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Q: Hi Peter,

I am not a big fan of ARKK or Cathie Wood. On a year-to-date basis, ARKK has fallen more than 50%. But I am fascinated with Cathie’s all or nothing investment approach. ARKK invests in disruptive technology firms. Her high risk and high reward investment style reminds me of Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell in the movies Top Gun and Top Gun Maverick. You either reach Mach 10 or crash and burn!

My question for your team relates to ARKK’s top ten holdings: ZM, TSLA, ROKU, CRSP, EXAS, TDOC, PATH, NTLA, SQ, and BEAM. Which of these stocks have fallen sufficiently so that a high-risk investor can safely purchase them for a five-to-ten-year hold? Also, what is your ranking of these ten high tech disruptive companies? Living life in the “danger zone” has its attractions.



Read Answer Asked by George on July 14, 2022

Q: Looking at companies in these companies, some have more current business (EXAS) while others are based more on potential. Can you please rank each in order based on these two approaches:

1. Most growth potential
2. Best overall investment

Please comment briefly on why you would place a particular company as "Best in class" for approach 1 and 2.

Read Answer Asked by Tim on April 05, 2022

Q: Which of these, if any, are compelling buys at their current levels?

thanks, Hugh

Read Answer Asked by Hugh on January 31, 2022

Q: I am down on average 50% on all of the 5 above noted US stocks. I am wondering how many of these you would consider averaging down on to buy more and hold for a recovery and which you would cut your losses on and sell now ?
I am prepared to hold all of them if their prospects of returning to previous highs are reasonably good within the next 12 months or so and as always value your opinions.


Read Answer Asked by JOHN on January 13, 2022

Q: The genome space seems to have taken a hit and I'd like to add some to my portfolio. Can you give me 3 to 5 Canadian or US stocks going forward that you believe have the highest potential of gains( I realise this would also be subject to the most risk) for a 5 plus year hold.

Also 3 to 5 stocks from Canada or US that you feel should be held for long term exposure.

Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Richard on August 19, 2021

Q: What is your long term outlook on the above companies.

I own them and some ARKG. Do you have any others you fell would complement them? I got space to add another name or two with out being overweight in the sector.

Read Answer Asked by Richard on May 17, 2021

Q: Peter; What would be an example/s of “ Innovation” companies? Thanks. Rod

Read Answer Asked by Rodney on February 23, 2021

Q: Hi Team,
I'd like to start positions in an aggressive growth portfolio in the artificial intelligence, genomics, renewable energy (and EV) sectors (2-3 positions per sector). Holding time 2-5 years.
Also considering Bionano Genomics (BNGO).
1. Please rank the sectors for expected growth. Are there any others I should consider? Are they already overbought/overpriced?
2. Please rank the stocks in each sector for expected growth. Are there any others I should consider?

Read Answer Asked by Michael on February 18, 2021

Q: HI 5i Team. I really appreciate your comments that speak to opportunities/areas or perhaps "themes" where you currently see good growth opportunities now and in the coming years. Some commentators have pointed to themes such as EV and materials that support EV, clean tech generally, changes in healthcare, etc. What would you consider to be some of the better investing themes right now (say 3 or 4?) and what would some of your suggestions right now for some good Canadian and good US stock selections within each, with growth in mind over a roughly 5 year horizon in a TFSA. I already have positions in LSPD, WELL, XBC and QST, and I plan to acquire AZT next. So I would be interested in hearing about your ideas and suggestions that might provide some additional diversification into other areas. Thanks very much - take as many question credits as necessary.

Read Answer Asked by Brad on February 04, 2021

Q: I currently own some ARKG and CRSP. If you were to buy a few more individual stocks in this space and had a long term time frame and high risk tolerance what would you buy?

Read Answer Asked by Richard on January 25, 2021

Q: Hello team,

Of the 3 companies above, BEAM has 3 times more shares sold short (18% of the float) but all three have been on a run.
If you could buy only one which one would you choose today as a great company for a long-term hold and which one you would rather avoid? And of course why?

Thanks for making investment accessible for ordinary people.

Read Answer Asked by Saeed on January 20, 2021

Q: In your answer to a question recently asked on Genomics, your suggestion was to buy an ETF such as ARKG or EAGB. You also mentioned that if so inclined you could start adding small amounts in specific stocks which of course be riskier. Would you be able to suggest 3 or 4 of these stocks either US or Canadian, preferably at least one of each.

Read Answer Asked by Rob on January 19, 2021

Q: Thanks for helping guide my families investments in such a crazy year. With my twins having only 4 years until university 5i's advice was a game changer in terms of returns and helping one sleep at night. Over the last week I bought two of my nephews in there early 20's a 5i subscription (which due to your generosity also gives $70 to the food bank!). I am so excited for the potential your teams sound advice will give them for years to come

While I have you, a couple questions (please charge accordingly). I am full up on tech (and then some) but was intrigued by your recent responses on MITK and RDFN. If you were to pick one which would it be? Would you use DOCU as a possible sell candidate if you needed to raise cash to buy one of them? Secondly, would you buy either QS or CRSP after there meteoric rises?

Thanks and happy holidays,

Read Answer Asked by Brian on December 23, 2020