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Q: Hi 5i
AC sp continues to slide even as globe and mail reports "executive bonuses fly higher after a profitable year"......Does AC have any upside potential from here? Seems AC is worse off than during the almost total shut down of airline industry during pandemic or am i looking at it too pessimistically....

Do you think AC could go bankrupt....
Longtime shareholder exploring alternatives buy sell or hold....Suggestions for alternatives to this space. 2 year time frame...

Read Answer Asked by jim on March 13, 2024
Q: Hi 5i
AC is to report earnings tomorrow. In your opinion, what will it take to move share price in positive direction? Last summer sp headed in the right direction till market drop....

Long term share holder,...looking forward, would you continue to hold...time frame shortens every year, now looking about 2 yr horizon.

Can you suggest alternatives to AC with reasonable growth/risk.

Read Answer Asked by jim on February 16, 2024
Q: Sir. In the spirit of weeding the garden, I find myself well down in these stocks…with a time frame of 1 year , please comment on which to keep or toss how…. 5i had good things to say about many of these in the past, but we all know that times change quickly in this business…
Read Answer Asked by James on February 05, 2024
Q: Is AIR Canada a buy. It looks cheap. US Airlines have been reporting good earnings. Will AC report a good Quarter ?It has a lot of International travelers .

Is the problem that there are so many Airlines to consider that AC is at the bottom of the pile and has little interest to the investor and then only to Canadian Investor and not USA investor ? When is next quarter coning ? Thanks a lot RAK
Read Answer Asked by bob on January 29, 2024
Q: I'm interested in your thoughts on the quality of the management at these companies. All are negative in my portfolio at this point. Could you rank them by below average, good(average) and above average?
Read Answer Asked by Raymond on November 20, 2023
Q: One of my basic investing tenets was to never buy an airline. But coming out of Covid, AC seemed like a can't-miss prospect (note to self - no such thing in investing!) Since the spring the stock is up about 23% and approaching my break even. This is not an equity that I want to hold for the long term so my question is: does one just continue to ride this momentum, albeit without a plan as to when to sell or just sell it now and be done with it?

I know you can't tell me when to sell but do you think there is still a lot of juice left in this stock?

Appreciate your insight.

Paul F.
Read Answer Asked by Paul on June 16, 2023
Q: I know you sold AC out of the 5i portfolio this year but I opted to wait for a bit.
It has now crawled back to my avg cost price and I do plan on selling. I know this is a 'timing' issue, but could you dust off your crystal ball and give an opinion based on any current information you're hearing, on whether to sell now or wait until after results are announced ?
Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by Alexandra on May 08, 2023
Q: For an RESP with withdrawals starting this year, ending likely 10 to 11 years out for youngest child:
Largest holding is the ETF VUN (US) at 43% followed by BN and AC at around 12% each, then TOI, DOO , ATZ, SU, BAM in the 3-10% range each. Not included is the unfortunate loss of about 8% of the RESP due to failure of XBC.
So the focus remains on growth for the next 4-5 years to keep withdrawals mostly funded by growth.
Thoughts on keeping VUN as is? What about a higher-yielding ZWB in lieu of the individual stocks? Any concerns / risks that you know of for the stocks listed or maybe can offer some lower-risk substitutions?

Big thank you!
Read Answer Asked by Marilou on April 27, 2023
Q: I recently flew Air Canada from Toronto to NYC and Fort Lauderdale Florida and on both flights the planes were operating at pretty high capacity. The plane tickets were crazy expensive. Westjet has really contracted the places it flies and their frequency and AC seems to have practical monopoly on certain routes. I know that does not replace fundamental analysis but it means something.
Read Answer Asked by Murray on April 03, 2023