Money Morning https://moneymorning.com Money Morning is here to help investors profit handsomely on this seismic shift in the global economy. In fact, we believe this is where the only real fortunes will be made in the months and years to come. Money moves markets. But Money Morning lets you move first. en Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:40:16 +0000 Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:40:16 +0000 5 How to Simplify Options Trading and Bank Life-Changing Profits https://moneymorning.com/2018/07/14/how-to-simplify-options-trading-and-bank-life-changing-profits/ Tom Gentile, Money Morning options trading specialist, earned his success by following a very famous rule: Keep it simple.

He uses the Money Calendar, an invention so unique that it has been filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, to pinpoint extremely simple options trades.

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But too many investors shy away from the incredible profit-making power of options.

When Tom asks investors if they trade options, he hears it over and over again... "No, that's too complicated – that's not for me."

This blows his mind.

So right here, right now – we want to end all this mystery around options.

Because trading them is too easy and too lucrative to pass up...

How to Get Rich from Options

When you buy a stock – Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT), Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG), Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX), whatever – what it all boils down to is you're making a bet.

You're betting that stock is going to be worth more in the future than it is today.

And it might cost you $5,000 or $10,000 to buy a decent block of shares just to get into that bet.

Options are like side bets.

Imagine them like this...

You and your buddy are checking out a stock – say it's trading for $20 a share...

Your buddy goes, "Hey, this stock is an absolute dog. I'll bet you a month from now, it's trading for 15 bucks."

And you're thinking – "This guy is crazy – no way this stock falls that far, that fast."

So you go, "Hey if you want to make that bet... I'll take your money."

And that's what happens.

We call this a side bet because neither you nor your buddy has to buy any stock at that moment.

Instead, you two will enter into an options contract.

And you get to collect your buddy's money – instantly.

He'll pay you $500, $800, or $1,250 – whatever it takes to get into that bet right then and there.

And you'll pay nothing.

You're holding the money.

But there's something you didn't tell your buddy.

You have an ace up your sleeve.

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For most of Gentile's life, he was just an average Joe scraping to get by.

He was tired of busting his butt for 40, 50, shoot – 60 hours a week.

He's been there – done that – and he didn't want to do it anymore.

He didn't want to be stuck at a job he didn't like until he was 80.

Gentile hated hearing that alarm clock buzzing in his ear every morning.

It meant that he wasn't in control of his time.

Somebody else was.

It also meant he wasn't in control of his money.

Because if you are working for someone else – they're in control.

And Gentile didn't want somebody else controlling how much money he was able to make – and when he could make it.

So he taught himself how to trade – he had a knack for it – he used his early winnings to start a trading technology company.

Gentile was paid $20 million to sell it...

At that point, he was in complete control of his time – his money – his financial destiny.

And he became richer than he ever thought possible.

That is – until Gentile invented the Money Calendar.

And he didn't want to keep it to himself.

He knew it could change people's lives...

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I knew legal cannabis began to step out of the shadows and onto the big stage when some of its largest and best-run firms started listing on major U.S. stock exchanges.

Two Canadian companies have done that so far – uplisting their OTC-traded stocks to one of the big American exchanges.

At the end of February, Cronos Group Inc. (Nasdaq: CRON) uplisted to the Nasdaq, while Canopy Growth Corp. (NYSE: CGC) debuted on the New York Stock Exchange on May 19.

Both of those were big news at the time.

And for a very good reason, as I’ll show you...

Legal Weed Is Hitting In the Big Leagues Now

Quite simply, these young, aggressive, and above all well-positioned firms are now on the same playing field as some of the top tech names in the world.

That hasn’t escaped the attention of Wall Street.

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You see, fund managers who run $1 billion-plus portfolios are often hamstrung by strict limits on what they can own.

Often, for example, they can only hold stocks that are traded on major exchanges. In other words, fund managers and other big spenders who like these companies now have the green light to buy. We're talking about pension funds, mutual funds, hedge funds, and more.

That's a lot of potential buying pressure from institutional investors that should keep interest alive – and money rolling in.

But, for all that, we still haven't seen a cannabis initial public offering (IPO) on one of the big U.S. exchanges.

Until now...

Pot’s Potential Makes This One of Few IPOs Worth Following

A British Columbia-based cannabis startup – one I've been watching for years now – just began marketing its upcoming Nasdaq IPO.

A “roadshow” unlike any other is in the offing.

