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Q: Good morning,

I currently have AXP, V, MA and PYPL in my portfolio. Im wondering if I should sell something to reduce redundancy and if so, in which order, given the outlook for growth?

Also in the same sector, I have on my watchlist AFRM, NVEI and SQ, all of which seem to have a long runway ahead. Should I add one or more of these new names either by selling from the first group or just as an add?

Im new to this forum and Im very appreciative of your insights. Thank you in advance!


Read Answer Asked by Doris on September 28, 2021

Q: Crypto currency seems on the rise. Good short article today in Barron's. This is a real threat to visa and mastercard business models. I would not want to own those stocks. On the other hand, Versa bank (vb) should benefit and they are about to get us broker coverage with their pending Nasdaq listing. It could see a huge increase in share price. Gosh the company even makes good money.

Read Answer Asked by Murray on September 20, 2021

Q: Good afternoon,
I have about a 5% of both LNR and MG in my TFSA and have owned them since 2017.
Although I have seen reasonable returns LNR has lagged behind MG. I'm looking to sell LNR and get into something that has more growth can you please suggest two or three Canadian companies and a possible entry point.

Also I have owned AQN sing March 2020 and it has not done anything and thinking of switching over to POW BAM.A or any other suggestions and a possible entry point.



Read Answer Asked by Joe on August 27, 2021

Q: Hello Peter

I sold recently almost 50% of my US stocks:ADBE,AMZN,TEAM,NFLX,MA & MSFT from my unregstr. acct. and I do not want to keep cash and I do not want to buy US stocks.

Please provide me with idea of 5 Canadian stocks that are reasonably safe and be kept for 2 to 3 years, or 2 Canadian stocks very safe with little growth.

Read Answer Asked by Andrzej on August 11, 2021

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: I'm heavy in financial stocks and would like to reduce the number of holdings. In what order from best to least would you rank these companies for a long term hold. I'd like to mention that this question function is a tremendous feature. Thanks for the excellent and speedy answers to my previous questions. I feel very supported.

Read Answer Asked by Robert on May 12, 2021

Q: Hello. I am a new subscriber and this is my first question. I have been "practicing" self directed investing for the past year with about 20% of my registered assets. I think I have a pretty good grip on the basics and am now ready to move ahead and invest the balance of my assets into the market. I am going to use your portfolio construction recommendations as a guideline. According to the plan, I am already heavy in # of stocks and lack solid allocation and diversification. The stocks I listed are the ones that are dragging down the portfolio and for the most part do not belong in the mix. If I sell now all the losses seem to be quite significant representing approx. 3.5% of my current portfolio of stocks and about 1.3% of my total available assets. I have the option of holding on hoping for recovery and using other cash to strengthen my good positions and add to more diversified positions. Or should I simply sell and move on with a clean slate to re-build the portfolio?

Read Answer Asked by Robert on May 07, 2021

Q: Am I missing any major sectors with these stock investments?
Where should I focus if I would like to ensure a diverse portfolio?
Are there any stocks that I should dump?

Read Answer Asked by grace on April 27, 2021

Q: In my US account, I hold Berkshire, Disney and MasterCard. I was thinking of selling one of these to free up some USD to purchase CRWD for more growth. Which one would you suggest selling if you were in this position?

Or, if it were possible, would you suggest converting some CAD to USD to purchase CRWD, and keep the US stocks that I have already?

Read Answer Asked by Robert on February 19, 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: 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