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Q: Hi! Doing some cleaning up and wondering if these are buy, sell, or hold. In reference to Shane's comments I also agree that it wasn't too long ago that so many advisors were recommending growth stocks at lofty prices. Having always been a more of a value investor I dipped my toes, but am feeling like I'd be too scared to ever enter any kind of a growth stock again. I know if interest rates peak you feel these can do well again but only time will tell and many investors have lost lots of money on the high growth names like in Cathy Wood's funds. Happy to hold any of these names if there could ever be a turn around. Thank you!

Read Answer Asked by Neil on November 09, 2022

Q: I have now smallish positions in these ETFs held in registered accounts. ARKG at a 40% profit ARKW at a 60% loss and ARKK at a 64% loss. Do you see these recovering in the next few months or would you sell now and look elsewhere?
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Many thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Carlos on March 14, 2022

Q: I am a 49 year old Canadian with $50,000 Cdn in TFSA and $25,000 in RRSP. I would like some names to build a portfolio. High growth. Risk tolerance high. How much cash should I hold for dip buying. Right now I am overweight TSLA. It seems to me MSFT is a very good stock and I like its outlook and steady growth. A trusted friend recommends TSLA. Please suggest other names including ETFs. Could you rank the names with percentage allotments? 15 year outlook.

Read Answer Asked by Daniel on December 06, 2021

Q: Hi,

It seems to me that the good days of the above ETFs are now behind them. They have been loosing speed, as for instance ARKG going from a yield of 33% over 3 years to 18% over 1 year.

What is your assessment of these ETFs at this time. Would you hold or sell to remplace them by ETFs with better growth potential ? If so, which ones would you suggest ?

Thanks a million,

Jacques IDS

Read Answer Asked by Jacques on October 25, 2021

Q: I recently took profits in IBB and ARKG. I like the sector but would prefer a more focused approach. What are your 5 best biotech stocks for a long term hold. Thanks for this great service. I tell everyone that the best value around is a 5i membership.

Read Answer Asked by Christopher on October 07, 2021

Q: The genome space seems to have taken a hit and I'd like to add some to my portfolio. Can you give me 3 to 5 Canadian or US stocks going forward that you believe have the highest potential of gains( I realise this would also be subject to the most risk) for a 5 plus year hold.

Also 3 to 5 stocks from Canada or US that you feel should be held for long term exposure.

Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Richard on August 19, 2021

Q: Is this the season for owning Biotech stocks , if so, which ones do you favour ? ...
Am I just better off owning stocks, ETFs , or the spider .
I have never done well in that subsection, so I am hesitant .

Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Thomas on July 21, 2021

Q: I'm seeking an ETF to help with disruptive technologies.

I have mostly banks, REIT's, and other dividend paying stocks. Less in
technology, health care though I have a few ETF's covering the space.

What I don't have are ETF's that would protect against a possible
decline in my positions: such as disruptive financial stocks (such as
ARKF) and emerging internet, cybersecurity for example. I have very
little knowledge ion these areas but they could well be important
going forward, as a minority position (maybe 5 - 10% of my portfolio).

Thoughts?

Read Answer Asked by John on June 28, 2021

Q: I have balanced stocks in RRSP (mainly from your BE portfolio) and growth companies in TFSA (mostly our picks). Its very well diversified in different sectors. Thank you for your help

I still have ~50 K Cash (from recent clean up) in RRSP which I would be investing in this summer. Since majority of my stocks are Canadian, to balance out I am looking to add mostly US ETFs.

These are the ETFs have got my attentions from your questions answers. I am looking for maximum growth and also a hold and forget for 10 + years. This question applies to RRSP

Please provide me with 3-5 suggestions from below. Would you add anything else here or suggest otherwise?

IWO, IWM, VB, VUG, VFV, VGRO, QQQ, ARKK, ARKG,SPY

Thank you for your excellent service!

Read Answer Asked by Mahendiali on June 01, 2021

Q: Good morning,

Could you please suggest a couple ideas for tech and health care exposure within a TFSA. I hear there are advantages/disadvantages of different type of ETFs.
Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Steven on March 18, 2021

Q: Hi Team,
I'd like to start positions in an aggressive growth portfolio in the artificial intelligence, genomics, renewable energy (and EV) sectors (2-3 positions per sector). Holding time 2-5 years.
Also considering Bionano Genomics (BNGO).
1. Please rank the sectors for expected growth. Are there any others I should consider? Are they already overbought/overpriced?
2. Please rank the stocks in each sector for expected growth. Are there any others I should consider?
Thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Michael on February 18, 2021

Q: Thank you for answering my question comparing ARKK with QQQJ/EDGW. Somehow it seems to have been flagged as Private! Didn't mean to mark as private. Please feelfree to unflag it!
Your answer as always has been consistent. You favoured ARKK. Thanks.
But this is an extension of that question. I know you don't get into asset allocation! Let me try anyway in the following manner!
If someone is ready to invest 100k, 3 to 5 years, high risk tolerance, what would be % you would allocate in each of the ARK funds?

Read Answer Asked by Savalai on February 08, 2021

Q: Hi group looking to purchase the following ETFs - QQQJ, PAWZ, IPAY ARKG, Also what ETF do you recommend for data processing. please rate the others listed . Is it fair to say you prefer individual stocks instead ETFs ? if so why thanks for your help

Read Answer Asked by Terence on February 03, 2021

Q: Hi Guys,

I would like to add one more eft to my balance (75%) and growth (25%) portfolio, what would be your top North American pick for a 3 to 5 year hold? I already hold Arkk 3%, Dxg 7%, Arkg 2% and Tan 3.5%. Or should I just add to one of the ones already inside my portfolio.

thanks
Jim

Read Answer Asked by jim on January 31, 2021

Q: I would very much appreciate explaining the difference between ARK and Evolve Etf's. Are ARKs actively managed while Evolves are passively managed? Would you please choose two or three of each that have a balance between better growth and lower risk and provide good diversification.
Thanks.
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Read Answer Asked by Saad on January 27, 2021

Q: I currently own some ARKG and CRSP. If you were to buy a few more individual stocks in this space and had a long term time frame and high risk tolerance what would you buy?

Read Answer Asked by Richard on January 25, 2021