That means its executives and marketing team have signed up their banking partners... and are hitting the road in order to show (and, of course, sell) its IPO to big-money investors.

It values its IPO at near $1.5 billion – and will make its debut on the Nasdaq Global Select Market exchange.

"In general, U.S. capital markets have generally been closed to growers. [This company] is reflecting that exchanges like Nasdaq and New York [Stock Exchange] are starting to open up to the fact that cannabis is a legitimate marketplace," Scott Greiper, president and founder of cannabis-focused investment bank Viridian Capital Advisors, said. "Every exchange is looking to be on the front lines of capital markets."

And that trend is only going to escalate as more U.S. states – and more nations around the world – continue to legalize cannabis.

This seed-to-sale cannabis company has a long history of being a "first mover" in its sector. Not only is it the first marijuana company to IPO on a major U.S. exchange, but it was the first Canadian cannabis company to distribute its marijuana at home and internationally.

That gives it entry into not only the $4.7 billion Canadian market, but the international market as well. That market is expected to reach $57 billion by 2027, according to Arcview Market Research – and some analysts believe it could reach $1 trillion in short order.

When this company makes its debut, it’ll complete the perfect “Big Weed” triple-play, along with Cronos and Canopy Growth – two pot stocks I recommend accumulating here.

Canada’s Cannabis Billions Could Be Unleashed, Potentially Overnight

Now, I've already laid out my case for this soon-to-be public Canadian company in a special report that's free to select members of my Radical Technology Profits service. You can click here to learn how to get it.

I told those subscribers that it's the "Canadian cannabis IPO I'm watching closest right now" – and that was before the Nasdaq news broke.

But the truth is, weed investing is about more – much more – than a promising IPO.

Just to give you an idea of the potential here, by 2027, it's expected that about 40% of all legal marijuana across the globe will be sold in Canada. All told, Canada's total legal weed market – when you add in the growers, the value-added product makers, the testing labs, security, tourism, exports, and all the rest – could soon reach $22.6 billion, according to Deloitte.

Those incredible statistics cannot be understated.

And they're why I believe investors should be focusing their attention on Canada-based marijuana companies and stocks, like Cronos and Canopy Growth.

I've got more details on how to get in on the future $22.6 billion industry – and that historic IPO – before they take off... Check it all out by clicking here.

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In fact, they're inexpensive.

That's the controversial statement Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald made on FOX Business Network's "Varney & Co." this morning.

In the video below, he explains the fundamental reasons why Silicon Valley's best and brightest companies still have a long way to go.

Best of all, he also lays out his three favorite big tech stocks to buy right now...

Your Rare Second Chance at a Piece of $9.75 Million

Keith is doubling down on the $9.75 million wager he made last November.

Back then, only a handful of people could take him up on the bet.

But now they're getting the chance to pocket accelerating average gains of 286%, 425%, and 571% per week (including partial closeouts).

This is your rare second chance to join them. (Five-minute video explains.)

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So it's not surprising that the world is in a water crisis.

A full 4 billion people live in conditions of extreme water scarcity. That's more than half the world's population.

But the pick we're bringing you today is helping to solve that problem. It allows communities to take the water that covers 70% of the earth's surface and make it both drinkable and affordable.

This desalination technology is revolutionary, especially when you look at how dire the water shortage situation has become...

  • There's Cape Town, South Africa, which is bracing for a potential "Day Zero," when residential taps are turned off and water is dispensed in rations.
  • Or there's Perth, Australia, whose residents brought European water-use habits to a much drier climate and have found their reservoirs and aquifers dangerously depleted as a result.
  • In the Middle East, Israel has faced four straight years of drought. The nation's Water Authority warned of a long-term water shortage earlier this year.
  • And of course, in the United States, Southern California combines a desert climate with a population glut. That leads to water supply issues whenever the weather is drier than usual.

The shortages faced by these areas are unsettling, and they can be frightening for those who live there. But one advantage the communities above have is that they are near the ocean. That means there's a solution.

But that solution - desalination - requires a lot of energy (and therefore a lot of money). That's why it hasn't always been a viable option, especially in communities that aren't wealthy.

Our pick today has been a major force in reducing the energy needs for desalination. It recaptures energy that would normally be wasted in the process and recycles it back into the system.

The company's flagship product can reduce desalination-plant costs by 60%, for a total savings in plants around the world of $1.4 billion every year.

