Contraction Is the New Trend for Cannabis Stocks

A year ago, many investors in Canada’s cannabis industry were boasting of their incredible returns. Investors were doubling or tripling their money in a short amount of time on any company that planted a cannabis plant with a licence from Health Canada. Since a year ago, most of these same companies have been halved three times over. The broader Horizons…

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If You’re Going to Buy Weed, Buy It in Aggregate

If you haven’t noticed, Canadian cannabis producers are risky to own. The same volatility that allowed these companies to double on a weekly basis has allowed some of the same names to halve a weekly basis. Here’s my take on why investors looking to invest in cannabis ought to buy the Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) tracking the sector: the Horizons Marijuana…

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Cannabis: Put That in Your Beverage and Drink it?

Boy, oh boy. Everyone saw this coming. I mean, valuations in the Canadian cannabis industry a year ago were just loony. Anyone who read my piece “Bigger Bubble: Cryptocurrencies or Cannabis” were warned of this near the peak. That’s ancient history now, but with the overall cannabis sector down over 70% from these highs, my hopes are that folks who…

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How to Make Money From Massive Volatility in the Cannabis Sector in 2020

Talking about volatility in investing is often a one-sided conversation. In other words, most people expect a stock to go up or down, but typically in one direction. With the Canadian cannabis industry, any investor who has seen a stock chart of the Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF (TSX:HMMJ) will know that volatility on both ends of the spectrum has…

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3 Warning Signs for Cannabis Investors

Boy, what a year 2019 was for investors in Canada’s new cannabis industry. The mood among many has certainly shifted, and the euphoria with which companies were gobbling each other up has abated. Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF is now down 65% from its 52-week high in early 2019 (not its overall peak). Questions about where the bottom is remain, and…

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Why Canopy Growth (TSX:WEED) Stock Can Get Back All-Time Highs in 2020

The second phase of cannabis legalization in Canada, often called “Cannabis 2.0,” has reinvigorated many stocks in the sector over the last few months. Cannabis ETFs have gained momentum after being pummeled for most of 2019. Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences ETF has increased 7.6% over the past month as of close on January 16. Canopy Growth remains the biggest Canadian cannabis player. Shares…

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1 Way to Reduce Risk if You Want to Buy Cannabis Stocks

Uncertainty is back with a bang, as ratcheting Middle East tensions send risk through the roof only a few days into the new year. Oil is up, gold is up, and risky assets such as cannabis are down. The development in Iraq could see mounting unrest directly impacting the energy sector, with a knock-on effect for the broader international economy.…

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Layoffs, Licences, and Losses: Inside CannTrust’s (TSX:TRST) Horrible Year

CannTrust Holdings (TSX:TRST)(NYSE:CTST) has been one of the worst-performing cannabis stocks of 2019. Down 78% year to date, it has dramatically underperformed the Horizons Medical Marijuana Index ETF, which tracks the cannabis sector has a whole. CannTrust’s 2019 slide has been driven by a series of unfortunate events, some of which call into question the company’s ability to keep selling cannabis.…

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Is Aurora Cannabis (TSX:ACB) Stock a Millionaire Maker?

Aurora Cannabis (TSX:ACB)(NYSE:ACB) has had a terrible run in 2019. Down 29% for the year, it has declined more than the Horizons Medical Marijuana Life Science ETF, which tracks the marijuana industry as a whole. Investors who bought ACB at the start of the year are probably not happy right now. However, with the stock cheaper than it has been in…

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2 Ways to Make a Profit Even as Weed Stocks Collapse

It’s been a rough year for weed stocks across the board. From the largest producer to the tiniest upstart, valuations have been slashed as investor sentiment shifted from irrational exuberance to outright pessimism. However, there’s always an opportunity to make a profit if you’re willing to think unconventionally.  Here are the two stocks that could survive and thrive in 2020,…

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