Today, our Tom Gentile's going to show you how just a couple of minutes' work can place the market's best, fastest-moving stocks on your plate - the "needles" in the market haystack, if you will.
- How to Unlock Marijuana Stocks' Most Extreme Profit Potential
- This Craze Will (Hopefully) Be Over Soon, but You'll Always Remember the 100% Profit You Made
- Here Are Three Reasons Why The New York Times Is Dead Wrong About Cannabis
- Why I'm Not Worried by This Must-Own Cannabis REIT's Slide
- How to Tap Into a $69 Trillion Global Gold Mine
- Investors Haven't Figured Out There's a $4 Trillion Global Cannabis Opportunity Unfolding
- Own This Stock to Build Steady Wealth for Years… and Trade It to Double Your Money in a Week
- This Company Can Send California Cannabis Revenue Soaring 50%
- Why I'm Watching This Cannabis-Tech Firm
- Why Constellation Brands Is Still a Company You'll Want to Own Forever
- Here's the Truth About the GE "Fraud" Scandal
- The Best Dividend Stock to Buy to Weather This Week's Volatility
- What Every Investor Needs to Know About the CannTrust Affair
- Why the Dow Dropped 760 Points (and What to Do Now)
- My Favorite Way to Cash In During the "Tariff Tantrums"
- You Can Own the "Berkshire Hathaway of Tech" for Half Off
Even if you're not a cannabis investor, you've likely heard of the so-called "vaping crisis."
So far, no reputable, licensed cartridge or "e-device" manufacturers' products have been
linked to the epidemic and instead, the attention is on illicit "bootleg" cartridges. And now,
one marijuana company has made a move to not only protect itself, but also its market
share and consumers.
The marijuana sector gives folks a lot to chew on when considering the best, safest way to break into it.
But today you're in luck because our Tom Gentile is going to show you a brand-new kind of investment that could not only revolutionize the marijuana industry, but unlock tremendous profit potential for individual investors...
Tapping into the right trend and playing it correctly can bring outrageous returns. Microsoft and the rise of "Big Tech" comes to mind, or L3Harris Technologies and the spread of combat drones.
Investors who spotted those trends and - even better - traded the shares correctly have doubled their stake dozens of times at least.
Now, if you've been keeping up with the news... you probably haven't heard of this trend. But if you follow pop culture or social media or the last three minutes of "Entertainment Tonight," then you're definitely aware that fried chicken is sweeping the nation...
... and a food fight is raging that makes "less filling, tastes great" look like child's play.
Today I've got a (kind of) "defense" play lined up for us - defense in the 2019 Fried Chicken Sandwich War.
I know - it's completely absurd. It sounds ridiculous. I admit it.
Last week, The New York Times ran an editorial piece with the headline, "Do We Really Want a Microsoft of Marijuana?"
The author of the report, Christopher Caldwell, opines that the SAFE Banking Act would disproportionately help giant operators at the expense of smaller companies. That, in turn, would usher in a dystopian future in which multinational businesses develop new flavors and products to turn America's children into a nation of potheads.
I read a lot of wrongheaded news and misinformation pieces about cannabis, but this one may be the winner in terms of getting things wrong.
In barely 1,000 words, the author makes three points that need addressing.
The first is the overall theme. We absolutely want a Microsoft of marijuana!
We want one as investors, as consumers, and as supporters of the industry. Microsoft has its flaws, but overall, a lot of people have benefited from the success of the tech company. We can partially thank Microsoft for reliable computer operating systems, sophisticated spreadsheets, and cheap cloud computing that allows us to share our ideas in real time all over the world.
Do we want a company with the resources to improve the accuracy and speed of cannabis testing, one that can grow more precise strains for medical patients, and one that can perfect security and seed-to-sale tracking?
I want those things. So do you.
Innovative Industrial Properties is one of my original cannabis recommendations. It's one of my favorites, too - and not just because it's given folks a chance at more than 200% in peak gains, either.
I like innovative because of its increasing yield and its totally unique position in the cannabis sector. It doesn't touch the plant, which frees it from the heaviest regulatory baggage, but as a real estate investment trust, it provides the real estate needed for cannabis companies to do business.
In fact, Innovative buys the cannabis facilities from the companies that build them and leases those facilities back at a handsome premium. Innovative collects rents in excess of market rates, and the companies get the cash they need to grow their cannabis business.
But since last we spoke about it, IIPR shares are down by about 35%.
And while folks who were following along closely already sold half their position when Innovative doubled (the first time), and thus own IIPR "free," it's still important for me to tell you why I'm not too worried here...
Due to the immensity of the U.S. economy and $22 trillion "market cap" of our stock market, it's not very surprising when most American investors prefer not to invest beyond our borders.
But the truth is, owning foreign stocks can not only slash your risk, but boost your returns as well.
Starting around 1913 or so, world governments were gripped with a kind of mania to ban cannabis. Jamaica, Mexico, South Africa, Canada... and on and on.
In 1925, the League of Nations revised the International Opium Convention, targeting the global trade in cannabis for the first time.
