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Q: Hi folks...I admit know little on managing gas emissions, carbon tax, etc...but does not Questor specialize in this field??...I see it is in "Growth Portfolio" for awhile...Q3 showed some promise and guessing Q4 results soon....are U still positive on company..and does all announcements by Fed Gov't on "climate change, etc"...potentially benefit good?..& who is competitiion...Buy/Hold/Sell.....thanks as always, jb Piedmont QC

Read Answer Asked by John on April 11, 2022

Q: I have been considering acquiring three of the above companies. I what order would you acquire for a balanced portfolio looking for combination of growth and income.

Read Answer Asked by David on April 11, 2022

Q: Can I get your top picks for Small and Mid sized Canadian Growth Tech stocks for the next 12 months. Also, should we mind witch exchange these stocks are on?

Read Answer Asked by Neil on April 07, 2022

Q: It's clear that when one invests in small caps it's important to buy a basket to protect oneself from those that might not do well. Assuming one currently has no small caps in his portfolio, I wonder what that basket would look like. Taking into consideration all of the noise in our current market and prospects for the future, what six companies would you buy today to build that basket of small caps.

Read Answer Asked by Les on April 01, 2022

Q: Hi Peter and Staff

The above 5 stocks are all small positions in my Industrial basket. All are in negative territory. I have held stocks that I wish I had sold due to opportunity cost and sold several that I regretted when they bounced sharply. I have zero issues holding a lot of stocks in my basket if the risk/reward justifies it. However if there are one or more of the 5 that clearly have better prospects going forward I should be smart enough to sell some and add to others. My positions in the favorites ATA,WSP,TRI and TFII are where I would like them.


Thanks for all you do


Read Answer Asked by Dennis on March 30, 2022

Q: Everyone, you suggested a number of micro caps stocks rather than one or two. Recently you have suggested MTLO and PNP. Can you recommend another three? Individually I will invest $1000 each and with the assumption that they could go to zero. Many thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Clayton on March 24, 2022

Q: Hi 5i
What Game Plan would you consider executing for the following situations...........?
For all these stocks I have been holding off taking action as there has been no new information to support any action. Now given rapid price decline, I have become concerned about share restructuring and shareholders being diluted to death for the micro caps.
I will be waiting for earnings on the ones still to be released.
While you do not want to hear it, all these except XBC/LSPD were 5i induced purchases so some thoughts on possible action at this point would be appreciated.
None of these are causing me a problem except for being down.
As a Portfolio Manager, how best to manage these positions inside a broadly diversified Portfolio?
If they are to be kept, at some point I will have to either add to the tiny positions or get rid of them. But when and on what information?

TFSA Holdings (where the growth is supposed to be)
QST - down 40%. Size is now at half position size at this point.
XBC - down 38%. Size is now back to near full position size after riding the round trip.
STC - was up 25% and now down 20%, Half position size.

Taxable Account
AT - Down 19%. Sitting on half position since buying on Jan 12/22
ANRG - Down 37%. Sitting on less than half position since buying on Feb 2/22
LSPD - Down 64% on a poorly executed Options trade. Hold only 1/3 position.

And KXS which disgusts me as I knew I should have sold while I watched it at $229. Position size is full position.


Read Answer Asked by Dave on March 08, 2022

Q: Hello and thank you for reading I would like to know if you have a handful of Canadian stocks that interest you - say under $25.00, and that you would be prepared to share with us.

Have a great week. Take care

Read Answer Asked by Marla on March 02, 2022

Q: Hi 5i,
I wrote inquiring about the above names mid week last week but didn't get an answer - I'm pretty sure i hit submit but possibly not.
I'm down on each - on some significantly - and was looking forward to a post tax loss selling bounce, but none came. In act, all but WELL were down on January 4 before the interest rate news hit on the afternoon of January 5, and all have continued to drop like stones since. I'm concerned that droppage would be happening even if the Fed hadn't scared people about interest rates, and I have the depressing feeling I own a basket of stone losers.
If I sell out of each now and put the funds into some good dividend payers like ENB, SU, POW, BNS I might (hopefully) recoup my losses or at least cut them considerably by this time next year.
For each of the names could you tell me if you think it's a good idea to punt now before further losses accumulate, or are there any that you think have a reasonable prospect of returning to their early to mid 2021 levels by the end of 2022.
I really will appreciate your thoughts and advice - feeling a little beaten up right now ...

Read Answer Asked by Peter on January 10, 2022

Q: Good morning, I have 32 positions spread between the two TFSA's that I manage. I'd like to get that down to 25. The above are holdings that have fallen to less than half positions and I'm wondering if you could suggest 6 or 7 for removal. Also are there any that you would add to in order to bring them up to half positions. Secondly, without knowing my weightings, do you have a suggested sector or two for this years TFSA contribution?

Read Answer Asked by Rod on January 06, 2022

Q: Hi 5i & Happy New Year!
On the assumption there will be some names that will see a nice bump in January as buyers get back in after tax loss selling and maybe other factors have caused some recent price reductions, are there 4 or 5 that you would recommend as good candidates for early January purchase to take advantage of that bump before the tax loss sellers can re-up?
And if you think the idea isn't sound, please let me know, and why.

Read Answer Asked by Peter on January 03, 2022

Q: Hi 5i Team - I am ready to sell Mission Ready but when selling a losing stock I prefer to replace it quickly with a similar company, in this case not necessarily in the same sector but with a similar market cap along with with better fundamentals and better growth profile. What would be your suggestion(s) be for a replacement. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Rob on December 03, 2021

Q: What would be some of your top picks (Canadian, U.S.) for buying based on (presumably temporary) downward pressures due to current tax loss selling?

Read Answer Asked by Ted on November 24, 2021

Q: With year-end tax harvesting, I have sold off some of my holdings in the 6 stocks listed above. Can you please tell me which (if any) are worth buying again after 30 days; please rate from best to worst. If possible, can you recommend a few other over sold good long-term Canadian stocks that may be a buy now with year-end selling. Thanks!!!

Read Answer Asked by Grant on November 24, 2021