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Q: Hi,

My question is of the companies I've listed, which 2 or 3 would you add to for a 5-10 year horizon. I currently own all of these, with no total value exceeding $500.

I am just starting a small portfolio and have $1000 USD to put into my RRSP to add to these exisiting stocks.

How would you rank them?


Read Answer Asked by David on June 22, 2021

Q: In looking for growth in US market over the next 5 years, would you kindly list these in order of preference, with consideration given to both th growth and risk. Market sector is not a consideration here. If you see a better alternative please do mention.

Read Answer Asked by Catherine on June 14, 2021

Q: Hi Guys,
I am trying to reduce the number of stocks inside my portfolio. Your thoughts on a full position (5%) for the above stocks for a 5 year hold, within a balance/growth portfolio? Any revisions would be appreciated.



Read Answer Asked by jim on June 07, 2021

Q: Friday messy fun question, please take it lightly. I would like to start reducing the oil companies I bought in April last year. They've done incredibly well, but now I would like to increase my tech growth stocks by opening 1 or 2 new positions. I currently own GOOG, DND, U, CRWD, RDFN, ROKU, VEEV, PINS, and SQ. They have done well under your recommendations even with the recent pullbacks. As no one can time the markets, I am not willing to wait for a surprise interest hike as it is part of a locked-in RSP. It would be a 10+ hold. 1) Without considering size, could you please rank your favourite top 5 companies addressed in this question as of today in terms of strong balance sheet & steady growth potential over time (even in an interest hike environment). 2) Could you please give a brief explanation for the #1 pick only. Thank you very much as always!

Read Answer Asked by Michael on May 25, 2021

Q: Long time holder of V since the IPO and have done well with this name as a core position. Currently have a 3% position. Have some more USD to invest currently, what are your thoughts on reducing V down to 2% and allocating 1% to start a new position in either PYPL or SQ for more growth or add more to V? Looking for long term growth. Would you pick PYPL or SQ today? Thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Keith on May 25, 2021

Q: Hi 5iTeam - Would you consider Nuvei a buy today for a full position or is its price mostly factoring in future growth. The timeline is 3 to 5 years. Also could you provide an update on insider ownership and recent trading. Are there any fundamentals that you think should be noted. Also do you have any suggestions for a similar company with good growth prospects - one Canadian and one U.S. if possible. More if you think it applies. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Rob on May 05, 2021

Q: I own GSY on your recommendation. I also own ZEB for simple exposure to all the Canadian banks. I'm interested in finding other niche opportunities in the financial space, whether on the income side or the growth side (or blended). Someone mentioned Firm Capital Mortgage Investment Corp (FC) for income, recognizing this also entails some real estate exposure. What is your view of FC, and what other suggestions would you have? Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Brad on May 03, 2021

Q: I have a 5% position in Visa and 2% position in Lightspeed. I am considering adding a position in PayPal or Square to my TFSA.Which would you prefer today? Or should I diversify into something like Shopify?
Could you rate the above stocks in terms of risk and also include Crowdstrike?I have a long time horizon.

Read Answer Asked by Allen on April 05, 2021

Q: Top ten growth stocks in a TFSA for 10+ years? US and CND

Read Answer Asked by Addalyn on March 17, 2021

Q: I wish to de-risk our portfolio. These are some of our holdings with high PEs [although that is not always the most appropriate criteria for risk assessment]. Would appreciate your advice as to top 10
(a) most at risk currently and
(b) great companies, even if currently expensive, that you have most conviction longer term.

Read Answer Asked by sam on March 17, 2021

Q: 1. LSPD vs FOUR - What are your thoughts and recommendations? B/S/H
2. PYPL vs SQ - What are your thoughts and recommendations? B/S/H
3. COST vs WMT - What are your thoughts and recommendations? B/S/H
Thank you in advance.
-Great job guys. I enjoy your service and attention to detail...

Read Answer Asked by michael on March 02, 2021

Q: I hold both these companies.

Mastercard has been pretty flat for the last 12 months. Do you see things picking up significantly for them when people start booking tickets for flights, hotels, concerts and Disney Land or will papal process more of these payments as well. PayPal has grown to a size in my portfolio that I wouldn't want to add to it. I know Mastercard isn't a "weed" but can't decide if it's a "flower" that could use some water ;)

Would you add to Mastercard (or maybe start a position in Visa) today or look for something else? (In the payments space I also have a full position in SQ)

....PayPal passed Mastercard in market cap today. (mind blown emoji)


Read Answer Asked by Dennis on February 17, 2021

Q: Hello 5i,

I have enough money to open a new 1% position in a portfolio that is intentionally a little overweight in tech, but otherwise well-diversified. I currently don't have any pureplay cybersecurity companies or any pureplay fintech/payments companies (although I do own MELI, STNE and SE). Which of these two sectors would you invest in first. I was thinking CRWD for cybersecurity and SQ or PYPL for fintech/payments.


Read Answer Asked by Lee on February 17, 2021

Q: Could you please rank these financial stocks? Is there another one you would throw in there that may be better? Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Neil on February 16, 2021

Q: I know that Square, Paypal and MicroStrategy have Bitcoin on their balance sheets. How much of an influence do you think this is having on each companies share price? What is the per share value of the Bitcoin that each company holds? Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Glenn on February 16, 2021