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Q: Everyone, what is the rate of return for the large cap tech stocks vs the Nasdaq 100. For the large cap I would classify: AAPL, AMZN, GOOG, MSFT and NVDA ( you can add more to the list). Please use a time period that you have good stats for but or a 5 year or 10 year return period. I would like to know if it is worthwhile only investing in the big tech stocks overall. Clayton.
Read Answer Asked by Clayton on December 07, 2023
Q: Good Morning Peter & team,

Have $6000 to add and do not have enough exposure to chip manufacturing. Was thinking about QCOM but read a few of your comments and don't necessarily like they're dependency on cell phone. NVIDIA has had the big run up along with a few of the other popular names. Is there a late bloomer/less popular name you might recommend for a 3 - 5 year hold if not longer? Growth is the priority.

Thanks for all you do

Read Answer Asked by Gord on November 16, 2023
Q: I have done very well with AVGO as a long-term hold in my RRIF but the recent speculation about GOOGL's intention to phase out AVGO chips and replace them with its own design has made me nervous. AAPL has been doing this too, so it makes me wonder if it is time to sell at least a part of my holding. What other semiconductor maker would be less prone to "taking in-house" risks? CSCO maybe? It is clear that both AVGO and CSCO have been and are making big acquisitions in the software space to diversify away from semiconductor risk: this makes me wonder if I should just stay the course and trust AVGO management? As always, I value your opinion.
Read Answer Asked by David on September 26, 2023
Q: Hi 5i,

Can you offer some of your favourite dividend growth equity's. CDN and US, regardless of sector.
Read Answer Asked by Regan on September 14, 2023
Q: QCOM is not expensive and their financials look OK but it has been going sideways for some time and has not participated in the most recent rally. Would you consider letting it go and can you suggest another US company with momentum?

Thank you,

Read Answer Asked by Michael on July 20, 2023
Q: Hello, I own VMW, and could you help me understand the take over price from AVGO? The current take over price is at $ 61B or $ 142.50/share in cash, and today the stock is at trading at ~ $ 157.00 ..

Also, we can elect 0.250 of Broadcom share. If this is correct, at today's price of AVGO at $ 900.00 , I can get ~~ $ 225.00/share for VMW...
I appreciate if you can clarify my options.
Read Answer Asked by Carlo on July 17, 2023
Q: 1.We have a bit of a debate going on regarding the merits of shorting stocks and doing so when they have the kind of pop such as Nvda had last week.

If someone shorted $10,000 of Nvda at the close of business last Friday, how much would be lost as of the close of business today ( Thursday)?

2. AVGO Same type of situation: buy AVGO end of business yesterday….and loss as of today ( Friday ) close ?


How would that person minimize his loss ( other than by NOT shorting it in the first place )?

Read Answer Asked by Donald on June 02, 2023
Q: Does the earning real ease by Qualcomm suggest that there may be a slowdown with Broadcom that reports later? Do you view Broadcom as a hold, buy or sell? And, would you consider a switch to AMD that had a significant drop is it’s share price today? Which semiconductor stock (Broadcom or AMD) is a better buy right now especially given potential growth in the future due to AI?
Read Answer Asked by Gerry on May 03, 2023
Q: Hi 5i happy new year! I believe its time to step into US perpetual preferred shares due to interest rates. I'm having problems finding these and I'm hoping you can help. Quality needs to be high to the highest as this is for my retirement. I am an advocate of diversification so please if you can have a few stable sectors listed, thanks!
Read Answer Asked by Mark on January 09, 2023
Q: These very large Cies appear promising to me for longer term : wich could resist better in case of a recession ?
Read Answer Asked by Jean-Yves on December 19, 2022
Q: What would be your preferences in semi-conductor companies?
Thanks Lorraine
Read Answer Asked by Lorraine on December 13, 2022
Q: I am down on all of these by about 20%. If I sell them for a tax-loss harvest, what should I do for proxies? Also, since I have no capital gains for 2022, should I sell these stocks/ETFs in January to avoid a jump in stock price before the end of the year (as tax-loss harvesting season ends)?
Read Answer Asked by Brucey on December 02, 2022