CANNAINVESTOR Magazine February / March 2017 - Page 43



There are many other ways to diversify that most Retail Investors may have not considered. As recent as February 17, The Leaf Online article titled “Canada, Germany eye cannabis alliance: What about US?” This article discusses how Germany will be a “true international marijuana powerhouse” within the European Union and beyond and references a few publicly traded companies that have entered the German market. Another example was provided last month – one could target the companies trading on major stock exchanges of which there are currently three (soon to be four with Aphria, Inc.): Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX:WEED; OTC:TWMJF); CanniMed Therapeutics, Inc. (TSX:CMED; OTC:CMMDF); and Innovative Industrial Properties (NYSE:IIPR).

Canopy Growth Corporation, Innovative Industrial Products, and Future Farms, Inc. (refer ROI chart above) were just picked in February as recommended stocks by another writer elsewhere. Canopy Growth Corporation just announced that Tweed will begin selling cannabis seeds to authorized home growers under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (Canada) in early March. Also In February, had this title for an article with respect to Canopy Growth: “Financial analysts say purchasing shares of WEED right now is like ‘buying Amazon in 1997’ [“WEED” being the stock symbol of CGC on its primary exchange]”. Alpha North has an investment fund with a stellar 1-year ROI in excess of 280% and has only one investment in the marijuana industry – The Tinley Beverage Company. Past articles brought attention to these companies and others including, in the November 2016, specific reference to the Canadian “grow your own” market that would soon be opening up. CANNAINVESTOR Magazine subscribers knew of these and other companies well in advance.

There are many more potential opportunities waiting for the prepared forward thinking Retail Investor to discover and CANNAINVESTOR Magazine has a proven track record of preparing the Retail Investor to identify investment opportunities through company, sector, and industry projections. Retail Investors should subscribe to legitimate industry information and avoid bogus sources of inferior or misleading information. My only tools are the same ones shared each month … how to short list companies to consider investing in and how to identify what to steer clear from (companies and information sources). CANNAINVESTOR Magazine itself does a lot of this work for you … a Retail Investor could consider starting with the “Top 25 Stock Picks” lists and the “Stocks to Watch” lists. But please take caution – when looking at the ROI of an investment fund there is often a disclaimer that past performance is not an indicator of future performance. There is a reason why companies post disclaimers on forward looking statements such as:

By its very nature, such forward-looking information requires the Company to make assumptions that may not materialize or that may not be accurate. This forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors, which may cause actual results, levels of activity and achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such information.

Therefore, when investing only on a future prospective basis on expected events, one must take extra care on all facets of selecting and monitoring such investments. In many ways, some may see such decisions based on one’s vision of how the future will unfold as an educated bet.