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Q: hi, looking at your model growth portfolio, all these entities are down in share price. are they all a buy today? any a sell? any other growth equities in the portfolio you like better than these listed right now? and are there any CDN growth equities not in the portfolio you like better than these ( eg ?LMN etc. )

Read Answer Asked by chris on September 18, 2023

Q: Good day ,
I realize this name has been asked about numerous times including myself and most likely feel like I’m beating a dead horse here.. but this is the reason we as retail investors look to to your service for help .. no beating around the bush here as we know it’s a “hold “ for now .. are u confident in 2 -3 years time we investors who have “held “ this name will be rewarded for holding or averaging down as we are investing in this company and not trading this name .. are u confident in the management and the business model here for a long term story ?
Thank u

Read Answer Asked by Mark on September 01, 2023

Q: Morning 5i,

Here's my burning question which I'll frame as a hypothetical;

Say a fella had 2500 shares of CTS in a TFSA with a BV of ~ $20K and a current MV of ~ $6.6K (hypothetically speaking ...). Taking into account the prospects for CTS over the next 3 years (the fella can afford to wait it out but doesn't like seeing all the red every time he looks at his TFSA account) would it be advisable to liquidate the CTS and invest the ~6.6K elsewhere and, if so and importantly, what 'elsewhere' would you invest in to get a return on the money (cap gain and/or dividends) that will outpace what it's likely to do if left in CTS, all without unduly risking compounding the problem?

You know, hypothetically speaking ...

Thanks 5i.


Read Answer Asked by Peter on August 28, 2023

Q: Hi, these are my stocks that are currently down, and would like to do some weeding,and tax loss planning.
I would like to sell one outright, sell three to half position, and maybe keep the remaining position.
The idea is to acquire cash to slowly add to my more stable holdings like ( BN:SLF: CSU etc.).
Thanks, and appreciate your feedback and opinions.

Read Answer Asked by Brad on August 28, 2023

Q: A number of the companies in your growth Portfolio have seen significant recent pullbacks. Specifically, DND, NVEI, TSU, TVE, TIXT and CTS. Would you consider these companies as Buy/Hold/Sell at current pricing?


Read Answer Asked by Timothy on August 24, 2023

Q: Trying to reduce my number of stock holdings. Have identified these 11 as small positions that can be eliminated. Intending to use the cash to add to stronger holdings. I try not to think of a stock as a "hold". There are lots of high quality names you can invest in that look better than a "hold". If you were doing a portfolio clean up, and held these as roughly 1% positions, are there any that you would be reluctant to sell?

Read Answer Asked by Dan on August 15, 2023

Q: If you didn't have any shares in these companies wouldn't this be a good time to buy and slowly add over the next couple years. My thinking is CTS just has to go back to three dollars and your up 20%. They are buying back shares, dividend, huge ebitda etc. Board makes a few tweeks and sentiment and direction changes. I understand if you have a position to hold. Do you generally agree with the above.

Read Answer Asked by Steve on August 14, 2023

Q: Argh!! Not a good day on the quarterly earnings front for some of these names in my portfolio. After recent developments, would you still consider these names still a add/hold/sell?

I know hindsight is 20/20 but sometimes I wonder why I didn't put more of my capital into a stock like Constellation, which is just best in class and steady, rather than into these other names. I currently have a large position in CSU and others which largely offset these losses, but waking up to these drops of 20-30% are getting really irritating, but I understand this is the how it is. No pain, no gain! Thank you!

Read Answer Asked by Keith on August 10, 2023

Q: I imagine these will be answered by the time you get to this question, but if not could you comment on earnings for the above companies??? Thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Jeff on August 10, 2023

Q: Hi 5i Team - I have been reading your responses to questions on CTS Technologies and am still not sure of whether this is a stock to hold on to. You mentioned in one response that the net debt is $320 but said that it has a healthy balance sheet in another response. Is the debt a concern? Small revenue growth is expected over the next few years but strong earnings growth is expected after this year. This appears to be a contradiction but perhaps not - could you please explain. Maybe I have not read this correctly. Also it was made clear that a long time frame is needed. Would this be three to five years - or more. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Rob on July 18, 2023

Q: Hello 5i Team,

I'm looking to sell the following 12 stocks in my cash account to crystallize some losses in anticipation of better buying opportunities in the fall: BNTX, CAE, CHTR, CIEN, CJT, CTS, DIS, FNF, GNRC, HAS, TEAM, and YETI.

For each of these stocks, could you please indicate: HOLD; SELL; or SELL + RE-BUY (with suggested proxy).

Feel free to deduct as many credits as you see fit.

Thanks in advance for your always helpful advice!

Read Answer Asked by Keith on July 17, 2023

Q: Good day guys ..
Would u agree with Mr Jordan’s zinberg assessment for this name .. recently it has been hold in your eyes.. is it now a buy at current levels .. this guy is a donville disciple and appears to be rather sharp in picking small cap stocks.. would u follow his lead here and buy as he currently thinks it’s at maximum pessimism..
thank u

Read Answer Asked by Mark on July 06, 2023

Q: Pins is gaining some momentum.You think it can continue and is it still a good takeover candidate?
Paypal had interest in Pins,or was this never the case?Could you think of any other companies that might be interested in Pins?
What about other companies like SPB and CTS?are they good takeover candidates?
Is brookfield still buying SPB and what is their position right now?
Any other companies that you might think of being take over candidates?

Read Answer Asked by Josh on June 16, 2023