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Q: The above stocks all seem to be pretty good value, do you agree? How do you see the next 6-12 months for them? Should I consider certain growth stocks at this point instead?



Read Answer Asked by Stephen on February 28, 2022

Q: Hi group - I am a medium risk investor - Can you please give me your top picks + % weighting in the top sectors - Financial, Industrials, Materials , Energy, Health care , real estate, Tech Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Terence on February 14, 2022

Q: Hi Peter, Ryan, and Team,

In general, how many stocks in the energy sector should one hold? I'm asking this because Portfolio Analytics is suggesting an increase in this sector. At present, we hold ENB, TVE, and TOU, with TVE being the largest holding. Are there any other complementary names that we should consider? I'd like to adopt an equal-weight strategy for this sector. Would you agree? I've been thinking about adding ARX and SU, and as always, appreciate your guidance.

Read Answer Asked by Jerry on February 08, 2022

Q: I am planning to wind down my energy stocks over the next few months because they are now approaching 2014 highs and, historically, these highs are temporary. Which would you back out of soonest and why? Or would you disagree completely? Thanks in advance.

Read Answer Asked by John on February 07, 2022

Q: We recently initiated a TFSA for a family member (long-term buy & hold); the 10 securities purchased (in approximately equal amounts) were: Aritzia (ATZ), Unilever (UL), GoEasy (GSY), SunLife Financial (SLF), BAM (BAMa), WSP (WSP), Algonquin Power (AQN), Telus Int'l (TIXT), and an ETF called XUSR. Still have ~15% capital (~$12,000) to invest. Which 3 or 4 of these would you have greatest conviction to add to? And/or is there another security which would complement the above?


Read Answer Asked by Ted on January 27, 2022

Q: Hi Peter, Ryan, and Team,

Like many members as well as 5i, I am increasingly frustrated with PKI. For example, it dropped 5.2% on January 18. :(

We hold PKI in both my wife’s and my RRIFs. Both holdings are still up, but I’m considering exiting PKI while we’ve still made some money.

I was considering equal purchases of SU, CNQ or CVE, TOU, and KEY for each RRIF (2 for each RRIF). Would you be OK with such a move? Please rank these 5 stocks for safety and upside.

Another move I was considering is to raise our US exposure by buying Vanguard’s ETF VDE. (According to Portfolio Analytics, we’re underweight in the energy sector, as well as USA). Would you endorse this purchase, which would be for our non-registered account? Am I correct in assuming that any withholding taxes shouldn’t prevent this purchase in a non-registered account?

I also manage our son’s TFSA, and unfortunately his holding in PKI is down by quite a bit. I intend to hold it, but would certainly exit it if 5i drops it from the Balance Equity Model Portfolio. Is 5i considering such a move?

Please deduct sufficient credits, and thanks as always for your insight and guidance.

Read Answer Asked by Jerry on January 21, 2022

Q: A few weeks ago I asked about the virtues of owning XLE vs XEG. I ended up buying 5 postions in the following: TOU, KEL, WCP, ARX, TVE. Energy is now 3.5% of my overall portfolio.

My question is the following: for US exposure: may you please provide me your highest conviction name. If you had to chose between this US energy name an DIS for a total return in the next twelve months, which of the two would you side with?

Also, for the next twelve months, what portfolio allocation to energy would you deem optimal, given the current macro environnement?

Thank you and please deduct credits as you see fit.

Read Answer Asked by karim on January 18, 2022

Q: I own small percentages of each of these in an unregistered account, I have $23,000. and I would like to add to some of them, which one would you suggest. Thanks for your help over the years, I read the questions so rarely ask one myself. Thanks Dorothy

Read Answer Asked by Dorothy on January 18, 2022

Q: Could you please provide your top two picks in both the materials and energy sectors?
I don't have any investments in materials now and wonder if I should have something. Currently I hold ENB and PKI in energy and am thinking of switching PKI for TOU or SU.
The remainder of my portfolio is well balanced and as a retiree stability and income are more important than speculative growth.

Read Answer Asked by Lyle on January 14, 2022