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Investment Q&A

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Q: Good morning 5i.

I've perused the Q&A section which has been extremely helpful. I'm looking to build a concentrated portfolio with growth in mind, but also a few names to balance out volatility. Based on what I've read, I was thinking of starting equal weights in the 12 positions below.


What are your thoughts on the the blend of companies and would you suggest any adjustments?

Thanks for your time.

Read Answer Asked by Semper on December 08, 2021

Q: I would like to add to my consumer defensive. I currently have PBH and DOL at 3% each. I could add a new 3% position or add to the two above. What do you think for a 3-5 years term? If I was to add 1 company which would it be? Please give me two names if so, Looking for a balanced growth and security. Thanks for your good work.

Read Answer Asked by Yves on December 07, 2021

Q: Shop is being sued by publishers accusing them of textbook piracy. How much is this weighing on the stock price now and should it be much of a concern? It is troubling that this puts a bad light on SHOP since it is reported that this concern was brought up to SHOP several times in the past with SHOP basically ignoring it.
Would like to thank 5i for having guided us through these past troubled years (and all the years outside Covid as well). Gerry

Read Answer Asked by Gerald on December 07, 2021

Q: I understand Converge acquired many companies to allow for wide geographical coverage and raised money a few times already. What's expected to be their main driver for revenue growth in the next few years (they seem to have a wide range or products)? Also, can you comment on institutional backing they have. Would you consider the company medium or high risk. I am just trying to manage my exposure appropriately. Thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Pierre on December 06, 2021

Q: These companies are getting killed on no news. I understand the environment with tax loss, covid, backdrop etc. What I don't understand is why the shorts aren't covering or appear to be. Also are these companies prime candidate's for a takeover because there smaller but at an inception point of eating up market share.

Read Answer Asked by Steve on December 06, 2021

Q: I have just read your report on KXS with the rating maintained at B+. Just wondering what it would take to raise the rating to A?
I like the company but don't own it. If you looked into your crystal ball do you think the current world-wide supply chain problems will give the company's revenue a long term boost or is it more likely all the supply chain issues will be more or less fixed in the next 6 months causing revenue to falter by 3rd quarter 2022 (...and the stock to tank)? Another way of saying the same thing (but shorter) 15x sales too high!
Any comments would be appreciated.

Read Answer Asked by James on December 06, 2021

Q: Can you suggest companies right now to pick away at ,or would you wait a bit longer till tax loss season is over.
please 5 in the US and 5 in Canada.
If dividend is important which 3 stocks would you pick away at right now?

Read Answer Asked by Josh on December 06, 2021

Q: In your answer to Rob today you state 'we don't think the company has really done anything 'wrong'.'

You've looked closely at the report and earnings now. What do you 'really' think the company did? Please speculate on what you feel went wrong. If the short report wasn't completely false, what did it maybe get right? Were mistakes made through omission? Were they simply growing too fast or playing a little fast and loose with the rules? No doubt there is a trade here but is this a company and management that you still have the same long term respect and confidence in as 6 months ago?

A past short report on SHOP has been mentioned on several occasions as a comparison. Did the management at SHOP make similar mistakes, if any, and is this par for the course? Or is this situation with LSPD different?

thanks, Mark

Read Answer Asked by Mark on December 06, 2021