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Q: What are your top 5 Canadian growth picks for the next year? Please rank and explain why each is a strong choice? Also, what are US choices?

Read Answer Asked by on September 20, 2023

Q: What is your current view of FIVE? I am thinking of initiating a new position. Can you comment on some of its various characteristics.?

A large number of analysts view it favourably with a significant higher target price but...

- some of its financial matrices seem worrisome, a P/E of 33 and a P/B over 6;
- its chart seems to show bad momentum, with a new low for this calendar year;
- some of their competitors have also fared poorly, so is it a bad space?

Would it be better to wait to get into this stock? Many thanks

Read Answer Asked by Leonard on September 19, 2023

Q: Do you see any pound the table buys out there? I am holding bn, ge and cpng as they appear to have a nice risk - reward ratio. What I am looking for are stocks that have potential and present attractive entry points. I was considering Nxst for example.

Thanks as always.


Read Answer Asked by Jason on September 13, 2023

Q: What is your current assessment of George Weston. Its share price is down about 20% since its high of 4-5 months ago, and seems to be in a downward trend. It has a fairly small dividend. How does it look to you? Are there any reasons you to continue to hold this? Do you have any other defensive names that you prefer? Thanks,

Read Answer Asked by Leonard on September 01, 2023

Q: Hi - these two companies, while being similar in business plan, seem to act very differently. can you help me understand why DG seems to perform so much worse? What is making DG seem to be such a weakling while DOL holds firm?

Read Answer Asked by Douglas on September 01, 2023

Q: Which company to buy at this time for near term price appreciation. Any other suggestions in consumer staples. Your PA suggests I should increase consumer staples (no staples in my portfolio at this time).

Read Answer Asked by satish on June 02, 2023

Q: My portfolio analytics says I'm low on consumer staples.

I'm considering the above companies but also wondering if the ETFs listed might be the better way to go.

Please comment and rate these companies and ETFs.

Thanks as always for your insight.

Read Answer Asked by Kevin on May 16, 2023

Q: I did reorganise my portfolios in 2022 for a majority of diversified dividend ETFs and a minority of selected excellent dividend stocks.This strategy was satisfactory ,and I shall not sell this content in 2023.My strategy in 2023 will consider the possibility of a bear market,I shall only " add-on" some stocks on weakness .Could you list 10 canadian+10 us stocks ( not ETFs), among the safest in a bear market in your opinion,including 7 dividend stocks+3 growth stocks for each list,and rank them for safety if possible,many thanks,JY

Read Answer Asked by Jean-Yves on May 09, 2023

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