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Q: Hi Guys

I see Absolute Software is down today 20% after their earnings announcement. After reviewing their quarterly report, and your answer on earnings this seems a bit overdone. Did you listen to their Conference Call? Just wondering your thoughts on what was the factor that has investors so worried? Would you be a buyer today on the price drop? Seems like the right software product for our times.



Read Answer Asked by Stuart on August 12, 2021

Q: Do you know of a company (listed on the stock market)that is selling Cyber Security software in Canada or USA.

Read Answer Asked by Ernie on July 28, 2021

Q: MAGT After reading your earlier comments on the company, I got some interest and looked at the company's Investor Presentation and News etc at its website.
In one of the Slides in the Presentation, a page relating to 'Competition' had been deleted and a reference was made to the Preliminary Prospectus in Sedar, that I could not access. I have two questions:
1. While the past performance of MAGT is impressive, one needs to look at the future prospects. In this regard, we must know about the competitive mote this company has against others, if any. Do you have any information about the competition?
2. The top 3 executives own now 80% of the stock. Is there a possibility that they will unload their stocks, if stock price shoots up substantially. Also, how much one can trust on Jim Balsillie (former RIM founder) to stick with this investment.
Appreciate your reasoned comments and reply.
Thanks and regards

Read Answer Asked by ANTONY on July 27, 2021

Q: All these CAD stocks have been severely hurt today, do you know the reasons why? True that some have had worst than expected earnings releases but it looks like there has been a wholesale seller out there

Read Answer Asked by simon on May 14, 2021

Q: I need to raise some cash by selling a portion of one of the following investments: ATD.B, BYD or ABST. Please rank which have the best upside at this time.
Thank you for your help!

Read Answer Asked by Albert on May 05, 2021

Q: Hi Peter, Ryan, and Team,
This is a two-part question, so please feel free to deduct enough credits.
(1) In Portfolio Analytics, is it appropriate to enter zero for the cost basis? After all, we didn't pay anything for these shares. (Thank you 5i)
(2) In our combined accounts, prior to the spin-out, we were already overweight in Technology, holding ABST, CSU, ENGH, XIT, and KXS. In order to balance our accounts, what, if anything, would you recommend we do? It would be costly to reduce all the holdings which I'm reluctant to do.
Thanks in advance for your valued advice and opinion.

Read Answer Asked by Jerry on February 05, 2021

Q: Hi,
I am considering selling ABST (in TFSA) and purchasing something in tech with more growth and it participates in cloud computing and cyber security. Would CRWD or MSFT be a good replacement. MSFT feels like a safer play, larger cap and with a 1% DY.

Read Answer Asked by Robert on January 04, 2021

Q: Seems there is a trend or investment opportunity to buy shares in small Canadian companies that are then acquired by US companies. What comes to mind are JPMorgan acquiring Solium Capital and Goldman Sachs putting in an offer for all of People. What other such small Canadian companies are liking to "suffer" this acquisition fate?.....Tom

Read Answer Asked by Tom on December 18, 2020

Q: I like companies that are based on a subscription model. With recurring revenues and growth "banking" on acquiring new customers, it would appear to be a path towards increased profitability and less risk. Aside from the obvious candidates, Netflix, Adobe, Crowdstrike, Microsoft and even Disney, can you identify a few companies in the US and in Canada that receive their revenue largely on subscriptions, that are not mega corporations already but exhibit strong growth.

Read Answer Asked by mitchell on December 18, 2020