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Q: Hello,
I have lost about 55% on qrtea. In your opinion, is there any chance it could recover? Should I sell and invest in something else? if so, any suggestions?

Read Answer Asked by Mary on June 09, 2022

Q: In other answers I see that you are recommending tax loss selling. My positions in PYPL and ROKU are down about 50% and they're large enough that the tax loss would definitely benefit me. However, I'm worried about selling them because I feel like if the market improves, they could bounce back to the point where my benefit from the tax loss is nullified by the missed bounce until I can re-buy after 30 days. (For reference, if they bounce back to their early April prices, that would outweigh my benefit from the tax loss).

On the other hand, I think both are attractive at today's prices so if I don't sell for a tax loss I would probably add a bit to both positions.

Do you like PYPL and ROKU at today's prices (to add to current positions) or do you think they're better targets for tax-loss selling and re-buying in 30 days?

Read Answer Asked by Patrick on June 03, 2022

Q: Hi 5i
Some themes are very hot for a while and then go stone cold. The fintech stocks have all crashed and burned. Do you think this is a buying opportunity on some of these names for the next 3 years or so? Or are there some that you would not buy at all as recovery is doubtful? How would you rank these ones for new purchases?

Read Answer Asked by Dave on May 16, 2022

Q: Down significantly on these names, wondering at these level if you would still hold on for a better market, if so which ones or swap them out for other stocks that are down and may have a better chance to recover.

Read Answer Asked by Aleem on May 13, 2022

Q: The above stocks have declined significantly from 2021 highs. I would like to make 2 or 3 purchases from this list. Please remove any you think are unlikely to resume upwards momentum over next 12 months and show the rest in a priority list for purchase consideration from highest priority to lowest for growth or growth/dividend return. Many thanks. Jane Norton

Read Answer Asked by Jane on May 06, 2022

Q: What do feel are the best bargains currently in this market ? Top 10 please, and a management ranking, 10 being the best. Long time time horizon. Thanks

Also, please provide your favourite Cnd stock/ETF for an RESP. Long time horizon



Read Answer Asked by Nick on May 04, 2022

Q: 2 questions? 1).Any reason why Equitable Group has been plunging lately ?
2) Paypal has come down a lot. They have been changing there target for long term growth and the CFO has recently resigned .It is still not cheap with a p/e 28.6. the forward p/e is 21.9 is not bad. Buy, sell or hold. Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Frank on April 19, 2022

Q: The above names are the laggards in my US TFSA (I hold TIXT via NYSE).

Would you recommend holding them or are there any that you would suggest replacing with something else?

Read Answer Asked by Patrick on April 06, 2022

Q: In a taxable well diversified account would you take a loss on SQ to buy PYPL or any other US stock in which case please make 3 suggestions. Currently hold AAPL, GOOG, CRWD, CROX. Looking for growth with medium risk. I'm a patient investor but could use some capital loss this year.

Read Answer Asked by Yves on April 01, 2022

Q: Hi Peter

I have question regarding the following list of “fallen angels”. These ten stocks have achieved significant drops in valuation since Dec. 31, 2020. Can you please rank these “fallen angels” in terms of the best risk-return profile over a five-to-ten-year hold? Everyone likes a bargain! Sometimes it is possible to survive a falling knife particularly if you use tungsten as a shield!

We cannot all be superman!


Thanks George

Read Answer Asked by George on March 14, 2022

Q: Ah Paypal, by far the worst holding in my portfolio that ive held on to far too long despite a significant capital loss. I was initially intrigued by the practical application of the technology, its solid profitability and what i was sold as a good growth story with good room for revenue/profit expansion. Is it fair to say that these is totally broken? I would be very grateful for any insights you have into the current state of this company and whether you think its time to move on even though its held in a registered account.

Read Answer Asked by Patrick on March 14, 2022

Q: Like many people. I'm currently down quite a bit on a lot of growth stocks even though I bought them well below their all-time highs. For example, I'm down 50% on PYPL, 45% on Roku, 35% on Shop.

I have decades before retirement (and I do have a pretty balanced portfolio) so I'm not worried about my investments over the long-term, but it still hurts to see quite a bit of my positions so deep in the red.

I know it's impossible to predict (and it's always possible that some of these growth stocks will never recover), but in your experience how long do you think we could reasonably expect it to take before some of these growth stocks recover?

For example do you think it's reasonable for us to expect it to take 3 years, 5 years, 10 years for the above mentioned stocks (like PYPL, ROKU, SHOP) to recover?

Read Answer Asked by Patrick on February 22, 2022

Q: I find myself In a losing position in Paypal for the second time this year, currently down 35%. I had previously taken a loss in it a few months prior.
I was considering writing it off as a loss, once more. I would use the proceeds to add to losing positions in the following: CSV/RCII/CCS.
Is this a sound idea? If you deem it to be, which of the aforementioned holding would you add to currently? Please rank if possible.
Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by karim on February 14, 2022

Q: How would you rank these for adding to my TFSA today? They have all been beaten up, but are good stocks. Thanks as always!

Read Answer Asked by Austin on February 10, 2022

Q: Hello 5I, looking at potentially adding a fintech stock to round up my portfolio. With that said which do you think has the most upside but is a decent company? Please add other options if i missed some names. Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Tyler on February 10, 2022