For water-starved communities on the coast, a previously unworkable solution suddenly becomes a no-brainer.

For this company's growth prospects, the math is pretty simple. The world's population is growing, and the freshwater supply is not. So desalination becomes more and more indispensable with time.

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According to Grand View Research, the global water desalination equipment market is set to grow from $11.6 billion in 2016 to $23.3 billion by 2025.u.s desalination equipment market 2014-2025 chart

Between the unstoppable rise of desalination and the 90% market share of this company's products, our pick today is a must-have in your portfolio.

The Ingenious Device Generating Billion-Dollar Savings

Energy Recovery Inc. (Nasdaq: ERII) introduced its flagship product, the PX Pressure Exchanger, in the late 1990s. This small but ingenious device requires no electricity to run. It uses the hydraulic energy of a desalination plant's wastewater to help pump more new seawater into the membranes that filter it.

The difference when the fully scalable Pressure Exchangers are used together is a big one. Plants can use significantly smaller pumps and spend much less on electricity to run them, making desalination viable where it otherwise wouldn't be.

Energy Recovery products can be found in plants around the world. Recent contracts have included desalination plants in California, Texas, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, China, and India.

A big reason plants choose ERII, aside from efficiency, is durability. The Pressure Exchanger requires zero maintenance. And it pretty much never wears out.

In 2011, the company bought back some of its units from a plant in Perth to check the wear and tear after five years of use. There was none. The ceramic apparatus was so pristine that even pencil marks made during manufacturing were undisturbed.

The company's measurements suggest that plants can expect .003 inches' worth of wear - about half a pinhead's worth - on their products every 25 years.

That kind of durability would be desirable in any industry. But when plant downtime can disrupt a community's water supply, it's no wonder plant operators turn to the most dependable option nearly every time.

ERII continues to make improvements on its products, though. After a decade on the market, the noise level on the PX Pressure Exchanger was brought down by 15 decibels, making it quiet enough to have a conversation nearby.

That might not seem like a big deal, until you consider that noise - aside from just being annoying - represents wasted energy. The technicians at ERII recognized this inefficiency and made the necessary adjustments that allow the Pressure Exchanger to recycle even more energy into the system.

Adjustments like these are going to help maintain Energy Recovery's dominance in this industry for years to come.

Bringing ERII Technology to the U.S. Oil and Gas Industries

Water desalination is ERII's bread and butter, accounting for more than 90% of revenue. But it also helps companies reduce energy needs in other fields - most notably oil and gas.

Horizontal hydraulic fracking has revived the U.S. oil industry and allowed this country to reclaim some energy independence in the last decade or so. But like desalination, fracking is not cheap. And in a highly competitive market, every bit of savings counts.

Energy Recovery rolled out the VorTeq in 2015. This product uses similar technology to the Pressure Exchanger, helping to protect pumps from fluid damage and reducing production time. This can save each fleet using the technology up to $1 million per year.

ERII signed a 15-year contract with Schlumberger Ltd. (NYSE: SLB), the world's largest oil-field services provider, to employ the VorTeq beginning in 2015.

That same year, the company's IsoGen device, which converts runoff energy from oil and gas pipelines into electricity, was adopted by Saudi Aramco, the most valuable and most profitable company in the world.

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As with the PX Pressure Exchanger, these and other products by Energy Recovery are low- or no-maintenance, remarkably durable, and deliver instant cost savings.

So it's no wonder that companies big and small want to get their hands on them.

Crunching the Numbers: Why ERII Is an Incredible Bargain

In 2018, Energy Recovery appointed Chris Gannon as its new CEO. Gannon was instrumental in guiding the city of Detroit out of its financial mess when it filed for bankruptcy in 2013.

That's a strong choice for a company that helps turn inefficient industries into efficient ones.

Soon after Gannon came on board, he announced a stock buyback program representing about 2.5% of the company's market value.

That move, showing the company's confidence in its value, is our first sign that ERII is undervalued and ready for a pop.

Sales have been steadily rising over the last several years, from $30.4 million in 2014 to $63.2 million in 2017. Earnings per share (EPS) shot up from $0.02 in 2016 to $0.22 in 2017. That's 1,000% growth in just one year.

According to FactSet, EPS is projected to nearly triple to $0.60 by 2019.

