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Q: hello
If you were to build a mini pension with 5 or 6 uncorrelated Canadian stocks/REITS, what would they be? Are they all "buys" today or would you put some (which ones) on your "watch list"?
Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Carlo on May 27, 2022

Q: Ever since I started investing roughly ten years ago, I've always enjoyed trying to identify companies that could become acquisition targets. Could you please name five companies (TSX only) that you believe have a high likelihood of being acquired or taken private in this current environment? Thank You

Read Answer Asked by Andrew on May 12, 2022

Q: I have two smaller positions (about 1% each) in Gildan and Manulife, and I am considering consolidating them into a position in Apple (would be roughly 2.3% of total portfolio). I believe I still have room to add to my technology weighting, as I am around 12% currently, and I still have decent exposure to both consumer discretionary (roughly 10%) and financials (roughly 19%). Would such a switch be reasonable, or do you feel a more compelling argument could be made for consolidating around either GIL or MFC?

Read Answer Asked by Domenic on November 09, 2021

Q: I do not own these 8 companies from the balanced portfolio and I do have some money to invest. I already have a reasonably well balanced portfolio (except overweight in tech). Dividends are nice but not that important. Is there one you would consider a particularly interesting buy with a timeline of 5 years? Could you rank the top3?

Read Answer Asked by jacques on October 13, 2020

Q: Hi 5i team,
I havenít asked a question in a while. The reason being is that the Q&A is so comprehensive it practically covers all of my holdings, which is great. While the bulk of my funds are in the U.S. for growth, I keep a smaller chunk in Canada, so I am not fully exposed to the U.S. dollar. I recently added some beaten up stocks, such as GIL, GOOS and MX, which are quietly moving higher almost every day. A couple could be considered value. Is this a rotational trade or are some institutional investors finally coming back to Canada?
Thanks again for the insight.

Read Answer Asked by Dave on October 09, 2020

Q: I was disappointed in your answer to Andrew on June 30th regarding GIL. I too bought GIL based on your rating and recommendation (B+). I subscribe to 5i to help simplify my investment decisions, and do not expect to have to look for other subtle clues such as portfolio weight etc to assess how you actually feel about a stock. I don't expect perfection, but I do expect clarity, and timely updates of prior ratings if sentiment changes.

Read Answer Asked by Charles on June 30, 2020

Q: Greetings 5i team,
I realize that these companies are not from the same sector but am looking at a hybrid recovery/mixed industries theme for the purchase of two or three of these companies.
How would you rank them in order of priority for a min 3 yr hold?
Thank you for your work
P.S. Based on the feedback I have read on Portfolio Analytics, I have become more tempted to give it a try

Read Answer Asked by Steve on June 26, 2020