The Cannabis M&A Boom has Only Just Begun
Analysts at Cowen say the U.S. cannabis market could rocket to $16 billion by 2025.
Arcview Market Research and BDS Analytics say the worldwide market could explode to $57 billion by 2027. In the U.S. alone, North American cannabis sales could reach $47.3 billion just over the next decade as well, they note.
Globally, Piper Jaffray believes the market for legal cannabis could be worth $15 billion to $50 billion a year, with global sales growing to $250 billion to $500 billion. All thanks to growing acceptance and legalization in countries around the world.
Five Incredible Facts About the Explosive Cannabis Market
It’s no secret the cannabis market is booming globally.
And the industry shows no signs of slowing.
Fact No. 1 – The Industry Could be Worth $77 Billion by 2022
The Marijuana Business Factbook estimates the industry could be worth $77 billion by 2022.
By 2025, Cowen & Co. analysts believe CBD use will grow to 10% of Americans, which implies a potential $16 billion market opportunity. Along the way, retailers have been quick to wake up to that very opportunity.
Federal Legalization: It’s No Longer a Question of If, but When
Cannabis has become the most incredible story of the year.
And there are no signs of it waning.
More U.S. states gave the green light for medicinal and/or recreational use.
In fact, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzer just reached an agreement to legalize it recreationally by 2020. Legislation would allow adults 21 and over to buy marijuana from licensed dispensaries.
If it passes, Illinois would join 10 other states, including Michigan, in legalizing recreational marijuana. While the Illinois law would take effect Jan. 1, the first licenses for Illinois growers, processors and dispensaries wouldn't be issued until May and July 2020, according to ABC.
How to Spot Where Breakouts Will Happen
Months ago, the drug industry was in a state of panic.
Between tweets from Hillary Clinton, and comments from Donald Trump’s that the industry was “getting away with murder” investors became unnerved for quite some time. There were even fears that pricing controls could wreak havoc on the sector, too.
However, most of that, we believe, was priced in on a massive pullback.
A Simple Way to Hedge Your Portfolio
With markets challenging all-time highs, continued geopolitical drama unfolding, and many influential investors calling for a market correction in October 2017, it was never a bad time to consider hedging your risk. Especially in a bi-polar market…
Between September 1929 and June 1932, the S&P 500 fell 86%.
From May 1946 to June 1949, the index fell 29.6%.
The Best Time to Buy a Stock on a Pullback
Buy respected stocks that every one temporarily hates.
That’s as close as we’ll ever get to the “Holy Grail” of trading advice. In fact, it’s the same advice you’re likely to receive from Warren Buffett, Baron Rothschild, and Sir John Templeton who bought excessive fear.
The only difference between them and myself – besides the gobs of money – is that fact that I don’t just rely on fundamental analysis. I also rely on technical pivot points.
Two of My Favorite Moving Averages
When it comes to technical analysis, one of the necessities for success is the moving average. In fact, for years, I’ve personally relied on two of them – the 50-day and even the 200-day moving averages.
Each is powerful because they give us a view of a stock’s trend, as well as a look at where we may find support and resistance along the way. For example, if I find a stock that historically bounces every time it hits its 50-day moving average, I’m likely to buy on a test of that moving average.