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Q: hi 5i. I usually like to sell in times like these, to lock in the capital loss. I pair trade immediately after the sell, to stay invested, usually. the list is of my losers right now. are there any on the list you would not sell now and pair trade? and, can you provide a recommendation for each for another stock to pair trade with ( I am thinking hut8 for hive, perhaps nuvei for something? dsg for something? or maybe one name can replace 1 or more of the names. I would then most likely buy back the stocks I sold after the month of waiting is over, to lock in the losses. your thoughts/expertise is always appreciated. cheers, chris

Read Answer Asked by chris on May 13, 2022

Q: Further to Neil's question on May 9, can you list some tech/growth stocks that are looking good at current prices? I would like to start nibbling away with the understanding prices could go lower but with the 30% decline in Nasdaq from high, we must be getting close to the bottom here. Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Terry on May 13, 2022

Q: Sadly, APPS is down 65% since I purchased it and now is a mere pittance of my TFSA (.65% of my entire portfolio). Should I hang on and hope for better things? Or sell and use the proceeds to top up an existing holding? If the latter, would you top up NVDA or APPL?

I am also down 25% on LIF, which I purchased primarily for its generous dividend. Can you please explain why the dividend fell so steeply last quarter? And looking into that crystal ball you keep on your desk, what would anticipate will happen to both the stock price and the dividend going forward? Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Maureen on May 13, 2022

Q: Hello 5I,
I am down 50% on the above stocks. They are in taxable accounts but itís not completely necessary for me to take losses necessary. I want to stay invested but am I just better to stay in these names or switch to something else? Basically are these good names to just stay in when things turn positive or do you highly recommend other names?

Read Answer Asked by Tyler on May 11, 2022

Q: For the companies listed, do you believe any are at risk of fully going out of business with respect to the current market and recent/anticipated stock pricing effecting their ability to continue to operate? thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Andrew on May 10, 2022

Q: I have these three stocks in my margin account currently at a loss. When does it make sense to realize the loss for tax loss selling and buy another proxy. I know most of tax loss selling usually happens later in the year, but does it ever make sense to do it earlier in the year if the stock is down? What would be good proxies for EGLX, DIS and APPS? Thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Keith on May 04, 2022

Q: Hi, if you have > 10 year horizon and are not concerned about short term volatility. Which companies (Canada and US) would you pick up now given the recent drawdown?


Read Answer Asked by Hua on May 02, 2022

Q: 5% of my RSP is allocated to a risky/riskier /max growth theme with FB, J, KRBN and NVDA right now. I am looking for 1 or 2 more additions. APPS, U, and CRWD are on my list of considerations. In theory, I could wait 5-10+ yrs for max growth, but knowing my personality, 3-4 yrs is more in line with my expectations. Pls suggest some recommendations (does not have to be from my list) - Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by David on April 29, 2022

Q: Where would you rank APPS right now in relation to the above companies for a buy right now?

Read Answer Asked by Neil on April 21, 2022

Q: What would be your top 5 US picks based on current value and long term growth?

Thanks as always.


Read Answer Asked by Kevin on April 20, 2022

Q: Good Morning,
Have you identified any new growth stocks in U.S./CDN outside the 5i growth portfolio that have you excited on their long term growth potential?

Read Answer Asked by Curtis on April 12, 2022

Q: With the chaos in the US market in Q1 2022, im considering adding some quality growth names to my portfolio. Which US growth names do you think are attractively valued in the current market environment?

Read Answer Asked by Patrick on April 06, 2022

Q: Hi Team, I need to raise some cash and would like some help deciding which company to let go.
Just looking for your input on the best companies to keep for upside potential.

Thanks Dave

Read Answer Asked by Dave on April 04, 2022

Q: Our grand-daughter, age 19, needs help with investing mid 6 figures $$, with funds not needed for 10 years or more. She is seeking guidance from her parents and grandparents with this. We would appreciate if you could provide appropriate suggestions and some direction.

Thank you for helpful service.


Read Answer Asked by Pat & Cyril on March 28, 2022

Q: I tend to hold either 3% or 5% positions in companies I own. If you were to own the above companies, which ones would you be inclined to own at a 3% level and which ones at a 5% level? If you would not be inclined to hold one or more of these companies at all, please indicate.
Thanks for a great service and have a well deserved weekend break. ram

Read Answer Asked by Ray on March 28, 2022

Q: I own all of these high multiple tech stocks in low quantities in tfsas. No particular concern about timelines. Would you continue to advise holding all of them or would you suggest eliminating one or more for the other? Is there a simple way to compare?

Read Answer Asked by Peter on March 18, 2022

Q: I hold TTD, NVDA, UCTT, VEEV, APPS abd AFRM in the USD section of my RRSP. TTD and NVDA are still green, the others are down, 30-50% with AFRM down 76%. Do you see any holdings that should be sold and added to the others?

Read Answer Asked by Kim on March 16, 2022