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Q: I have a longstanding position in Alphabet (GOOG) in a corporate account, and I am planning to crystalize this position prior to the June 24, 2024 deadline (to qualify for the lower capital gains tax rate). Here is my question: I plan to rebuy my position in Alphabet, but I am wondering if I should take the opportunity to repurchase the GOOGL--rather than the GOOG--shares. Right now, these two classes of shares trade at similar prices, but there is a possibility that the voting shares (GOOGL) could trade at a premium in the future. What would you do if you were faced with this decision?

Read Answer Asked by Ted on May 06, 2024
Q: Hi 5i Team,

I'm trying to clean up my US Portfolio so that I'm at 20-25 equities total. Please advise which 20-25 companies you would keep for a 5-10+ hold with balance/diversification but also some growth in mind.
Read Answer Asked by David on April 30, 2024
Q: Hello,
Thank you for all your great information.
I am heavily weighted, between LIRA, CASH, TFSA in some of the magnificent 7.
NVDA - 10.6%, MSFT 8.73%, APPL 7.59%, GOOG 7.44, AMZN 4.15%
ETF's - VFV 4.97%, XLK 4.94, ZQQ 3.84
the remaining of my portfolio is split between banks, Brookfield co's and smaller growth stock.
My horizon is decent - and, as you can see, I consider myself an aggressive investor.
My question - I wonder if I should sell and move and if yes, where to move to? Some thoughts.
Thank you for your assistance. I appreciate it.
Read Answer Asked by Maureen on April 25, 2024
Q: hi, can I get your picks ( 5 or so?) of US large cap (and/or larger mid-cap) growth stocks that you like for longer term buys with equal or better prospects than GOOGL and META. cheers, Chris
Read Answer Asked by chris on April 19, 2024
Q: hi,
thank you for, and this question is in reference to, the answer to the "baby Mag 7" question a few days ago by "JR". are you able to do a short analysis of these 7, compared to the "adult" Mag 7 in regards current and future valuation, growth, debt/equity metrics. further, do you have any guess on the timeline of googl/meta etc.'s development/utilization of their own AI chips in house?
take as many points off as needed, this question seems like a bad homework assignment to me!
thanks Chris
Read Answer Asked by chris on January 30, 2024
Q: Hello 5i,

We have a full position in VGT and 1/2 position in BRK.B in an RRSP and NVDA, AMD, and Google in our TFSA's.

Do you see reduced growth in the VGT & BRK.B ETF's with AAPL downgrades and a possibility of consolidation of MSFT this year after stellar 2023 numbers?

Would you swap VGT or BRK.B to another ETF for 2024 or just let it ride?

Thank you for your advice

Read Answer Asked by Jerry on January 16, 2024
Q: Hi Peter,

From a risk-return perspective over the next five years, which is the better investment option? Purchasing an equal weighted investment in the magnificent seven, SPY, or QQQ? Please explain your rationale.

Thanks George
Read Answer Asked by George on December 23, 2023
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: Can you provide a list of top companies to play the AI phenom.
Read Answer Asked by Kim on December 01, 2023
Q: Hi Folks,

My RRSP portfolio consists of the above stocks all with relatively the same weighing. Can you suggest 5 names or so, (CDN and U.S) that I take a look at that would complement the above? I am looking for a company that would be a good buy today for both income and capital appreciation - total return.
Read Answer Asked by JOHN on November 29, 2023
Q: I am currently conducting research on Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and I am particularly interested in those that include Google (Alphabet Inc.), Microsoft, Apple, and Amazon.

Based on my initial research, I have identified the following ETFs:

1. **Vanguard Mega Cap Growth (MGK)**
2. **iShares Edge MSCI USA Momentum Factor (MTUM)**
3. **BetaShares NASDAQ 100 ETF**
4. **S&P North American Technology Sector Index Fund (IGM)**, **Technology Select Sector SPDR**, **PowerShares QQQ**, and **iShares Dow Jones US Technology (IYW)**
5. **Evolve FANGMA Index ETF, TECH ETF**

I would appreciate if you could provide me with more detailed information if you prefer these ETFs which one 5i would recommend, or for that matter an alternative suggestion if you have another choice.
Thanks in advance
Read Answer Asked by Rick on November 17, 2023
Q: I know you like all of the above for a TFSA - so do I - but need to raise some cash and am struggling with what to sell - is there one you would sell first? or maybe trim 2?

put as private but make public if you wish
Read Answer Asked by Terry on November 15, 2023
Q: Hi group please indicate in what order and at what entry price would you add to the above stocks. Only comment on the top 10 out of above list (i have a 100k to spend would you go all in now or wait until markets settle Thanks for your help with this decision
Read Answer Asked by Terence on September 28, 2023
Q: hi,
I own these 5 equities in my USD account, plus a reasonable amount of cash that could be deployed. im fairly comfortable with all of them, are you? if I was to shift to an all growth strategy within this account, what would you suggest selling ( if any ), and what would you suggest buying, either new names or current holdings ( with a reasonable target purchase price, if able )? I would be looking for growth companies with positive earnings/earnings growth ( ie nothing highly speculative right now ). cheers and enjoy the long weekend. chris
Read Answer Asked by chris on September 05, 2023