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Q: hello 5i team, I am 68 years old. As I get older I like to simplify my portfolios. Above is my CDN holdings. I have a U.S. portfolio of about 15 blue chip companies.
from this list which ones would you keep and which ones to sell? and time frame to sell? now/ 6 months+?
I appreciate your guidance.

Read Answer Asked by Carlo on June 16, 2021

Q: I own XEI, ALA, and TOUr but little oil.

I'm hoping to buy base metals and oil in an CDN etf. Do you think this is a good idea and what would you recommend?
I'm hoping to buy base metals and oil in an US etf. Do you think this is a good idea and what would you recommend?

Read Answer Asked by Graeme on June 03, 2021

Q: I would appreciate your thoughts on Altagas. Had a good quarterly report today with beats on utility and midstream businesses, but fairly tepid analyst outlook. It pays a good dividend and I wonder if you feel there is some growth expected as well. Also, would you categorize as utility or energy?
Thanks for your advice, and thanks so much for your past recommendations from which I've benefited including WSP, GSY, TFII, AQN to name but a few.

Read Answer Asked by richard on May 03, 2021

Q: How would you rank the following, upside opportunity with total return(div and capital appreciation). Are there any you would avoid. Horizon is 2-3yrs.

Read Answer Asked by Christopher on February 11, 2021

Q: The price of natural gas seems to be rising, particularly LNG in Asia. First question: Is that correct and, if so, is that the spot price or are long term contracts rising similarly? Does it indicate increasing demand?
If Altagas is primarily a utility involved in the transportation, processing, and use of gas, what is the company's net exposure to increasing gas prices, positive or negative?

Read Answer Asked by Larry on February 02, 2021

Q: Thanks for your precious advise. I experience my best investment years since I enrolled with your service. Retired investor with a long term view (I hope LOL LOL) I currently own the above mentioned stocks and would like to increase marginally my weighting in energy. KEY and TOU have the most weight currently. All can be increased in weight but would rather add to 1 or 2 max. A mix of good dividend and capital appreciation is sought. Where would you go from here? I don't mind adding another company if need be for better diversification if needed. Please rank in terms of preference.



Read Answer Asked by Yves on January 25, 2021

Q: Now that Biden had made it clear that he will cancel Keystone pipe line. What impact does this have on the above four companies? With this in mind how would rank these companies based on growth and safety of dividends?

Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Saad on January 19, 2021

Q: Hi 5i,
Please rank the safety of current dividend payments over the next 3 years for the companies listed below. Assign a 10 for absolutely no chance of a reduction and a 1 for almost certain a reduction will happen in the next 3 years. Although I do not want to influence you on the rankings, I would give the Royal Bank a 10 as an example.


Please deduct as many credits as you see fit.


Read Answer Asked by John on November 24, 2020

Q: Trying to reduce the number of stocks I hold. Currently I am broadly diversified across sectors and large cap/small cap, growth/dividend payers, so those are not concerns. I look at total return, and have a long term horizon, 5+ years. Comfortable with risky stocks. I have smallish positions in these 12 stocks and would like to sell maybe 6 to 8 of them, and redeploy the money into a few of the others on the list or into some of my other holdings. Would you select 6 - 8 of the above that you think are less likely to perform well over 5+ years, and could be sold, and maybe 2 - 4 that could be added to. Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Dan on November 18, 2020

Q: Hi, is this a material negative development for ALA? Thanks.

The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals issues an immediate stay of Mountain Valley Pipeline's stream and wetland crossing permits in southern West Virginia and Virginia. The order will block construction across waterways for months while the appeal plays out.

Read Answer Asked by Gary on November 10, 2020