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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

Q: hello 5i:
2 questions.
Question 1: we hold OTEX and are considering selling and replacing with NVEI. What is a reason, or reasons, we should NOT do this, as overall you are in favour of such a move (your recent posts).

Question 2:
AVGO vs QCOM; which do you like and why?

Paul L

Read Answer Asked by Paul on April 20, 2022

Q: You have replaced OTEX with NVEI. I currently own LSPD so would it be better to buy TOI instead of NVEI or would you suggest a different stock?


Read Answer Asked by on April 19, 2022

Q: Hello Peter and team,
Can you expand on your answer please on Topicus and Nuvei? You had indicated these are good growth names but add when there is a sustained recovery in tech.. how does one gauge it? Do we use technical analysis and also it seems that yield curve may flatten should that not bode well for tech? With rising rates, banks are supposed to do well but i see a decline.. Is the view now that only short term rates will go up and long term may not go up much; lastly, do you think Abcellara is a good buy now?

Read Answer Asked by umedali on April 18, 2022

Q: Hi,
Can you please suggest a few names outside of Oil & Gas which currently represent
Value or Growth.

Read Answer Asked by Harpinder on April 14, 2022

Q: Hi 5I gang

I just want to confirm that thru this "risk on" period which will sustain for the foreseeable future, I am doing the correct thing by "holding" as opposed to "selling" these growth stocks.


Read Answer Asked by Carl on April 11, 2022

Q: What are the best types of stocks to include in TFSA for long term hold (15-20yrs) with medium risk tolerance? Growth only or growth + income? Have heard that dividend stocks in TFSA can be good as income can compound over time tax free but if the growth outperformes the dividend yield would that not be better? Also could you include your top 10 Canadian picks right now for allocation in TFSA (sector doesn't matter)? Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Theron on April 05, 2022

Q: Comprised of the above Canadian companies, our TFSA represents a small portion of our overall portfolio and is its most growth oriented component. All investments are made with the intent to be long-term holds (10+ years).

Two of the holdings, AT and LSPD are down over 50%, while FSV, GSY, NVEI and WELL are all down by about a third. We intend to do some rebalancing. How would you rate (1-10) these 6 for additional money today? Please include a brief explanation for the ratings.

Finally, if you could add one more Canadian company to the mix, what would it be?

Read Answer Asked by Peter on April 04, 2022

Q: Hi 5i,
I read your market update with interest. You guys tend to be adders and trimmers as I am. You made a lot of incremental adds to various positions. I was surprised by the complete exit from OTEX at 4%. I believe you said on a number of times that one should not sell a good company unless there has been a fundamental change in the company, management or outlook. I do not see any fundamental change with OTEX. You said the stock has been a laggard. One always has some laggards in a portfolio. A steady eddy name can actually help you in these markets. Removing a 4% position seems out of sync with your style.
Thanks again.

P.S. Peter, great session with TD yesterday, even though I am not really a small cap guy.

Read Answer Asked by Dave on April 01, 2022