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Q: Which point in the calendar is the best time to pick up next year’s bounce back candidates that are currently in the midst of heavy tax loss selling? Please advise.

Also. Please name top 3 candidates in cad and us market, and if you deem any of them too particularly compelling.
Read Answer Asked by karim on December 01, 2023
Q: I just dumped DOO for tax loss and need a proxy in that C Discretionary space. Can you advice on a couple of options?

I suspect some C Discretionary CO’s might have some momentum here as well.
Read Answer Asked by Patrick on November 30, 2023
Q: Hi Folks,

My RRSP portfolio consists of the above stocks all with relatively the same weighing. Can you suggest 5 names or so, (CDN and U.S) that I take a look at that would complement the above? I am looking for a company that would be a good buy today for both income and capital appreciation - total return.
Read Answer Asked by JOHN on November 29, 2023
Q: Hi, I sold CROX and ATZ both for a tax loss but both have now come back and seem to have good momentum. Would you be buying either or both of these now? Do you prefer one over the other? They both seem to be moving almost in tandem at this time. Is there another name in the space you like more. Thank you in advance!
Read Answer Asked by Harry on November 29, 2023
Q: Tax loss season is an opportunity to shop for bargains. Can you name 2 or 3 that are excessively beaten down, therefore likely to bounce and rise further on fundamentals?
Read Answer Asked by John on November 24, 2023
Q: Hello Peter,

Would you be a buyer in the cons. discretionary sector at this time? Any suggestions?
Also between ANF TJX and ATZ which would you prefer to buy at this time? Or would you not buy either ?


Read Answer Asked by Rajiv on November 23, 2023
Q: Still looking into tax loss selling. The last few days have made me somewhat apprehensive, though. Things can shoot up fast. I have, unfortunately, fairly substantial losses in these three. Does 5i have any objections to selling, with the perspective of buying back later?
Thanks for your excellent advice
Read Answer Asked by joseph on November 17, 2023
Q: The following stocks have fallen below 1% in my portfolio.

From your previous answers/responses I assume it is best not to add to these?

Since they are under 1% is it best to sell, or is it best to stay the course and see if they recover over time.

They are all in registered accounts so no tax losses.

As well I have very small position in BAM due to the split. I have added to BN. Should I just let the small position ride or is it best to sell and add to BN or something else?

Read Answer Asked by Colin on November 16, 2023
Q: I have cash in my TFSA and am thinking the above stocks will experience tax loss selling pressure and I can add to my existing positions at attractive prices for long term holds.
Do you agree that these stocks will be subject to tax loss pressure and is now a good time to buy, wait a bit, or average in each week for the next month or so.
Read Answer Asked by Bruce on November 14, 2023
Q: If you have a crystal ball and the economy starts to shrink, layoffs increase, spending slows and of course, inflation cools while rates come down faster than expected, what would be your top investment ideas over the next 9 - 12 months?
Read Answer Asked by Jordan on November 09, 2023
Q: Hello 5i
I have been thinking about selling Crox for a tax loss and buying Atz with the proceeds, as Crox won't likely go anywhere soon, whereas Atz might. But, I noticed in the answer to one of the questions that you don't seem to be too warm towards Adz. Do you think it is a wait and see stock, or would this be a reasonable approachÉ

Read Answer Asked by joseph on November 03, 2023
Q: Except for CTS, ATZ, SHOP and LAC all of these, once darlings, are below where they were 5 years ago and all of them are down sharply from their all-time highs. Can you provide your thoughts on which, if any, of these stocks will be able to get back to their old highs and a guess on when. Also, please identify your top picks (ones that you are sure will survive and thrive in the next 2 to 3 years) and your bottom picks (ones that are destined to struggle for years). They don’t all need to go into those two groups, as the future of some of them may be fuzzy. A sentence or two on why you placed these stocks in these groups would be appreciated. Thanks
Read Answer Asked by Mark on November 03, 2023
Q: Looking to take tax losses and not sure which to pick ? Some of them I can sell and not rebuy ? Please rate them as sell, hold, sell and rebuy. Thanks guys.
Read Answer Asked by Frank on November 02, 2023
Q: Hello,
Based on their financial statements, are these companies worth keeping or exit before year end for capital loss?
Read Answer Asked by Carlo on October 19, 2023
Q: If one believed that now was a good time to start picking away at beaten up stocks, how much should the fear of tax loss selling in the next 6 weeks weigh on the decision of whether or not to buy now or wait? Probably not a great way to invest pitting the fear of short term loss against fomo. Could you also highlight 10 or 12 Cdn stocks that in your opinion are the most vulnerable to taking a big tax loss selling hit this year. Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by Stephen R. on October 19, 2023
Q: Not sure if I understand correctly the transactions by insiders during the last few months. The corporation has bought and sold large amounts of shares. Individuals have bought and sold some as well. Looking at the overall number of shares traded I am not so sure that the result is positive. A second question is about the forcasts for next year (02/25) profit more than double. Is that realistic in your opinion and if so the stock is currently selling at 13 X next year's PE. I'm underwater in a registered account so no tax selling benefit. Buy more ? Wait for the next earnings release?

Thank you for your great advise.

Read Answer Asked by Yves on October 16, 2023
Q: My Consumer Descretionary % is a bit low.

1. I'm a little gun shy buying this sector right now due to economy slowing in the face of higher interest rates. It seems the consumer may be struggling here for awhile. Would you bump up a low sector waiting right now or just wait 6-12 months?

2. How would you currently rank the following watchlist for capital appreciation over the next year+? Are there some you would not really consider Consumer Descretionary - seems to be quite a range of business.

Read Answer Asked by Kel on October 11, 2023