in commentary on the subject by some trusted SA authors.

Can you provide some sectors that typically benefit from increases in inflation (Gold, Finance, etc) as well as some specific company plays that would benefit from increases (Can or US).



Read Answer Asked by Cameron on May 06, 2021

Q: Hi 5i,

I currently own DOL, ATD and PBH for Consumer Staples. I'm getting a little bored of the progress that DOL has made over the last three years and I'm looking for a little more growth.

Looking at EMP, L or MRU as a replacement. Based on today's news from I'm leaning towards EMP. Please let me know what your thoughts on this switch, or if you'd recommend another stock not mentioned.

I have a long horizon, 7+ years, and looking for some more growth.


Read Answer Asked by Christopher on March 17, 2021

Q: Hi 5i,
Loblaws has long been a laggard. Slow, stodgy, nothing exciting. Reputation for not paying its workers well. Has it finally turned the corner with yesterday’s earnings? Conversely, COST has always been in growth mode. Pays its workers well. Yesterday, it announced a $16 U.S. minimum wage. The stock has dropped from $380 to $330 in two months with no apparent news. Seems odd to me.
Is this a good entry point for either of these?
Thanks again.

Read Answer Asked by Dave on March 01, 2021

Q: Any rationale why these solid dividend growers are unloved right now? They are all well off their highs and 3 of the 4 pay very good divs. Is it 'risk on' causing these to be ignored? I am tempted to add to all of them with the expectation that at some point in the next 2-3 years we will hit a 'risk off' market and these will recovery nicely

Read Answer Asked by Greg on February 25, 2021

Q: I came across PUMP, World Class Extractions, on Jan 26 had an update on Pineapple Express Delivery, they have controlling interest. They deliver Cannabis B-B, and B-C, and also Liquor in some jurisdictions. They deliver Medical Cannabis for Shoppers Drug mart , as well as for Spectrum, medical division of Canopy Growth. Now they’re applying for license from Canadian Gov for “Sale for Medical Purposes “ for its facility in GTA. They seem relatively undiscovered, but getting attention lately. Do you think they could be a good Aquisition target by Shoppers or Canopy Growth, or any other bigger player for that matter.
Plus in their own business in the CBD products and devices could also be attractive part to the package

Read Answer Asked by Allen on February 12, 2021

Q: I am looking to add a consumer staples stock to my portfolio as I currently own none. Could you please give me your opinion of PBH and L? I see Loblaw as more of a value play and PBH as growing more over the next 2 years. I am concerned over the difference in valuations between the two companies but would like some growth. The dividends are similar for both. Is one riskier over the other? Should I buy one over the other or perhaps buy both? Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Susan on February 01, 2021

Q: I currently own $10K in each of these companies,,, looking to invest another $10k into possibly SLF or BCE. I look at 1 year at a time and then judge after. My aim is growth. Would you change anything?

Read Answer Asked by ziaad on January 07, 2021

Q: What would be your 2 Top buys from this list for a long term hold?

Read Answer Asked by Valter on December 30, 2020

Q: Thanks for your very helpful and informative service. I have the following stocks in an RESP for three young grandchildren. Could you kindly suggest any of them that I should sell or add to along with three other names in order of preference which I could buy with new money. THX.

Read Answer Asked by Dona on December 24, 2020

Q: Hello,
My Consumer Defensive currently consists of the above stocks. I am thinking of selling my ATD and buying some NWC plus something else. Any other possibilities that I should consider?


Read Answer Asked by V on December 23, 2020