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Q: Would these be good candidates for a TFSA ?
Read Answer Asked by Robert on January 05, 2024
Q: Hi 5i,
not sure if you are comfortable giving ideas regarding International Large Caps stocks but I would like to do further research on Non-USA, Non-CAD that might meet the following criteria;
1. International stock that has a min. 10 to 15Y Total Return better than SP500.
2. Stock must be investable; meaning it is easy to buy from USA or CDN exchange with decent liquidity.
I already found the following which seem to meet these criteria; ACN, LVMUY, NOVO, Happy holidays!
Read Answer Asked by Ian on December 13, 2023
Q: Good Morning Peter & team,

Have $6000 to add and do not have enough exposure to chip manufacturing. Was thinking about QCOM but read a few of your comments and don't necessarily like they're dependency on cell phone. NVIDIA has had the big run up along with a few of the other popular names. Is there a late bloomer/less popular name you might recommend for a 3 - 5 year hold if not longer? Growth is the priority.

Thanks for all you do

Read Answer Asked by Gord on November 16, 2023
Q: I have done very well with AVGO as a long-term hold in my RRIF but the recent speculation about GOOGL's intention to phase out AVGO chips and replace them with its own design has made me nervous. AAPL has been doing this too, so it makes me wonder if it is time to sell at least a part of my holding. What other semiconductor maker would be less prone to "taking in-house" risks? CSCO maybe? It is clear that both AVGO and CSCO have been and are making big acquisitions in the software space to diversify away from semiconductor risk: this makes me wonder if I should just stay the course and trust AVGO management? As always, I value your opinion.
Read Answer Asked by David on September 26, 2023
Q: Good day 5i,

I currently hold positions in 5 semi-conductor companies: Nvidia, ASML, AMD, Taiwan Semi and Axcelis. I'd like to concentrate the positions in order to make the remaining positions more meaningful. However, I like all of these companies and feel they all have great growth ahead. If you were to concentrate this group, which would you sell? With those funds, in what order would you add to the others? Or would you keep all of them?

Growth-oriented investor, comfortable with volatility.

Thank you for your insights,
Read Answer Asked by Doris on July 30, 2023
Q: I have a 5% position in cash, and am looking at the above three positions for medium term growth (1-3 years). I understand that these have different risk factors, but taking risk out of the equation, would you split the position, and if so, how. Thanks!
Read Answer Asked by Kim on July 19, 2023
Q: NVDA has become 10% of my portfolio. Too often, I have sold too early, and too often I have not sold, and lost the gain. What to do! I wonder if it's a good idea to trim and buy some TSM, or AMD, or is there another company I should be looking at? Or, if so many are at the point of entering NVDA, does that mean it just makes sense to hold a little longer and reevaluate regularly?
Read Answer Asked by Kim on July 06, 2023
Q: Hello Peter and team,

Mr. Kim Bolton who has my respect as a guest on BNN, suggested yesterday that one may want to take some profits off NVDA and re-direct the cash to AMD/ADI. Not sure if he said TSM in the same Q&A or added later. I am of course paraphrasing his response. Any opinions on these companies or comments about such a strategy? Do these companies pass your writing covered call approach?
Read Answer Asked by Savalai on June 09, 2023
Q: Hi Everyone at 5i!!
I bought some TSM just about the time Buffett bought his stocks in TSM. Unlike Buffett, I did not sell mine when he did, which was shortly after he bought them, citing geopolitical concerns. I find this a head scratcher. Why? To approve of an investment and then quickly disapprove, it seems someone at Berkshire was asleep at the wheel . This was rather sloppy of them. Just like the Fed, you donít want to bet against Warren, but still, my inclination is to hold onto the stock since I am a long term investor. What are your thoughts on TSM?
Read Answer Asked by Tamara on May 05, 2023
Q: In your opinion, in order of strongest to weakest - please list the following companies to excel in the next 3-5 years and if you had to choose one, which would you go with ?
Thank you
Read Answer Asked by JORDAN on February 22, 2023
Q: What would be your preferences in semi-conductor companies?
Thanks Lorraine
Read Answer Asked by Lorraine on December 13, 2022
Q: Hi there,

Iíve often heard that a handful of stocks can provide life changing returns. If you had to pick 5 (or more) that could be life changing, which would they be in preferential order?

Read Answer Asked by Michael on December 12, 2022
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: Greetings 5i,

What are your thoughts on INTEL? What are your thougths on the domestic tailwinds via Biden Administration and roughly 75B in federal support for domestic chip manufacturers? Seems almost like the industry is being considered a matter of national sercurity in the US and will back the chip makers. Are there other companies who stand to do well in this environment?

Read Answer Asked by Duane on August 08, 2022
Q: In what order would you buy them today for 3 years?

On separate note, I am wondering when 5I started and how long I am member.
It was exciting ride over many years and without your help I would not survive.

Thank you for great service.
Read Answer Asked by Milan on June 17, 2022