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Q: Hi 5i Team - I am interested in buying more U.S. stocks and have a non-registered U.S. dollar account as well as a TFSA account in Canadian dollars. Are there any concerns over buying U.S stocks in the TFSA account? eg. Are U.S. capital gains and dividends still tax exempt in a the TFSA. Any advice as to preferences re which account to use would be appreciated.

Read Answer Asked by Rob on September 01, 2023

Q: Hi Team,
For an 18 year old who just opened their TFSA and starting with $6500, what stocks or ETFs (CDN and/or US) would you start with? There are no trading fees so there is no worry to buy 10 names if that is the best way forward.

Read Answer Asked by Marco on August 22, 2023

Q: I have some TFSA funds to allocate to stocks that have potential for significant gain over the next 3 years. Based largely on 5i content/views, thinking of INMD, LMN and DCM. Thoughts? Alternative options you may prefer?

Read Answer Asked by John on August 21, 2023

Q: Hi. My son recently put 15K into a TSFA and he intends to put 10K/year into it until it is fully funded. Can you suggest, say, 8 equities/etf's (US and or Canadian) that he should buy to start his investing career? Thx. JR

Read Answer Asked by John on August 01, 2023

Q: In August of 2019, between "TRI" (at $80/per share) and "GIB.A" (at $101/per share), based on P/E valuation, I bought "GIB.a". Then three years later, in August, 2022, I compared both companies share performance, "TRI" went up 90% while "GIB.a" share price was in sleeping bag, almost the same as I bought 3 years ago. Considering no dividends while waiting, so I sold "GIB.a" and bought "TRI" which I am still happy with the switch. However, since beginning of this year, GIB.A left the sleeping bag and started moving up, and share price has gone up almost 30%. I wonder if you could help me understand whatís the reasons behind the move, worth to buy at current level? Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Lin on July 27, 2023

Q: Can you please recommend a few companies for a TFSA that have good growth potential with limited downside risk.

Read Answer Asked by John on July 27, 2023

Q: I manage my son's TFSA and have just sold his NVDA shares at a 200% profit. Many thanks for 5i's excellent advice on this purchase! He needs the money next year and I felt - after a good run - it was time to play it safe and cash in. I would now like to reinvest the funds in a less volatile stock - in any sector - that still has reasonable growth prospects over the next year. CSU comes to mind (and I know you're a big fan). MSFT and GOOG already owned. What would be your top three choices for replacing NVDA - Canadian or US? Thank you,

Read Answer Asked by Maureen on July 25, 2023

Q: I have to sell most of my TFSA holdings but have the option to leave a bit in the account. I have approximately equal positions in the following stocks and I am down on each one. Each seem to have positive comments from the 5i team.

Could you please rank the 4 stocks in the order that you would keep them for a 5+ year hold in the TFSA?

GSY (-39%), SHOP (-15%), ATZ (-27%), TOI (-14%)

Read Answer Asked by Alexander on June 16, 2023

Q: Recently trimmed NVDA to bring position weight back in line. For US, any sector, what are a few top picks for a TFSA? And then how would IJT compare for growth potential and risk?


Read Answer Asked by Marilou on May 08, 2023

Q: Iíve read recently that older seniors overestimate their financial acumen, so I wanted to ask if you think the plan that I think is sensible, is. My thought was to move non dividend paying stocks from my TFSA to my NR., thus making room for the transfer of dividend paying stocks from my NR account to my TFSA where they would produce tax free dividends. Is that a reasonable approach for someone beyond the accumulation stage of investment? Iím wondering if thereís something Iíve failed to consider in this. Thanks as always.

Read Answer Asked by M.S. on April 21, 2023

Q: Hello Peter,

I have shortlisted 5 stocks for a new position in TFSA of my wife and mine. I am thinking of 3 full positions or I could divide amongst 4. Could you help me eliminate one from my list and would appreciate if you could rank the other 4 in order of our preference - best first?
Thank you for your help.

Read Answer Asked by Rajiv on April 17, 2023

Q: Is there any reason why I cannot make a contribution directly into my granddaughter's TFSA account? Thanks

Read Answer Asked by george on March 28, 2023

Q: Hi Peter, Ryan, and Team,

Recently a member (Reg) asked:

Q: I am a holder of CSU inside my TFSA - as such I have received shares of Lumine - realizing you are not tax experts are these Lumine shares allowed to be held inside my TFSA.
My advisor thinks they might not be - TBD. If they are not allowed they need to be removed - would that count as a withdrawal in the eyes of the CRA?

Perhaps Reg was asking about the "new" shares of LMN that he received, given that he had already made his maximum contribution to this year's TFSA.

What action should be taken in such a case, to keep the CRA happy?

Thanks as always for your insight.

Read Answer Asked by Jerry on March 27, 2023

Q: Regarding Mark's question today about his trading in the TFSA. I am with BMO Investorline, I sold a stock and was going to use the funds to buy a GIC. I was notified by Investorline that the funds from the sale would be available in 2 days when the sale transaction would be fully completed. Made sense to me.

Read Answer Asked by William James (Jim) on March 23, 2023

Q: I had an interest charge of $13 on my TFSA statement (investorsedge CIBC). Because I sold and bought on the same day - they agreed to wave it but told me I had to wait 2 days now on my TFSA after selling to access the cash.
Comments, thoughts? Anyone else have similar or different experiences?

Read Answer Asked by Mark on March 22, 2023

Q: If you were setting up a TFSA with CAD equities only, what five stocks do you recommend ranked by order you would purchase. If you could give a brief reason as to why you recommended each equity, that would be appreciated.

Read Answer Asked by David on March 07, 2023

Q: Would you please comment on ABNB's latest results.

At this point in time what would be the buyer vs. the seller's thesis on the stock? Just things to consider, watch out for both positive and negative, etc going forward.

Thank you very much.

(PS. Please feel free to donate 50 of my question credits to anyone who would like some.)

Read Answer Asked by Sandra on February 16, 2023