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Q: Hello 5i
Could you provide an indication as to buyhold/sell - all are current holdings but some due to declines have reduced to < 1% . I'm looking to rebalance overall and these need addressing with possibly topping up, selling or doing nothing ... ignore sector weights please. Already held for some time and any that I decide will remain will be held for the long term

Read Answer Asked by mike on November 28, 2022

Q: It is tax loss time, I must sell some of my teck losers. Could you place in order from the ones that must be sold vs those that hold a lot of merit. Thank you for all that you do, Cheers, Geoff

Read Answer Asked by Geoff on November 24, 2022

Q: I have a few questions on PLTR. What annual revenue growth rate has the company set and what will it achieve if it meets its q4 revenue target? What affect has the employee remuneration in shares having on total shares outstanding? The optics of PLTR missing analysis estimates each quarter is problematic. Do you believe the company will improve it's ability to meet or exceed analysts estimates (and its own) or do they just don't care? Maybe there is a better explanation for these misses. Alex Karp ses to revel in and seek out a guru status, but can he deliver the results he promises. He certainly isn't conservative in setting targets and seems to have new explanations each quarter for missing expectations he has set. That said, the business is growing, I'm just not sure how investable the stock is. I am considering selling at a loss in a registered account, but can hold for a very long time if the value of shares could improve over time.

Read Answer Asked by Robert on November 09, 2022

Q: Hi Team,
EGLX is now 0.3% of my portfolio down 88%. I want to either sell it and use the funds in existing positions or pump more money into it. Sell or add?
If I sell please advise in order of preference which names you would add to for 5-10 years between the following NVDA, PLTR, GSY, LSPD, SHOP, WELL?

Read Answer Asked by Marco on November 08, 2022

Q: I invested some speculative capital in the above companies last year in a taxable account. Terrible timing. As we near the end of the year, I plan to sell some of these for tax loss harvesting and use the funds to average down in the others. Which would you sell and which would you average down?
Also somewhat related to this is the fact that I feel as much as there’s a good buying opportunities in some U.S. stocks right now, the high U.S. dollar makes it hard for me to convert CAD funds to USD. Am I right to hold off on currency conversion for now?

Read Answer Asked by Zohreh on November 02, 2022

Q: I am restructuring a non-registered account to be more defensive, and less tech heavy. All of the following US stocks are down: APPS, OKTA, PYPL, PLTR, SE, TTD, MRVL, TWLO, U, VEEV. Do you consider them a sell or hold?

Read Answer Asked by Linda on October 28, 2022

Q: Hi,
Please take as many credits as you feel fit. Our portfolio is a hot mess. We’ve basically been ignoring this downturn for the past 6 months knowing we are are in for the long term. Retirement is 7-10 years out. The above holdings have fallen below a 1% weight in our portfolio. We have limited cash to deploy. Which of these would you add to? In what order? Any you would not add to and just hope that time allows for recovery? Any if these you would sell? For the ones that could be added too. Would you just buy now or put some stink bids in given the crazy volatility in markets? Any additional input is welcome.
Thanks so much,

Read Answer Asked by KERRI on October 24, 2022

Q: Hi,
I own EGLX, PLTR, PINS and U in my TFSA and all getting killed. Would you sell any to consolidate in 1 or 2 or sell them all and move to something else? Holding on is also an option. Looking forward to your thoughts.
Thanks for your great service.

Read Answer Asked by Marco on August 29, 2022

Q: I got caught in the recent drop with too much US tech. I have positions in these companies, all down more than 50%. I don't need to consolidate, but could if it means a stronger recovery. Looking toward a recovery in the market, do you see any holdings that have a lesser chance of recovery, that should be sold to add to another position that has a better chance of recovery? Thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Kim on August 15, 2022

Q: In light of the market backdrop & the poor Q on Aug 8 resulting in a 14% haircut that day along with your comments,I humbly and painfully think it will take time for PLTR to recover.Have a 50% loss. of which 66% of shares in my investment a/c & balance in Tsfa.Thinking of selling & replaced it by better stocks like Goog,Amzn,Bam.a,Atd.Please provide u opinion & rank the above stocks starting with best.Please feel free to provide 2 or 3 stocks that u prefer. Please comment on Mgni Q2 results released today.In After Hours it was at $8.61, a drop of 6.82% Again its it timely to sell at some 53% loss in investment a/c and replace with above stocks.Please comment. Txs for u usual great services & views

Read Answer Asked by Peter on August 10, 2022

Q: Hoping you can comment on your thoughts on stock based compensation in general and go into some details with Palantir (PLTR) specifics. It seems that PLTR are giving a very high amount of stock since it has gone public and seems to have a big impact on earnings per share despite revenue increasing. Is this common practice? Is this a product of it just going public? What concerns, if any, do have with this (e.g., diluting share holders)? Does this give you cause for concern about the long term potential for PLTR? Does stock based compensation tend to decrease in time with newly listed companies or is it often held consistent through time?

Read Answer Asked by Justin on July 26, 2022

Q: Good morning. What would you recommend for an investment Canadian and US data analytics company or space? Thanks again.

Read Answer Asked by Dan on June 10, 2022

Q: I hold the following and each one is down to a point where each one represents approximately 1% of my portfolio.


1- Should I let any of them go to deploy in the others?
2- Can you please rate them in order of best growth over the next 4-5 years.
3- Can you please rate them in order of lowest risk over the next 4-5 years.

Thanks for all you do!

Read Answer Asked by Marco on May 19, 2022

Q: Down significantly on these names, wondering at these level if you would still hold on for a better market, if so which ones or swap them out for other stocks that are down and may have a better chance to recover.

Read Answer Asked by Aleem on May 13, 2022