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Q: These six companies comprise my “Small Cap Canadian Technology” holdings. As I like their long term prospects, I am content to hold all of them for their recovery potential over the next few years. However, I would like a second opinion from you: would you agree they are all good companies worth holding, or would you switch any of them out for better quality names? If so, what would be your suggested replacements and why?

Read Answer Asked by David on July 12, 2022

Q: All five are poised for future growth via acquisitions and organic growth. I don't have a position in any. How would you rank them if you had new money to put to work for buy and hold for next 5 years for the growth part of my portfolio.

Read Answer Asked by Albert on April 14, 2021

Q: Would appreciate it very much ranking the above based on your expectation of total return over 3 to 5 years period. I wish to consolidate these number into less positions. In particular I am thinking of selling FCR at a loss and perhaps add to GRT.un or one of the others,


Read Answer Asked by Saad on March 23, 2021

Q: hello 5i Research team, AIF sold its investment in REAL at 5ish dollars less than two years ago while they were insiders and had a representative one REAL’s board. Now that we know what happen since then. What can that tell you about AIF? Lack of vision? Certainly not a desperate need for cash. Do you « downgrade » AIF management for this?Thank you for your collaboration, Eric

Read Answer Asked by Eric on June 29, 2020

Q: Hello,
I own ATA and AIF in my RRIF account, both of them suffering a small loss. I would like to replace one or both of them with ECN. What is your thought? I usually like to hold stocks for at least 3 years. Thank you very much.

Read Answer Asked by Herbert on March 18, 2019

Q: I have the above Reits which I would like to consolidate into much smaller number. Appreciate your opinion on your preference of which ones I should keep/switch to, based on expectation of total return over 3-5 years period.

Read Answer Asked by Saad on January 15, 2019

Q: Hi, I used a screener to look at companies that have had a hard down in the last 6 months, as well as a positive uptick in the last 10 days. I have found two in the subject line above. I also want a small dividend at least and both above are sufficient. I think both AIF and NFI missed last quarter, and they are expected to grow, however, it appears that AIF's growth into 2019 is significantly more (according to scotia) than NFI. I do know NFI has been a darling and this can be a good time to get in. Can you give me your opinion on both in contrast and consider which one you would add to a portfolio now for longer term. No need to consider any of my other holdings. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Jordan on December 04, 2018

Q: I joined 5i a year ago.

One of my first transitions was to purchase AIF (Altus) it has been on a toboggan run since. You recommended selling last quarter. I wanted to give it one more quarter as past earnings appear stronger in third and fourth quarter. With yet another miss it is time to move on. My Canadian holdings look much like our flag - red and white with no green. Patience is waning here.

I hold the following 5i recommendations:
AIF, ATD.B, ATA, GC, SLF, VB, GUD, CSU, KXS, SIS, MX, PHO, TOY, RHT (yes still could not get out fast enough), TSGI, COV

Also own XIT, XEG, PXT, TD, BAM.A, KL

I am considering replacing AIF with CAE, WSP, TFII or another recommendation?

This is in a registered account 5 - 7 year time to use horizon.

Read Answer Asked by Glen on November 09, 2018