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Q: Hi - for the above companies, how would you expect them to perform in a recession? Do you expect them to have positive alpha? If not these, could you list a few companies that you would be inclined to buy heading into a recession? (ignoring factors like diversification, personal risk etc etc.).

Read Answer Asked by Douglas on March 17, 2023

Q: What are the companies getting attractive in these times?..I bought some had a 4% drop yesterday..Please suggest any quality companies to watch. Thanks.


Read Answer Asked by Shyam on March 13, 2023

Q: Hi Peter & Team:

Of the above consumer stocks , could u rank them from 1-5 (least prefer to most prefer)
Secondly, are they at the attractive price to buy now? What would be a good price to get in.

Take as many credits as you see fit. Thank you

Read Answer Asked by DAVID on March 10, 2023

Q: Would you have better stocks
to buy now?

Read Answer Asked by gabriel on February 24, 2023

Q: I have very little exposure to Consumer Cyclicals
in my portfolio. I am considering taking a small position (say 2-3%) in Cdn Tire - it has a 4% dividend and some analysts seem to like it. Question - is now a good time to being taking a position in consumer cyclicals and what are your thoughts on CTC. Are there better options?

Read Answer Asked by Ronald on February 21, 2023

Q: My portfolio needs more utility, consumer defensive and consumer cyclical exposure. It also needs more international exposure. Do you have a few suggestions that you like now that might kill two birds with one stone? Would be long term holds inside of an RRSP.

Read Answer Asked by Jordan on February 07, 2023

Q: I have space for 3 growth stocks in my TFSA. Looking at various sources, I found the above suggestions. Ideally, I am looking at 15-20% or more of annual earnings growth for the foreseeable future. How would you rank the above stocks, without regard for sectors, with a short explanation for the top 3. Also, any other suggestions? Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Martin on February 06, 2023

Q: Is there a good Canadian ETF for consumer cyclical / discretionary sector? If not what basket of stocks would can be included in the sector?

Read Answer Asked by ZIM on February 01, 2023

Q: I would like i5R thoughts on how to invest this year’s RESP contribution. Withdraws will occur around 2038. I am trying to decide between, DOO, DOL, ATD, PET, XIC & XIU. Do you have any recommendations or should I just flip a coin. Thanks … Cal

Read Answer Asked by cal on January 31, 2023

Q: What would be your top five income and growth investments for an rrsp

Read Answer Asked by Bill on November 24, 2022

Q: For a long term hold would you prefer DOL or ATD or is there another Consumer Defensive company you would recommend?
Also with growth as the objective and for a long term hold please rank SHOP, CSU, MSFT and NVDA.
Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by David on November 10, 2022

Q: GSY's YTD results are disappointing and in spite of the many positive touts (including 5i), I am losing patience in the almost 39% drop so far.

I've been interested in DOL for some time, would you recommend a swap of GSY to DOL at their current prices today? Or should I wait for the GSY report due on 11/10 before I do anything? Please advise.

Read Answer Asked by Victor on November 03, 2022

Q: First thanks for the swift turnaround response for ADBE, yesterday. 
Now my focus is on Consumer Discretionary stock positions. I hold Canadian positions in ATD, BYD, DOL and PLC and then for the US, AMZN and HD. 
For the Cdn positions, all exceed the target weightings. But for AMZN, which I recently added to, the portfolio for this stock is underweight by 1.2% and for HD, underweight by 1.3%.
At this time, the total CD sector portfolio weighting is  13.5% compared to a target of 10% but me, comfortable going overweight this sector as I shy away from energy and materials.
I'm inclined to add to Home Depot next. What are your thoughts about adding to HD, especially looking forward to a brighter horizon?
Another one is ATZ which I have held in the past. Wondering about buying ATZ in the near term or wait awhile???
If there are other companies in the CD or Cyclic sector that you think I should consider for the brighter future, I'd be pleased to know about them.........Much thanks..............Tom

Read Answer Asked by Tom on September 16, 2022

Q: Leaving other factors aside (eg taxes etc), within a well diversified portfolio would you be ok with selling CIX and TECK.b in favour of buying WCN and DOL? Basically I am asking if you think these latter two (at current valuations) might outperform the former in what I expect to be a somewhat moderate to deep recession? Thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Douglas on August 31, 2022