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Q: Hi 5i team,
I was ready to sell AYX, I am at 40% loss in RRSP, and your previous answers didn't seem too encouraging., but I read the following news "Alteryx said on Monday it has agreed to be acquired by private-equity firms Clearlake H Group and Insight Partners, in a deal valued at $4.4 billion including debt...Alteryx stockholders will receive $48.25 per share"
What is your advise, sell/hold?
Read Answer Asked by Svetlana on January 25, 2024
Q: These are the big losers in my portfolios.
So sick of looking at them and waiting for improvement (which I know is unlikely and a bad idea). My wife’s analysis of my investment strategy is “break even quick”. Are any worth holding, or is it time to just jettison the works?
I don’t mind a bit of risk, but am thinking they’re just mistakes, at this point. I believe I have a diversified portfolio over all, with none of these being overweight.

Thanks for your help.
Read Answer Asked by Leonard on January 19, 2024
Q: Hello:
These are all underwater in US side of my TFSA. Please rate Sell, Hold or Buy.

What are a few nice growth opportunities on US side, looking 3-5 years minimum.

Thank you!
Read Answer Asked by Marilou on November 09, 2023
Q: Unfortunately I am down over 50% on all these stocks (held in my TFSA). I am “cleaning house”.
Please give your opinion as to whether any have the potential to recover and are worth holding for a bit longer.
Thanks for your help.
Read Answer Asked by Leonard on June 02, 2023
Q: I’m significantly underwater on these stocks. Can you please advise which ones you’d hold, and which ones you’d sell? Can you please also give 5 growth stocks in Canada and 5 in the US that you are high on right now in place of the above?
Read Answer Asked by Eric on May 08, 2023
Q: I’m invested for the long term. Do you view any of these names as no longer holding any long term potential?
Read Answer Asked by Curtis on March 22, 2023
Q: Good morning. What would you recommend for an investment Canadian and US data analytics company or space? Thanks again.
Read Answer Asked by Dan on June 10, 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: 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: I am looking at my losers. Please list in order of preference which ones you would average down on. I know that's a bad word but we could call it greatest contrarian opportunity. Obviously risk is not a great concern but not to be completely ignored. Thanks as always

Read Answer Asked by Frank on November 15, 2021
Q: Balanced Equity Portfolio (Cdn & US Stocks): If 5i were just starting business today what 20 stocks would make up the portfolio?
Read Answer Asked by Keith on September 16, 2021
Q: Hi 5i,

I know there are many takeover rumours in the market. On Monday, Seeking Alpha had an article on an unidentified suitor, likely a private equity firm, eyeing AYX. AYX has had several disappointing earnings releases. In your last comment a couple of weeks ago, you said it might be setting itself up as a target and is hard to stay committed here. I don’t understand that comment. AYX would not deliberately show poor results or poor guidance to get a lower market valuation would it? Also, would you call it a hold here, because of takeover speculation?

Thanks again.
Read Answer Asked by Dave on August 18, 2021
Q: Modest amount of funds in trust for teenagers. Plan to sell Alteryx at small loss. What would you suggest for USD purchase please? I was looking @ VTRS. Not keen on debt levels but will it provide downside protection in this volatile market? Time horizon 1.5 years. Could you also please identify growth oriented names. VEEV already owned. Also ETF ideas to look @ please. Please deduct question credits as appropriate.
Read Answer Asked by Joel on July 26, 2021