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Q: Iíve read the previous questions about AAPLís movement into the payments space and their direct challenge to SQ. I have LSPD, NVEI and GSY in the financial space. Given the potential reach of ApplePay and the evolution of Buy Now Pay Later (along with other innovations I may not even be aware of), could you please discuss potential future challenges that may negatively impact the 3 companies I hold. Thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Warren on February 08, 2022

Q: Hello Peter and staff,
What are the PE ratios for all four companies? Would you consider PE for BCE and Telus to be on the high side? Also, any idea why ATA is not participating in the rally given good numbers, and do you think investors are waiting for next earnings from Nuvei as the stock is stuck where the short sellers pushed it to.. Thanks very much.

Read Answer Asked by umedali on February 07, 2022

Q: Looking to take advantage of the pullback in growth names. The names above are standing out to me as companies that have been beaten up and 'may' offer a good short term bounce as well as long term potential. Is this a buying opportunity for those listed above? Are there other names you would suggest and could you rank them please? I am a fairly aggressive long term investor with an otherwise diversified portfolio.

Read Answer Asked by Dale on February 01, 2022

Q: Hello Peter,
It appears that Knight Therapeuctics is testing ones patience for long term investing. Do you think it is worth a hold given the lack of performance for a long time? I am bit puzzled as sometimes when there is no attention paid to a stock, it is a good time to buy if the leadership and fundamentals appear to be intact. Please advise. Also, Nuvei seems to be developing more partnerships. Is it worth adding to a full 5 percent position as it has settled into the 80s range.. Thank you for the service.

Read Answer Asked by umedali on January 24, 2022

Q: Hi Team,
I am an aggressive investor, which paid off lovely in 2020, but now am being crushed. I hold the following stocks (with weightings in brackets) in total in my brokerage accounts. Could you have a quick look and tell me how this basket looks "In general"? And if you see this basket doing well over the longer term (say 5-10yr hold), pointing out any suggested changes you would make, if any are "sells" or worth switching out. Note that if I sell any GSY it would incur tax (the weighting is large because the position has grown and have been a firm believer in the company as its valuation still looks cheap and am collecting a nice div off it as well). I am 42yrs old so retirement is a ways away and my goal is maximum returns with reasonable risk until retirement. Please deduct credits as required. Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Shane on January 19, 2022

Q: Hello Peter and Team

I have above stocks in my TFSA account. I am down CAE 10%, NVEI 47%, ENGH 17%, KXS 24%, LSPD 12%, QIPT 18%.

Normally I will consider all of them as good growth stocks but with the rotation now hapening in the market, I am wondering if I should keep them for the next 12 months or I should switch to more value stocks.

I value you opinion


Read Answer Asked by Raoul on January 17, 2022

Q: I have ERF, LSPD, LSPK, NVEI and WELL in my TFSA. I would like to add one or two more equities to my holdings. What other Canadian stocks only should I consider. Please rank in order of purchase and provide three or four names. Thanks

Read Answer Asked by David on January 12, 2022

Q: Hi, Technology is the largest weight at about 45% ( even after the recent sell off) in our investment portfolio. Most of these holdings have been down 25-50% from the highs, over past 2-3 months, following the general market trend of indiscriminate selling in High multiple Tech stocks. LSPD and NVEI, of course, saw much steeper losses.
We do have the rest of the portfolio invested in Cdn large cap banks, industrials, utilities and telcos, generating decent dividend income.
We recently retired and as a part of portfolio planning/risk management, would like have a strategy to reduce the Technology weight to less than 35%, over next 2-3 years. The plan could be executed in phases, once the current tech rout is over and valuations have recovered.

From the perspective of risk, growth, stability and valuation, what would be the recommended/desired weighting for each company, balancing these factors. What would you suggest to be order of priority for the purpose of initiating sale of each stock. Also, it would be really helpful, if you could provide a reasonable price range for sale/trimming of these companies, based on price history and future expectation over 2-3 years.

CSU 14.5%
SHOP 9 %
TOI 5.2%
SYZ 3.5 %
LSPD 3 %
KXS 2.5%
US Large Cap Tech ( AAPL,AMZN,MSFT,MA,V,PYPL etc) 8% (we want to keep as is)

Thank You for your insight, which we value so much.

Read Answer Asked by rajeev on January 11, 2022

Q: Hi, We have 3 TFSA accounts, where we sold some SHOP, last year and made cash withdrawals. As a result, this year, we have available contribution room between $30-40k, in each account. We like to wait for an opportunity for a Growth stock to transfer from our Non Regd accounts ( there are separate accounts for each) for an in-kind contribution. Present allocation in the TFSA accounts is as follows.
CSU 25-30%
SHOP 35%
LSPD 30%
NVEI 10%

We are not worried about concentration, as TFSA funds are less than 5% of our Total Investment Portfolio, which is fairly diversified. Objective is to optimize Growth stocks in a TFSA setting. There is sufficient quantity in Non regd accounts, for all the five stocks listed in the question.

We were planning to add SHOP, with today's 10% decline and some TOI, as we have none in TFSA's.

What would be your recommendation ?

Thank You

Read Answer Asked by rajeev on January 06, 2022

Q: Hello Peter,
There is a lot of chatter about rotation to value stocks. Nuvei and Lightspeed are growth stocks, but after the short report, are they getting into value territory and if so, would you think this is a good time to enter those names with an initial position? Also, from your experience, why would a short report damage the stock for longer period (as in case of Nuvei and Lightspeed) when the market liked those at higher levels but now all of a sudden, institutions don't seem to be backing up the truck. Could this imply that the short report had some merits as i would have thought as a minimum, the leaders in these companies would have stepped up and bought more stock? Lastly, if inflation is a concern, would an etf for banks like zeb a better choice than individual banks? Thanks very much.

Read Answer Asked by umedali on January 05, 2022

Q: What is a good price point to buy UPST, GOOGL, NVDA, LSPD.TO, ATZ..TO and SHOP.TO and NVEI.TO for 2022?

Read Answer Asked by V on January 04, 2022

Q: In a TFSA, I have ERF, LSPD, LSPK, NVEI, WELL. IN 2022 can add another $6,000 to TFSA. If you were going to add to existing holdings in what order would you add. If instead, you were going to add a new stock to the TFSA, what would you add?

Read Answer Asked by David on January 04, 2022

Q: Season's Greetings 5i team,
We will be making a 6k contribution to each of our TFSAs in the New Year. The two accounts hold the following securities:


In what order might you invest the $ in the securities in each of the two accounts? (Given the relative size of this investment, overall diversification (across all accounts), size of holdings and industry allocation will not be affected).

Thank you for your dedication and all of the great work you do for us DIY investors. Merry Christmas and HNY!

Read Answer Asked by Steve on December 24, 2021

Q: Can you list your potential biggest January bouncers, maybe 5 Canada and 5 US for aggressive investors? Thx!

Read Answer Asked by Michael on December 22, 2021

Q: Thanks for the great services and very meaningful insights. I had asked this questions 2 days ago not sure if t was received by your team as I didn't see a response. I am a long term Investor. Normally I don't trade but want to try out the Tax loss strategy . Planning to Invest about $25k in 4 to 5 US or Canadian stocks which are oversold due to tax loss claims. Planning to buy this week and sell them in Q1 2022. What are your strongest convictions/ recommendation on this strategy at the current level. Can you please provide a few names that you have the most conviction in(Not necessarily the most upside)? Please rank them, provide a suggested price and the reason for your strong conviction.

Thanks and Wish a very Happy Holidays to everyone at 5I team.

Read Answer Asked by Nimish on December 21, 2021