Analysis originally distributed on April 5, 2017 By: Michael Vodicka of Cannabis Stock Trades
The year is 1848. Hundreds of thousands of ambitious Americans are heading west to cash in on the California gold rush.
Some of these early speculators became rich. But many went bust.
Through it all, the businesses that ended up scoring the biggest profits were the ones selling picks and shovels to the miners.
This slice of U.S. history gave birth to the modern investment strategy know as the “pick and shovel play.”
A pick and shovel play means investing in companies that sell supplies and equipment to an entire industry.
For example, tractor maker Deere & Co. (NYSE:DE) is a pick and shovel play on the global agriculture industry.
Pick and shovel plays happen all across the economy.
Including the cannabis industry. [Read more...]