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Q: Hi Team,
I am currently reviewing my TFSA and the current holdings within that account. I am looking for your thoughts if any of my holdings should be adjusted or removed/trimmed, or if you had any suggestions for new buys. My focus in this account is growth for a 10yr+ period. I hold the following stocks, listed as a % of my tfsa: LSPD (32.3%), CELH (9%), Docu (5.6%), Fb (19.3%), Pltr (4.9%), SQ (12.2%), TTD (8.9%), U (7.9%). Thanks


Read Answer Asked by Shane on September 22, 2021

Q: I have new US $ 20k to purchase US listed stocks. Please rank buying order of the above stocks for long term growth and reasons if possible. Thank you kindly. Bill

Read Answer Asked by Bill on September 07, 2021

Q: Would you be able to provide a grading for the following stocks as you currently have for CND companies in the Report section? Would appreciate your thoughts, +A through E for the selected companies.

Any chance you’ll be adding US companies to the Reports one day?



Read Answer Asked by Nick on August 27, 2021

Q: Hi 5I team. I am attempting to set up a long period (5 year) US portfolio for an educational fund for my grandchildren.
Considering that I read 5I question answers daily, let us see if I have retained any wisdom and your current preferences by sector-
FIN(JPM); Health(ABBV); Real Estate(WPC); Materials (NTR); Info Tech (PLTR); Energy(CVX);Industrials(CAT); COMM(VZ)

would you change any of these choices?

Read Answer Asked by Peter on August 13, 2021

Q: Hi team. Two of my most "unsure" holdings are pltr and mgni. I was wondering how you feel about these long term. Would you continue to hold them? I was considering adding to TOI with the proceeds if I were to sell one, or both of them. What would be your suggestion for the long term here? Or is there any other of your absolute favourites at the moment that I should be buying today instead of holding pltr and mgni? Note that I already own TTD (same sector as mgni). Thanks for your input.

Read Answer Asked by Shane on August 05, 2021

Q: I keep seeing CRWD come up as a good growth holding. I own the holdings mentioned earlier today in the 3 Cdn and 3 US growth recommendations, with the exception of CRWD. I'd have to sell something to buy it and own both UCTT and ICHR. I am wondering if there is some overlap between these two and whether selling one to buy CRWD is a good move - and if so, which one would be the better sell. If not, looking at CRWD peers, I also own PLTR. Would CRWD be a better growth holding than PLTR and warrant a switch?

Read Answer Asked by Kim on July 28, 2021

Q: Hello Peter and Staff

For a small starter position medium risk acceptable -5-10 year hold which of the 3 above would you recommend and why?

Also would the “runner up” be better same parameters than any of U, ENGH or SYZ already held in small positions

Thanks for all you do

Read Answer Asked by Dennis on July 26, 2021

Q: Good day. Looking to deploy some new cash, the above stocks are my present US holdings. Any in this group set to take off that could be added to or any sells in the mix? Recommendations to add to this group?

Read Answer Asked by Ray on June 21, 2021

Q: In the past few weeks, I've read a lot of negative articles and opinions about Palantir characterizing it as being a ''shareholder-unfriendly company that carries too many risks'' and I just wanted to ask your thoughts on the matter. Issue #1 that comes up a lot these days is about the excessive stock-based compensation program, which has been eating all the profits in recent quarters. #2 It appears that there is A LOT of selling from the company’s insiders and was wondering if it was worrisome. Thank you!

Read Answer Asked by Michael on May 27, 2021

Q: I noticed huge collective volatility in a few stocks that I follow for the period May 13-May 21. Beaten down growth stocks rocketed up; C3.AI up 40%, PLTR up 16% and XBC up 36%, while a typical copper producer CMMC was down about 25%. It looks to me that there is a huge amount of speculative money out there looking for very short term gains, pouncing on anything that looks undervalued and shifting from sectors that have had a good run. I guess that it means that the individual investor has a high probability of getting whipsawed and that long term investors should not be overconcerned with short term volatility. Do you have any comments on this? Thanks, David

Read Answer Asked by David on May 26, 2021

Q: Friday messy fun question, please take it lightly. I would like to start reducing the oil companies I bought in April last year. They've done incredibly well, but now I would like to increase my tech growth stocks by opening 1 or 2 new positions. I currently own GOOG, DND, U, CRWD, RDFN, ROKU, VEEV, PINS, and SQ. They have done well under your recommendations even with the recent pullbacks. As no one can time the markets, I am not willing to wait for a surprise interest hike as it is part of a locked-in RSP. It would be a 10+ hold. 1) Without considering size, could you please rank your favourite top 5 companies addressed in this question as of today in terms of strong balance sheet & steady growth potential over time (even in an interest hike environment). 2) Could you please give a brief explanation for the #1 pick only. Thank you very much as always!

Read Answer Asked by Michael on May 25, 2021

Q: I am currently helping my wife to add new money to her TFSA account. She is currently holding DND, AC, EGLX and PLTR. Please suggest your favorite growth stocks (Canadian and US) taking into account the latest volatility and recent sector rotation from growth/tech and rising interest concerns. She is looking for 5-7 years time frame.

Read Answer Asked by Mahendiali on May 17, 2021

Q: Please rate these cyber security companies as your choice to buy for a 3-5 yr. hold. Any others you would choose?

Read Answer Asked by Terry on May 12, 2021

Q: In general, I've heard repeatedly that stocks like certainty - whether this is on interest rates, consistency of earnings, etc.
I just saw the headline this morning that Palantir is accepting bitcoin as payment. I think we all agree that bitcoin (and all crypto currencies) are quite speculative in nature. Isn't this bad news for true "investors" knowing that their revenue could go to $0? Shouldn't this mean true investors want out and speculators may want in? It seems completely counterintuitive to me for companies like PLTR and TSLA to do this. Comments?

Read Answer Asked by Mike on May 11, 2021