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Q: I'm really overweight in IT. Close to 35% but I need to get down to 20% or less. IT holdings are: KXS (3.1%); SHOP (16.9%); CSU (5.2%); TOI (0.4%); DND (0.2%); LSPD (2.0%); SYZ (1.4%); PHO (1.0%); CRWD (2%); NVDA (0.7%); DOCU (1.5%).

Not sure if it makes a difference but all are in TFSA except KXS, CRWD and DOCU (cash/margin account). Due to the fact that I'm working I don't want to trigger any taxable gains if possible. Obviously I need to trim SHOP by at least 1/2.

SYZ seems to be a laggard since it has only appreciated 45% in almost 7 years so I think I should sell that. Do you agree? (assuming a balanced portfolio).

Aren't DND and PHO going to be purchased?

I'm emotionally attached to the high gains otherwise... What's your suggestion on how to bring down my IT holdings in a tax efficient way?
Read Answer Asked by Brenda on July 02, 2021
Q: I took an amateur stab at a discounted cash flow analysis of PHO
to help me decide if I should vote Yes or No to approve the upcoming friendly takeover vote. In the end, I had to make a lot of assumptions about growth rates, cash flow projections and valuation of comparables. I came up with an intrinsic value share price ranging from 3.64 - 5.93 depending. But because of all the variables, plus my non-expertise, I do not trust my own analysis. Also there may be better ways to value the company than DCF analysis. What's your best guess as to this company's value or range of values? What method and assumptions would you use?
Read Answer Asked by Alfred on June 21, 2021
Q: Photon Control Notice of Meeting and Management Information Circular was received the other day. Proxy due date is June 25, 2021. Reading the Information Circular, Mawer Investment Management owns 10.5% of the 105M shares outstanding and Photon’s Board of Directors owns 9.4% of the shares outstanding. As you wrote in one of your answers, there are not many large shareholders to fight for a higher bid. From your stock market experience, would the possibility of a higher bid from another company occur before June 25 or after the proxy vote?
Read Answer Asked by Karen on June 14, 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: Both (pho) Photon Control & (ish) Inner Spirit have recently become companies of merger. MKSI to buy all shares of PHO & SNDL to buy all shares of ISH.

Would you suggest continue holding these shares of PHO & ISH to become shares of the new companies. Or would it be better to sell now at the higher share value before the mergers are complete?

Thank You
Read Answer Asked by Dale on May 17, 2021