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Q: I have room to add one materials stock to my portfolio. Which of the following or others would you prefer? Nutrien around $80; Stella Jones around $60 lately or CCL.B around $68?

Read Answer Asked by Gerry on May 12, 2023

Q: Could you please comment on Richards Packaging earnings. Do the results and the management commentary provide any indication, if the challenges faced with Revenue ( Healthcare mostly) are nearing an end ? Or, is it time to move on and find better income/growth opportunities ? Thanks

Read Answer Asked by rajeev on May 09, 2023

Q: Hi guys,

I would like to add the above companies into my portfolio (balance portfolio), please rank them. (must have to steady eddie)



Read Answer Asked by jim on April 26, 2023

Q: Good morning. I am underweight Materials and Industrials and want to add to my holdings in those sectors. I considering adding some or all of the above as new positions to my RRIF. Do you consider it is a good time to be adding these companies to my portfolio or do you have other suggestions in the Material and Industrial sector that you consider better to purchase at this time. Please take as many credits as you consider appropriate.
Thanks for your great advise.

Read Answer Asked by Peter on March 13, 2023

Q: I have owned this stock for a very long time but its share price is the same as it was 6 years ago and the dividend is small. I would appreciate your opinion of the future of this company. It is one of the first stocks I purchased and I accept there is an emotional attachment which could be clouding my judgement as I think I should sell it.

Appreciate your insight.

Paul F.

Read Answer Asked by Paul on February 23, 2023

Q: Hello. I already hold these 4 stocks, in a well diversified by sector, TFSA with WELL down considerably and the other 3 near break even. I have 26 stocks in my TFSA, so rather than deploying new money into an additional holding, I am considering adding to these companies. Your thoughts.

Read Answer Asked by Roy on January 31, 2023

Q: What are you top few materials and industrial stocks in Canada and the US for 2023?

Read Answer Asked by Gerry on January 09, 2023

Q: I am a but overweight consumer staples and would like to sell either CCL.B or PBH to raise some cash for better opportunities elsewhere. Both are in a registered account so no tax implications. Which one would you sell at this time and why?

Read Answer Asked by Steven on October 14, 2022

Q: Hi, I noted that you decided to sell full position in TCL.a from 5i portfolios, after owning for several years. CCL.b is still held in the Balanced 5i Portfolio, with a full position. We sold our CCL.b and TCL.a positions many years ago and switched to RPI.un. The move served us well initially but for past 12-18 months, Richards Packaging unit price has continued to decline precipitously and is near all time lows. It appears that COVID period growth has fizzled and it might take much longer for the company to digest the large Clarion Medical acquisition and the resultant debt load. Company has also guided lower for past few quarters. Although they have been paying dividend 0.11 monthly for many years, but market seems to be expecting declining growth for a while. I am wondering if you notice signs that RPI is heading into a similar direction as TCL.a. Recession fears certainly are not helping. Would it be prudent to not be mesmerized with the 3% dividend and move on, so funds could be available for better Income/Growth opportunities ? Thank You

Read Answer Asked by rajeev on September 19, 2022

Q: I follow your Model Portfolio and want to add CDR Stocks - (AAPL, NVDA, GOOG, AMZN, META, DIS, and V) since I want to keep 25 stocks. Which one would you suggest selling from Balance Equity Portfolio and replacing it with 7 CDR stocks?

Thanks for the great service

Read Answer Asked by Hector on August 24, 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: Hi, These two companies, which are leaders in the packaging industry ,and enjoy a positive view with 5i, have seen their share prices perform quite differently. Over a 5 years period, RPI has outperformed CCL.b significantly, but during past 12 months and more recently, CCL stock has shown signs of steady comeback, while RPI price continues to languish at 50% below its peak of $85, reached in Oct, 2020. We are aware that two companies operate in different segments of packaging sector and while CCL has a larger geographical reach, RPI's operates in North America, primarily. We used to own CCL.b few years ago, but sold our position and replaced with RPI units, about 3-4 years ago. Could you make a comparison of the two companies, with respect to their size, leverage/debt, business/growth prospects, insider ownership, current valuation and risk to assess, how they compare/rank on these metrics and the reasoning. Also today if you own them, what will be the objective - Income or Growth or Both for each. Thank You

Read Answer Asked by rajeev on July 12, 2022

Q: Hi there, I am a big fan of your Balanced Equity Portfolio. I like the more growth oriented names in it and was wondering if you were to swap out the less growth names for names that have a little more risk but for higher return, which would you swap and for what names? Thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Michael on May 20, 2022