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Q: Hi Peter and 5iresearch team:
In your answer to Gerry's question on Feb 16, you mentioned that CSU and ATB have been the best Canadian compounders over the last ten years. You added DOL, BYD, TFII, BN, CLL.B, TRI based on historical performance and you are expecting LMN.V, TVK, HPS.A, TOI, GSY to be potential Canadian compounders in the future.

1. Would YOU still invest in CSU, ATB, DOL, BYD, TFII, BN, CLL.B, TRI with the same conviction and weighting?
2. Could you please provide a similar answer but for the US market? Please provide 10 or so best US compounders based on historical performance that YOU think investors should keep investing in and 5 or so US companies that YOU would buy as potential US compounders in the future.

Thank you for the great service.
Read Answer Asked by Ahmed on February 21, 2024
Q: What are your top buys (3) right now if you were investing in a mix of growth, quality, and somewhat reasonable valuation? With your answer/explanation can you include fwd p/e or whatever relevant metrics vs peers?

Also, what's a quality stock or two you'd like to buy but would want to see come down a bit/something you'd be looking to pick up in a broad market selloff?
Read Answer Asked by Max on February 20, 2024
Q: What would you view as being the top Canadian compounders over say a 10-15 year period. I'm thinking CSU and ATD. What others for investors that want compounding growth over many years.
Read Answer Asked by Gerry on February 16, 2024
Q: I just finished rebalancing in my TFSA and would like to take the extra dollars generated and invest in a conservative growth company for a 3 yo 5 year term. Please rank the names provided including any Canadian favourites of your own.
Much appreciated. ram
Read Answer Asked by Ray on February 12, 2024
Q: Hi guys,

I have the following stocks inside my portfolio all around the 1.5%. I have some additional cash available to invest inside a "balance" portfolio. Please rank them for a 3 year hold.


Read Answer Asked by jim on February 08, 2024
Q: Making a large spousal RRSP contribution soon and am looking for guidance as to the best 3 or 4 stocks with a tilt toward growth that would compliment this group with a brief explanation as to thier merits and why they compliment the existing holdings. Initially had my sights set on DOL, ATS, CNR and IFC but not sure these would be the right choice to maximize compounding for someone with a very long investment horizon.

Wifeís portfolios currently include: ITOT, IEMG, XEF, AVGO, COST, SBUX, RY, FTS, BCE, ATD, DIR.UN, SHOP, GSY, BN, TOI, ATZ, NVEI
Most Mag 7 are owned in my own accounts with adequate exposure when considering combined portfolios so not looking for any of those.
Read Answer Asked by Matthew on February 02, 2024
Q: We own the above in our non registered portfolio. Please advise the average 5 year return on each of them.
Read Answer Asked by Terry on January 25, 2024
Q: Hi,
What would be your top 5 CDN consumer discretionary stocks in a RRSP for a 5-10 year hold.
Please list in order of preference for a buy today.
Read Answer Asked by Marco on January 23, 2024
Q: If you were to list favourite US and Cdn companies with the added criteria of high cash flow and significant stock buybacks what would they be?
Read Answer Asked by Jeffrey on January 18, 2024
Q: Which ones would you buy for a TFSA and which ones for a RRSP? I have no holdings for consumer cyclical.

Read Answer Asked on January 15, 2024
Q: Hello, I have the following in my TFSA: GIB.A, OTEX, NVEI, KXS, DSG, DOL, NXR.UN, with more or less the same weight. I am under water with NVEI, KXS, NXR.UN. Should I just sell OTEX, DSG and GIB.A and buy XIT instead and wait for NVEI and KXS to break even before selling them and buy XIT? I know XIT has 50% in SHOP and CSU and 5i likes CSU very much. I am less sure about SHOP. What is your opinion of SHOP for a long term hold? I did not fully understand their recent change of strategy. FYI, I have US tech names in a cash account, thatís why I am looking at CDN names in my TFSA. Thanks.
Read Answer Asked by Martin on January 08, 2024
Q: Hi Team,
Once again the hopeful small cap Jan bounce has done the opposite so far with essentially all growth being sold off. Itís amazing how a new year is here and itís like a light switch where the narrative turns to everyone selling to lock in profits. This confuses me some as I thought year end Dec would be the time to lock in gains? Whatís your take on the selloff and whenís your best estimate of when would be a good time to buy the dip? Is there a history of how long a Jan selloff typically lasts? Also; is there any standout buys in the market you see today now as a result of the recent selloff ? Thanks ,

Read Answer Asked by Shane on January 04, 2024
Q: I don't have any retaill type stocks in my RRSP. This would be for a mid to long term period. Looking for capital appreciation with possibily reasonable dividend gains. Any suggestions?
Read Answer Asked by Jacques on January 04, 2024
Q: Hi group Happy new year to all. Can yo give me your top picks (stocks or etfs) in the following sectors and a brief comment + good entry price pays Strong dividend US or CAD

Financials - I Own GSY TD, FFH, BN, BAM

Energy - I own ARC, ENB, F, NRGI

Healthcare - BIO TECH - I have no exposure but like CVS at present levels

Consumer staples - L, WMT, Cost,

Tech- QQQ, Apple, MSFT, AMZ, GOOG

Consumer discretionary - QSR,ATD,MCDS, ATZ
Read Answer Asked by Terence on January 04, 2024
Q: Good morning, Which Stocks do you guys believe should benefit the most with the rising cost of living and many people having to turn to cheaper retail and grocery stores for example. Would stores like Costco and Dollarama be a couple of obvious examples, thanks?
Read Answer Asked by Pat on December 21, 2023