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Conflict-Free Investment Research

Just $159.95 per year.

Who actually works for you?

Brokers make money, investment bankers make money, fund managers make money! So who has your - and only your - interests in mind? 5i Research® does.

  • Who else will offer three Model Portfolios (Balanced Equity, Growth and Income), with no obligations or management fees? 
  • Who else will answer your investment and company questions honestly and independently, without trying to sell you something on the side?(We have 50,000+ answered questions in our archives). 
  • Who else cannot trade in any stocks they cover? 5i staff are not allowed to buy any new Canadian securities - only US.

We work ONLY for you, our members. Isn't it about time someone was on your side? On your money's side? With No Conflicts, ever!



5i Research® is founded and majority owned by Peter Hodson,
CFA, former Chairman of Sprott Asset Management L.P.

With 5i Research® You Receive:

Conflict-Free Research Reports

  • Access to over 70 easy-to-understand research reports, written for the average investor, not institutions.
  • Ratings are handled with simple letter grades such as "A-", "C+", or "F". Most stock analysts use inoffensive terms to protect their relationships with companies. Since we have no conflicts, we don't care if we offend a company with an "F" grade.

Preview Reports:
Whistler Blackcomb Holdings (WB) 
Premium Brands Holdings (PBH) 

Answers to Your Investment Questions

  • Learn from the 50,000+ member questions that have already been answered.
  • Submit up to 24 investment questions* a year
  • Many members find this feature alone to be worth the subscription price many times over.

*general stock, ETF, fund, and investment questions only. We do not give individual portfolio advice.

5i Research® Model Portfolios

  • Access our full balanced equity model portfolio and model income portfolio and growth portfolio.
  • Equity portfolio up 34.1% in 2013 (launched March 2013), 29.1% in 2014, 9.5% in 2015 and 19.3% in 2016, with no management fees or obligations.

New Member Offer

Sign-up now to receive a 20% discount on Canadian MoneySaver magazine.

So how much does all this cost?

Just $159.95 / year

Get One Year of 5i Research® Starting Today

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We believe 5i Research® will be your best investment yet. But if you try it today and decide it's not for you, e-mail within 60 days of purchase and you will receive an unconditional refund (refund does not apply to users taking advantage of any free trial offers or renewals).

Frequently Asked Questions

Who owns 5i Research®?

5i Research is privately owned, with the majority owned by Peter Hodson, CFA, former Chairman of Sprott Asset Management L.P. 5i Research Inc. is also the owner of Canadian Money Saver, a fully-independent financial magazine, published since 1981.

Does 5i Research® manage money?

No. Managing money while providing research is filled with conflicts. We want our research to be unbiased.

Does 5i Research® trade in stocks it covers?

No. Never. Staff are also not allowed to buy any new Canadian securities. Staff are allowed to trade US securities only.

Is 5i Research® affiliated in any way with any money manager, brokerage firm, bank or public company?


Why is the cost so low?

We don’t print out glossy, 80-page reports. We don’t take company executives out to fancy dinners. We don’t pay lawyers to structure deals. We don’t pay commission to brokers to sell products. We don’t give any investment bankers large bonuses. We don’t cover everything. In addition, our founder has made a lot of money from wise equity investments, and we don’t need to charge a lot to our members in order to survive.

How often will I get research reports?

Reports are issued frequently (about two per month). We cover individual companies, new issues, ETFs, and structured products, and individual companies will be covered on an on-going basis. All reports are available to members for download from the members area. We also send out a member update e-mail every 2-4 weeks letting you know what's new.

Why do you use a high-school grading system on companies?

Because everyone can understand it. An “A” company is better than a “C-“ company. Most stock analysts use inoffensive terms to protect their relationships with companies. Do you know if a “Sector Perform” is better than an “Equal Weight”? Frankly, neither do we. Letter grades are simple, and we don’t care if we offend a company with an “F” grade.

What does "5i Research®" Mean?

Integrity - we have absolutely no conflicts.
Insight - we have decades of experience.
Independence - we work only for you.
Individual - our research is catered to you, not an institutional investor.
Investment - Invest in education before you lose money elsewhere.


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Just $159.95 per year.