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Investment Q&A

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Q: Which point in the calendar is the best time to pick up next yearís bounce back candidates that are currently in the midst of heavy tax loss selling? Please advise.

Also. Please name top 3 candidates in cad and us market, and if you deem any of them too particularly compelling.
Read Answer Asked by Karim on December 01, 2023
Q: Iíve been holding qualacom at a loss for 2 years or so and am now considering moving on after the earnings release tonight as I donít want to ride it back to the lows. Is there a stock that is down after todayís big drop that you would suggest on a trade? I was considering either sedg or PAyc. Thank you!

Read Answer Asked by Jason on August 03, 2023
Q: Could you give me your recommendations for the 10 best US medium or large cap companies that pay small or no dividends, this time excluding IT companies? Thanks for your great service.
Read Answer Asked by jacques on June 29, 2023
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: Hi the great team, can you name some examples of positive momentum stock . Thanks.
Read Answer Asked by victor on October 15, 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: I have similar weightings of MDB, DOCU, PAYC, CRWD, GH, NET, and TWLO in my US RRSP account. As per the recent report recommendation from 5i, I would like to rotate some of my lesser quality stocks into strong value stocks or ETFs. Can you suggest 2 of 3 of the above that you would recommend I reduce or sell out and what strong value plays would make sense to backfill them with? Am I interpreting the guidance of the report correctly? Thanks!!
Read Answer Asked by Marc on March 22, 2021
Q: Hello 5i,
The above stocks have all pulled back between 13-22% recently.
What order, if at all, would you be adding to the positions?
Thank you
Read Answer Asked by Dave on January 28, 2021
Q: Would you know a particular ETF that might contain many of the above tech companies?
Thanks, Murray
Read Answer Asked by Murray on June 16, 2020
Q: I have these companies in my high revenue portfolio. It has been performing well. In these changing times, I find myself switching to companies that have high revenue growth and will not be affected by closure. Any expert thoughts or input would be appreciated.

FRPT - Freshpet is not in your database.
Read Answer Asked by Terry on May 06, 2020
Q: I own these 6 u.s. tech stocks. What are your thoughts on each?
Read Answer Asked by Jamie on February 25, 2020
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
Q: Hello 5i
I own all of the companies noted. I'm wondering if there is excessive overlap here and if I should sell one or more in an effort to reduce overall holdings?
Read Answer Asked by Dave on November 21, 2019
Q: I have very recently equally invested in MHK, KEYS, PAYC and ULTA. Do you these companies offer better safety combined with potential then investing in AYX, TEAM, CRWD and DOCU.
Read Answer Asked by Imtiaz on September 18, 2019