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Q: Hi 5i
I'm looking at buying QST. Seems to be a good investment in green technology for the environment. I see the stock hasn't done much for a while. With all the new government money, both in the states and here, being directed at the environment, are they considered a player? How would you rate the stock and what might it do over the next year or two?
thank you

Read Answer Asked by john on August 08, 2022

Q: Is QST a decent Canadian proxy for XBC?

Read Answer Asked by Blake on June 23, 2022

Q: In a recent answer you mentioned there are better microcaps to own than MRS. Can you suggest 2 or 3 that are equally as beaten down but that have much better potential over the next 24 months or so.

Read Answer Asked by Randy on May 16, 2022

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