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Q: Can you please give me your opinion on PayPal. Does the recent price drop represent a buying opportunity or is this an indication of head winds ahead. What would be your top 5 Fintech stocks for a 3 to 5 year hold. Thanks for all your expertise.

Read Answer Asked by Ian on August 04, 2021

Q: Any reasons that 5i can see that would account for the large difference in 10 year and 5 year in the performance of these companies that operate in similar industry. Companies outside of Canada have dramtically outperformed

10 year # including Div AON 470 MMC478 MFC 105 GWO 135 SLF 235

AON and MMC are 2 long term holdings in MAW120 and I am thinking of selling SLF and adding to MAW120

Read Answer Asked by blake on August 03, 2021

Q: As well as Bns I also own Td and Royal..
As Bns Business in Latin America and Mexico is being effected by Covid and vaccines are not so readily available as they are in the U.S. and Canada I am thinking about selling Bns and using the proceeds to purchase Goeasy.what do you think of the idea?
Long term investor

Read Answer Asked by Terry on August 03, 2021

Q: Hi Peter
I sold FFH at 550 at around mid May for a small gain
it has now slowly declined to 510
I am aware that it is not a stock alot of people like, pays a small dividend
any fundamental /technical reasons of the decline from 550 to 510 in about 10
weeks time? I am considering of starting a partial position
and hope for a 10% gain for trade (hold for at least over 6 months)


Read Answer Asked by Michael on July 30, 2021

Q: Can you speak to the class-action lawsuit filed against Coinbase?

What do you think of the future prospects for Coinbase? Their fees appear high relative to the competition, and the threat of commission free (or low fee) crypto exchanges looms large. Competitors, such as Kraken, are preparing to follow suit and go public. Is the Coinbase business model and continued growth rate sustainable?

Read Answer Asked by Colum on July 27, 2021

Q: Could you please rank SQ, NVEI, PYPL and V for a growth investor with moderate risk tolerance and a time-frame of at least 5 years. Please add other suggestions that fits the theme. LSPD is already owned. The reasons for your top two choices would be appreciated. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Alvin on July 27, 2021

Q: If you were adding a dividend producing ETF to a pipeline, insurance and bank-focused portfolio (North American bias), which ETF would you use for:
a) dividend/total return
b) diversification?

Read Answer Asked by David on July 26, 2021

Q: Good morning 5i team
How much of a strategic threat does 5i feel global Fintech is to the largest Canadian banks? And, what do you the Canadian banks doing to ensure their competitive position?
The July 17th Economist article "The funding frenzy" notes "a funding round in June valued Klarna, a Swedish 'buy now, pay later' start-up at US$46 billion." They quote other similar examples. Smart folks are making these investment decisions in finch start-ups What should the small investor be considering today about their investments in Canadian banks?
Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Edward on July 22, 2021

Q: Would these securities be appropriate for growth portfolio with medium term time horizon? Which one in particular would you consider a current buy and reasons why.
Thank you very much.

Read Answer Asked by dhiraj on July 21, 2021

Q: Hi 5i
I bought POW at $24 about a year ago so have made over 70% with divs. I am tempted to sell it near all time high to buy MFC about 15% off 52 week high. Yields are the same, MFC has lower PE (9 vs 11) and lower PEGY. (Also own SLF which I will continue to hold long term). Thoughts?

Read Answer Asked by Greg on July 19, 2021