Own Cannabis Stocks For Less Than $20

The broad market is still wobbly, with inflation showing no signs of cooling.

Not helping, consumer prices soared 9.1% in June, year over year – its fastest pace since 1981, and well above expectations for 8.8%.

According to CNBC, “Excluding volatile food and energy prices, so-called core CPI increased 5.9%, compared to the 5.7% estimate. On a monthly basis, headline CPI rose 1.3% and core CPI was up 0.7%, compared to respective estimates of 1.1% and 0.5%.”

“The breadth of the price gains shows how rising costs have seeped into nearly every corner of the economy. Grocery prices have jumped 12.2% compared with a year ago, the steepest such climb since 1979. Rents have risen 5.8%, the most since 1986. New car prices have increased 11.4% from a year earlier. And average airline fares, one of the few items to post a price decline in June, are nevertheless up 34% from a year earlier,” added the Associated Press.

Hopefully, inflation is starting to peak, but it’s a tough call at this point.

The latest numbers could force the Federal Reserve to hike rates another 75 basis points, which then runs the risk of the central bank overshooting, potentially pushing the U.S. economy closer to a recession.

Thankfully, there are some bright spots in the market.

The cannabis sector happens to be one of them.

In fact, the sector, as measured by the Advisor Shares Pure US Cannabis ETF moved slightly higher from a low of $10.08 to a recent high of $10.87 over the last week.

That’s happening for a few reasons. Continue reading "Own Cannabis Stocks For Less Than $20"

3 Interesting ETFs To Take Closer Look At

New ETFs are continually being brought to market as new niche ideas of capitalizing on an industry are being developed daily. But, not only are new ETFs the only ones that are worth looking at, older, more established ETFs which you may have forgotten about are also good to follow up on and even add to your watchlist. With that in mind, from time to time, I like to point out new and old ETFs that I come across which interest me and may intrigue others.

Today, let us look at one new ETF, one old ETF, and one ETF that is not yet trading but will soon be available for purchase.

The new Exchange Traded Fund is the AdvisorShares Pure US Cannabis ETF (MSOS). I know what you are thinking, just another marijuana ETF. Well, yes and no. This is a marijuana ETF; however, unlike all the other marijuana ETFs available before this one, all U.S. ETFs is the first. The others had, in large part, Canadian cannabis companies. This ETF only holds U.S. based firms. This ETF debuted on September 1st, 2020. It has an expense ratio of 0.74%, which is not cheap, but also not terribly outrageous. It currently has just $11 million in assets, but that should grow with time. We have no performance history on the ETF since it is so new, but the marijuana industry has struggled over the last few years. With that being said, this is a new ETF, so it comes with a clean slate, but we shouldn't expect it to boom in the short term unless we have major progress in the industry, as in more states passing marijuana as a legal substance. With that said, now would be a good time to get involved with this type of investment, as we are expected to have more states legalizing the drug in the next few years. Continue reading "3 Interesting ETFs To Take Closer Look At"