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Q: I owned Blackberry shares earlier in the year, but ended up selling in June after the stock had reached $20 per share. I had previously purchased around $10 per share earlier in the year. The share price as been in a downward fall since the meme spikes. I was considering opening another position if the stock slides below $10 again. Do you see that as a good entry point? Would you say that Blackberry still has longer term potential?

Read Answer Asked by Stephen on July 28, 2021

Q: is there on ETF you recommend that invests primarily in the cybersecurity industry? if so name the companies and their percentage representation in the portfolio thanks Richard

Read Answer Asked by richard on June 07, 2021

Q: Hi 5i,

Thanks for your fast response. Now I understand BB become one of the MEME stocks, so it will expect short-squeeze due to the short-lived. In your opinion, do you think it can drive away market manipulators? Do you think it is healthy? If I were those "big predators", I will never touch BB in the further. In this situation who will win?

Read Answer Asked by ma on June 04, 2021

Q: What do you make of another short squeeze on blackberry. Why is this company involved in a Reddit squeeze? Is it not a company that was on the verge of bankruptcy like GameStop and Amc.
Only 9 percent is shorted. Where do you see this playing out in the next week? I own BB on its own merit but the short squeeze has me wondering whether I should take the money and run.

Read Answer Asked by Helen on June 02, 2021

Q: Hello. I am a new subscriber and this is my first question. I have been "practicing" self directed investing for the past year with about 20% of my registered assets. I think I have a pretty good grip on the basics and am now ready to move ahead and invest the balance of my assets into the market. I am going to use your portfolio construction recommendations as a guideline. According to the plan, I am already heavy in # of stocks and lack solid allocation and diversification. The stocks I listed are the ones that are dragging down the portfolio and for the most part do not belong in the mix. If I sell now all the losses seem to be quite significant representing approx. 3.5% of my current portfolio of stocks and about 1.3% of my total available assets. I have the option of holding on hoping for recovery and using other cash to strengthen my good positions and add to more diversified positions. Or should I simply sell and move on with a clean slate to re-build the portfolio?

Read Answer Asked by Robert on May 07, 2021

Q: Hi 5i Team
Please advise why Brookfield Renewable Resources is getting pummeled and please advise of your opinion of Pivotree and Blackberry's contribution to the electric car/ autonomous car future. All companies are on the TSX
Thank You and I hope everyone is staying safe

Read Answer Asked by JORDAN on March 08, 2021

Q: Dear 5i
Is the projected earnings growth for these three stocks high enough to be worth investing in ? CTS hasn`t done much in the past year but looks encouraging for 2021 . Qcom seems to have momentum and is likely a good 5G play . BB has developed some business relationships with other companies that should drive growth . Would you invest in any of these at this time ?
Bill C

Read Answer Asked by Bill on February 25, 2021

Q: How long of notice do these short squeezed companies have to give to issue new shares and shore up the balance sheet? If AMC was to issue new shares at the elevated price it would be a win for them. I see executives are cashing shares in - why not? I would.

Read Answer Asked by Terry on February 01, 2021

Q: Apologies for the dumb question, but the craziness over these short squeezes has introduced me to new ideas I don't fully understand.
1. I didn't realize I could instruct my broker not to permit my shares to be borrowed by short-sellers. But how can I lend out a share to a short-seller if I'm holding the stock the entire time? I don't plan to sell my 100 shares of LSPD anytime soon, so how can I lend it to a short-seller?
2. Can't all shareholders instruct their brokers not to permit borrowing of their shares? If so, would'nt that restrict the ability of short-sellers to short a stock? It seems like reducing the ability of short-sellers to short a stock I own would be good for the stock price.


Read Answer Asked by Michael on January 29, 2021

Q: Hi 5i,

You have mentioned that the US retail investors are speculating BB's operating system for autos may become the industry.
What exactly is the social media stock boards Redditt and RobinHood do you mentioned? How can they able to push up or down the stock price? Just like a large group of gamblers doing mass trading without any fundamental analysis? Would you please kindly advise and explain in detail? Thanks a lot.

Read Answer Asked by ma on January 28, 2021