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Q: We have a small amount of investable dollars available that was gifted to us when our two children were born. They both already have RESPs and those are maxed out. Our own TFSAs are maxed out, and the RRSPs are nearly as well - but this is intended to be for them when they get older, not us. Any advice you can give other than model something after the growth portfolio and wait? Time is on our side. 10+ year outlook before we might try and access it.

Read Answer Asked by Steve on September 02, 2021

Q: Hello Peter and Staff
So I am a slow learner and a bad order to add AND to my health care basket, Chartwell is gone.......I did not feel like adding $ for $ so have some of CSH proceeds left to top up a position or 2 in my basket....Please list 1, 2 ,3 in priority of your preferences above and if you see any you would not advise be kept, please say so and why.
Thanks for all you do

Read Answer Asked by Dennis on August 19, 2021

Q: Hi Peter and Staff
If I am correct, I believe you were high on DXCM at one point and may not feel as high on it today? It had gone up nicely until recent earnings but downward spiral since then. Is it closer to a buy or a sell in a basket of health care stocks .
Secondly, assuming it might be deemed not as good as some or all of the following,, please rank the top 4 in order from

THanks for all you do

Read Answer Asked by Dennis on May 11, 2021

Q: Good afternoon folks
BNTX has been doing very well as of late. I am up 35% ish. Also my entire health sector weighting is 6.85%...all US$...BNTX is 2% of this total. I also own MDT, DXCM, ZTS, GH, & VEEV. I have too many stocks in general throughout all sectors and am trying to sell off several slowly but surely. ( I have 66 stocks). The problem being I fall in love with each of them...(yes....very bad I know) they have mostly been carefully chosen and watched over almost every day.
My question is should I sell all of my BNTX or shave but sell any of the others mentioned above,
Thanks as always for your sound advice.

Read Answer Asked by El-ann on April 16, 2021

Q: Hello Peter,
I have partial positions in AVLR and DXCM and have been considering AFRM and CRNC.
I think that the potential for CRNC is further on the time frame, while AFRM has to demonstrate its growth potential in the next couple of quarters. Dexcom has to confirm its growth whereas AVLR has to demonstrate that it can still grow to justify the valuation. What do you think?
Now I cannot own everything that is of interest and would like your opinion on whether I should in my portfolio have a full position in one of them or partial positions in two. And which one, or two would you suggest?

Read Answer Asked by Rajiv on March 18, 2021

Q: Hi Peter and Staff

FInally bite the bullet on Sienna, looking to redeploy in the US topping up some or all of my US basket of health care. Please eliminate any of the above that you do not feel are a buy at this time and rank the rest within categories of strong buy, buy or hold.
Thanks for all you do

Read Answer Asked by Dennis on January 14, 2021

Q: Hi Peter,
The market did not take kindly to the revenue guidance for 2021 even if the growth rate would be 20%? Were the expectations from Europe much higher than what the company expects? What is your view? With its current valuation and projected growth, would you expect the stock price to stagnate? Unless they promise low and deliver over?

Read Answer Asked by Rajiv on January 14, 2021

Q: Hello Peter,
From what I have been reading: The cash positions within pension and other investment funds is at historically low levels. The trend over the past few weeks has been a shift from growth and technology to cyclical and value stocks.
On the flip side, the technology sector generally does well to start the new year.
I have done well with growth stocks mostly in the tech sector and have a couple of holdouts such as DXCM, AYX GH that have not performed. And I am also fully invested.
Should I look to raise cash by trimming my gains, which would be in tech, mostly US except for some CAD such as DSG, LSPD OTEX etc? Or, should I sell the growth holdouts for cash? Should I even raise cash and invest in cyclicals and value such as TT, RTX, US financials or any other you may suggest. Or should I just ride the growth portfolio into January and spring of 2021?
Looking for your magic eight ball answer.

Read Answer Asked by Rajiv on December 18, 2020

Q: Do you endorse a tax-loss sale for these three stocks, DXCM, REAL, VHI with the intention to buy back after 30 days? Are there any that you wouldn't buy back and instead use the proceeds on another high growth name such as NVDA, U, GOOS, PINS, MGNI? Sector weighting is not a concern and risk tolerance is high. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Ben on December 02, 2020

Q: Hello Peter,
I would like your assessment of DXCM after the earnings call. The growth rate has not tapered, the valuation on P/E and P/B looks to be in line with growth companies such as CRWD, VEEV etc. The product has now access to the european market, which probably was not part of the equation earlier quarter. Apart from the impending retirement of a senior executive, what would cause the sharp drop relative to the market?
Would this be a candidate for capital loss sale and buy in Dec or Jan?
Look forward to your thoughts.

Read Answer Asked by Rajiv on October 29, 2020

Q: I currently have PFE, GILD, MDT and ABBV in my Healthcare sector. I am looking to add a couple of names - I have been looking at MRK and BMY - your opinion please on these AND can you provide some other US healthcare companies that might be of interest to you at this time. Greatly appreciate your comments.

Read Answer Asked by JOHN on October 06, 2020

Q: Given the recent corrections, what are some names (Canada and US) you would add? Thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Hua on September 10, 2020

Q: Hi, thanks for your great service. I am interested in investing in healthcare sector - specifically continuous glucose monitoring devices - US and International. What would be your top stock choices in this area and why? 3 year hold. Thanks again.

Read Answer Asked by lorraine on August 31, 2020

Q: Hi
This company is giving 12% dividend. is it sustainable? and please give your thought on this. is it buy?
and please give top 5 US growth stocks for three yrs hold.
Thank you,

Read Answer Asked by kaushikbhai on July 30, 2020

Q: What is your top choice for playing the gold sector? This will be my only exposure to precious metals.

What are your top 10 growth names (Canada or US) for a new investment with a minimum 5 year hold? I'm not concerned about sector diversity or weighting because we're well diversified in other, larger parts of our portfolio.


Read Answer Asked by Ben on July 29, 2020

Q: Good morning team,

In a bit of a portfolio cleanup in my TFSA yesterday I sold some laggards and reduced my Shopify shares to bring it more in line with my targeted weighting. After completing Norbert's Gambit, I will be deploying the funds to buy US stocks. Please share your 2 or 3 favourite growth stocks for 5+ year hold in each of the following categories: Health Care, Communication Services, and other non-Tech (if you have more compelling options than those listed in Health and Comm Service).

Thanks in advance,

Read Answer Asked by Rory on July 16, 2020