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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

Q: this is my mix of companies. which would you cull and what do you recommend to replace?

Read Answer Asked by Mark on August 19, 2022

Q: Without concern for sector or diversification what would be your top 2 choices of the above names for long term (10+ yrs) growth potential for TFSA? Of those 2 choices what is a good entry point??

Read Answer Asked by Theron on August 17, 2022

Q: My son has saved up for a bit and has a decent amount of capital for his age. He has a TFSA but his investments are varied and not the best for a long term portfolio. We recently sat down and planned out a long term portfolio that would less risky for long term holdings. Would you guys change/swap, remove or add any from this portfolio of Canadian Stocks? TD, MG, BAM.A, ENB, SLF, FSV, T, FTS, CNR and TRI. Is the market also in a comfortable position to currently make a large investment of capital? Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Kevin on August 16, 2022

Q: Hello, I have holdings that replicate the Balanced Equity portfolio with weightings being within about 1% for each stock based on the model portfolio. I have also aimed to hold a small number of stocks from the growth portfolio and currently have 1-2% for each of LSDP and WELL. I am considering adding 1-2% holding to SHOP, LSDP, WELL or adding 2% for TOI or DOL. I have a 20 year time frame.

I am leaning towards SHOP, TOI, LSDP for adding shares but am aware of my heavier weighting in the technology sector and am considering if Dolorama may be a good option at this time. With the war in the Ukraine and inflation, also based on my time frame, can you recommend which stocks you would suggest adding to of the ones listed at this time?

Read Answer Asked by Tami on August 11, 2022

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