That earnings growth has been enough to catch the attention of several Wall Street analysts. Out of four analysts tracked by FactSet, all of them rate ERII a "Buy," and three of them set a price target of $20.

That would be a rise of 145% from its current price. But even that might be low.

The stock's price-to-earnings growth ratio for the last 12 months comes out at 0.1733. A fairly priced stock by that metric should come out at 1.

That suggests a 477% jump in ERII's share price. And that's before we account for its future earnings growth.

Energy Recovery Inc. is a great stock by any measure: It helps solve one of the most life-threatening problems of our time. Its products save money and energy, use no power, require no maintenance, and last for generations.

And ERII dominates a market that is always growing.

Best of all for you, you can grab it before the rest of the market figures that out.

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A paradigm-shifting technology could disrupt every major industry, and one tiny company is at the center of it all.

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In the big picture, President Trump's tariff policy is having a significant impact on global trade. According to UK-based research firm Oxford Economics, a full-blown trade war will chop global trade by 4% -- the equivalent of $800 billion.

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And it appears the world is moving headlong toward the scenario Oxford outlined in a report earlier this month.

Wednesday, the Trump administration unleashed tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese products, one of the possibilities the Oxford report warned about.

"Recent tariff threats, if realized, would extend high tariffs to over 4% of world imports - a tenfold rise," Oxford lead economist Adam Slater wrote in the report. "This comes just as the global upturn shows signs of faltering. The threat to world growth is significant: in a scenario of escalating tariffs, our modelling suggests world GDP could be cut by up to 0.4 percentage points in 2019."

As he announced the latest round of tariffs, President Trump said levies on $200 billion more of Chinese imports await if China retaliates. China vowed it would shortly after Trump's announcement.

These tariffs, if implemented, would exceed the glum Oxford Economics forecast.

President Trump is confident the tariffs are the right way to go - in March he tweeted "trade wars are good, and easy to win." But as I warned back in 2015, a tariff-heavy trade policy is likely to do more harm than good.

And the costs to Americans are already adding up...

Wall Street Hates the Trump Trade War

Investors get slammed every time another salvo is fired in the trade war.

Back in March, when President Trump announced tariffs on steel and aluminum, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted 420 points.

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A late June report that the Trump administration was going to prevent Chinese firms from investing in U.S. tech companies while curbing technology exports to China sent the Dow down 328 points.

And this week's news that the United States would slap tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese products sliced 219.21 points off the Dow Wednesday.

Concerns about the escalating Trump trade war have been a drag on stock prices for most of 2018. They've contributed to the 7% decline in the Dow since its Jan. 26 closing high of 26,616.71.

Meanwhile, the new tariffs are going to raise the prices of hundreds of common products here in the United States...

How the Trump Tariffs Will Hit Your Wallet

The first batch of tariffs mostly targeted imported materials such as lumber, steel, and aluminum.

The tariffs increase the cost of these materials, which either must be eaten by the manufacturers or passed on to the consumer.

The National Association of Homebuilders said last month the lumber tariffs have added about $9,000 to the cost of a single-family home.

And the steel and aluminum tariffs will add thousands of dollars to the cost of a new car, according to the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers. But Harley-Davidson Inc. (NYSE: HOG), rather than raise prices on its motorcycles, is opting to move several of its factories out of the United States. That will cost jobs.

"While President Trump says his trade policy is meant to punish China, the numbers show that, in reality, U.S. businesses, workers, and consumers will pay the price under this policy," Sage Chandler, vice president for international trade at the Consumer Technology Association, wrote in a July 5 blog post on the CTA website.

The just-announced round of tariffs are extensive and hit a broad range of everyday goods. The document listing them is a hefty 195 pages long.

Here are just a few of the products that will cost you more as a result of the trade war:

  • Fabrics: Wool, leather, cotton, fur products, synthetic fibers, and woven and knitted products.
  • Electronics: Batteries, remote controls, flash drives, and thermostats.
  • Food: Dried fruit, wheat and grain, beer, wine, seafood, nuts, fruits, and fruit juices.
  • Furniture: Chairs, couches, mattresses, tables, and paintings.
  • Machinery: Combustion engines, air conditioning units, washing machines, and hydraulic jacks.

Unfortunately, there isn't much you can do about rising prices. But you can take action to protect your investments...

What to Do with Your Investments to Beat the Trade War

Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald has time-tested strategies for times like these.

