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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

Q: I am looking for growth. I own these US stock. Are there any you would sell in order to buy others in the group or other US stock?

Read Answer Asked by Larry M. on May 06, 2021

Q: Please rank them according to upside potential. Thanks for your excellent service.

Read Answer Asked by Lai Kuen on May 06, 2021

Q: Hi,
I hold the above companies in my TFSA and would like to make the portfolio more concentrated for better upside potential. If you were forced to cut three positions and add the proceeds to any of the existing holdings, which one’s would you choose? Long term growth is the only objective.

Read Answer Asked by Curtis on April 30, 2021

Q: Hello 5i
With an eye to high grading my portfolio I'd like to sell smaller riskier holdings to add to NVDA ROKU and PINS.
In what order would you sell the following in order to accomplish this goal: FSLY PLTR AYX CRNC AVLR
Thank you so much for your guidance!!

Read Answer Asked by Dave on April 27, 2021

Q: My question is regarding Shopify being down today almost 5% with 6 days to earnings call. The following stocks are in my TFSA, and wondering if you’d consider trimming parts of this portfolio to add to SHOP in a potential great buying opportunity if it keeps dropping post earnings call?

Would you add to another “power house” like NVDA instead ?

Thanks for your insight!


Read Answer Asked by Nick on April 23, 2021

Q: PYR is down 38%in the last moth, I'm still up 45% , JD does not seem to be going anywhere ? OKTA I am up over 100% and thinking of selling and taking the profit. These next ones, I'm simply down on: APPN -38%, WPRT -40%, QST - 38%, PAT -72%, AT -51%, PLTR -38%. What would you do ? Buy, Sell or Hold. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Frank on April 22, 2021

Q: What do you think of these stocks long term 3 yrs. Buy , Sell or Hold ?

Read Answer Asked by Frank on April 07, 2021

Q: Hi 5i,
Would you add to an existing position in any of these ? I know you generally frown upon averaging down but if you would in what order ?
Thanks again
Mike E

Read Answer Asked by mike on April 07, 2021