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Investment Q&A

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Q: I own the following in my US-denominated TFSA:


The goal of this account is high-conviction, long-term growth strategy, focused on eight US equities, with a risk profile somewhere in between that of your Balanced and Growth portfolios.

A) If I had to sell one of the 9 holdings listed, which should it be?

B) Are there any others that should be sold in light of the investment goal stated?

C) Which of these should I add to, if any, or, which new postition should I consider (US market only) that would complement the existing positions well? Please note that I am already fully-weighted/over-weighted in FIVE, GOOG, PYPL, and PAYC.

Thank you. Please deduct the appropriate number of credits as needed.

Read Answer Asked by Walter on September 08, 2021

Q: Hi 5i Team,

With the recent slide with these "recovery" companies, would you consider this a good time to be picking them up?

Any reason for the recent weakness? I saw that CCL is exploring a tender offer for its secured notes so is this a cash cushion concern?

Would also appreciate if you could rank them from best to worst (in your opinion) in terms of potential upside as of now.

Thanks in advance for your comments!

Read Answer Asked by David on July 09, 2021

Q: Hi, I am looking to put some US funds into companies/sectors, which will benefit from the reopening of economy. I also read that small caps generally outperform when economy rebounds. Could you recommend some USD ETf's and few large cap US stocks, still trading below their pre pandemic levels in such sectors, in order of preference. Thank You

Read Answer Asked by rajeev on March 19, 2021

Q: Hello, I've made 12% gains in delta airlines, 60% gains in JP Morgan and 41% gains in Wells Fargo. Do you think there is more upside in those position ? I wan't to get more cash in my margin account and look for more growth quality stocks. What do you recommend I do with those stocks ? Thanks !

Read Answer Asked by jean on March 13, 2021

Q: First of all, thank you for your amazing work. Cannot express how helpful my 5i subscription has been. Life-changing in all honesty.

My positions in LSPD (17.3%) and GSY (12.7%) have gotten a little out of hand. I was fortunate to pick them up near their lows in April. I've already trimmed both a couple of times, but I am really struggling to sell more given the positive outlook 5i has of both for the future. I've seen similar questions asked about trimming and selling positions with phenomenal growth and seen your responses suggesting to trim positions to reasonable weightings. I thought I might have an easier time doing so if you suggested some positions to add to or some new ones viewed as favourably as LSPD and GSY.

I have the following companies in a TFSA and have included the weightings only of positions I think might warrant a second look. While I anticipate a comment about weightings needing to be personal what would YOU suggest as the highest weighting for LSPD and GSY? And, again, please suggest some positions to add to or new ones.

Feel free to take question credits as you see fit.

DOO (2.1%), ATZ (2%), AW.UN, BYD
BMO, BRK-B:US, GSY (12.7%)
WELL (4%), VEEV:US (1.3%)
CAE, DAL:US, AC (1%), XBC (3%)
LSPD (17.3%), KXS (7.6%), DSG (3%), CSU, PHO (1.1%), AMD:US, CRWD:US (2.4%), U:US (2.1%), NVDA:US (0.83%), TTD:US(1.2%)
ROKU:US (1.9%), TTWO:US (1.2%), PINS:US (1.5%)

Thank you again

Read Answer Asked by Stefan on January 25, 2021

Q: Hi, my respected 5i team
Could you please recommend some solid names(US and Canadian markets) focusing on post-Covid theme play? I would like to take advantage of the price decline due to the pandemic lock down, some solid names that will be the survivors.

Thanks in advance!

Read Answer Asked by Zheng on January 14, 2021

Q: We are looking to adds some US positions to our TFSA. We currently have AMD, DAL, DOCU, BRK-B, and ROKU. Could you suggest 5 growth names for long term holds that you would feel comfortable entering new positions in today? And would you add to ROKU at present?

Thanks in-advance.

Read Answer Asked by Stefan on December 03, 2020

Q: Interesting question/answer on Oct 1 "I would like to have a little fun with this question. Imagine a boxing match between Canadian companies and American companies". Can you please answer the winners among Netflix/Disney; Amazon/Shopify; Union Pacific/CP; AirCanada/delta. Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Naren on October 06, 2020

Q: If we found a Covid-19 vaccine tomorrow, what are the most depressed companies now that would benefit the most?

Read Answer Asked by James on September 28, 2020

Q: Hi 5i gang,
I suspect that travel-related stocks are at their bottoms or nearly so. My impression is that airlines will be first sub-sector to rally, especially if the U.S. government goes ahead and sends them big stimulus checks that are being rumoured about these days. Given this context, which airline companies in your opinion have the best prospects of returning to their prior Covid-19 levels?

Read Answer Asked by Robert on August 28, 2020

Q: Hello Peter and co,
Thank you for your voice of reason in these crazy times! My 18-year old granddaughter has been talking about investments, and recently announced that she has decided she wants to invest in a cruise line company, since they are probably way down. Her thinking makes some sense to me, as the cruise industry will survive, and the strongest players may benefit from assimilation of weaker players assets. Similar thinking regarding airlines. In both cases, bankruptcy may be a risk. Is it safe to assume that buying these sectors is a good long term strategy, and if so, which companies would you suggest? Presumably strong balance sheet is a must. I think I read that Warren Buffett bought some Delta Airlines shares recently. Considering all that, what would you suggest for a young 18-year old?

Read Answer Asked by Ed on March 26, 2020

Q: Which of these airlines would you choose given the market downturn and uncertain recovery time in the travel industry? I am looking at buying incrementally into a speculative position over the next six months. I would consider Delta, however USD are expensive at this time. Should that be a consideration?

Read Answer Asked by Terry on March 23, 2020