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Q: My portfolio analysis indicates I am somewhat uderweight in basic material. My present holdings are FNV and NTR. Now that I am retired, my risk level should be considered low to moderate. Dividends are not particularly important. Could you suggest 2 or 3 companies in that sector that have good prospects over the next 5 years. If none are particularly interesting at this time, I would rather wait. In the same vein, could I suggest adding the option of searching by specific sectors in Questions? Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by jacques on June 03, 2022

Q: The current market turmoil has made me realize that a certain amount of commodities exposure as an "asset class" should help with portfolio diversification and therefore risk/return profile. Is this thinking correct? What options, if any, are available for the average retail investor to get broad commodity exposure w/o a lot of overhead which you would recommend?

Read Answer Asked by Andrew on May 31, 2022

Q: Given the possibility of a recession and the certainty of volatility for the next couple years, can you give me 4 CDN and 4 US stocks/etf's, you think might provide some safety and reliable, albeit moderated returns? The equities I've listed are my ideas.

Read Answer Asked by Graeme on May 20, 2022

Q: Hi Peter
I have read alternative investments as a way diversify the portfolio beyond stocks and bonds.
There appears to be many types of alternative investments and complicated too.
If one were to invest in alternative investments, do you have any recommendations on how to approach such investments?
Are there any ETFs in this space that simplifies the investment approach?
My purpose is for income with a bit of ongoing growth.

Read Answer Asked by Greyhair on May 11, 2022

Q: What do you think of the Bloomberg commodity index going back to 2005, very big move off of the low. Commodity Cycles are very long lived are they not? Can go on for many years. They have been outperforming Global Equities for awhile now, do you see this continuing for the next 5 years?
What would your best way to participate in this shift.?
Thanks! Gord

Read Answer Asked by Gordon on May 10, 2022

Q: I am interested in adding a copper producing company to my portfolio.
I would appreciate your comments on 2 or 3 that I might consider.

Read Answer Asked by Gary on April 18, 2022

Q: HI,

I'm interested in resource stocks that have long term demand - five years or more. Unlike oil/gas stocks that I'm told are too cyclical for long term holds. What resource or resources - copper, steel, uranium, aluminum, fertilizer, etc. - do you feel is reasonably safe and can you suggest some ways to play it in both Canada and the US?

FCX:USDBC:USTECK.B:CANTR:CAAEM:CACMMC:CANUE:US, CLF

Read Answer Asked by Graeme on March 25, 2022

Q: According to a G&M article on treat of stagflation, XSB is not a good choice of invest re 40-60 portfolio.
Assuming you agree with this article what would be your top 3 or 4 investment to replace XSB ?

Read Answer Asked by Roy on March 21, 2022

Q: Do you think that, while this unfortunate war carries on, industrials will continue to rise?
I read that gold, grain (wheat?), copper, paladium and nickel have reached new highs.
If so, I'd be grateful to know what stocks you would prefer to own to cover some or all of these, plus an assessment of the key metrics for your view.
Thank you for your highly appreciated viewpoints.

Read Answer Asked by TOM on March 08, 2022

Q: Hi,
I am seeing what appears to be a surge in copper and wondering if this might be an opportunity to invest in either an ETF or individual stock. Given the current market, which would you prefer? Risk tolerance is fairly high, but I have little diversification in the materials sector other than GDX and SLX. Most of my available cash is in US dollars, within tax sheltered accounts. Thanks in advance for your sage advice!
Dawn

Read Answer Asked by Dawn on March 08, 2022

Q: Good Morning Peter & Team.

I have two questions. Please charge me accordingly. Both have to do with ramifications from increasing cost of OIL.

1. Do you think the ever increasing price of gasoline is going to push more people towards EV and if so, what would be your recommended play to take advantage of this?

2. Commodities especially those coming from mining, and especially those used in the EV industry, appear to be on the rise. What recommendations would you make for us to take advantage of this trend? Right now I have RIO & DML on my radar.

Thanks for all you do

gm

Read Answer Asked by Gord on March 04, 2022

Q: Hello 5i

Our portfolios are low on materials. We own LIT and MP @2% each. Which stocks or ETF's would you add at this time?

Cheers,

Debbie and Jerry

Read Answer Asked by Jerry on February 02, 2022

Q: I have a relatively heavy weighting in oil at over 10%, about a 3% weighting in gold and 1% in uranium. Otherwise don't have other commodities.
Fortunately have been able to start taking some profits in oil and will continue to do so if keeps rising.
What is the expectation for other commodities in general over the next few years (though I know you don't have a crystal ball)?
For a conservative investor, what stocks or ETFs would you recommend to provide a diversification into other commodities - my thinking is about a 3% weighting in these. Would prefer to avoid coal if possible.
Take as many credits as needed.
Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Tulio on January 19, 2022

Q: For asset allocation I follow AlphaBeta which suggest 6% for. Basic Materials I have 1.35%. Any suggestions for additions to this sector?
In Health Care it suggest 9% I have 6.44% mainly1.45 % in Well the rest must be from holdings in ETFs . Any suggestions.?

Read Answer Asked by Roy on July 13, 2021

Q: What is your view on commodity prices relative to the recovery from the pandemic and/or the global efforts to curb carbon omissions? Is the demand outpacing supply and if so what are the companies or ETF's to hold over the coming years? Is there any particular metals that one should focus on?

Read Answer Asked by Ronnie on April 20, 2021