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Q: hi 5i,
can you give me your top pick for a semiconductor stock for long term hold. and if your pick is not Intel (which I assume it will not be ), can you advise re intel as a long term investment (I like dividends ). also, can you provide advice on Camtek ltd. (CAMT) please (it won't auto populate the "enter company" box above. cheers, chris

Read Answer Asked by chris on August 10, 2022

Q: Hello

I am underweight in tech, overweight in Financials and have a few stocks under 1% in the portfolio. I am low on my US holdings

Thinking of future 5 years.

Sell NVEI, MU and TSU and buy IYW.

Your comments or suggestions most welcome.

Thank you

Mike



Read Answer Asked by Mike on July 05, 2022

Q: Can I have your comments on microns earnings and guidance and how that may bode for other chip stocks? I also own Nvda, mrvl and amd and am down on all. Thanks.

Jason

Read Answer Asked by Jason on July 05, 2022

Q: MU was a sell according to https://seekingalpha.com/article/4518385-micron-demand-and-pricing-declines-on-the-way?mailingid=28065169&messageid=must_reads&serial=28065169.372026&utm_campaign=Must%2BRead%2BJune%2B15%2C%2B2022&utm_content=seeking_alpha&utm_medium=email&utm_source=seeking_alpha&utm_term=must_reads
Time to sell or do you think there is more upside?

Read Answer Asked by Steven on June 16, 2022

Q: I currently own TSM and am down a bit as are many of the tech stocks this year. This company had a very good earnings report and provided very positive forward guidance in their last ER report. As well they have a large moat as one of the leading foundries in the world. In short there isn't much not to like in my opinion. However, there always seems to be some question as to when, not if, China will attempt to move on Taiwan similar to Russia and the Ukraine which would have a profound impact on TSM as a world leading semi company given the propensity of the Chinese government to heavily regulate companies in their jurisdiction. Also if TSM became a Chinese company there is also debate as to delisting Chinese stocks on the US stock exchanges if they don't meet the SEC reporting requirements. All speculative at this point I understand.

I am wondering about your thoughts on whether a company like Micron (MU) in the US might be a safer alternative given the current direction of the US government to produce products at home like semiconductors, and the potential for government assistance as well. I also own Nvidia so are they too similar to MU and I should add to NVDA on pullbacks or put some in both?

Read Answer Asked by Kevin on March 29, 2022

Q: I remember years ago, 5i/Peter had mentioned to watch out for companies that initiate dividends and might support a buy thesis.

The reason (if I remember correctly) is that

1) this likely signals that the board thinks that the company has now reached some level of stability that they can afford to pay out a regular dividend instead of plowing it back to other ways to allocate capital

2) likely means that the board is shareholder friendly to some degree or thinking on behalf of shareholder by returning some cash flow to them.

With that said, is Micron Tech (which initiated their first dividend this past quarter) a company to look out for?

Read Answer Asked by Eugene on September 27, 2021

Q: I own Broadcom and was wondering what tech/semi stocks you would recommend to compliment the name? Thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Michael on September 02, 2021

Q: I hope all is well. My portfolio is reasonably well diversified (in my opinion) and I have some extra cash to invest in an unregistered account. Would you have any reservations about investing in theses three stocks equally i.e., NVDA, QCOM, MU (it would be a relatively small position in each). I know you like the first two but I don't understand what the issues would be with MU. Thanks again.

Read Answer Asked by Dan on July 20, 2021

Q: What is the best semiconductor stock for growth going forward? Are they as a g group over priced now?

Read Answer Asked by arnold on April 16, 2021

Q: I bought Asana on the advice of a professional who uses their software, and on their momentum and sector momentum. I'd like to buy Unity software (U) and was thinking to sell ASAN concomitantly. Is that a reasonable tradeoff or should I make room for both by trimming a Chip holding like Micron? I am not selling NVDA!

Read Answer Asked by Darren on February 12, 2021

Q: Hi 5i Team. I'm a new subscriber since not too long ago. I really like your service! I've been learning a lot here and how stocks are doing to better help my decisions on which stocks to invest in. I haven't been asking questions but have been reading a lot of them from others and find it great that the Q&A is made available to all subscribers. I'm glad I joined and now taking the leap asking some questions of my own now that I've built a little more confidence and knowledge about the stock market.

Here goes with my questions:

Can you comment on MU. Is this company still in good financial shape for growth and increasing revenues to support the increased stock price since last November? Or is there something that might affect its upcoming earnings announcement in March. It’s now hit a new high yesterday after a dip in January. Just wondering if you see or have heard of something up to now that might negatively affect its recent uptrend.

Thanks!
Sylvain

Read Answer Asked by Sylvain on February 12, 2021

Q: Looking to add semi-conductors into my portfolio, as there is a shortage of product and high demand in the Automotive and Electronics industries. Interested in your perspective on Analog Devices, NXP Semi-Conductors, STMicrelectronics and Micron Technologies, as they have all had a great run, but still have high Buy ratings. If you think these have had a great run, and has some risk, what alternatives would you recommend. Thanks

Read Answer Asked by alisa on January 12, 2021

Q: I am an experienced investor and for years have been selling short strangles, in the money puts and out of the money calls around some of my core position stocks, such MSFT, UNH, SRPT etc with good success.
Last week, I sold naked positions around NFLX, picking Jan 15/2021 expiration, which is before they report earnings and expecting NFLX to be substantially range bound until then.

Sold  NFLX 01/15/21 455 PUT at 15.10
Sold  NFLX 01/15/21 515 CALL at 16.10

The trade is profitable between $424 and $546 and in an unlimited loss position outside the range (a risk I am prepared to accept).

My question is, do you have any stock recommendations, for stocks whose prices are not likely to fluctuate a great deal over a a defined period of time, or any screening methods to identify such stocks, so as to trade puts and calls as I described?

Thanks in advance for your insights.

Read Answer Asked by Andrew on November 30, 2020