"Make sure your trailing stops are in place to control downside risk. Your goal is to stop small losses from becoming catastrophic portfolio killers," Fitz-Gerald said. "You can always re-enter the stocks you want to when things calm down."

For those who want to take profit from the trade war's negative effect on the markets, Fitz-Gerald suggested two specialized inverse funds:  the Rydex Inverse S&P 500 Inverse Fund (MUTF: RYURX) and its ETF cousin, the ProShares Short S&P 500 (NYSE Arca: SH).

He said particularly aggressive traders may also want to use options on individual stocks or indexes. Money Morning's options trading specialist, Tom Gentile, believes options are the ideal way to cope with the Trump trade wars.

There's no telling how or when these trade wars might end. But you can make moves now not just to minimize your losses, but to capture some profits while others are running for cover.

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It will offer new crypto payment solutions, and Litecoin creator Charlie Lee called it a "huge win-win," according to CoinDesk.com.

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Because of the optimism, there's been some bold LTC price predictions recently released...

Marie-Antoinette Tichler of C2Legacy Technologies believes that by the end of the year, LTC prices will reach $250.

From today's (July 13) price of $78.02, that's a potential profit of 220.43%.

Here is a recap of the top five cryptocurrencies by market cap as of 12 p.m. EST:

Cryptocurrency Market Cap Price Change (24h)
Bitcoin (BTC) $107,526,781,114 $6,270.83 1.16%
Ethereum (ETH) $44,274,002,552 $439.81 1.55%
Ripple (XRP) $17,311,400,812 $0.440915 1.32%
Bitcoin Cash (BCH) $12,084,644,239 $701.15 2.81%
EOS (EOS) $6,366,819,528 $7.10 4.18%

Now here's a closer look at the top cryptocurrency stories of the day...

The Top Cryptocurrency Stories for July 13

  • Major League Baseball is jumping into the crypto market. The MLB will partner with blockchain startup Lucid Sight to launch a baseball game this summer. Users must purchase Ethereum to play, and they will then be able to trade digital avatars tied to specific moments in games. With attendance dropping at ballparks this year, this could be a clever campaign to keep fans interested. It also could help send Ethereum prices higher, thanks to an increased demand.

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  • The crypto revolution is just getting started. At least, that's what Coinbase CTO Balaji Srinivasan had to say on Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR). He said that only about 8% of Americans own cryptocurrencies. He believes based on how many people own cell phones around the world, the crypto market can grow 60% from where it is right now.
  • One man really believes in Bitcoin. A crypto bull in Australia is betting $8.5 million AUD that the price of Bitcoin will exceed Berkshire Hathaway's price by 2023, according to CCN.com. Currently, one share of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) is trading for $288,000 per share. If he's right, he will win $1.2 billion AUD.

Finding the Next Crypto 10-Bagger

We've spent the last few months developing a series of special, comprehensive videos and reports that we want to share with you.

Altogether, they'll give you an even stronger crypto "insider's edge."

I hope you'll take advantage of all the great research on this breakout digital coin.

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With the volatility and uncertainty in the markets right now, it's reassuring to know you can rely on consistent income through dividends.

And if you own one of these three companies, you're about to get paid even more...

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Caterpillar Inc
. (NYSE: CAT) will increase its dividend forward yield by 10.26%, VSE Corp. (Nasdaq: VSEC) will increase its dividend payout by 14.29%, and PNC Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE: PNC) will increase its dividend payout by 26.67%.

And aside from the dividend hike, VSEC really caught our attention because it just hit the "Buy Zone" on the Money Morning Stock VQScore™ system.

Now, let's take a look at some of our other favorite dividend stocks...

Top Dividend Stocks for July 2018

  • Special Situation Strategist Tim Melvin loves finding value in an overpriced market. And he thinks he found another winner. "This stock has the prospects for extraordinary returns for patient, aggressive investors," Melvin said. With a dividend yield higher than what the bank will give you at almost 2% and a chance to triple your money, you have to see this.
  • While dividends are a great source of additional income, sometimes investors have to sacrifice share price growth in the process. However, with these three stocks, you won't have that problem.
  • Wall Street is ignoring two big trends right now: an aging population and the number of facilities needed to help seniors in their golden years. The population of those aged 60 and older is expected to double from 962 million in 2017 to 2.1 billion by 2050. And we have three ways to play it, with one company paying shareholders a dividend of 8.32%.

