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Q: I am considering starting new positions or adding to existing positions in a number of these companies. In What order would you purchase these companies, from first to last? Is there any of these companies you would not currently buy? Looking at 3 to 5 year timeline..

Apologies for number of companies!! Please deduct appropriately.

Thanks
Tim

Read Answer Asked by Timothy on February 14, 2024
Q: Hi Team,
I continue to hold Nvei with big losses. Would you endorse a switch into HPS.A today? Which stock/ company do you see having more potential say 3-5yrs down the road when comparing the two? Also, do you know the earnings dates for both?

Thanks,
Shane.
Read Answer Asked by Shane on February 13, 2024
Q: Hi, was wondering about swapping Nvei for Eif .
Looking for a more stable company with the dividend. Would also get a tax loss by selling Nvei . Could you talk about the two for management, debt, and long term investment..
Which would you like in a downturn or recession if or when we get one?
Thanks
Read Answer Asked by Brad on February 05, 2024
Q: Hi Team,
NVEI announced partnership with CASH APP yesterday. I had expected this to be a bigger deal than the market is telling us. It seems nothing can move the needle with this name. Is it being constantly held down by the shorts? Is it worth holding on to? I am down huge in this name (-78%), and so far, it doesn't seem to be recovering.

Thanks,
Shane.
Read Answer Asked by Shane on February 05, 2024
Q: Hi,

These are some names that I hold that are smaller weights in my portfolio (<2%) and I would like to add to my positions. From comments, I think all of them are solid going forward and some have run hard, such as HPS.A, TVK, CRWD...The thing I've struggled with before is adding to names at the wrong time after they've had a good run and then the market turns and your gains turn into losses. How do you approach these situations and when do you decide to add to a starter position.

Would you be comfortable adding to any of these names at the current prices and can you rank which ones you would add to first?

With the market at record levels, I'm a bit more gun shy of doing so but I think on any market pullback, I would add to any of these names. Would you agree?

I remember a question you answered recently about increasing the avg. cost base vs the % of the position when adding. So for example, I bought HPS.A at $50 and now its $93 for a nice gain, however it's only 1.5% of my portfolio now. So if you are comfortable with a 3% position, do I just add now to get to that 3% even with the run that its had? Or wait for a nice pullback, which of course is impossible to predict. I try not to anchor prices and of course the buyers today are forward looking and expect good things to continue. How do you approach this? Thanks!
Read Answer Asked by Keith on January 24, 2024
Q: For a 3 year hold, how would you rate these stocks, 1 means "forget it", 10 means "high growth expected": Nvei.to, shop.to, payfare.to, LSPD.to, PayPal, afrm, upst?

If possible, what would be a good entry price? Thanks
Read Answer Asked by V on January 15, 2024
Q: Hello, I have the following in my TFSA: GIB.A, OTEX, NVEI, KXS, DSG, DOL, NXR.UN, with more or less the same weight. I am under water with NVEI, KXS, NXR.UN. Should I just sell OTEX, DSG and GIB.A and buy XIT instead and wait for NVEI and KXS to break even before selling them and buy XIT? I know XIT has 50% in SHOP and CSU and 5i likes CSU very much. I am less sure about SHOP. What is your opinion of SHOP for a long term hold? I did not fully understand their recent change of strategy. FYI, I have US tech names in a cash account, thatís why I am looking at CDN names in my TFSA. Thanks.
Read Answer Asked by Martin on January 08, 2024
Q: Have the following in a basket. Closely weighted. Looking to add a new similar weighting equity, want to buy and leave for 10 years. Can you provide top 3 suggestions please. As always, thank you.
Read Answer Asked by Chris on January 08, 2024
Q: Happy New Year and thank you for the valuable service you have provided over the last 10 years.
I am considering doing a transfer in kind from my RRIF to my TFSA of both TOU-T and WELL-T. Both are showing a loss in my RRIF (poor timing on my part), but I think a recovery is likely and that they are good long term holds. May I have your comments on whether to do the transfer, continue to hold them in my RRIF, or sell them outright and then transfer cash and add to NVEI-T which is currently showing a loss in my TFSA?
Your feedback is greatly appreciated.
JaneN
Read Answer Asked by JANE on January 02, 2024
Q: My wife owns the stocks above. She is looking to add 1 to 2 more stocks in the new year. Can you recommend a couple us and Canadian?
Read Answer Asked by sean on January 02, 2024
Q: These all in my RESP, most of them under water except ATD and BAM. Please advise what should I buy to add 10k to it for 2 years hold. Also any thing need to be cleaned up in this list.
Thank you
Read Answer Asked by Peter on December 20, 2023
Q: Hi Peter, Hi have listed my big loosers and will appreciate you opinion for clean up purpose. 1. Can go right away 2. There is some hope so hold on 3. add more
Read Answer Asked by S on December 20, 2023
Q: I'm down a fair amount in registered plans after holding each of the 13 listed stocks for some time. Please rate in terms those that are worth keeping as the prospects are good vs those where it's probably time to cut losses and move on. Timeframe of 5 years before starting to draw down from portfolio.
Read Answer Asked by Chris on December 14, 2023
Q: I hold the 3 following positions : SHOP (3%), LSPD (1.5%) with a 30%loss and NVEI (1%) with a 65% loss.
I want to clean a bit my portfolio, and clear at least one of NVEI or LSPD.
In which one would you prefer to consolidate? Would you even consider consolidate all in Shop or thereís a good case for keeping NVEI or LSPD?

Thank you!
Read Answer Asked by Julien on December 12, 2023
Q: Hello Peter,
Would the fintech stocks be classified under technology stocks similar to Amazon, Google, etc or are they seen as more financial ? if there is a rotation out of tech, would the fintechs be hit accordingly? Thanks very much
Read Answer Asked by umedali on December 11, 2023
Q: Looking at Canadian technology stocks. I'm going to assume you figure CSU and SHOP are the mainstays here, so I would like to know how you would rate the following 10 other Cdn technology stocks on a scale of 1-10, for a long term hold, with 10 being a stock you would absolutely want to have in a portfolio and 1 being something of no interest at all. CLS, CTS, DCBO, DSG, GIB.A, KXS, NVEI, OTEX, TCS, VHI. I have included very small company VHI because their recent Q3 looked quite good to me. Also, if there are 1 or 2 that look like very compelling buys at this time, could you indicate which ones please. Thanks.
Read Answer Asked by Dan on December 06, 2023