Archive for October, 2018

Follow the Legal Cannabis Money – not the Hype

4 | By Michael A. Robinson

The Trump administration is not exactly full of fans of legal cannabis.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions‘ opposition is well known. “Good people don’t smoke marijuana,” he said in April 2016, while still a senator from Alabama. And it’s only got worse from there.

Vice President Mike Pence signed a law during his time as Indiana governor that would land you with a $1,000 fine and up to six months’ jail time if found in possession of the drug. And you know he has the president’s ear.

That’s why what comes next is so shocking: President Donald Trump plans to back medical marijuana after the midterm elections.

Or at least that’s what U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacheris saying.

Rohrabacher, a longtime proponent of legalization, said in a recent interview on Fox Business that plans for a massive cannabis reform have been a hot topic of discussion among Trump’s inner circle. He’s talking the sort of reform that could end cannabis prohibition on a federal level.

At the very least, Rohrabacher says, the president plans to keep his promise not to interfere in states’ marijuana policies.

Sam Walton Never Saw This Coming

1 | By Michael A. Robinson

Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) has rarely wavered from founder Sam Walton’s gospel of Christian free enterprise or his conservatism.

That makes it no surprise that, over the years, the world’s largest retailer has taken stands against medical marijuana laws, sometimes refusing to cover employees’ legal cannabis prescriptions. 

So the most recent news coming out of Bentonville, Ark., was a bit shocking.

Earlier this week, Walmart’s Canadian division said it’s exploring the possibility of selling cannabis-infused products its stores.

While various global beverage and tobacco giants have been showing interest in the legal cannabis market, Walmart is the first big retailer do so – and probably the most surprising choice possible.

What’s next? Cannabis grow kits at Hobby Lobby? Marijuana-infused nuggets at Chick-fil-A?

Even more jaw-dropping is that this, technically, isn’t Walmart’s first foray into pot.

Do These Three Things Right Now to Win in This Market Flop

3 | By Michael A. Robinson

Call me crazy, but I get excited when the market sells off.

This is doubly true when tech leads stocks down.

This explains why I was so energized on Wednesday when the tech-centric Nasdaq Composite lost more than 3.5%. And then entered correction territory yesterday – down about 10% from its late-August highs.

Here’s the thing. I’ve been around the markets my entire adult life. So I’ve learned the importance of taking the long view. I’ve been through more market selloffs than I care to count.

But the singular truth here is that the market always moves back up. And when it does, tech will lead the way once again.

Of course, it can be rough in the meantime.

But I can’t worry about toughness. As I like to remind folks, my job is to help you make money no matter what the market throws our way.

With that in mind, today I’m starting a two-part chat with you designed to help you profit from the recent selloff.

We’ll start by looking at three profit-producing tools every tech investor needs. Then we’ll follow that up on Tuesday with three hand-selected investments that you can buy now to lead you out of this mess.

Let’s get started

One-Week Countdown: The Biggest Event in Marijuana History – and How It Could Make You $2 Million

1 | By Michael A. Robinson

We’ve been talking about it for months.

And now we’re just seven days away.

Canada has legalized recreational marijuana nationwide, and that law that goes into effect Oct. 17 – exactly one week from today.

That means any adult over 18 will be able to just walk into a dispensary and buy up to 30 grams of cannabis. That could be flower, oils, or – in some places – seeds and plants.

And that could make you a multimillionaire by this time next year.

But only if you act now

Four Smart Ways to Make Your Money Grow – and Grow

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

If you’re not investing in tech, you’re flunking the cosmic IQ test.

Check this out…

Investor’s Business Daily revealed in a major story Sept. 28 that growth investing over the past decade now trumps value investing’s recordover the past 30 years.

IBD based its analysis on the indexes that cover value and growth. Tech, of course, is by far the biggest component of growth indexes.

But you didn’t need such an in-depth analysis to figure this out. Just look at your bank account.

You’ve heard me say more times than either of us can count that the Road to wealth is paved by tech – and we prove that here each and every week.

Now, that doesn’t mean you can pick just any tech stock out of the box and expect outstanding results.

You need a growth-centric tech-investing guide in your corner – someone who has dedicated his life to helping you get on that road to wealth.

Just ask the members of my low-priced service, Nova-X Report.

They had an averagegain of 24% in the third quarter. (To join us right now, just click here.)

That may not sound like much at first glance, but you need to look at the larger picture.

Their average gains beat the S&P 500’s 7.2% return by 243%.

And today, I’m going to show you four of our stocks that did much better than average.

I’ll also tell you why I think they still have plenty of upside ahead – and how you can get more a lot more plays just like them (or even better).

Check it out

Michael Sees Market Under Pressure If This Happens in Upcoming Elections

3 | By Strategic Tech Investor Staff

Midterm elections are coming up in a couple of weeks, and the potential for shifts in the power dynamics in Washington D.C. has investors pondering what’s in store for the market over the near term.

On Fox Business’s Varney & Co. today, Michael discusses what he thinks will happen if the Democrats take back the House of Representatives from the Republicans, and how it will impact growth stocks in particular. Michael also opines about where he thinks big tech is headed, which firms can weather potential volatility, and what should be done with Tesla’s Elon Musk following his recent interactions with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Click here to watch.

This Workforce Tech Firm Has Employers’ Backs as Staff Headcounts Swell

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

These are boom times for the overall workforce in the U.S., and independent contractors as well.

A record 150 million Americans had jobs at the end of August, the last month for full data. That’s an increase of 2.3 million jobs in just one year.

Plus, there’s also a record 6.9 million openings just waiting to be filled. And a 3.9% unemployment rate is one of the best we’ve seen in decades.

Now, when we spoke on Sept. 19, I told you of a great way to play the rise of the independent workforce.

After all, this group is growing much faster than the overall jobs boom. As I noted, that’s a rising market with a lot of profit potential.

But today, I want to talk about the opportunities that are waiting on the flip side of that investing coin.

In others words, I want to introduce you to a tech leader that has the right products to help employers manage their growing number of workers… and stands ready to meet a very target-rich market.

I’m talking about a fast-moving firm that’s doubling its sales every two years.

Here’s how

This Canadian Cannabis Supplier’s Leading the Pack to Uplist on the NYSE

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

The rumor mills have been in high gear as of late.

We’ve seen filings that make us believe another of Canada’s top cannabis companies is looking to make a move to the NYSE.

Now, a date for such an up-listing hasn’t been confirmed. But on September 28, the firm filed a Management Information Circular that mentioned the NYSE several times.

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Inside the Bitcoin Mining IPO Everyone Is Talking About

1 | By Michael A. Robinson

The crypto community has been buzzing about a potential initial public offering from Bitmain Technologies Ltd. for a few months now.

Maybe you’ve been doing some of that buzzing yourself.

I know that back on Aug. 7, I buzzed about it right here.

I said, if Bitmain goes public, it would be one of the few blockchain pure plays on the market. And I noted how a Bitmain IPO would be a big catalyst for the whole cryptocurrency sector

That all remains true.

But now the time for rumors and whispers is up. Bitmain’s big move, which would be the crypto world’s largest IPO to date, is on the record.

Last week, the Beijing-based firm officially filed to go public on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEK) – date to be determined.

There’s a lot of potential upside here – but there are many possible pitfalls as well.

So we’ll take a look at all that.

Then I’ll show you a way you can play this crypto IPO to your advantage.

You’re going to want to see this