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Q: Hi All at 5i!
I am significantly underwater in these stocks in my TFSA. Should I sell off the little I have left and redirect the funds. I don't need the money at the moment, but also don't want to throw away what is left. Do either of these have a significant future to warrant hanging on?? Cheers, Tamara
Read Answer Asked by Tamara on November 28, 2023
Q: Hello 5i,
Given that interest rates appear to have peaked, please rank the above list for:
1. Growth only
2. Your buying preference.
Thank you
Dave
Read Answer Asked by Dave on November 16, 2023
Q: Hello:
These are all underwater in US side of my TFSA. Please rate Sell, Hold or Buy.

What are a few nice growth opportunities on US side, looking 3-5 years minimum.

Thank you!
Read Answer Asked by Marilou on November 09, 2023
Q: Hi Everyone!
I have all of the above and am underwater on all but Nvee . I am cleaning up my portfolio. I am not in need of the money at the moment , but are any of the ones listed not worth keeping or do they have a good chance of recovery.
Cheers,
Tamara
Read Answer Asked by Tamara on September 19, 2023
Q: Hello 5i,
Well over a year ago I made a note to look at these five stocks when interest rates peak and/or start to drop.
Recently I have heard commentary that the recent run up in price is largely short covering.
I'd love to hear your take.
Are any in this group investible yet and in what order would you buy them.
I have an above average risk tolerance.
Thank you
Dave
Read Answer Asked by Dave on July 13, 2023
Q: I hold UNITY and APPS , now less than 1% and at a substantial loss as part of a US $ registered account tilted to growth and, intentionally, heavy in tech. In addition to the above two, it has the following holdings, with % shown of TOTAL (U.S. & Cdn) portfolio, followed by % of profit/loss, Our Canadian portfolio is balanced and much larger.

META .75% (+21%) , TEAM 1.9% (0%), CRWD 2.7% (-20%),
QCOM 3.7% (+45%), MSFT 3.8%(+116%), GOOG 4.5%(+6%), and NVDA 8.8% (+200%).

I am looking at selling U and APPS and perhaps TEAM (?) , increasing META to about 1.5 and looking for something new. Maybe SMCI - but after the parabolic increase in the last month maybe that needs to be on a pullback. Anything about this that you would do differently., including alternatives to SMCI ?
Take as many question credits as needed - many thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Alexandra on May 30, 2023
Q: Do these 4 companies have the cash/cash flow to finance their current debt obligations? None of the companies are profitable I am concerned that they may not be able to raise the cash needed to fund operations in the current environment of rising interest rates, such that they may not be able to handle any debt due over the next year or two.
Read Answer Asked by Richard on May 08, 2023
Q: Im significantly underwater on these stocks. Can you please advise which ones youd hold, and which ones youd sell? Can you please also give 5 growth stocks in Canada and 5 in the US that you are high on right now in place of the above?
Read Answer Asked by Eric on May 08, 2023
Q: I hold the following in loss positions and need to raise some money and sell 2 of these dogs. In the past I have sold my winners hoping for recovery on the losers but I am trying to fight the psychology of that tendency. Could you rank these in with the 1st ranked being the highest conviction sell. Also, if inclined perhaps you could comment and provide your perspective on this most annoying human trait. John
Read Answer Asked by John on April 28, 2023
Q: Good Afternoon

I currently hold TEAM(even), VEEVE(-10%) TRADEDESK(-10%),CROWDSTRIKE (-35%) and UNITY(-75%). Each of these positions make up less than 2% of my portfolio. Unfortunately there are no tax losses applicable. If you were to consolidate which ones would you keep or in turn what would you buy as a replacement

Thank you
Read Answer Asked by Marty on April 17, 2023
Q: Hi All at 5i!
I am giving my portfolio a spring cleaning. I have Arkk, Apps and Unity software, all of which are down significantly. I do not need the money and can hold these for at least 5 years. Is there hope for any of them should the market start performing better or are there inherent problems with them and should I just let them go . Your opinion is highly valued. Cheers, Tamara
Read Answer Asked by Tamara on April 13, 2023
Q: Hi 5i Team,

Im down on all the above stocks as follows CRWD Down 36%, ETSY down 40%, PINS down 52%, PYPL down 64%, SQ down 72% and U down 77%.

With a 2 to 3 year horizon which of these are worth holding and which once I should sell and can you suggest US replacements and not necessarily in the same asset class. Just good stable companies that have good growth potential to outperform the indexes.

Take as many credits as you feel necessary.

Thanks
Joe
Read Answer Asked by Joe on March 30, 2023
Q: Im invested for the long term. Do you view any of these names as no longer holding any long term potential?
Thanks
Read Answer Asked by Curtis on March 22, 2023
Q: Can you please comment on Unity Software (U) latest earnings released yesterday. Was there anything of particular interest to note from the call the call yesterday (either good or bad; I cant find a recording of the call on their site)? What is your view of this company after this latest report (buy/add, hold or sell)? Do you believe in current management, seems to struggle despite being in a global duopoly in its industry.

Read Answer Asked by Justin on February 23, 2023
Q: Hi Guys,

The above companies are well below water, I have a 3 year window before needing to sell anything, please advised!
Should I sell, I would be purchasing companies like td, kxs, doo.
Thanks
Jim
Read Answer Asked by jim on February 13, 2023
Q: Hello,

Are there any US or Canadian companies you see as attractive opportunities for medium to short-term option plays? Short-term being less than a year (3-6 months, medium-term being 1-2 years. I understand these short-term price changes can really be a toss-up, but am cautiously optimistic about the market pricing in current fears and moving upwards over the next year.

Also, am wondering if this specifically would be attractive to you: GOOGL $1.81 @ 110 Strike April 21 Expiration
Read Answer Asked by Robert on January 25, 2023