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There's still time to get there, but now looks like a great time to cash out for a quick 30% profit in less than a month.

The original play was to buy the MSFT July 27 $100 call at $4 per option.

Today, it's trading for $5.23 per option, a 30.75% profit.

Microsoft Gains
During that same time since we first shared the details about Microsoft, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has only climbed 1.08%.

Now, it's true we didn't hit a 100% return like our last Microsoft play.

You can still wait to see if MSFT climbs any higher ahead of its July 19 earnings, but this is a situation where you want to take the money and run.

We're going to get out of this trade while we're up, avoid any stock price drops from the trade war that could wipe out these gains, and put the profits toward our next opportunity.

And we've got plenty of ways to use options to make incredible gains...

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That means a marijuana dispensary can't deposit cash or take out a loan to help grow its business.

However, that could soon change...

Marijuana Industry
The administration of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said state regulators "will not impose any regulatory action on a New York State chartered bank or credit union solely for establishing a banking relationship with a medical marijuana-related business that operates a compliant business in New York," according to a July 3 MarijuanaMoment.net report.

As long as banks comply with Obama-era Justice and Treasury Department memos, they won't have to worry about being hassled by the state.

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Of course, what the federal government wants to do is a different matter.

But this is still a promising development.

Now, let's take a look at three of the other biggest stories developing in the marijuana industry...

What's Happening in the Marijuana Industry Today

  • On July 11, the leader of Brazil's Workers' Party introduced legislation to legalize all marijuana use. Brazil would establish a legal sales system throughout the country, and the bill would allow cultivation of up to six plants. While cannabis was decriminalized in Brazil in 2006, it still remains illegal. A 2014 government poll shows 57% of Brazilians support legalizing medical marijuana.
  • One concern about legalizing marijuana is that dispensaries will attract shady characters and bring trouble to neighborhoods. However, that may not be true. According to a study from the think tank RAND, there is no a correlation between county laws that legally permit dispensaries and reported violent crimes.
  • S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is trying to help the hemp industry grow. In a bill submitted on June 26, the senator wants to stop federal authorities from punishing banks that work with business that grow, process, and sell hemp products. In 2016, hemp industry sales reached $688 million.

Four Cannabis Stocks Potentially Destined to Soar Up to 1,000% This Election Year

In the election year of 2012, marijuana stocks started rare gains of as much as 3,240%.

In 2014, they started producing up to 4,606% profits.

In 2016, they began rare climbs of 6,074% and more.

How much richer could select cannabis stocks make YOU in the election year of 2018?

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His bold prediction will soon come true, with Apple's market cap sitting at $923 billion.

And now is the perfect time to own shares of AAPL stock before it reaches $1 trillion...

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Of course, there are other stocks we like in the race: Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) has a market cap of $783 billion, Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) has a market cap of $812 billion, and Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) has a market cap of $855 billion.

But CEO Tim Cook's company is clearly ahead.

"As much as I like Microsoft, you'd be crazy to bet against Apple in a case like this," Robinson said on June 8.

Now, he still thinks these are two great companies to own.

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But there's one big reason you want AAPL in your portfolio right now...

Why You Need to Own AAPL Stock

Robinson issued a very bold Apple price prediction on Jan. 26, stating AAPL will reach $250 in 2.5 years:

"Many on Wall Street doubted my new forecast, saying the iDevice King was suffering from a smartphone sales hangover. But my $250 price prediction took into account that the company is moving quickly to improve sales of services like Apple Music and away from its dependence on devices. And Apple really delivered when it announced second-quarter 2018 earnings on May 1. Yes, smartphone sales volume slipped a bit, but the company more than made up for that with sales of the higher-margin iPhone X."

From today's opening price of $188.50, Robinson's prediction shows a gain of 32.62%.

On top of that potential profit opportunity, Apple also rewards its shareholders with a dividend of $2.2 (1.57%) yield.

And this is just the start of how much money there is to be made off Apple...

You see, when retail investors hear about Apple potentially becoming the first company with a $1 trillion market cap, they are going to flock to the stock. They will call their brokers, asking why they don't own more shares of the biggest company in the world.

If Robinson's Apple stock price prediction hits earlier than expected, that doesn't mean Apple will stop climbing at $250 per share.

This is a legacy stock, one that you want to hold forever.

And even though Apple is trading at all-time highs now, there's still plenty of room for double-digit profits ahead.

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