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Q: Good morning, If I were to buy these three stocks in a separate account and never looked at the prices of the stocks or the account for five years, would I be happy when I saw the results after the five year period, thanks?

Read Answer Asked by pat on January 19, 2022

Q: At this time, what are your top picks (5 CDN, 5 US) for a 3-5 year hold in a registered account for an investor willing to take on an above average level of risk (but not high)? Sector does not matter. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Martin on January 19, 2022

Q: Hi Team,
I am an aggressive investor, which paid off lovely in 2020, but now am being crushed. I hold the following stocks (with weightings in brackets) in total in my brokerage accounts. Could you have a quick look and tell me how this basket looks "In general"? And if you see this basket doing well over the longer term (say 5-10yr hold), pointing out any suggested changes you would make, if any are "sells" or worth switching out. Note that if I sell any GSY it would incur tax (the weighting is large because the position has grown and have been a firm believer in the company as its valuation still looks cheap and am collecting a nice div off it as well). I am 42yrs old so retirement is a ways away and my goal is maximum returns with reasonable risk until retirement. Please deduct credits as required. Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Shane on January 19, 2022

Q: I would appreciate your opinion on your best picks US and Canada as a COVID recovery play for midium term in today's market. Thank you for your great service!

Read Answer Asked by Wei on January 17, 2022

Q: Which company do you believe has greater up-side in 2022: SLF or LWRK?

I currently hold both LULU (down 12%, TFSA) and ATZ (up 40%, cash account). Am contemplating:
* continuing to hold LULU
* selling LULU and buying more ATZ (thus raising my ATZ holding to 4.35%)
* selling LULU and purchasing AMZN. Your advice would be most welcome.

Thank you,


Read Answer Asked by Maureen on January 13, 2022

Q: Follow your balanced portfolio. Please rank the top 8 stocks from that portfolio to add to in my TFSA.
Also what are your 3 best ideas for income dividend.
My time frame is 3 to 5 years.
T Steve

Read Answer Asked by Stephen on January 13, 2022

Q: Follow your balanced portfolio. Have money to top up a few stocks in portfolio. Please rank in order I should add money to.CCL ATD ATZ ENB TD AEM CSU BYD SU.
Also looking for dividend income your picks between fortis, BCE,or telus.
Thanks Steve

Read Answer Asked by Stephen on January 12, 2022

Q: As with many of your members, im considering some portfolio adjustments and deployment of TFSA contributions to start the year.

What names in Canada and the US are you most excited about in 2022/2023 that you view as meriting consideration?

Read Answer Asked by Patrick on January 11, 2022

Q: What is a good price point to buy UPST, GOOGL, NVDA, LSPD.TO, ATZ..TO and SHOP.TO and NVEI.TO for 2022?

Read Answer Asked by V on January 04, 2022

Q: Hello Peter, I like your article on the National Post about the five areas to invest in for 2022. I have a few questions: for the small cap space, would Aritzia , ATS Automation and Topicus fit the category? In the large cap space, would AMZN be a good stock (instead of AAPL) as it has not done much in 2021? what do you think of the renewable energy space as it did not do well in 2021 (i.e BEP, etc). Lastly is the definition of small caps in relation to market caps less than $1 billion or ? Thanks very much. Happy new year

Read Answer Asked by umedali on January 04, 2022

Q: In my TFSA, Iím holding ATZ,CSU,GSY,TOI and LSPD. Iíd like to split this year's $6000.00 allotment in January between two of these 5 stocks. At this time considering a 3-5 year hold, what would you suggest and why? Thanks and btw, itís because of 5i that Iíve been able to achieve an 85 per cent return in my TFSA. The advice and info I glean from the questions, portfolios and reports are invaluable. Keep up the great work on our behalf. Best investment Iíve ever made is joining 5i.

Read Answer Asked by Dennis on January 04, 2022

Q: Could you name a couple of growth stocks with a 3-5 time horizon ?

Read Answer Asked by HARRY on January 03, 2022

Q: Hi Peter, Ryan, and Team,

For a TFSA that includes all sectors except for Consumer Cyclical (don't know how I let this happen!), what would be your top five Canadian picks in Consumer Cyclicals for 2022? Should all 6K go into one of them, or should two or three be purchased for diversification purposes?

Thanks in advance for your valued assistance, and the best of the season to everyone at 5i as well as your members. I've learned so much from all of you!

Read Answer Asked by Jerry on January 03, 2022

Q: Hi 5i team,

I have a 2% position in ATZ and 1.5% in BYD. Both did well, but I'm thinking of more concentrated names in my portfolio. Considering that they are both in the same sector, would it be a good move to have all allocation in ATZ?

Happy holidays!


Read Answer Asked by Matt on January 03, 2022

Q: Season's Greetings 5i team,
We will be making a 6k contribution to each of our TFSAs in the New Year. The two accounts hold the following securities:


In what order might you invest the $ in the securities in each of the two accounts? (Given the relative size of this investment, overall diversification (across all accounts), size of holdings and industry allocation will not be affected).

Thank you for your dedication and all of the great work you do for us DIY investors. Merry Christmas and HNY!

Read Answer Asked by Steve on December 24, 2021

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: Hi Team,
With index's near record highs it is very frustrating to have my portfolio down 20% over the last quarter, and still dropping (holding mostly growthy tech). I have read recently that even though the index's are hitting records, nearly half the underlying stocks in the index's are down 20% or more from highs. My question is I keep holding or make the switch to the interest rate increase "friendly" stocks. My initial thoughts are that since my holdings are already down 20-50% on some of these names and the stories in the companies have not changed (other than the short reports on LSPD and NVEI), is it better to simply hold at this point and wait for better days, or should I be selling into the weakness and re adjusting my portfolio? Or...should I buck the trend and add to these dips. Seems like many long term opportunites come from adding to beat down names in times such as this. I am overweight tech, mostly 5i tech favourites.

Also, taking everything into consideration; what are some of your top ideas for 2022 TFSA contributions as of today that you would be looking at, either US or Cnd. My timeframe is 10yrs plus until retirement. Thanks


Read Answer Asked by Shane on December 14, 2021

Q: I'm in the process of rebuilding my portfolio for 2022. It would be helpful if you could share with me a list of both Canadian and American companies that meet the following criteria:
1. They are some of your favourite companies from a fundamental perspective
2. They are currently buying back their own shares.
3. They offer a decent dividend.
4. They run businesses that offer good growth prospects for next year.
5. They currently offer good value.
6. These companies are so solid they would classify as 'core ' holdings.
At least six companies in each list would be appreciated.

Finally, I would like to express my gratitude for the support and ideas you have shared this past year. Definitely one of the best advisory services available to Canadians,

Read Answer Asked by Les on December 13, 2021