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Investment Q&A

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Q: hi 5i. I usually like to sell in times like these, to lock in the capital loss. I pair trade immediately after the sell, to stay invested, usually. the list is of my losers right now. are there any on the list you would not sell now and pair trade? and, can you provide a recommendation for each for another stock to pair trade with ( I am thinking hut8 for hive, perhaps nuvei for something? dsg for something? or maybe one name can replace 1 or more of the names. I would then most likely buy back the stocks I sold after the month of waiting is over, to lock in the losses. your thoughts/expertise is always appreciated. cheers, chris

Read Answer Asked by chris on May 13, 2022

Q: With the sell off continuing across all sectors do you see any justification in the huge drop this took today May 12th besides the sliding of value in crypto markets and general dismay/panic everywhere? Are there any fundamental issues you see the last Q was good. Lastly your opinion on Mike Novogratz as a leader/investor and his track record. I am thinking of adding to a very small position for long term hold. Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Kolbi on May 13, 2022

Q: Down significantly on these names, wondering at these level if you would still hold on for a better market, if so which ones or swap them out for other stocks that are down and may have a better chance to recover.

Read Answer Asked by Aleem on May 13, 2022

Q: What is their balance sheet. Would you buy them today and in what order?

Thank you,

Read Answer Asked by Milan on April 18, 2022

Q: Good morning everyone at 5i!
Peter, I would like to compliment you on your National Post article I read this weekend. You are a breath of common sense in this “ the sky is falling” world. I always feel much more optimistic after having read your articles. Thank you. Now to my question. You equated bitcoin to the tulip bubble. I always wondered about bitcoin and the attraction. Should I divest myself of my holding in Coin, if there is no real future in bitcoin?? That, and Square are my only exposure to the bitcoin market. Cheers, Tamara

Read Answer Asked by Tamara on January 17, 2022

Q: Hi Peter,

What is your brief overall take should the following stocks be part of one's investment portfolio?

High risk is tolerable and time horizon is greater than 5 years.



Read Answer Asked by ilie on November 16, 2021

Q: Good morning!

AFRM aside, could you rank 3 or 4 of favorite US based IPOs so far in 2021, that you’re watching and briefly let us know what you see and like.

thx, Mark

Read Answer Asked by Mark on October 25, 2021

Q: Hi Peter,

Does a portfolio, that is made up of the stocks listed above, agreeable to you if one has a longer term time frame, say 5 years plus and has a high tolerance for risk?


Read Answer Asked by ilie on October 01, 2021

Q: Hi 5i Team,

I have approx. $100k USD of capital to deploy to a portfolio with a 3 to 5 year hold outlook with a focus on High Growth. Comfortable with higher risk.

I’d like to have meaningful position sizing so want to limit the # of stocks to 4.

The pool I am considering is COIN, SI, ROKU, NVDA, SHOP, AFRM, SQ, CRWD, and ZM.

My inclination so far is to go:
45% - NVDA – This just seemed like a must own to me. Semiconductor exposure in a supply-short environment along with the multitude of other things they support – AI, Gaming, Genomic sequencing etc. Hard to see how they won’t be over a trillion dollar market cap especially if the ARM acquisition is go (Risk factor).

25% - AFRM – BNPL adoption in North America is far behind that of Europe/APAC and I like AFRMs positioning as a consumer first proposition with transparency and AI with strong partnerships with AMZN, AAPL Canada and SHOP.

20% - COIN – Continued adoption of Crypto. Would use this as a proxy instead of going with ETFs/Fund exposure

15% - CRWD (Valuation risk so smallest position, but cybersecurity industry hasn’t matured yet with lots of runway remaining for a stock with strong MOAT)

I decided against SHOP due to how much growth they've already seen and potential impact on consumer spend from an inflationary environment.

Could you comment your thoughts / advice on the above? Any stocks that you would switch out or position sizing you’d recommend to reconsider?

Read Answer Asked by TRINA on September 24, 2021

Q: Can you please give me your opinion on PayPal. Does the recent price drop represent a buying opportunity or is this an indication of head winds ahead. What would be your top 5 Fintech stocks for a 3 to 5 year hold. Thanks for all your expertise.

Read Answer Asked by Ian on August 04, 2021

Q: Can you speak to the class-action lawsuit filed against Coinbase?

What do you think of the future prospects for Coinbase? Their fees appear high relative to the competition, and the threat of commission free (or low fee) crypto exchanges looms large. Competitors, such as Kraken, are preparing to follow suit and go public. Is the Coinbase business model and continued growth rate sustainable?

Read Answer Asked by Colum on July 27, 2021