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Q: Hello 5i,

I have small 0.8% positions, in both PINS and APPS, in an unregistered account.

Looking for advice on possible consolidation:

1) Consolidate APPS into PINS
2) Consolidate PINS into APPS
3) Consolidate both APPS and PINS into TTD, PERI or MELI.
4) Do nothing.

5+ year time-frame with high risk tolerance.


Read Answer Asked by Lee on January 26, 2023

Q: Over the past two years with the downturn of the market, I am down significantly with majority of these holdings in various accounts. I have a long-term 10+ year outlook, so looking to see if you feel any of these can be sold off given the outlook, management of the company? If so, what are your recommendations for a growth investor in either CAD/US stock options?


Read Answer Asked by Andrew on January 04, 2023

Q: Hi! Doing some cleaning up and wondering if these are buy, sell, or hold. In reference to Shane's comments I also agree that it wasn't too long ago that so many advisors were recommending growth stocks at lofty prices. Having always been a more of a value investor I dipped my toes, but am feeling like I'd be too scared to ever enter any kind of a growth stock again. I know if interest rates peak you feel these can do well again but only time will tell and many investors have lost lots of money on the high growth names like in Cathy Wood's funds. Happy to hold any of these names if there could ever be a turn around. Thank you!

Read Answer Asked by Neil on November 09, 2022

Q: Good day. A little over 1 year ago I allocated about 5% of my portfolio to the high growth/risk stocks. Needles to stay it hasn't worked out as expected. At this stage I am hoping that you can give me insight what the future holds for these companies as an investment. Which should be sold and subsequently move the funds moved into the keepers.
Deduct as many credits as you feel appropriate.
Much appreciated

Read Answer Asked by Francisco on February 23, 2022

Q: I am currently down ~42% on both of these having bought them 1 year ago. Are there some better options for me to move into or should I just keep holding on?

Read Answer Asked by Brucey on February 01, 2022

Q: Hello .. I own a significant position on PayPal and am down 20%. With that said is it a good time to switch into something better? I am not really stuck in staying in fintech with this $$ but do you have a short list of great buys right now? Probably with at minimum similar growth? Do $meli or $sq fit the bill? Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Tyler on January 18, 2022

Q: Hi 5i,

I'm new to the service and joined with the hope of finding an unbiased second opinion on my portfolio of stocks. I had the good fortune of purchasing in my TFSA SHOP ($1200); LSPD ($26.31); SE ($149); MELI ($769.45) and continue to hold. This year, not so good, I had purchased REAL ($18.16); ABST ($13.79); AT ($10.36) which with the exception of MX are all currently in the red.

My problem is that given my current YTD is at -13% I should probably shake up the TFSA. However, when I look at each stock individually I just can't bring myself to sell, I love the growth potential of them all.

I'm (obviously) ok with volatility in my portfolio and I do not anticipate needing the funds for 3+ years. I would appreciate your thoughts or ranking of these stocks in terms of growth potential from this point forward. Are there better stock opportunities I should consider out there for my TFSA ?

Thank you in advance.

Read Answer Asked by GREGORY on November 29, 2021

Q: Would you rather hold 1 position in NVDA or the equivalent of 1 position in a "basket" of FLGT, MELI, AFRM, and ABCL?

Read Answer Asked by Stephen on August 17, 2021

Q: How does a Uruguayan payments co. Such as DLO stack up against such firms as STNE, PAGS, or, to a lesser extent, MELI? Thanks for your excellent input!

Read Answer Asked by David on July 15, 2021

Q: How would you rate these firms/etfs from a growth potential, financial well-being and diversification perspective. My portfolio is currently 40% MAW104 with bank, insurance, pipeline, and telecom stocks making up the remainder.

Read Answer Asked by David on April 20, 2021

Q: MELI seems to have lost its mojo and I'm looking a stock to complement my tech strong portfolio.

Do you think finances are a good recovery play? Do you like BAC as a finance play?

What sectors companies do you like?

2020 was good to me as i was all in tech.
Time to broaden my selection.
Thanks for all your support.

Read Answer Asked by Mark on April 09, 2021

Q: Currently have full positions in AMZN, SHOP and SE. What is your view of MELI? Would you advise peeling off 10-15% each to invest in MELI at todays market prices? How would you rank for growth over next 3-5 years?

Read Answer Asked by sam on March 25, 2021

Q: Good morning
If I want to add to each of those positions which one would you chose considering actual valuation and future potential

Read Answer Asked by claude on December 07, 2020

Q: I'm curious what your favourite emerging market companies are right now (that can be bought on a US exchange). I currently own MELI and am looking for some other ideas in the tech space. Or can you suggest an etf?


Read Answer Asked by Dennis on June 18, 2020