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Q: I own DCBO and I’m wondering what your thoughts are on the company. I have about a 1/2 position and because it has taken quite a drop lately I’m wondering whether this is an opportunity to add to it or should I hold off until the quarter earnings come out. Has anything changed lately, why the drop? What is your opinion of this company.

Second question—WELL has kind of slowed down in the last three months even though they have purchased one or two companies. Could you give me your opinion whether it would be a good time to add another 1/2 position. What are your thoughts on well?

Thanks for any help you can give me on these 2 stocks. .
John

Read Answer Asked by John on January 18, 2021

Q: Hi 5i,
In answer to Dan's question on 6 tech stocks this morning (Jan. 11) you rated DCBO second last as a candidate for a long term hold.
I also wonder about DCBO. I'm currently up 50% and I wonder if you think it still has runway - like you think about LSPD for example - or if you would conclude it may well be at or near the top of its ascent? Without a dividend I have no reason to continue holding DCBO if it's given me all or most of what it's got to give but, frankly, I don't know how to set a target price for a tech stock with either its metrics or its momentum.
I'm cognizant of your oft-given advice to guard against selling winners too soon (which I've done my share of and which I'm trying to avoid) but I also think there must be times when one has to conclude a stock has met its potential, or nearly so, and it's time to realize the profit and deploy the funds elsewhere. Could you advise what you think about DCBO in this regard?
Thanks for this, and for all the rest of your very helpful guidance that I benefit from.
Peter

Read Answer Asked by Peter on January 12, 2021

Q: Would you please rank these tech stocks for a long term buy at current prices, 5+ years, total return, growth-oriented portfolio. Thanks. NVEI, DCBO, ENGH, DND, KXS, OTEX.

Read Answer Asked by Dan on January 11, 2021

Q: Hi 5i,
I have trouble making good decisions about when to sell, both when a stock has risen and when one has fallen. I've found myself selling winners too soon (which at least only leads to loss of opportunity, not actual loss) and holding on to falling stocks too long which ultimately leads to both loss of opportunity because the money is not better deployed elsewhere as well as to eventual actual loss.
I have a general question and also specific questions related to this conundrum - please deduct points as you see fit.
Can you suggest 'rules' or at least guidelines that I can incorporate into my investing methodology regarding when to sell which, although they likely won't work perfectly in every instance will, if applied consistently over time, help me to make better decisions about when to sell?
And specifically: I've done well with DCBO but can't confidently determine whether I should hold longer or take my profits and look to use the cash elsewhere. In discussions about LSPD for example, your view seems to be that it has lots of runway left and continuing to hold could well be worthwhile. I haven't heard that about DCBO though, and can't confidently determine if its future prospects realistically support continuing to hold rather than cashing in at its current high levels.
Which brings me to the opposite scenario involving AT, which I bought recently in my TFSA only to see it nosedive almost immediately afterwards. I'm down 22% in the space of a week and for the life of me don't know whether I should bail now and cut potential future losses, or hold on hoping for an increase to at least near where I bought - $16.65 .
Your advice regarding the above specific scenarios would be greatly appreciated - and maybe if there are worthwhile general rules or guidelines for when to sell you could also explain how you'd apply them to the 2 opposing scenarios I've described as I'm sure that would help me going forward.
Thanks a ton for your anticipated help in dealing with this issue that vexes me greatly!
Peter

Read Answer Asked by Peter on January 06, 2021

Q: Of the above stocks which would you feel is the best to add to our TFSA and why? Could you also rank them in order best first, in case I decide to add 2.

Second related question: LSPD, CTS, and DCBO are in a non registered account They could be moved over to the TFSA but am reluctant to do so because l have a capital gain on them, 200%, 60%, and 60%. LSPD would be a partial move due to its greater value.
Thanks for all your guidance and suggestions in the Q and A. The 3 above profits are a result of 5i.

Happy New Year to all.
John

Read Answer Asked by John on January 05, 2021

Q: For a 3- 5 year hold,please list the following companies,best first, for their potential to generate capital gains:bbtv,kxs,dnd,dcbo,real and nvei.Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by maurice on December 18, 2020

Q: Would like to pick your brain.
Can you give me 5 Canadian NON 5i portfolio stocks that you consider high growth and would probably put in your growth portfolios if you had the cash.

Like KXS, DSG, CSU 5 years ago or LSPD, WELL etc 2 years ago.

Thanks


Sheldon

Read Answer Asked by Sheldon on December 07, 2020

Q: Hello,
Would you consider the following 6 stocks as beneficiaries that could benefit should the Covid situation worsen?

If not, what stocks do you consider that will benefit?

Thanks

Read Answer Asked by ilie on October 28, 2020

Q: Hi 5i Team - Could you provide a summary of the fundamentals for Docebo including insider ownership/recent buying and selling, cash reserves, growth opportunities, and your opinion of management. Also a brief summary of Docebo's business. Considering the scope of this question please feel free to take some time to answer - no rush. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Rob on September 17, 2020