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Q: Hello, I want to invest in natural gas. If you had to choose either Tourmaline or Topaz today, which one would you invest in? The yield is 1.4% and 5.2% respectively, and my understanding is that Topaz is a more natural gas focus company than Tourmaline. Is it better to hold these companies in a registered account or not? Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Gervais on June 27, 2022

Q: Hello there, trying to decide which of these winners to either sell in total or sell in part. In order of first to last which would you suggest selling with perhaps some reasoning. I also have ENB but will stick with it for the foreseeable future.

Many thanks,


Read Answer Asked by alex on June 23, 2022

Q: This looks super cheap. Can you provide the pro's and cons of taking a position in this company. What other 3 in this sector would you prefer with potential near term torque?

Read Answer Asked by Christopher on June 22, 2022

Q: Hi, Oil and Gas sector has come under pressure for past two weeks, with above equities declining 20-30% from their respective highs. Volatility in oil and gas prices could be a reason and other days, it could simply be in sympathy with general markets.
This is in the backdrop of analysts forecasting very strong cash flow generation by all these companies, resulting in outsized shareholder returns and much higher equity prices. We have 10% weighting in the sector ( Not including 5.5% ENB ). Based on the geo-political, demand/supply and other relevant factors, do you believe, this sector still has legs, say another 6-12 months or longer and equities should recover over time. Also, what would cause, in your opinion, for market to change course for this sector, in near future. Thank You

Read Answer Asked by rajeev on June 20, 2022

Q: Dear 5i,
I currently have an approx. 3% holding in each of these energy stocks in my TFSA; TOU, SU and WCP. Do these three provide reasonable exposure to the energy sector? If there is too much overlap can you suggest which ones I might want to sell. If you think I should add more different types of energy stocks can you suggest ones to add with a 3% weighting. Thanks for all your help.

Read Answer Asked by Ian on June 10, 2022

Q: After the large run-up in oil & gas stocks, would now still be a reasonable time to invest in them and, if so, what would be your top 3 picks for dividend plus growth, US and Cdn? Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by John on June 10, 2022

Q: Can I please get your outlook on the energy sector, and the holdings above- how would you rank them for a 1 year hold, would the ranking change for a 5 year hold?
There is the view that energy will come back to represent a larger % of the index again.

Read Answer Asked by Kyle on June 09, 2022

Q: What is your opinion of this ETF for a core long term holding for exposure to the oil and gas industry? Is the MER high/low in your opinion. What alternatives if any would you suggest? Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Kolbi on June 07, 2022

Q: On a question regarding WELL you indicated, the appetite for growth stocks driven by acquisition, with sub $700 million cap have just about 0% appetite right now. If you ture that around, what is there an appetite for now and please give me 5 examples of Canadian companies and American companies that meet those requirements. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Les on June 06, 2022

Q: Can you give your opinion regarding natural gas in terms of price appreciation and can you recommend two US and two Canadian natural gas companies with good upside

Read Answer Asked by Indra on June 06, 2022

Q: I am thinking of buying these companies in my tfsa account in equal weights. Do you have any concern with any of these companies and would you be able to rank them in order of possible upside? Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Myron on June 02, 2022

Q: Hi Peter, Ryan, and Team,

Two questions; please deduct credits accordingly.

Question 1 - I plan to sell one ETF (HXS) and two stocks (SJ & TCN) for a tax loss and then buy them back after 30 days. Please suggest proxies for each that I could buy as a replacement for the 30 days. These are held in a margin account.

Question 2 - I own WCP in my RRIF, and find that its volatility is harder for me to handle than I had thought. (Its beta is 3.26). Now that I'm in the black with it, I was thinking of two alternatives; selling WCP and adding to an existing profitable position in TOU (beta = 1.62), or starting a new position in XOM (beta = 1.07). XOM would increase my US exposure which needs to be increased, according to Portfolio Analytics. What's your take on this strategy?

Alternative ideas for each question would be welcome, and as always, thanks for your insight.

Read Answer Asked by Jerry on May 24, 2022

Q: Looking to add your top $C four or five picks to an already diversified portfolio .
Iíve been sitting on the sidelines for a while. A bit rusty on what looks good, after the free fall. Time to start buying again???

Read Answer Asked by Roy on May 16, 2022