As the song goes, “You can’t always get what you want.”
This applies well to last week’s announcement of plans for full legalization of adult marijuana use in Canada. During that April 13 event, the Trudeau government said all will be in place by July 1, 2018.
But there was a “problem” – at least according to some legalization advocates and analysts.
Instead of laying everything out precisely, legalization in Canada is still evolving. For instance, individual Canadian provinces will have a lot of say about where and when marijuana can be sold, how old buyers can be, and taxation.
So there is much more work to do than was hinted by the government when it leaked preliminary legalization details back on March 27.
And out come the handwringers – fretting that legalization will be delayed or… maybe… never even happen.
It’s a deceptively simple, powerful approach I use to help my Nova-X Reportreaders make fast fortunes: Research a good investment, build a thesis, target the best stock before Wall Street analysts know it exists, and let the profits come to you as the crowd piles in.
Silicon Valley is a hotbed of this kind of investing – one where my readers have been able to make a killing. Biotech, rare earths, and cryptocurrencies are three others.
Cannabis investing is the latest and most profitable.
It’s easier now than it’s ever been to get wired into the growth of the legal marijuana sector.
And even after the sweep of states legalizing cannabis on Nov. 8, there’s plenty more of that growth on the way.
When most investors think of the booming legal cannabis sector, they don’t automatically think “high tech” or the life sciences.
That’s a mistake – a potentially costly one.
For one thing, cannabinoids can be used to treat all sorts of ailments, from cancer to arthritis to insomnia. Then there are all the high-tech applications exploding in the growth and consumption of legal marijuana.
But more importantly, cannabis investing is out on the “frontier.”
We’ve been looking at legal marijuana stocks a lot lately.
If you need a reminder as to why, well, look at this…
In 2013, the market for medically “sanctioned’ marijuana was worth about $1.5 billion. It’s expected to reach $6.7 billion this year – and $35 billion by 2020. And by 2029: The market is projected to reach $100 billion.
A laser-toting drone hovers outside a third-floor window at a secure military facility.
Inside the office sits an open flatbed scanner – and a computer network already infected with malware.
The Pentagon’s cybersecurity system had rendered the malware harmless.
But that’s where the drone’s laser – a simple one you or I could purchase online – comes in.
The laser infiltrates that scanner – and takes 3.2 seconds to transmit data that takes command of the Pentagon computer network.
What happens next – “shut down defense systems”… “launch missile” – I’ll leave to your imagination.
This isn’t a plot line from the latest Mission: Impossible series.
It’s a recent “thought experiment” conducted by two researchers from the Cyber Security Research Center at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University.
I share this scenario not to scare you but to highlight the resourcefulness of lasers.
While you may still think of lasers as “fantasy” weapons in Star Wars movies, they’re used for optical communications, engraving, measuring, positioning, bar-code scanning, 3D printing, surgery, and machine vision. The Pentagon is testing them as a weapon. No semiconductor could be built without them.
And the tech, defense, medical, and industrial sectors find new uses for them every day.
Indeed, MarketsandMarkets says the laser market’s value will rise by 44.4% from the 2015 base year to a value of $14.7 billion by 2022.
That’s a trend… a growth curve… we want to be in on.
So today let’s look at a company – a laser “pure play” – with one of this market’s deepest product lineups.
I’ve identified five reasons why this is a tech stock you want to own – and I’ll reveal all of those.
That’s what the Fox Business Network’s Stuart Varney said after a stock-price prediction I made during an interview rendered the polished TV host momentarily speechless.
During my Dec. 5, 2013, appearance on his popular Varney & Co., I predicted Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) shares would be taking up residence in the $1,000-a-share neighborhood pretty quickly. (Post-split, that figures as $142.85 a share.)
Now, technically speaking, you heard it here first, as I had made that same forecast six weeks earlier right here at Strategic Tech Investor.
However, as Varney’s reaction made clear, this was the first time any tech analyst had made such a bold public prediction about Apple on national television.
Since then, many have doubted me along the way. Even Varney himself has ribbed me about it more than a few times.
But I’ve always stuck by this prediction. And I hope you have, too.
If you have, you’re sitting on some tasty 80%+ gains.
That’s because Apple just broke through that $142.85 mark… shortly after noon Eastern on Tuesday, to be exact.