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Q: These 4 stocks, held in my TFSA, in roughly equal proportions, total approximately 5 % of my registered and cash portfolios. All are down except for EIF. My TFSA is where I put my riskier growth stocks ( EIF slipping in there somehow). Each has their own theme and while I am in no hurry to sell, I am looking for your opinion on them while I conduct my semi annual review. Your comment on their strengths/weaknesses, growth potential, ,management , buy hold sell ,would be appreciated. Derek

Read Answer Asked by Derek on November 30, 2022

Q: I have started travelling again and noticed that Air Canada flights are essentially full. I looked at a 3 year chart for the stock share price and it is down from about $50 to $18, obviously due to the pandemic. I noticed that you provided growth data in response to a question where the growth next year is expected to be 128%. This sounded good.

I used your symbol look-up tool to view the ACís profile and compared it to Delta Airlines (DAL). AC has 359M shares out compared to DALís 641M. ACís EPS and PB is -6.9 and 45.1 whereas DAL is +0.12 and 8.0. DAL is rebounded a bit more than AC but why was AC at $50/share anyway.

It seems to me AC is not managed well and probably has a lot of debt but your profile screen does not give me that info.

It seems DAL is much more attractive as an investment but I am just looking at very simple metrics. What are your thoughts, please?

Read Answer Asked by Dan on October 24, 2022

Q: High growth stocks. A recent NP piece by Peter H. advised investors consider these vs. conservative picks coming out of a bear market. "Stocks that used to be 50X sales are now 3X sales and still growing at 50%+...a Bloomberg screen shows 982 companies with 50% sales growth in the next year."

Could you provide 10 Cdn. stocks in this category or better yet provide a link to the Bloomberg screen. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Jeff on October 21, 2022

Q: With free cash flow and/or sufficient ready liquid cash on hand and a healthy prospective new business list in the hopper, in which order would you liquidate. Obviously the weakest one being the 1st to go.


Read Answer Asked by Carl on September 26, 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: I'm down on these stocks, what are your thoughts currently and prospects going forward? Buy, sell, hold, add? They've all become less than 1.5% positions. Thanks!


Read Answer Asked by Keith on July 29, 2022

Q: hello 5i:
Recently, I asked about selling AC and moving the money to EIF. You were positive on this. AC has been sold, and though good earnings growth for EIF is projected, I've found that they miss Analyst expectations on all metrics (Earnings/Share, Cash Flow, and Free Cash Flow) as often, or more, than they hit them.
With that in mind, how much faith can I put in an Earnings Growth projection? Is there a metric I'm missing and should be looking at?
Is there and Industrial space company similar to this, but with a better record of meeting expectations?
Paul L

Read Answer Asked by Paul on July 18, 2022

Q: I'm 50% down on both of these companies. I'm ready to throw in the towel on either if not both. Do you believe they will recover in the next 2 years? Would you rather sell one and buy the other, would you just hold for now, or would you sell both and buy something else? Take as many credits as needed. Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Ziaad on July 07, 2022

Q: hello 5i:
today, would you sell (if already owned), AC; and buy EIF (not owned). Why or why not? Would there be 3 or 4 income stocks you'd prefer to EIF in the Industrial space?
Paul L

Read Answer Asked by Paul on July 04, 2022

Q: Hi Everyone at 5i! What are thoughts about Air Canada as a long term hold. I bought it during the pandemic in hopes that there would be a good surge in growth when things reopened . I recently read an article that the business travel end of the airline industry may not be so rosy because a lot of companies are going the more cost efficient Zoom route. With inflation and the cost of gas making travel more expensive recreationally, there may not be that quick come back. Your thoughts? Cheers, Tamara

Read Answer Asked by Tamara on June 06, 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