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Q: Good Morning. In your response to Mike this morning you stated: "NVEI is slightly cheaper than a large-cap tech name such as GOOG (one of IYW's top holdings), but NVEI has a much stronger growth profile, but at the cost of longevity uncertainty." Did you mean that NVEI has a much stronger growth profile than GOOG or IYW ?
Thank you,

Read Answer Asked by Dennis on July 06, 2022

Q: Hello

I am underweight in tech, overweight in Financials and have a few stocks under 1% in the portfolio. I am low on my US holdings

Thinking of future 5 years.

Sell NVEI, MU and TSU and buy IYW.

Your comments or suggestions most welcome.

Thank you


Read Answer Asked by Mike on July 05, 2022

Q: What do you think about tax-loss selling each of the above companies at this point? If in favour, do you think I should buy 30 day proxies for each, and if so, what companies? Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Ben on June 23, 2022

Q: I have the above companies in my TFSA which, due to the tech sell off, are now down to about 1/3 of a full position. I do not require any money from my TFSA for at least 10 years so have a long timeframe. I also own a full position of CSU in my wife’s TFSA which I will continue to hold.
I am thinking of selling one of these positions and distribute the proceeds in the remaining positions.
Could you rank upside potential of these companies?
Or should I just leave it alone and let time be my friend?

Read Answer Asked by Bruce on June 13, 2022

Q: For fun if you were to build a concentrated portfolio with Canadian stocks maximum holding 7-10 what would be your picks today.

Read Answer Asked by Kolbi on June 10, 2022

Q: I have 1400 BMO shares in Rrsp, I want to sell them and buy tech stocks, looks like tech stocks are hit bottom, this is the list that I want to buy Lspd, Nvei, Toi, shop, Cts, Eglx, At , Goog, Amzn, Upst and Apps, your thoughts please, thanks always.

Read Answer Asked by Hue on June 07, 2022

Q: Hi Team,
Today seen some big % moves by many growth/ tech names; which seemed to come out of no where. Overall, what is your sense on where we are in this pullback? Is it time to start buying some beat down tech names? This being said, if you feel a person should be doing some buying at this time; what are your most convincing buys from todays levels? Some of the stocks I was looking at are SHOP (currently not owned), or add to either of this list which I currently own all: ATZ, TOI, U, RBLX, SQ. Currently I feel like we are watching a major buying opportunity unfold before our eyes...similar to oil stocks a couple years ago and feel I might regret not adding some new funds at this point to some high quality tech names that have been sold off some 50-75% in many names. Also, generally speaking; if a person is looking at holdings that are down say 60% (which I am with RBLX,U, APPS)...should we be doubling down? It seems if not it's almost hopeless to break even from these excessively sold off levels. Deduct as many credits as necessary. Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Shane on June 03, 2022

Q: Thinking of locking in losses for tax purposes on these two. What would be a good proxy or proxies for the 30 day period?
Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Carlos on June 02, 2022

Q: Taking into account their current valuations, and their individual company risk, could you please rank these stocks in terms of overall risk from high to low for a 2 year time frame:

Thanks for all your work!


Read Answer Asked by Mike on May 16, 2022

Q: Hi, Within less than 9 months these stocks have lost between 55 % to 90% of their value. LSPD took the hardest hit, with TOI, the least in this group. All these companies have been market darlings since their IPO's and still continue to be 5i favourites. We own all these names across all family accounts. Based on your recent comments, these stocks also have very high potential of a strong bounce back, once market sentiment towards Technology sector improves. Question: If these companies continue to execute against their respective business models, and Tech/Growth stocks slowly regain favour with investors - Based on some multiple expansion, what would be a reasonable price range expectation over 3-5 years time frame for each stock and how would you rate them, in order, as best placed or likelihood of accomplishing this. Thank You

Read Answer Asked by rajeev on May 13, 2022

Q: We have new money to invest and would like to use it to correct our only significant sector weighting imbalance, which is in technology. The sector is currently represented by CSU, DSG, KXS and SHOP, where all but CSU are down.

5i has often stressed the importance of both maintaining target sector weights and not leaving too much cash idle. Now we find ourselves with the technology sector struggling and would like some guidance on how to proceed.

For the existing positions, which are long term holds, would you be inclined to spread out the additional investments over the medium term, say the next 6-12 months, or would you tend to be more aggressive, investing in the shorter term?

How would you rate (1-10) CSU, DSG, KXS and SHOP for additional money today?

If we were to initiate long term positions in TOI, TIXT, NVEI and LSPD today, how would you rate them?

Once again, a big thanks to you all at 5i! We've just renewed our membership after a first year. We only wish we'd known of your service earlier!

Read Answer Asked by Peter on April 22, 2022