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Q: Hi 5i
Years ago I made a pant load on Stelco warrants. The CVE warrants expire end of 2025 and allow you to buy CVE share for 6.54. I expect some time in the next 4 years oil will run up so would these warrants be a good way to profit from it?
Are there any other warrants you suggest?


Read Answer Asked by Greg on July 15, 2021

Q: I am attracted to Lassonde's P/E of 12 and D/E of 0.4, but becoming concerned about Canadian companies with significant US exposure. Can you provide any insight or point me to articles that discuss the impact of Buy America policies on Canadian companies such as LAS.A (may sell juice to military bases or other federal programs), CVE (owns part of American refineries) or NFI (was expected to benefit from US funding of EV transit)? Thanks for any information you can provide. Use as many credits as you feel are required.

Read Answer Asked by Murray on February 26, 2021

Q: Hello 5i team,

What do you guys think are the "worst" companies currently in the TSX60 index that you think will under-perform in the coming years? Why?

Are there any fundamental/financial metrics that you think are the most predictive of poor future performance that investors should look out for?


Read Answer Asked by Alex on January 21, 2021

Q: top 2 choices, 1-2 or possibly 3 year term, and why? Thanks

Read Answer Asked by ziaad on December 24, 2020

Q: The way the three stocks have been rising lately, from their current stock prices, is it likely that the stock price of these three companies will go up by approximately 50% in the next 6 months or so, the reason for the question is I am looking at buying now and selling in 6 months time and make some quick profit. Dividend is not a consideration at all. Any other companies you can suggest for 50% increase in stock price in 6 months?

Read Answer Asked by SAMAR on December 11, 2020

Q: Hi team:

about 2 years ago, when CVE was around $ 15, it was a top pick by a BNN
market call speaker who I think is a conservative investor in general; he thinks that it has good value and pays a dividend to wait

the company HSE that was bought by CVE now was trading around $ 25 plus over ten years ago too and paid a dividend for the investors

The less than ideal outcome of the CVE stock ( has suspended dividend if I am correct) does reflect the general outlook for the Canadian energy stocks;

but after the last Fed election, one of the natural gas company just moved the head
office to the USA, the dividend paid out from what I understand no longer qualified for the dividend tax advantage

I wonder if CVE might be the next Canadian energy company to re-locate South of the border ? I also share the deep pain of the workers for the CVE who got laid off after the merger that no longer have a job

I wonder if it is a Value trap stock ?

Read Answer Asked by Michael on October 29, 2020

Q: Hello 5i team,

I am looking to add both of these "out of favor" stocks in my non-registered account, weighing whether these are current value plays that are candidates for growth over the long term. I have been following their general trend for several weeks looking for an opportunity for a reasonable entry point. Over the last two trading days in July, both stocks have dropped more than the general market and their respective sectors.

What factors does the 5i team attribute to these very short term drops? Do these factors indicate further drop is likely in the short term?

What factors do you consider worthy of weighing? In your opinion what would be a good point to patiently await to own both of these stocks?

Thanks for your opinion!


Read Answer Asked by SG on August 04, 2020

Q: Hi, I did a screener (Region: Canada, Volume (End of Day):greater than 1500000, % Shares from Institutions: 50% to 100%), and these energy companies came up.
1,Do you agree to invest in these?
2,which order (if any)?
3,would you modify my screener search or keep it same?

Read Answer Asked by ziaad on June 10, 2020

Q: In early March, as the markets dramatically weakened due to looming economic damage from Covid-19, I sold four smaller, lower-quality positions within my portfolio, mainly for tax-loss reasons (the proceeds represent <2% of the portfolio value), with the intention (option) to re-buy after 30 days (as my philosophy is long-term buy-and-hold). The question now, of course, is whether to re-buy any or all of the 4 positions sold (fortunately, 3 of the 4 are trading at prices substantially lower than what I sold them for). I wonder what your advice would be as to whether to re-buy any or all of these at this time:
(a) Russel Metals;
(b) Cenovus (note—I already hold Suncor as a major position, which I could add to instead);
(c) MTY Food Group (I already hold as major positions SBUX and QSR);
(d) Premium Brand Holdings.

Read Answer Asked by Ted on April 08, 2020

Q: I am interested in your view on the best strategy for selling stocks to raise cash in a non-registered account. I am looking to sell 1% of my total portfolio, and my thinking is to either A) take this out of one or both of two stocks that are the largest (each about 5%) weighting in my portfolio or B) sell my least favourite, lowest weighting, stocks (energy producers) with 3 stocks comprising 3% total weighting.

With option A) I could pare one of my largest holdings back to 4% or both of them back to 4.5%. One stock is ENB, in which I have a 30% gain and the other stock is AAPL, in which I have a 350% gain. ENB pays a 6% dividend, which I am reluctant to lose, and which benefits from the dividend tax credit. AAPL pays a 1% dividend, which is fully taxable and easier to give up, but I will have to pay a sizeable capital gains tax. I have no stocks with losses that I can sell to offset the gains. You have always advocated hanging onto winners, and both of these stocks are "winners" in a way, one for income and the other for growth.

With option B) I could sell half my energy producer holdings. I bought the energy stocks as a "lottery ticket," expecting at least a double if and when energy prices rebound. I hold CVE (up 25%), ERF (breakeven) and WCP (up 32%). They are roughly equal weight, so I could achieve my goal of selling 1% of my portfolio by selling just one of these three stocks.

Which stock(s) would you recommend I sell and why?

Read Answer Asked by David on January 22, 2020