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Q: Would you please please order the tech stocks in order of preference for long term hold with a brief explanation of each.
Would you consider CEG comparable to NEE?
Read Answer Asked by Catherine on June 13, 2024
Q: Hi 5i Team,
I will be adding to one or more to small existing positions in either VRT, CELH, AMZN, BKNG, and or NXT. Could you please list in order of preference for addition at this time and considering a decent time frame and high risk tolerance. A short comment on the pros and cons of each would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
Read Answer Asked by Bob on June 07, 2024
Q: Battery storage for renewable energy production in the US is expected to double over the next year. Can I get your opinion on the above stocks as well as any others that may benefit from this?
Thank you
Read Answer Asked by Colleen on May 28, 2024
Q: A couple of unrelated laggards...

Is ESTC a show me stock or would you be comfortable with a starter position as of today?

I own NXT but looking to add another position. Do you like SHLS? It is cheap if this solar move has legs. FSLR has moved far and fast. Would you buy into this or pick an alternative at this point?

thx, Mark
Read Answer Asked by Mark on May 27, 2024
Q: Me thinks that spaceship that fearless leader Blaarg is piloting is actually an elaborate can of worms. In 10 years time, according to some environmentalists, we earthlings may be drowning in our own carbon-laced pollution, unless a better solution to or energy needs can be met. As a pessimistic Albertan, I suspect most of us will still be driving evil combustion engines in 2034; however, I am hopeful that there are some game changers in the energy horizon - maybe not Canadian - that may save the planet. Do you have any suggestions we can put on our watchlist? I'm waiting for 5i to beam me up !
Read Answer Asked by Lionel on May 24, 2024
Q: Hello Peter, Ryan, and the Fab 5i Team:

If investing $5K USD today for a three year hold in a TFSA, in which order might you add to these holdings:


Thanks very much for your excellent service!

Read Answer Asked by Bradley on May 24, 2024
Q: I purchased these two based on your recommendations. NXT slightly off but it is early days. NXT up 50%. Thank you your guidance. My question is about the volatility of these two stocks. They will trade +/- 5% in a day quite often. Does this kind of movement concern you or does it represent the kind of investor involved in these stocks?
Read Answer Asked by Greg on May 23, 2024
Q: Hi team,

Very much appreciated your solid reply to Brant this morning. I am sure most members are happy the way you run your site.

Grateful if you could provide, in order, your favorite U.S smaller caps for strong growth, indicating the level of risk of each in your view.

Take credits as you see fit.

Thanks again for the outstanding work,

Jacques IDS
Read Answer Asked by Jacques on May 23, 2024
Q: Hi Team,
I am sitting on a small position of roblox in a US cash account with a 56% loss. Would you recommend holding this name with expectation of an eventual comeback ? Or is it time to cash out and accept the capital loss? If so what name would be your favourite to buy today with the funds either US or Cnd regardless of sector for a 10yr hold?

Thanks ,
Read Answer Asked by Shane on May 23, 2024
Q: Hi, What are your thoughts on Nextracker earnings and outlook ? CC is scheduled for 5 PM. We took a starter 1% position, last week, after reviewing several favorable comments from 5i team. What would you recommend going forward - Add to the position gradually, starting, Tomorrow Or, wait for stock to settle Or, wait for another quarter ? Also, would appreciate decent price levels to accumulate.

Thank You
Read Answer Asked by rajeev on May 16, 2024
Q: With most companies having reported earnings, which would be your top 5 with respect to ‘best earnings’? Thank you
Read Answer Asked by Arash on May 16, 2024
Q: Hi, Thank you for sharing your opinion on this Co, in the last response. The stock seems to be really cheap at 13X earnings. The stock took off nicely after last strong earnings and traded in $56-58 level ( from $46 pre earnings), but lost steam within a few weeks and now is trading even below that. I am curious as to what transpired causing the stock to shoot up 25% and then drop back quickly.

Everything seems to be there to love the stock at current levels and future growth !! What am I missing ?

Also, could you please share the street expectations for May 14 earnings.

Thank You
Read Answer Asked by rajeev on May 13, 2024
Q: Hi, I would appreciate your current view and level of conviction on this company. Based on numerous comments, it's been a 5i favorite for quite some time, although, stock pulled back from its highs, during the month of April. Stock price seems to stabilize a bit for past week or so. Utilities ( Power producers, specifically) also seem to be slowing finding some favour, possibly due to expectation of incredibly large demand for electricity/power from Data centres, over next 10 years or longer.

Would you consider this co. to be a good fit to have an exposure to this area and if so, whether the recent concerns have been mitigated and what price levels would you suggest to start a position.

Thank You
Read Answer Asked by rajeev on May 07, 2024
Q: Can you provide your top 5 growth stock picks over the next 6-12 months and provide commentary on why each is worthy to make the list. Appreciate getting separate Canadian and US lists.
Read Answer Asked on May 07, 2024
Q: Good day,

Did a huge portfolio makeover a few months ago, almost entirely with your picks (minus a few that didn't click for me) and some of my high own high conviction names. For the most part, they've all done pretty well, with the exception of the last few weeks.

1. Is the last few weeks just overall uncertainty/retraction?
2. bep and bip are down ~15%, is it worthwhile getting out and averaging down BAM or BNS?
3. ATS and CELH are down after large runups after I bought. worth buying/averaging down on one of these?
4. DCBO and NXT back to scratch after huge runs. Do you expect those levels to return? Timeline wise? NXT spun from FLEX, but Flex continues to climb
5. KXS is down 8%, and seems pretty spikey over the last 5 years. Just wait for the next one? Should this start to create more of a steadier trend upward?
6. I bought POWL, and it's basically done nothing, thoughts on the company now? alternatives?
7. I saw a youtuber vid that really loved POET for the coming months years. I was telling a friend about it yesterday because I like (and understand) the technology and what it could do. He literally bought some while we were talking yesterday morning and he's up 30%... Are the company fundamentals/contracts improving? or could it just be hype from youtubers and the like?

Almost all of these had some pretty significant periods of running since I rebalanced in Jan/Feb. I know market timing is not a solid practice, but in a lot of these growth names, at what point is that jump worth moving on from, freeing up some cash for another opportunity down the road? And how do you determine whether it's time or not?

Finally, in the event that your attitudes have changed on any of these, do you have a top 3 CAD, top 3 US new ideas over the last few months that have really turned the tide/become strong buys that I may replace/add?

Thanks for everything!

Read Answer Asked by James on May 01, 2024
Q: Hi,
I was looking at NXT on KoyFin and noticed a reported increase in the number of shares from ~42M in Feb. '23 to ~137M in Feb. 2024. Do you know why the share count increased so much and do you think it is affecting the recent decline in the share price. I realize that the market is not that great lately and is a major factor for any stock price right now.
Thank you. Michael
Read Answer Asked by Michael on May 01, 2024
Q: Hello,

What are your favourite US small and mid caps. And what would be your ranking for putting money to work?

Thank you!
Read Answer Asked by James on April 29, 2024
Q: Greetings 5i Team,

Wondering if I can get your current opinion on Nextracker? Seems I may have had some unfortunate timing with my recent purchase of this company, as it's now down 26%. Is this some short-term manipulation and shorting by large hedge funds? My understanding is that it has realized big SP pops after the last few earnings releases. In anticipation of a repeat performance in the upcoming May release, might it be a good time to do some buying (ignoring the usual advice that you're not big fans of averaging down)? Thanks. Brad
Read Answer Asked by Bradley on April 26, 2024