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Q: I hold the above stocks in my Unregistered,TFSA,and RRIF accounts. I understand that as of January 1, 2023, the IRS will require a 10% withholding tax when Canadian residents sell US stocks. Does this rule apply to sell any of the above mentioned my stocks ?

2) If I sell above Stocks before end of 2022, will I avoid paying new IRS 2023 10% withholding tax?

Read Answer Asked by Andrzej on December 13, 2022

Q: During the recent short run up these were up a lot: UPST was up 75%, CELH was up 22%, AFRM was up 70%, ARKW up 15%. They have not fallen back as much as others with this big drop in NASDAQ May 18. Should I be adding to them? They seem to outpace most of the other ones. Reading Seeking Alpha, GOOGLE's account in Russia was frozen and indicated they were going bankrupt in Russia and moving out of there. Doing a lot of research, I come across Jeff Brown (Micro chip expert) you probably are aware of him - and he said a Dutch company (I have heard of it before ASML - price is about $630) said this would be the number 1 chip stock for the next many years. More than one answer would be helpful for the above questions. I realize it may cost an extra credit or 2 for this. Thank you,

Read Answer Asked by Dennis on May 19, 2022

Q: I have now smallish positions in these ETFs held in registered accounts. ARKG at a 40% profit ARKW at a 60% loss and ARKK at a 64% loss. Do you see these recovering in the next few months or would you sell now and look elsewhere?
Please deduct credits as required.
Many thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Carlos on March 14, 2022

Q: Hello 5i,
Do you think Metaverse is a better investable theme compared to Crypto?
Facebook seems to be allocating capital to Metaverse.
Can you suggest some stocks in US or Canada that give exposure to this theme. Can you suggest any ETFs other than META that invest in this theme? Do you think this is best held in a TFSA or NonReg account?


Read Answer Asked by Ian on October 28, 2021

Q: Hi,

It seems to me that the good days of the above ETFs are now behind them. They have been loosing speed, as for instance ARKG going from a yield of 33% over 3 years to 18% over 1 year.

What is your assessment of these ETFs at this time. Would you hold or sell to remplace them by ETFs with better growth potential ? If so, which ones would you suggest ?

Thanks a million,

Jacques IDS

Read Answer Asked by Jacques on October 25, 2021

Q: I have more tech equities than I want going forward. Please help me strike one or two off my list by ranking these in order of potential growth over the long term /min 5 years. For fun (since it probably won't affect my decision), please also rank from least volatility to most volatility. Thank you very much!

Read Answer Asked by David on May 31, 2021

Q: hi Peter and 5i Staff, Any chance of these rebounding within the next 3 months. If so which would you buy for a 5 year hold.
Thanks as always for the great service

Read Answer Asked by Ivan on May 11, 2021

Q: Hello 5i Team
I have read the Q/A on many of these stock already , but due to the current market correction and the stock rotation .How would you rate these stocks today and would you sell any of them .Is there futher down side risk on these stocks .What would you recommend ? Please deduct credits as you feel appropriate .
Thanks for you continous service and excellent ongoing advice.

Read Answer Asked by claudio on March 06, 2021

Q: Hi team,
Being overweight in the tech sector, which ETFs of my present portfolio (above) would you suggest to drop either because they are too similar or not representing strong growth ?
Which of these ETF you would consider « Buy and forget » type ?
In addition, I hold the following tech stocks: TOI-T, CRWD-Q, NVDA-Q, TTD-Q, LSPD-T, ENPH-Q, QCOM-Q, SHOP-T, APPS-Q, SEDG-Q. As I need to raise cash, is it better to sell ETFs or individual stocks and which ones ?
Please use credits as you see fit.
Grateful for your attention,

Jacques IDS

Read Answer Asked by Jacques on February 24, 2021

Q: Thank you for answering my question comparing ARKK with QQQJ/EDGW. Somehow it seems to have been flagged as Private! Didn't mean to mark as private. Please feelfree to unflag it!
Your answer as always has been consistent. You favoured ARKK. Thanks.
But this is an extension of that question. I know you don't get into asset allocation! Let me try anyway in the following manner!
If someone is ready to invest 100k, 3 to 5 years, high risk tolerance, what would be % you would allocate in each of the ARK funds?

Read Answer Asked by Savalai on February 08, 2021

Q: Hi,
Could you comment on my profolio for a 5 year hold? Should I add/remove/replace any of the stocks?
Also, Cathie Wood said she is expecting a drop of the market this year. However I currently have ZERO cash position. Do you think I should trim my profolio to have some cash? If yes how much percent do you recommend?

Read Answer Asked by Yongwei on February 01, 2021

Q: I have in my portfolio only one position with ARKW ETF Im very hapy with it.
Please provide mi with 2or3 choices of another ETF's with similar performance that would complement my ARKW.

Thanks Andrew.

Read Answer Asked by Andrzej on December 17, 2020

Q: Hello. Looking to add to a new position for a young investor with a 5-10 year time frame and a moderate risk tolerance level (7/10). Would you please rank the following from favorite to least favorite assuming you are staring a position today? Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Antonio on December 17, 2020

Q: I was looking at ARKK, ARKQ, ARKW, ARKG, ARKF ETFs. Are these overlap which two would you recommend to own or you suggest to hold all 5 ETFs. I am a growth investor. This ETFs performance per year shows 20% plus.

Thanks for the great service.

Read Answer Asked by Hector on December 16, 2020

Q: Hello Peter, assuming an already have a diversified portfolio, in what order would you choose the following for long-term wealth creation (whether from dividends or gains): ETSY, PINS, SQ, NVDA, LSPD, ADBE, ARKW, MKP. Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by James on December 15, 2020

Q: Hi team,

With 22 tech stocks weighting some 34% of my portfolio, I assume you would recommend that I rationalize my approach for a better diversification, both in my tech sector and in my portfolio as a whole.

To accomplish that, while keeping a strong growth approach, could you indicate which are, in your view, 1) the « must own » stocks, in order of importance 2) those which could be dropped because of « double emploi » or high risk, 3) those missing to properly cover the tech sector ?

Please feel free to use as many credits as you see fit.

Gratefully yours,

Jacques IDS

Read Answer Asked by Jacques on November 15, 2020