CANNAINVESTOR Magazine January / February 2017 - Page 69

- Cannimed Therapeutics Inc (TSX:CMED;OTC:CMMDF)

- Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX:CGC, OTC:TWMJF)

- Innovative Industrial Properties (NYSE: IIPR)

- And of course there are ancillary companies such as (The) Scott’s Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) and others. SMG also offers non-industry diversification

I recommend starting with the CANNAINVESTOR “Top 25 Stock Picks” lists as well as the “Stocks to Watch” list and companies referenced elsewhere in current and past issues. These lists include companies from the various sectors and also incorporates geographical diversification. Incorporating companies on the “Stocks to Watch” list that have been included in the top 25 list recently may be hidden gems as they flirt with that list’s membership month in and month out. Selecting a few companies from the CANNAINVESTOR Top 25 Long Term list using the month of first coverage with a focus on diversification could have resulted in a stock portfolio (with an equal dollar investment assumed in each) such as:

The first article emphasized the need for the Retail Investor to enter and exit positions as warranted using tools such as Technical Analysis. The stocks on this example portfolio above were selected truly randomly other than wanting diversification including exposure to the Hemp industry and wanting a company in a start up phase along with one that has flirted with a continuous presence on the Top 25 Stock Picks list. If investment dollars are limited consider investing in companies such as Aphria Inc (TSXV:APH,OTC:APHQF), CannaRoyalty Corp (CSE:CRZ,OTC:CNNF), Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX:CGC,OTC:TWMJF), and Cronus Group (TSXV:MJN,OTC:PRMCF) as doing so may achieve your diversification objectives due to the portfolio of holdings of these companies. There are also other companies with diversified portfolios.