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Q: I read most of the questions and people asking for the top stocks that are going to do well over the next year or two. Four that are mentioned more than once are FIVE, CVRX, CELH and CPRX. In the case of CVRX, I have a about a 25% profit in less than 2 months. Do you think it has more room to run? Is there anything to worry about the other 3. I have CELH as well which seems to be very volatile. Again, much appreciated.

Read Answer Asked by Dennis on January 04, 2023

Q: Could you please share 5 to 7 US growth names you would be comfortable with buying today? Are there any names that you were comfortable with early in the year that you would be less comfortable with moving forward? (For ex: ROKU, or APPS).

Read Answer Asked by TRINA on December 31, 2022

Q: Hello Peter and Ryan,

I just read a negative research report on Guardant Health in Seeking Alpha, suggesting it may not be returning to its growth premium anytime soon. If you were to have a change of mind on seeing it as a HOLD, can you suggest a few compelling replacements from your current US high-growth list of favourites (within or outside of this sector)? Thanks, Brad

Read Answer Asked by Bradley on December 19, 2022

Q: Does this company look good at current prices? Or should one wait for a drop. I have already started a small position. Itís interesting to note that the company says that they recover the costs of opening a store within the first year..and they plan to open several stores within the next couple of years..looks like they can handle inflation..what are your thoughts. Thanks. Shyam

Read Answer Asked by Shyam on November 22, 2022

Q: Hello 5i,
Continuing on Pietroís question posted on Oct 31, 2022, please recommend a few (3 to 6 companies) good buying opportunities in the cyclical sector.


Read Answer Asked by Roger on November 02, 2022

Q: Hello,

Regarding your recent blog-very nice one!

Could you provide some stock/bond suggestions
For the examples provided,

-companies expected to grow at 50% over the next year
- solid growth companies
-small cap
-suggested corporate bonds long term.

Thanks very much.


Read Answer Asked by Shyam on October 12, 2022

Q: Morning 5i team, thanks for all the great advice you supply to the members.
I have $50K to invest and would like your advice. This is what Iím currently holding in my non registered account.


Considering my high exposure to Tech and your last market update, I might need to consider more consumer cyclical and financial stocks as well as others to balance the portfolio. Iím looking to have a mix of growth and value holdings.

I would appreciate your recommendations on new Canadian or US acquisitions and possible entry points. Can you recommend one of two of the US Tech stocks to sell and replace it with GOOG.

Please take as many credits a you see fit.


Read Answer Asked by Joe on September 13, 2022

Q: Given your recent answer regarding CROX, I had a look at the sector and noticed big moves yesterday. Also many of these are very near lows for the year. My question is would you put money to work in the sector now? Do you have a few favourites and is there an ETF that emphasizes this retail/clothing part of consumer discretionary as opposed to something like XLY which emphasizes very different segments? Thank-you again.

Read Answer Asked by Alex on April 19, 2022

Q: Thank you for your rapid response! Followup question (feel free to deduct extra credits as needed), If I were to replace SLQT, FIVE, and PAYC with three new US positions, which would you recommend? Please exclude these equities as I already have positions in them: MSFT, PFE, IBM, MDT, ADBE, PYPL, GOOG, NVDA, TOL.

Again, for longterm growth in my US dollar TFSA, risk profile in-between 5i Growth and Balanced Portfolios, disregard sector/market cap considerations.

Thanks again!

Read Answer Asked by Walter on January 04, 2022

Q: It's time to make my annual TFSA contribution. The goal of my TFSA is long term capital appreciation utilizing a concentrated, high-conviction portfolio of US equities, with risk profile somewhere between that of the 5i Growth and Balanced portfolios.

Currently, my TFSA holds: ADBE, GOOG, FIVE, NVDA, PAC, PYPL, SLQT, TOL.

Are any of these in the 'don't need to be owned' category? I am looking at SLQT in particular, still languishing amidst ongoing legal woes. Should this be kept? If not, would you please suggest a replacement? If so, then which of these should I add to: ADBE, NVDA, SLQT, TOL? I am full/overweight the other positions. Please disregard sector and market cap considerations; I am fully diversified in my other portfolios.

Please deduct as many credits as deemed appropriate for a complete answer, thank you very much and all the best for 2022.

Read Answer Asked by Walter on January 03, 2022

Q: I'm thinking that there's probably not a better time to enter some stocks I don't hold but want to own, than during the turbulent September / October timeframe.

Are there any of the above you would stay away from at current prices due to (over)valuation, downside risk, potential implosion.

Unfortunately, I have previously owned stocks that have left a huge scar (Nortel, NIKO Resources, Poseidon Concepts, Concordia), and want to avoid a similar fate with current high flying stocks.

Thanks for your input

Read Answer Asked by Charles on September 28, 2021

Q: I own the following in my US-denominated TFSA:


The goal of this account is high-conviction, long-term growth strategy, focused on eight US equities, with a risk profile somewhere in between that of your Balanced and Growth portfolios.

A) If I had to sell one of the 9 holdings listed, which should it be?

B) Are there any others that should be sold in light of the investment goal stated?

C) Which of these should I add to, if any, or, which new postition should I consider (US market only) that would complement the existing positions well? Please note that I am already fully-weighted/over-weighted in FIVE, GOOG, PYPL, and PAYC.

Thank you. Please deduct the appropriate number of credits as needed.

Read Answer Asked by Walter on September 08, 2021

Q: Hi Team,
I have owned COST for a while. Based on PEG the stock seems expensive and it 's momentum has stalled. Could you suggest a replacement for this that has similar characteristic but better projected growth. Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Rajinder on April 15, 2021

Q: Hi 5i Team,
Could you please rank the following in terms of growth and then once again in terms of safety. Are any of these companies expected to disproportionately benefit in a post-covid world?

Thanks in advance,

Read Answer Asked by Bob on April 13, 2021

Q: 5i has stated in the past that the above companies have no debt (LNF "very little debt") - is that still the case? If possible, can you please name 5 additional good CAN and 5 US companies that have no debt or very little?

Read Answer Asked by Grant on February 08, 2021

Q: I currently hold the listed equities in my TFSA, advised by a newsletter that will be winding down in a year. When this happens, I will likely liquidate my current TFSA holdings. Understanding that you cannot give personal advice, which of the following strategies do you think would be most likely to generate a longterm annualized return of 10+%?

1) Allocate the proceeds to 30% ZSP, 30% VGG, 20% XEF, 20% VEE, and hold these longterm, rebalancing annually to maintain original allocations
2) Allocate the proceeds in the 5i Growth Portfolio - I am already overweight Canada in general, so I don't really like this option
3) Allocate the proceeds into 5i's favourite growth/total return potential 8-10 US equities at the time, and then periodically ask 5i say, every three months, if there has been any change in this roster of 'favourites', (if you select this, I will ask for specific names in a followup question)

Parenthetically, I would absolutely love it if 5i would add a US-based portfolio to go along with the current three Canadian-focused portfolios, and would be willing to pay significantly more for my annual subscription to access this (reviewing the QandA, one already has a good idea what the 5i ' US favourites' are, it would just be nice to have this presented as a regular growth-oriented portfolio). I reviewed the Investor Suite and don't feel I would make good use of many of the tools, reports, and features offered in that comprehensive suite.

Thank you, and please deduct as many credits as deemed appropriate.

Read Answer Asked by Walter on February 18, 2020