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Q: I'm considering taking a position in one or more of the following EV infrastructure roll out companies most of which have been around for a number of years now. How would you rate them, first, in terms of business plan and management effectiveness as well as potential future growth prospects but but also in terms of their financials, safety as an investment and finally in relation to technological superiority if that is a relevant consideration?
Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Allan on August 12, 2022

Q: HI team
there is alot of talk of developing Hydrogen energy in Alberta for the future
are there any stocks such as Su, CVE, atco etc that is crucial in the future of this clean
hydrogen energy that investors should pay attention to? thanks
Michael yu

Read Answer Asked by Michael on June 02, 2022

Q: Could I get your opinion on:
" Opportunity for the hydrogen market is in heavy transportation, such as big trucks."
Any company you would suggest in relation to this?
Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Ross on April 28, 2022

Q: What is the best way to play energy decarbonization over the next decade? Hydrostor looks very interesting to me but is not public. Is there perhaps an indirect way to get involved?

Read Answer Asked by Jeff on April 27, 2022

Q: if the electrical grids have to be beefed up to accommodate charging many more EVs , what infrastructure electrical companies { power lines & transformers }and parts suppliers{ charging stations } that are publicly traded ,could be considered a wise investment with lots of future upside ?

Read Answer Asked by jim on April 04, 2022

Q: I see the US infrastructure plan includes $8 billion to establish hydrogen hubs and enhance hydrogen manufacturing. Since I sold XBC, I have no foothold in the hydrogen space. Is this a good time to invest in hydrogen and can you suggest any possible investments in Canada or elsewhere? Thanks for your guidance.

Read Answer Asked by Ken on February 22, 2022

Q: I’m currently down on eglx, xbc and at, would you be comfortable adding a little to these names at these levels? Have they turned the corner, especially eglx and xbc? What would it take before adding more?

Also do you still like PLUG as a growth name? Looking to add more here. Thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Keith on November 15, 2021

Q: I think electrolysers / electrolysis may be a growth area in the near term. 

Can you suggest some public companies or ETFs  that are in this technology or space? 

Read Answer Asked by Elliott on October 29, 2021

Q: I'm interested in these ETF themes, how would you rank them long term? Do you see any overlap between ICLN and LIT? And if I wanted to go the individual stock route instead of the ETF, what would be your top two individual stock picks within each ETF (either cad or us listed). Thank you!

Read Answer Asked by Keith on October 15, 2021

Q: Hi 5i,
I have the following in a non-registered (and high risk tolerance) account:
LSPD (+55%)
GAN (-21%)
XBC (-65%)
QUIS (+21%)
AMY (+28%)
PLTR (-15%)
NANO (-28%)
OPS (+37%)
PLUG (-62%)

1. Is there any names on this list that you would consider selling at a loss and re-deploying elsewhere?

2. I'd like to buy LSPD in my separate registered account considering the sharp drop over the past couple weeks. Is there any limitations on owning the same stock in both registered and non-registered accounts? I am comfortable in my overall position so that would not be a concern.

Please deduct credits as you see fit.

(There is a chance I've submitted this question twice; if so, please answer this one. My browser crashed during my first submission and I'm not sure if the first one went through.)

Thanks for your insight,

Read Answer Asked by Kyle on October 07, 2021

Q: I'm looking for some ways to invest in hydrogen as an alternative fuel source. I would like to invest in some companies that one could consider to be the "best of the best" in the business. In other words, they produce "green hydrogen' but also are solid financially. I'm hoping they would also be reasonable buys at their current prices. I would appreciate both Canadian and global companies if possible. One last thing, if it's too early to be investing in this new fuel, I'm prepared to wait for the appropriate time.
Thanks as always for your valuable opinion.

Read Answer Asked by Les on July 15, 2021

Q: Hi 5i Team - Could you provide an update on the fundamentals of Green Power Motor Company. Also your opinion on its growth prospects and whether now is a good time to start a small position. Are there a couple of other similar companies that might provide better opportunities.

Thank you as always for the excellent service!

Read Answer Asked by Rob on July 07, 2021

Q: I hold the above six securities in a taxable account in less than half positions. On a tax neutral basis I could sell OKTA,SNOW,GH and PLUG and split the proceeds between ROKU and CRWD to bring them to larger positions. These investments are part of a relatively agressive taxable portfolio.
Two questions - firstly, if you could rank the 6 stocks in accordance with your preference. Secondly, do you think my proposal would create a meaningful stronger position for growth.

Read Answer Asked by Terry on June 21, 2021

Q: In looking for growth in US market over the next 5 years, would you kindly list these in order of preference, with consideration given to both th growth and risk. Market sector is not a consideration here. If you see a better alternative please do mention.

Read Answer Asked by Catherine on June 14, 2021

Q: Recently PZD - the Invesco Cleantech ETF was changed to ERTH - the Invesco MSCI Sustainable Future ETF. PZD almost all Tech and Industrials whereas ERTH has a similar weighting in Industrials but only 13% tech and a big chunk in real estate. I bought PZD years as more of a growth ETF and it doesn't seem like ERTH can really fill it's shoes. Can you recommend another ETF similar to PZD? This would be a 6% weighting in my portfolio.


Read Answer Asked by Dennis on June 07, 2021

Q: I recently asked about TAN and thanks for the reply. I understand that you think the sector still has legs. I realize (as you say) one stock will carry much more risk than an ETF but I am seriously thinking of switching from TAN to PLUG. What are your thoughts on this move and your current thoughts on PLUG? Does anything better in the sector draw your attention? Thanks as always.
After thought question: Or just say ... you can't lose with GOOG and go with that?

Read Answer Asked by Dan on June 02, 2021

Q: I have two holdings that are not acting as I had hoped and am looking for your advice on replacing them. I'm thinking of replacing WELL with TDOC and XBC with PLUG. According to PA I'm low on US exposure as well so that is part of my idea. I'd appreciate your thoughts on both of these trades or if you have a better suggestion I'm open to ideas. I'm retired with a moderate risk profile and looking for some growth.

Read Answer Asked by Lyle on April 15, 2021