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Q: Hello 5I,
What are your top 5 buys right now on both the US and Canada looking.

Read Answer Asked by Tyler on May 25, 2022

Q: My portfolio is significantly over-weight tech and currently paying the price. Semi's (AMD, NVDA, SMH) had propped me up but not anymore. That's the bad news, good news is i have a sizable portion of cash to deploy. Over the next few months, where would you suggest deploying new cash? Which stocks, etf's, or sectors have been unjustly hit the hardest?
The rest of my portfolio is anchored by XIU, BAM, BIP, ENB, CNQ, etc.

Read Answer Asked by Rob on April 27, 2022

Q: I have no experience in purchasing stocks during a war & high inflation.

Could you suggest 5 Canadian company's you would buy in todays world situations?

Or would you recommend doing nothing right now?

Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Ross on April 25, 2022

Q: Hi Folks,
I am in the process of tweaking my portfolios in case we have a recession or we go into a bear market. I am thinking of selling CTC.A MCD and WSP and buying COST, DOL, L and adding to ATD. Your opinion is greatly appreciated.

Read Answer Asked by JOHN on April 25, 2022

Q: Could you rate these 3 companies for me best first and which would be best to add at this time. I believe they have all moved up recently and am wondering if I have missed the boat. Do you have an alternate choice? Should I add one position or 2 half positions.

Thanks again for your support and wisdom.

Read Answer Asked by John on April 11, 2022

Q: Hi group need to get a bit more defense (I am retired) I am thinking recession is coming. Health care and consumer staples make sense do you agree? Presently I have $25,000 to invest in my thinking WMT, DOl, might fit .In consumer staples I already own Cost, L, PFE, Can you please give me your 3 top picks (in preference order) for for Health care + Consumer staples Mega Tech thanks

Read Answer Asked by Terence on April 09, 2022

Q: What sectors and top stock picks for each sector would you advise to address inflation and a recession. If possible, could you provide entry points.

Read Answer Asked by sam on April 09, 2022

Q: Hello,

Can you please provide your highest conviction names in the US and Canada?


Read Answer Asked by NAIM on April 04, 2022

Q: Comprised of the above Canadian companies, our TFSA represents a small portion of our overall portfolio and is its most growth oriented component. All investments are made with the intent to be long-term holds (10+ years).

Two of the holdings, AT and LSPD are down over 50%, while FSV, GSY, NVEI and WELL are all down by about a third. We intend to do some rebalancing. How would you rate (1-10) these 6 for additional money today? Please include a brief explanation for the ratings.

Finally, if you could add one more Canadian company to the mix, what would it be?

Read Answer Asked by Peter on April 04, 2022

Q: We'd all love to get a look at a few stock prices from 5 years in the future. Get a big winner, or avoid a big loser, with no risk. If you could get a list of the prices of 10 Canadian stocks 5 years from now, which ones would you pick? Let's say stocks with a min market cap of roughly $1 billion Cdn.

Read Answer Asked by Dan on April 01, 2022

Q: Our grand-daughter, age 19, needs help with investing mid 6 figures $$, with funds not needed for 10 years or more. She is seeking guidance from her parents and grandparents with this. We would appreciate if you could provide appropriate suggestions and some direction.

Thank you for helpful service.


Read Answer Asked by Pat & Cyril on March 28, 2022

Q: What is a solid level of free cash flow a company should deliver and what are your favoured 5 stocks in each of Canada and the US with high free cash flow? Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Michael on March 22, 2022

Q: In anticipation of a possible recession in the near future, I would like to slowly tweak a few of my holdings. Could you please list some of the best sectors to hold in a recession, and if possible, list a few excellent Canadian companies in each sector and perhaps some US stocks. What may be the worst sectors to hold in a recession? Sorry, this is a big question, but one that I think many members may be thinking about.

Read Answer Asked by Grant on March 18, 2022

Q: Good Morning,

I have recently retired and need to improve yield. The above noted holdings have a low yield or have not performed well.

Can you please rate from first to sell down to last to sell and possibly provide some basic reasoning.

Thanks very much.

Read Answer Asked by Dave on March 10, 2022