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Q: I keep seeing CRWD come up as a good growth holding. I own the holdings mentioned earlier today in the 3 Cdn and 3 US growth recommendations, with the exception of CRWD. I'd have to sell something to buy it and own both UCTT and ICHR. I am wondering if there is some overlap between these two and whether selling one to buy CRWD is a good move - and if so, which one would be the better sell. If not, looking at CRWD peers, I also own PLTR. Would CRWD be a better growth holding than PLTR and warrant a switch?

Read Answer Asked by Kim on July 28, 2021

Q: Which stock i.e MKSI, UCTT, or ICHR would be a good replacement for PHO, with the similar characteristics of growth, risk, etc. If you have other preferences, please list them also with similar growth and risk.
Thanks for your service!

Read Answer Asked by Ozzie on July 05, 2021

Q: Help with Business 101 please. It seems counter intuitive that Nvidia is altering their chips so they’re less desirable for mining crypto currency? I understand crypto is a volatile market and Nvidia previously got caught with too much supply. But overall if 2 customers are willing to pay the same for a product, why would the company show a preference towards one buyer over another?
Also, regarding the chip shortage, I thought Nvidia produced chips but it sounds like they’ll be caught up in the shortage. What type of companies will benefit from the chip shortage if any? Thank you for providing this valuable service!

Read Answer Asked by Steven on May 27, 2021

Q: When does the deal close? By when do you think better bids could appear?
(to replace PHO - what do you suggest?)
Also what semi play do you like? Do you like the manufacturers? Do you have a prefered play there?


Read Answer Asked by Mark on May 26, 2021

Q: What stocks would you look at that could be expected to benefit from the apparent shortage in chips? I have a 3-5 year horizon.

Read Answer Asked by JAMES on May 17, 2021

Q: PHO Should we wait for a higher offer or sell as it is dead money and is trading at the take out price? Which stocks would be a good replacement either in Canada or US with the same risk profile as PHO?
Thank you for your service!

Read Answer Asked by Ozzie on May 10, 2021

Q: Hi 5i Team. Thanks as always. I'm looking to start some positions in the USD side of my TFSA over the course of the next month or so. I'm particularly interested in good growth opportunities in the following sectors: Technology, Healthcare, Industrials and Communications. Can you suggest a few US stocks within each of these sectors that are some of your best ideas right now? I am open to all types of suggestions, but already having a few larger caps (MFST, ABBV, LMT) I would prefer small or mid-cap suggestions where possible. Please take as many credits as necessary - thanks again.

Read Answer Asked by Brad on May 03, 2021

Q: There is a global shortage of semiconductors and I would like to know which Companies will benefit most in 2021. Can you please recommend what are your Top 5 stocks in this space and your reasons for picking them. Thank You.

Read Answer Asked by ALNOOR on March 02, 2021

Q: In less then a month I am up 50% on Twitter. As a result Twitter is now 5% of my portfolio. Similar story with AT.TO, up 90% and just over 5% of the portfolio. I am thinking of trimming Twitter (25%)and significantly trimming AT (50%) before q results. Money to be used for ICHR, what weighing would you start with or is it better to go with SOXX at 5%? I believe I need a position in this sector given current/future demand.

Don't you think AC stock is getting ahead of the reality and air canada path back to business will not be as smooth as the stock is indicating? Or are the investors looking 2 years ahead and are willing to discount any turbulence? Is that the strategy here?

Read Answer Asked by JR on February 26, 2021

Q: I have decided to exit all large cap stocks and move down the market cap range.
Please list your 5 most compelling US small caps for an agressive investor, irrespective of sector.
These would be to complement my current small cap holdings. If you feel any of the below holdings can be added to, please advise.

Thank you for your excellent service. I have made a small fortune with 5i

Read Answer Asked by karim on February 09, 2021

Q: Small caps have always been a focus of mine and the 5i team has helped me build out a nice group over the last year to complement my core holdings. Can you let me know if your thesis has changed (negatively) on any of these names? Any standouts that you would add to either due to opportunity or valuation if I had more $ available?

Thx as always for your valued advice

Read Answer Asked by Brian on January 29, 2021

Q: What are your top five Canadian and top five US small cap growth companies in terms of reward to risk, for a 5 year timeframe?

Read Answer Asked by Alfred on December 08, 2020

Q: Are you confident in semi's now? How would you rank amat, lrcx, photon? Any other pick-and-shovel plays you prefer? Do you prefer individual semi makers or an etf to these 3. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Kent on October 13, 2020

Q: Good day team,

I should have listened to your last comment on this dog and sold it at a smaller loss back in October but I didn't and now wonder if I too should throw in the towel like other investors following the ER yesterday.

I don't need the money but following its 17% haircut I wonder if it's waste of more time and money to hold and hope for a change in the negative momentum.

Would you kindly give us your assessment of their balance sheet and future prospects and whether the huge short on the stock is justified here.

Thanks a lot!

Read Answer Asked by Saeed on November 07, 2018