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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

Q: Hi 5iGang,

Would you please recommend 3 or 4 defensive stocks in each of the CDN and US markets.
Thanks for the nice work.
H

Read Answer Asked by Harry on August 24, 2021

Q: Thanks 5i for your valuable inputs. I owe KHC for about past 4 to 5 years and am down about 50%. For a long term hold with appetite for risk would you recommend to hold and ride it out or suggest something better in the same sector.

Thanks as usual

Read Answer Asked by Nimish on July 26, 2021

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.
Thanks
Vitor

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).

Thx,

Cam

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.

Thx

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.
Dave

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
Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Allen on February 12, 2021