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In this video, D.R. Barton, Jr. will show you how you can make money now from any potential election outcome.
Election Day 2018 marked another resounding victory for cannabis.
At least 36 different ballot measures and elective offices across the country were in play.
From coast to coast, candidates from both parties who are on the record as favoring some form of marijuana reform were returned to office or swept into Congressional delegations, state houses, and local assemblies. These are the folks who can help move reform efforts along all over the country.
More importantly, voters in each of the three states with the most important legalization efforts (all three of which were carried by the Trump campaign in 2016, by the way) passed their referendum questions.
This isn't really a surprise - we knew going into Nov. 6 that 66% of Americans favor the legalization of cannabis for recreational use, and more than 90% want it to be legal for medical application.
Still, the results are big news for cannabis investors - and a flashing green light to folks who may yet be sitting cautiously on the sidelines.
That's because there are major benefits to adding one of the largest states by adult population, and one of the reddest "red states" to the pro-cannabis bandwagon.
Today's midterm elections will decide who controls Congress for the next two years, but there's an even more important outcome we're following.
Marijuana ballot initiatives are the real story this midterm election season.
It's been a banner year for tech stocks. Tech giant Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is up a staggering 44%. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) has risen 18%. With tech stocks like Amazon and Apple near all-time highs, it can feel like investors have missed the boat on tech investment.
There's a secret to Warren Buffett's success.
He followed one simple rule that helped him become a billionaire.
We knew Nov. 7 was going to be a historic day for the cannabis sector - we've been saying as much in the lead-up to the midterms.
But as we've also seen, the marijuana industry moves at hyper speed. And the real post-election story was virtually impossible to predict, at least in terms of timing.
By midday Wednesday, the markets had woken up to the fact that voters in one of the most populous states, Michigan, and one of the most conservative states, Utah, had opened the door to legal marijuana in some form or another, and stocks spent a couple of hours gaining in value.
But then... it happened.
The No. 1 opponent of legal cannabis in the United States lost every ounce of his power to hold back the fastest-growing industry on the planet. Investors need to know just how important this is to the growth of cannabis as a business in the United States.
Legal cannabis is off to a roaring start in Canada, of course, but the next flood of big-gain potential will come to us courtesy of folks south of the border.
That's because today, voters in Colorado, Michigan, North Dakota, Utah, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin will head to the polls to vote on no less than 36 major cannabis reform ballot measures.
Now, any one of these could catalyze tremendous pot-stock gains virtually overnight because, as we've seen time and again since 2014, "when laws pass, stocks soar."
It is that time of the year again...
Halloween's over; the skeletons and pirate zombies are back in the attic. My wife and I are now having animated discussions about just how soon the Christmas Pelican can take up residence in the yard. As always, I shall initially insist on the second week of December and stage a gradual retreat eventually settling on Thanksgiving weekend.
College football is in full swing, and the all-important Army-Navy game is now just weeks away. Once I manage to overlook the absence of baseball, it really is an excellent time of year.
This year, though, there's a fly in the ointment: the markets.
They've gone stark raving bonkers, staging some gut-wrenching declines and breathtaking counter-rallies.
Personally, I don't pay much attention to daily price moves, at least until my numbers tell me it's time to get interested in a particular company.
The truth is, I find the constant "What's the market gonna do next?" questions decidedly un-festive.
In short, all this noise, the ridiculous questions, the endless punditry... it's harshing my autumnal vibe.
If you're "of an age," shall we say, there's no doubt you at least remember Pac-Man, even if you didn't spend hours playing it... like I did.
I remember back in 1981, when I was 16 years old. Pac-Man showed up in the arcade down the street, and that was "it" for me. I was hooked.
I was okay at the game; I'd get two or three screens in before I was reaching for yet another quarter to feed the machine.
But there was always this one guy that came in and just crushed the game, going screen after screen after screen and notching insanely, untouchably high scores.
I wanted to be "that guy." I had to master and beat what I thought was the coolest game in the world.
I was going to need a lot more quarters - and it would be a few years before I started making money in the markets.
Jeff Sessions resigned today when President Trump asked for his resignation.
Pot stocks are already surging.