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Q: Dear 5i
Which of the above listed stocks would you place in an RRSP and which in a TFSA and in what order of preference ?
Bill C
Read Answer Asked by Bill on January 24, 2024
Q: Dear 5i,
I own CSU (10%), LMN (2.5%) and SHOP (4%) in my TFSA.Is it a good idea for me to increase LMN to 5% and SHOP to 6% to increase weight in the technical sector? Is it better to start a new position(s) such as KXS, DSG, or TOI? This is a small diversified TFSA, and protecting the portfolio with some growth is the main goal.
Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by Hali on January 23, 2024
Q: The following is from a recent article in the G&M:

"Investors typically regard a cheap stock as one with a PEG ratio around 1. By that standard, many of the Magnificent Seven look to be reasonably priced.

Amazon (a PEG of 1.3), Alphabet (1.3), Meta (1.2) are on the borderline of cheap, while Nvidia (0.7) looks to be a downright bargain, according to calculations this week by Robert Armstrong of the Financial Times.

Microsoft (2.6) and Tesla (2.1) are somewhat pricey by PEG’s reckoning but not outrageous. Only Apple (4.6) looks like a true luxury item, perhaps because it’s perceived as a superbly managed, ultrasafe defensive stock."

What are the PEG ratios of SHOP, CSU, LMN, and TOI?

Thanks as always for your expertise.

Read Answer Asked by Richard on January 22, 2024
Q: HI 5I, I like to reduce my tech stocks, I like to keep 5 of them (the ones with more stability) , the rest will sell to buy BN & COST (or any other suggestion) , I hate to let go some of them since they have provided me good gains , but I need peace of mind, and balance, I hate to be in your shoes with this question, please advice, thanks
Read Answer Asked by Fernando on January 18, 2024
Q: For a 3 year hold, how would you rate these stocks, 1 means "forget it", 10 means "high growth expected":,,,, PayPal, afrm, upst?

If possible, what would be a good entry price? Thanks
Read Answer Asked by V on January 15, 2024
Q: I have contribution room of $17000, for 2024 due to a cash withdrawal of $10,000 in late 2023. I would like to move the largest portion of this years contribution from my RRIF withdrawal for 2024 with stocks that have performed well over the past, these include, ,topicus, goeasy, first service, wsp, BNS, Td, TFI Int., Almentation couch Tard and Shopify.
At the moment I am looking for an outside opinion from 5i, on the best most profitable to fill my 2024 contribution.
Looking forward to your response.
Read Answer Asked by Rick on January 08, 2024
Q: I am interested in buying the following stocks. What would be your 1st to 7th order in buying? Also what would your entry price be for each one.
Read Answer Asked by James on January 05, 2024
Q: Hi, Large Cap Tech stocks in US started the new year with a sharp pull back.
In Canada, Shopify was the one which followed the trend with 6-7% drop. Constellation Software was largely unchanged and Lumine is consolidating from recent sharp gains. We hold all above stocks in our Non-Regd as well as TFSA accounts. There is about $80k TFSA Contribution room available, due to withdrawls made last year. We are considering In-Kind contributions to add to our TFSA holdings when MV of these stocks are lower, in order to limit crystallization of capital gains, as all of these names have large gains embedded, in our taxable account. Is it a reasonable approach ?

If technology sector witnesses some more decline (after very strong returns during 2023), what are the next Technical support levels for these three stocks ?

Thank You
Read Answer Asked by rajeev on January 03, 2024
Q: My wife owns the stocks above. She is looking to add 1 to 2 more stocks in the new year. Can you recommend a couple us and Canadian?
Read Answer Asked by sean on January 02, 2024
Q: For a growthy TFSA contribution for 2024, I’m considering one of these companies. Please rank based on potential gains for a 3-5 year period, with a brief comment on each one. Moderate to high(ish) risk (like SHOP) is fine with me.

Also, are there any other companies you’d recommend I consider and why.
Thanks for such a great service.
Read Answer Asked by Warren on December 22, 2023
Q: My question from October 10, 2023.
“Everyone, I have held LSPD since the summer of 2019 and I bought and sold throughout the last 24 months. My remaining amount is less than 2% so not a significant amount of $. They have $700 million plus in cash; they call EBITDA positive this year; they reduced the head count which lowers expenses; interest rates will be increased once or twice then a wait period and then a slow decline. All positives for the stock price. And the Quebec Pension still owns a large block of shares - they haven’t given up! The stock price seems to have held at this price range, so there is no real material downside risk. SQ and Toast are in the same stock price position, an industry decline not a stock specific decline. In a better market this stock will quickly do a triple from here.. So … buy and wait … or… move on? Clayton”
This past year LSPD has been in a trading range of $17 ish to $15 ish. Today it has moved above that range with heavy volume. Is it time to buy or wait! If you are waiting, what are you waiting for?
Read Answer Asked by Clayton on December 20, 2023
Q: Hi, Shopify rally, this year has been remarkable this year, and stock continues to have a strong momentum, despite recent downgrades from many US brokerages. Canadian analyst community, though, continue to have a more positive bias.

Stock is up almost 200% from its October 2022 lows. Do you think, it's mostly short covering or company has strong fundamentals for the stock to regain its highs of $200, in due course ?

Why, in your view, are so many US analysts, lukewarm on Shopify ?

Thank You

Read Answer Asked by rajeev on December 20, 2023