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Q: Balanced Equity Portfolio (Cdn & US Stocks): If 5i were just starting business today what 20 stocks would make up the portfolio?

Read Answer Asked by Keith on September 16, 2021

Q: Hi, I need to harvest realized gain of approx. $15000. I plan to repurchase the above funds after 30 days. Are there any that you would not sell at this point?
Or after the 3rd quarter results?
Thank you for your excellent service.

Read Answer Asked by lorraine on September 13, 2021

Q: Hi team,

Two questions in one. Currently own DOL and MG for consumer cyc stocks. Although both have headwinds in the next year or so, I am more frustrated with DOL. Can you please suggest a large, medium and small cap which 5i really likes in that space to replace DOL.

Second, I hold XAW in my rsp, they also offer Would it make sense to sell XAW and buy the .U version. Adding another layer of diversification in currency?

Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Rino on September 10, 2021

Q: In your opinion which company in each of the 4 groupings offer. the best rate of return over the next 5 years?
Atd.b v.s. Pki
Cnr v.s tfii
Dol v.s. Do
Shop v.s. Lspd
Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Terry on September 08, 2021

Q: Please kindly suggest a reasonably priced EFTs and stocks in a consumer cyclical and consumer defensive categories for an portfolio. Possibly with a reasonable dividends if such exists.

Read Answer Asked by Miroslaw on August 31, 2021

Q: We are looking to create a 'growth' portfolio using our TFSA accounts. This portfolio will represent a small portion of our overall investments. The portfolio will hold ~10 Canadian and ~10 US stocks. All purchases in the portfolio will be made with the intent to be long-term holds (10+ years).

Using the 5i research reports, model portfolios and Q&A section, we've selected the listed Canadian stocks. Please rank these stocks and suggest any tweaks, additions or subtractions, you might make. As well, please suggest a companion list of US stocks. Thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Peter on August 24, 2021

Q: Hi. I have decided to add an equal position of each of the above to my portfolio. These companies will even out my exposure among sectors. I have room in both my tax free account and my rrsp account. (RRSP won't be accessed for 18 - 20 years) I guess what I'm asking is would it be more advantageous to put any of the above in a tax free account vs an rrsp account?

Read Answer Asked by Susan on August 17, 2021

Q: Looking to use 5% of my portfolio for momentum plays. What would you pick today? I prefer Canadian but US is fine too.

Thanks. Nick.

Read Answer Asked by Nicholas on August 12, 2021

Q: I would like to start a Growth portfolio, with 60% US and 40% Canadian stocks. I have approximately $300,000 for this account and a long term view. Would appreciate some suggestions. thanks

Read Answer Asked by Joanne on August 09, 2021

Q: Good day! Looking to add a growth position in Consumer Cyclical with either of DOO or DOL or any other you may suggest. Already own MG and ATZ. Which do you suggest and why. Thank you!

Read Answer Asked by Roger on July 30, 2021

Q: I am looking at acquiring 5 stocks based on potential long term return (5 year minimum). From your growth portfolio looking at AT, DOL, DOO, ECN, GDI, MRS and OTEX. Three others I am looking at are EQB, SDE and VMD. In what order would you purchase them and would you purchase them now?

Read Answer Asked by David on July 28, 2021

Q: Just looking for an opinion,

In what scenario does this ever get back to it's glory days before the oil fallout years ago? I have owned this for sometime in a TFSA and wondering if I should just keep holding due to not being able to harvest tax loss or take the loss and move the proceeds into something else in a different industry where over time I could recoup the loss.

Read Answer Asked by Kolbi on July 22, 2021

Q: Hi Guys....great service. Looking for an undervalued stock that you think could have a big rebound in the next 6 months to 1 you have a few on your radar?(US or Canada).thinking of something at least mid-cap....thx

Read Answer Asked by dan on July 13, 2021

Q: Hi team, I have a couple of questions.

First, looking into an unseen future, what are the odds of DOL and ECN being acquired? And which companies would be interested in acquiring them?

Second, I am looking to buy MG but I don't have any free cash available. Would need to sell one of my tech holdings.(CSU, SHOP, KXS, LSPD) My gut tells me to sell KXS.
Would like to get a second opinion.

Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Rino on May 14, 2021

Q: HI Peter and Staff
Your top picks in consumer cyclical have been pretty consistent, ATZ,LNF,GOOS,DOO,MG.......last week you had DOL included. I have all of the ones listed in my basket , I also have CTC.A and it has been good to me though most of the gains were a few years ago. I did have DOL until I sold it a few months back a week or so before I had a run of course.....Can you please give me your thesis on whether a swap from CTC.A to DOL is suggested if taxes are triggered of CTC.A sale.....I am up 77%.....Alternatively ( please charge credits as you see fit), I have sold many losers to see them run back up....should I take my lumps on REAL and replace with DOL?
Thanks for all you do

Read Answer Asked by Dennis on May 04, 2021

Q: Hi
despite some insider selling in a question by someone else in early April
it has taken another jump to new high this am

is there any fundamental reasons for the spike in this stock
I am aware that it is more defensive as consumer staples stock (am I right?)

I have a partial position, time to take profit or add to ? (I broke even a month ago)
thanks to your wisdom

is there an alternate stock (Cdn) you would recommend?

hold the stock for a few years, able to break even, dividend is nice, though not a high
dividend payer

Read Answer Asked by Michael on April 16, 2021

Q: Looks like the Dollarama boys are selling again. The insider selling is now a consistent theme, even the son Neil (President) participates each round. I understand they still own a lot of stock but this constant selling doesn't give me a warm and fuzzy feeling particularly when coupled with its anemic performance over the last 3 years. I've enjoyed holding thru the last 7 or 8 years but I'm now selling the same % they do each round and adding to my long term positions in COST and HD. Is 5i still positive on Dollarama?

Read Answer Asked by Gary on April 09, 2021