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Q: I hold UNITY and APPS , now less than 1% and at a substantial loss as part of a US $ registered account tilted to growth and, intentionally, heavy in tech. In addition to the above two, it has the following holdings, with % shown of TOTAL (U.S. & Cdn) portfolio, followed by % of profit/loss, Our Canadian portfolio is balanced and much larger.

META .75% (+21%) , TEAM 1.9% (0%), CRWD 2.7% (-20%),
QCOM 3.7% (+45%), MSFT 3.8%(+116%), GOOG 4.5%(+6%), and NVDA 8.8% (+200%).

I am looking at selling U and APPS and perhaps TEAM (?) , increasing META to about 1.5 and looking for something new. Maybe SMCI - but after the parabolic increase in the last month maybe that needs to be on a pullback. Anything about this that you would do differently., including alternatives to SMCI ?
Take as many question credits as needed - many thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Alexandra on May 30, 2023

Q: Good morning. I need to add one Non-Canadaian growth stock to my unregistered business portfolio. Can you please give me a a couple of ideas but not MSFT, AMZN or NVDA unless you feel they could be added to at this stage. Two or three ideas would be great. Thanks again.

Read Answer Asked by Dan on May 26, 2023

Q: I am interested in Ai which stock or ETF should I start with?

Read Answer Asked by Nizar on May 23, 2023

Q: I am looking to build a concentrated US equity portfolio. Could you please identify your favs [greater than 5% allocation] for each of Income, Balanced and Growth portfolios [and, if possible for Quality portfolio].
Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by sam on May 09, 2023

Q: Im significantly underwater on these stocks. Can you please advise which ones youd hold, and which ones youd sell? Can you please also give 5 growth stocks in Canada and 5 in the US that you are high on right now in place of the above?

Read Answer Asked by Eric on May 08, 2023

Q: Recently trimmed NVDA to bring position weight back in line. For US, any sector, what are a few top picks for a TFSA? And then how would IJT compare for growth potential and risk?


Read Answer Asked by Marilou on May 08, 2023

Q: Hello
Ive held Guardant Health in a loss position for too long in a TFSA account. Would you please suggest several possible replacements in the small to mid cap space.
Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Les on May 03, 2023

Q: Hi,

I am intrigued by your answer to Derek's question May 3 about TTNM and others.

You said with "...with small caps a basket of three or four companies often is a better approach."

I own IWO (have for years) and note its performance against a US dividend grower like VIG, for almost any period for the last 5 years, has not been as good. That comparison combined with your notion of 3 or 4 small caps, would you be able to suggest your best small cap picks that I could use to replace IWO (recognizing the change in risk/profile of individual stocks vs. a hugely diversified ETF).

Thanks very much. Michael

Read Answer Asked by Michael on May 03, 2023

Q: I am looking for your best small-cap value stock ideas. I'm hoping for three in Canada, and three in the U.S. Thank you!

Read Answer Asked by Andrew on May 02, 2023

Q: Hi Team,
I own some Cenovus stock. Today's quarterly results were not great, and oil price is sliding along with the share price. I am debating whether I should keep holding this name. I don't really care if I have oil exposure on not, I am ultimately seeking the best long term growth I can achieve regardless of sector. This being said is there any stand out buy's that you would rather own today compared with continuing to hold CVE? I am looking mostly at Canadian names, or US names that CIBC has traded on the neo (Canadian hedged). this a bad time to sell oil names with the recent weakness in oil price ( if you believe oil price will stage a recovery here shortly). Your suggestions are appreciated. Thanks


Read Answer Asked by Shane on April 27, 2023

Q: could you give us your case for PERI,as you seem to like it.
Why is PERI so much more compelling then for example APPS or AT?
Wouldn't you think advertising budgets decline in times of a recession?
It might be apples to oranges,but if having only one choice between INMD,AXON and PERI,which one would you pick?

Read Answer Asked by Josh on April 25, 2023

Q: Q1
Could you please rank from your six highest conviction CAD mid-cap stocks for a 5-year plus hold.

Could you please rank your six highest conviction CAD small-cap stocks for a 5-year plus hold.

Could you please rank your six highest conviction US small-cap stocks for a 5-year plus hold.

Read Answer Asked by Stefan on April 24, 2023

Q: I have followed your recommandation to buy CROX in 2022 and held on during the continuing blood bath. I bought more and now sits on a 70% gain and holding on. Thank you very much. Do you see another diamond in the rough in the midcap space? Please suggest 3 names with rationale and possibly good entry price.

Thank again for your great services.


Read Answer Asked by Yves on April 21, 2023