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Q: I read a lot about the Market online and through the media and I am seeing numerous who have claimed to have predicted such downturns as the 2008 and 2020 and who are saying that this one will be 30% plus before the end.

There have been a lot of downgrades lately and most recently being AMD and XPI. What is your take on this?

Thanks so much and hoping to get some insight into what is going on now.

Read Answer Asked by Dennis on January 21, 2022

Q: Hi 5i,
Iím in the process of rebalancing my RRSP and TFSA and looking to be greedy while others are fearful.
Specifically moving TD, FTS, T, and LNF to an RRSP so that my TFSA can be growth oriented.
My remaining TFSA positions would be as follows:
- Full Positions: GSY, TOI, CRWD, ATZ

I am planning to deploy as follows:
- Complete existing positions: NVEI, LSPD, APPS, U
- New Partial Positions: AT, XYL
- New Full Positions: DOL, SHOP, VEEV, ANRG, ATD, TIXT
Would you swap out anything on this list that would better compliment my existing positions? I have a 10+ year horizon so Iím leaning towards aggressiveness.


Read Answer Asked by Kyle on December 16, 2021

Q: Given the recent run up in certain semi conductor and chip stocks, would it be prudent to use an ETF such as SMH to better diversify risk right now if only one position available in a portfolio? Or, going the individual stock route, how would you rank the following in a moderate risk portfolio QCom, AVGO, TXN, NVID, AMD, SWKS, INTC?

Read Answer Asked by Gerry on November 15, 2021

Q: Good Morning, I have done well on NVDA these past two years and it has become just over 7% of my portfolio. In light of the current positive news on AMD, should an investor (like myself) consider trimming NVDA by 2% and buying some AMD. I know you like to let your winners run, and previous answers show that some members of the 5i team own both of these stocks. Do you still have more confidence in NVDA or has your opinion changed? Taxation is not a concern as NVDA is held in a registered account. Thanks very much. Brad

Read Answer Asked by Bradley on November 10, 2021

Q: Hello 5i Team
Please rate the above growth stocks for their potential stock price appreciation in the next 2 years.

Read Answer Asked by claudio on November 09, 2021

Q: Which one do you prefer or both? Your opinion is much appreciated, Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Saad on November 08, 2021

Q: Is there a reason why TSM has been flat while other semi's like NVDA, AMD, AVGO have been on fire. I wanted to buy NVDA but missed the recent move higher and looking for another semi that will catch up to these other names. Is TSM a good candidate? Thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Keith on November 04, 2021

Q: I am holding a small position in TSM that is currently at a 2% loss. The share price has been trading sideways for some time. I also own SMH which has TSM as one it's top holdings. I am inclined to sell TSM and use the money for something else. I plan to keep holding SMH which has made good gains for me. Both are in the same taxable margin account. Should I keep holding TSM for the longer term, or should I let it go? I am also holding MRVL, AMD, QCOM and NVDA for the long term.

Read Answer Asked by Maureen on November 04, 2021

Q: hi can I have your opinion on Intel earnings/guidance. and can I get your top picks for a semiconductor stock please...
thx chris

Read Answer Asked by chris on October 23, 2021

Q: Hello Peter,

I am learning how to build a position and would like to know how one should go about it.
In this case, I waited nearer to market close to buy AMD. As the price kept going up relentlessly, I decided to buy half a position.
I was aware that it was near the 52 week high and that it was going to report after 2 trading days. So the chances of the price retreating before that was not going to happen. Am I correct to assume that?
And now for buying more to complete my position. Should one do it immediately tomorrow, the next trading day or should one wait for the earnings report and buy once the trend is confirmed?
Thank you in advance.

Read Answer Asked by Rajiv on October 22, 2021

Q: Hi Peter,

I have been waiting on the sidelines to buy into the October volatility as we go into the end of the year seasonal strength. What would your sector preference and ranking be between industrials /materials/technology?
In the meantime tech has almost recouped its losses.
I have been dithering between AMD and MRVL and both have gone up nicely. Would you suggest I buy now (and which); or wait for a pullback end of month? I do have NVDA and QCOM, am a growth investor and any suggestions if I should keep QCOM or migrate to one or both of the two mentioned above ?
Thank you in advance for your opinion.

Read Answer Asked by Rajiv on October 21, 2021

Q: Hi Peter and crew. I know that US tech companies are "not in your wheel house" and I also know that you have great insight. so I am interested in your opinions on the following.
I am watching that both Rivian and Global Foundries Inc. are applying to the SEC this fall to go public. Both appear to be in a good space for long term trends/needs. I am interested in long term investing in these companies when they come to market.
BTW - Peter, Loved the article in the FP about your father-in-law. Maybe the 2 above companies will give him " the action" he is looking for!

Read Answer Asked by JORDAN on September 21, 2021

Q: Good Morning, For a 2-3 year hold, which two of these stocks listed would you consider adding to at this time. Thanks. Brad

Read Answer Asked by Bradley on August 27, 2021

Q: Both AMD(acquirer) & XLNX(acquiree) have great results on July 26 & 27 prompting them sharply to New Highs.Then Biden's antitrust crackdown on Aug 5 hit both hard.Also tensions between USA & China. China can thwart mergers of U S companies if they have significant presence in China. In view of foregoing,is it ok for me to buy AMD?.The merger is expected by year end & is reportedly a good marriage & will result in taking data centre business from INTC. Txs for u usual great services & views

Read Answer Asked by Peter on August 23, 2021

Q: Hello 5i,
I made a mistake of not investing in AMD with a proper weight this stock deserved (with all the new chips). So now what to do? How do you view AMD's future?
SOXX 1.75%, Q 2%, UCTT 2%, AMD 1%, ICHAR 0.5%
My end goal is to fold individual stocks into SOXX eventually but perhaps AMD deserves an increase in its weight to 3% given the momentum?

Read Answer Asked by JR on August 05, 2021

Q: Hello,
I was lucky enough to invest in NVIDIA 3-4 years ago but it has grown to around 15% of my portfolio. Iím considering trimming it to 6-7%. I want to replace with other companies in the tech sector, which ones would you recommend for a 10+ year hold? My only other tech holding is Kinaxis.
Thank you for your help.

Read Answer Asked by Mark on July 27, 2021