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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).


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?


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.

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?

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.


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.

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

Q: Hi Team,
A couple different parts to this question. The "Geno" sector has exploded this year. Different hot names in the sector seem to be moving 10-20% daily. I have buddies now piling into these names now, so am wondering if maybey there's a "top" coming here soon? Or if you think this Euphoria will continue in the sector? To me it almost feels like gambling to try to buy in to these things right now. Also on this topic, can you briefly give your thoughts on what has made the Geno sector suddenly start to move this year? Its not like geno work is a new thing...or is it just hitting some major progress this year? Same can be said for the EV sector. For fear of "missing out" I am tempted to sell KXS out of my rsp for a slight gain as I hold this name in 2 different accounts to raise funds to buy EAGB (the canadian version of ARKG). My portfolio is currently heavy weighted tech and I currently have no Geno exposure. Is EAGB the best way for me to play this sector long term, or do you have any explosive individual GENO names you would recommend buying for a multi bagger possibility? I have heard BNGO has some good things coming its way? .....Or should I wait for a pullback in the massive run up before I think about doing this...or not at all? If I did buy EAGB I would probably buy and hold it for years as a way to play the sector. It does seem like there could be some major breakthroughs down the road in geno technology.

Read Answer Asked by Shane on January 15, 2021

Q: Your thoughts on selling XLF to buy JPM & BAC and selling PFE & GILD to buy ARKG.

Thank you!

Read Answer Asked by Nhung on December 23, 2020

Q: Hello. Looking to add to a new position for a young investor with a 5-10 year time frame and a moderate risk tolerance level (7/10). Would you please rank the following from favorite to least favorite assuming you are staring a position today? Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Antonio on December 17, 2020