And in 1937, the United States' Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 effectively banned cannabis at the federal level here.
So in America alone, we've had more than 80 years of prohibition.
That's why I'm so impressed with how far cannabis has progressed here; the pace has been relentless. Marijuana is legal in some form or another in all but nine states.
But there's a big world of cannabis investing out there; globally, even in countries that have had prohibition just as long as we have, things are moving fast.
I had a few childhood "staples": a game of tag, backyard soccer, bike races, and of course, Disney. These weren't just a part of my childhood, but my kids' as well, and probably even their kids' one day.
We wouldn't be the first. Walt Disney Co. has been around since 1923, when it made animated silent films.
And look at how far it's come... You've got Disney theme parks on three continents, television shows, box office record-breaking movie franchises, licenses - you name it. The Fortune 500 company rakes in revenue north of $59 billion per year.
That impressive figure is only going to grow, and it's easy to see how when you look at Disney's extensive plans for the future.
So this is the perfect time to build a Disney "tradition" of your own - along with wealth you can pass along to your kids and grandkids.
Look - there's no question this is a stock everyone should be in for the long haul; steady share price appreciation is virtually a given.
You've got to hand it to 'em: California lawmakers definitely set their sights high when they legislated for full "adult use" cannabis legalization in the Golden State.
So they aimed high... and went a little wide of the mark. Or, more to the point, shot themselves in the foot. Those same legislators - and bureaucrats - have mucked up the implementation of full adult-use legalization.
Fortunately for us cannabis investors, private enterprise is stepping into the breech to help sort out the problems.
We talk a lot about the dominating position enjoyed by the largest producers of cannabis; that quality will get more, not less, important going forward.
But in a sector like marijuana, the niches (the needs that the biggest players can't or won't address) will be critically important... and - make no mistake - very lucrative.
One of the most important niches will be specialized cannabis growing equipment. This is important to several groups of consumers.
There are medical patients, for instance, who might have difficulty making it to a dispensary, or recreational enthusiasts keen on growing their own supply for the satisfaction of knowing exactly what's in the final product.
This is a rapidly growing niche, and if you've been a Money Morning Member for a while, you've had the chance to reap double-digit gains already.
Back in early July, I told my readers that one of the "safer" ways to invest in Canopy Growth was through buying shares of Constellation Brands.
Constellation owns a 38% stake in Canopy, so it has skin in the game and exposure to the cannabis market.
But that's just scratching the surface...
Outside of its stake in Canopy, which is already a huge deal, Constellation is also the maker of Corona and owns whiskey, vodka, and tequila brands. This gives it yet another source of revenue and a defensive moat.
Bottom line, it's truly a force to be reckoned with in the cannabis sector!
However, Constellation is already looking ahead to the future. It has sold off some of its wine brands that retail for under $11 so that management can focus on selling more lucrative adult beverages.
Overall, I believe that this is a stock you can retire on. Why? Constellation is a powerhouse company you'll want to keep in your portfolio on a very long-term basis - because it's only going to grow every year.
With that kind of growth and profit potential, you'll be living a very comfortable retirement.
Now, the stock price did take a bit of a dip in January, but it's been rebounding ever since. And you shouldn't be listening to those newer investors who like to focus on the share price and say it's expensive. If you focus on accumulating shares of a quality company, it will add up over time.
"Don't kick a person when they're down." That's one of the cardinal rules of sporting behavior - one that'll serve you well pretty much anywhere on or off the field... pretty much.
But let's face it: Sportsmanship ends where the market begins. Across that line, massive fortunes can be made "kicking" a company when it's down...
Take a certain shadowy hedge fund I'm following. These investors have decided to move in for the kill on a fallen American legend: General Electric.
They've fallen in behind Bernie Madoff whistleblower Harry Markopolos who's made very public, very shocking allegations of fraud and manipulation in GE's Boston C-suite.
Markopolos - the forensic accountant who, as I said, called shenanigans on Bernie Madoff's $64 billionPonzi scheme - has potent "do-gooder" credibility.
In fact, these allegations probably would've been front-page news had they been brought in GE's prime, or had markets not been sinking on the day. Be that as it may, the accusations battered GE's shares and made massive waves just the same.
But there's a big, big problem with Markopolos' accusations. And I have a big problem with the anonymous backers on whose behalf he's making these allegations.
The U.S.-China trade wars news has rocked the markets yet again.
But don’t worry, it’s a temporary downturn.
To help our readers ride out this uncertainty, we’re bringing you the best dividend stock to buy from one of the most explosive tech sectors.
For a supposedly "controversial" sector, legal cannabis has been refreshingly transparent and light on (actual) scandal, especially compared to, say, finance.
But there's always one...
CannTrust Holdings is a licensed cannabis producer in Canada; It's a popular stock that's seen 2019 highs of CA$14.87 (US$11.24) a share...
And those shares have slid 56% over the past month because of a mounting scandal.
There are $40 million worth of CannTrust products involved - and countless millions more in capital in play here.