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Q: Hello 5i,
Today (Aug. 25) Ross Healy mentioned that GSY is rapidly approaching both a Fundamental and a Technical inflection point at somewhere around $205.00 +/-.
As a conservative, dividend -oriented investor, GSY is almost at a 5.50% Portfolio Weighting as per P/A. I would like to reduce to around 4.0% but was thinking of holding off until it reaches the 6.0% threshold which would mean holding out for around $225.00+/-. So, my question is: in your considered opinion should I just proceed and re-balance now, or try and hold out for 6.0%?
This is in my TFSA and there are no tax implications nor are there any compelling time-frame issues so waiting is not really an issue other than opportunity cost regarding the re-deployment of the proceeds.
Many thanks for any insight you can provide.

Read Answer Asked by Mike on August 25, 2021

Q: Good Afternoon, For new money going into a TFSA, split between these three names, what are your thoughts on ideal purchase strategy, as well as the combination ? Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Lavern on August 25, 2021

Q: We are looking to create a 'growth' portfolio using our TFSA accounts. This portfolio will represent a small portion of our overall investments. The portfolio will hold ~10 Canadian and ~10 US stocks. All purchases in the portfolio will be made with the intent to be long-term holds (10+ years).

Using the 5i research reports, model portfolios and Q&A section, we've selected the listed Canadian stocks. Please rank these stocks and suggest any tweaks, additions or subtractions, you might make. As well, please suggest a companion list of US stocks. Thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Peter on August 24, 2021

Q: Goeasy's loan book has grown from $30 million to $1.8 billion during the last ten years and is projecting to reach $3 billion by 2023. Given the high interest rates charged by the company (19.99% for home equity loan, 24.99% for auto loan, and 29.99% for personal loan based on their website), it's hard for me to understand how any borrower can afford such a high rate and the sustainability of their business model. Can you please shed some light? What will happen to the company's business when a severe recession hits or housing market crashes?


Read Answer Asked by Liping on August 24, 2021

Q: I have enough money to top up one of my positions and bring it closer to 5%. These are the candidates. I am diversified, but maybe a little tech heavy. I have Topicus at 5% All are in my TFSA, so a growth tilt is appropriate. But I'm stuck in analysis paralysis. Does any one of these jump out at this time as a particularly good candidate to top up. I know you like them all, so I guess it is a bit like picking your favourite child. But go ahead and pick. Your insight will be appreciated, and much better than me flipping a coin.

Read Answer Asked by Gordon on August 20, 2021

Q: Earlier this year we created an equal weighted 'balanced' portfolio of 30 Canadian companies in a non-registered account. Most were chosen from companies either covered by a 5i research report or included in a 5i model portfolio. The remainder were chosen, based on the 5i Q&A section, from what appear to be 5i sector favourites. All purchases in the portfolio are made with the intent to be long-term holds (10+ years).

Our intent is to increase our investments in the 30 companies over time. We have recently increased our positions in BIPC and MG. At this time we would like to increase our investments in 10 of the remaining 28 companies. The intent is to increase the remaining 18 in approximately 6 months. Which 10 would you add to today? Please rank them, include a small blurb explaining each choice and indicate an approximate buy price. Thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Peter on August 19, 2021

Q: I would like to add a few (2-4) financial companies to my non-registered investment portfolio. Would appreciate 5i's help in ranking the above names based on total return potential for a 3-5 year hold. Please add any names you feel belong to the lineup, ranked appropriately, Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Pradeep on August 18, 2021

Q: Hi
I've got a 3% position in CAE currently in my RRSP. It's done well for me over time, but I'm thinking about selling it. If I do, I'm considering TFII as a replacement, if I stay in the industrial sector. However, I'm also considering GSY as an alternative. I'd like more momentum and a bit of a dividend, and without too much risk. What is your opinion on selling CAE and replacing it with either TFII or GSY? Which of TFII or GSY would you prefer at this time?
If you have another suggestion I'd appreciate hearing it. Thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Lois on August 17, 2021

Q: I am looking at a TFSA in which the funds will be withdrawn in about 5 years. I want to replace RY with something with a greater return potential, and will accept some risk for that hopeful gain in total return. Staying in Canada.

I am stuck picking between TOI, GSY, WELL, LSPD, ATZ and DOO. You seem to like them all. Which one or two would you pick today? and Why?

Read Answer Asked by Elliott on August 12, 2021

Q: I'm looking to start/add to two positions in a well diversified taxable account. The above list of stocks, from a review of the questions, are some of your current favourites. Would you please add two additional names to the above list that I have not listed and then provide me with your current ranking of the stocks for investment purposes in the next week or two.



Read Answer Asked by Terry on August 11, 2021

Q: Good morning 5i
In my RRSP I have GOOGL and VOX, I thinking of selling them to buy GSY and TTD, would you be ok with this move for a 2-3 years horizon. Any suggestions or adjustments you would make
As always grateful !

Read Answer Asked by Fernando on August 11, 2021

Q: Should I sell my Stella Jones and Logistec stocks in order to purchase Topicus and Goeasy? I have a 10+ year horizon and want to maximize growth.

Read Answer Asked by Ben on August 09, 2021

Q: Good morning all, your thoughts on new tfsa money split into the above companies? Is it too late to get into them? Thanks again as always.

Read Answer Asked by Darby on August 06, 2021

Q: Hi Team,
Yesterday I read a headline on bnn stating that Apple, Affirm to join to buy now, pay later for Canadian purchases. GSY is partnered with Affirm (the old paybright division). I thought it might be very bullish for business for GSY being partnered with affirm which is now teaming up with the giant Apple. Yet, there was no reaction today for GSY or affirm stock on the partnership today. Can you give your take on this, as to whether this is a potential catalyst for GSY or not? Thanks.


Read Answer Asked by Shane on August 05, 2021