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Q: Good morning
these three ETFs have stellar one year performance to January 6th according to your March issue of Money Saver magazine. Do you see them topped out for the present or would you still see a buying opportunity here
Read Answer Asked by Guy R. on April 15, 2024
Q: Hello 5i researchers,

I bought this ARKK ETF during the pandemic time ARKK's hype days. As of today, many stocks recovered from 2023 lows, but ARKK. I am kind of losing patience, especially watching their daily trade information they published, keeping buying losers and selling winners. May I have your view on this ETF? Hold or move on? Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by Lin on March 07, 2024
Q: Can you suggest some Canadian and US listed stocks and ETF's one might want consider to get a small exposure to BlockChain in a TFSA. Do any of these companies make any money? Do you think the ETF's are reasonable proxies for BitCoin but with less volatility?
Read Answer Asked by Ian on February 22, 2024
Q: What are the leading blockchain ETFs or companies? I'm more interested in focusing on the blockchain technology and blockchain applications used by numerous industries (financial, shipping, government, etc.) rather than focusing on any specific cryptocurrency like Bitcoin. Thanks.
Read Answer Asked by Ed on February 14, 2024
Q: Can you please give an update on COIN, especially in light of the new spot BTC etfs that are now available.

Coinbase charges 2.5% transaction fees, a business that will surely suffer now that there are ways to participate in BTC for 20 basis points. From what I rave read, COIN, as the custodian for several of these ETFs will be paid 5 basis points for AUM.

Thatís 245 basis points lower than what they are make on their trading fees.

What is your outlook on this company? Is there any compelling reason to hold it? Please give your bull and bear case.

Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by Karim on January 12, 2024
Q: All the Best for 2024 Peter and Team and thanks for another year of great service! For some smaller cap financial diversification pls give your thoughts on the above selections and take as many credits as needed; While COIN is the largest component of ARKF it has a unique picks and shovel position if/as Crypto Mania picks up again; ARKF also has a healthy position in SHOP held seperately; KRE & BR will both benefit if/as rates come down and BR appears to have a moat in its services and the chart looks good.
Read Answer Asked by Paul on January 03, 2024
Q: Hi,

Currently have no exposure to crypto and have been a spectator on the sidelines mainly. I held positions in HUT and HIVE awhile back but sold those. With almost certain approval of a spot bitcoin ETF, the market is gaining optimism and it seems investors are more bullish on crypto. What is your view on the current crypto market? Is this run up going to be followed by another crash or do you see more sustained rally with the new ETF? Is this rally going to be followed by another selloff once the ETF news is approved?

What are some low, med, higher risks positions to gain exposure if one wanted some small exposure. Here are some I'm watching. Can you rank whether they are low, med, or higher risk.


I know you own GLXY in the model portfolio already. Also, what would be your top ETF for exposure?

I'm a very disciplined investor, but on the edge of FOMO ; )

Read Answer Asked by Keith on November 10, 2023
Q: What would be your best contrarian pick today in both us and canadian markets
Read Answer Asked by Todd on November 03, 2023
Q: Apparently there was a crypto or blockchain conference within the last week attended by some of the wealthiest individuals and companies on the planet.

Would you know what it was called?

1.It seems clear that some very influential people want this area to have a place in the world banking and trading worlds.

2. One commentator ( Josh Brown ) expressed the opinion that for the foreseeable future it will be very high risk kind of like gold mines over the years. But there might be money to be made in the picks & shovels companies..

Do you have any suggestions of companies that have merit or look to have potential in that picks & shovels areas?

Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Donald on June 26, 2023
Q: So after listening to Josh Brown interview Ric Edelman this ETF was discussed and seems timely. Would appreciate your views on Mr Edelman who sounds plugged in to what the future may deliver (he does however predict the downfall of Alphabet which isn't the base case of many - you included). That aside wondering about this ETF and your current opinion on whether it's buyable. Given the possibilities of AI, robotics, potential developments in medical science and treatment - all things that may fascinate but about which many of us have very limited understanding or vision about - might you characterize this holding in an appropriate portion as a smart piece of an overall portfolio that provides investors with exposure to future areas of potentially exponential growth - and perhaps your take on this ETF vs the ARK ETFs re valuation, risk and holdings comparisons - appreciate your viewpoint.
Read Answer Asked by Ken on April 25, 2023
Q: Hi there, I have EDGE and curious about XEXP. I know you don't normally go for new / low AUM ETFs but could you provide some analysis on whether you might make the switch from EDGE to the new Blackrock fund? I think hoping to get your thoughts as follows (charge multiple questions if warranted):

1. please compare the two products ignoring the differences in track record / AUM

2. If an investor likes XEXP better from a product design perspective, when might you be comfortable moving in (6 months and 100m AUM? less, more?)

Read Answer Asked by Chris on March 08, 2023
Q: Hello,
Looking at doing some tax loss selling. Could you please rank the following: AT, BYL, KTOS, COIN, NVTA, NIU and U.
Thank you
Read Answer Asked by Susan on December 20, 2022
Q: These are my candidates for tax loss selling. As a proxy for OKTA I intend to add to my existing position in CRWD, would you agree with that strategy? As for the other 3, I do not intend to buy proxies however I would consider repurchasing after 30 days. Do you suggest proxies for these 3? Also, would you repurchase. Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by Barbara on December 07, 2022
Q: I read an article last night talking about if you had purchased AAPL stock on it's IPO 42 years ago at 22$ and invested 10G at that time and held until now the value not including the small div they pay would be roughly 14Million$ after all the splits your share count went from 400+ to over 100,000+ shares.. I know it is a tough call and this is more of a fun exercise but could you name a few companys/stocks that one day may return something like this over 30-40 year time block Canadian or USA..

Read Answer Asked by Kolbi on October 13, 2022