Are marijuana and hemp the same thing? It largely depends who you ask. The federal government accurately recognizes that hemp and marijuana are variants of the same species…. Cannabis sativa, but aren’t one and the same. Yet, the DEA recently put rules in place that suggest they’re not going to act as if no distinction exists (though that matter is still not clarified by legislative....More>>>
La Jolla Pharmaceutical (LJPC) recently announced that it had entered into a financing deal that would help it with the launch of its drug Giapreza. This not only helps the biotech with the commercial launch of the drug, but it also provides cash to fund other products in the pipeline like LJPC-401. That’s why I believe it is a good buy after this funding announcement.
In the United States Nestl茅 (NASDAQOTH:NSRGY) has little traction in the coffee market. It’s the brand that sells Nescafe instant coffee, and the Nespresso, the single-serve coffeemaker you might pass over for a Keurig on your wedding registry.
Globally, however, Nestl茅 has a much stronger brand. That makes it an ideal partner to help Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) build its brand in grocery....More>>>
Paladin Energy (OTCPK:PALAF, OTCPK:PALAY) used to be one of the market darlings to gain exposure to uranium, and when the uranium prices were shooting through the roof in 2007, Paladin’s share price reached C$10. A lot has happened since then, and the uranium market has pretty much collapsed. Paladin sold its uranium on the spot market, and has thus been unable to benefit....More>>>
If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians.
Investing, particularly investing well, is not the easiest game in the world. It requires a multitude of virtues like patience, keeping faith in your investment and the important ability to admit it when a mistake has been made. Even the doyen of investing Warren....More>>>
Clearside Biomedical, Inc. (Pending:CLSD) has a lot of potential. Someday in a distant future, the company could see 100s of millions or even billions of dollars in revenue, but if you own the stock, you already know that story. Current market cap valuation is approaching $500 million, and the stock is up over 3x the June IPO price of $7 per share. Clearly, investors are bullish on....More>>>
Valeritas (NASDAQ: VLRX) is one of 106 publicly-traded companies in the “Surgical & medical instruments” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Valeritas to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and risk.
In the rodeo world, bucking bulls and their riders have to make their mark in eight seconds. Wall Streets stock market bull and the investors who have hung on during itswild ride have made their mark by lasting eightyears.
The second-longest bull market in U.S. history has nearly quadrupled the value of the Standard & Poors 500 stock index. But its strength has also caused valuations....More>>>
Context, Leaders and Laggards
I have a different approach to sport goods stocks in comparison to many investors. I find it difficult to value, trade and invest in any sport goods stock using the same approach. I have been short Under Armour (UAA, UA) for a while and started to accumulate Nike (NYSE:NKE) shares a few months ago. I have recently opened a long on Skechers (NYSE:SKX) and....More>>>
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (R) and ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson (L) attend at the ceremony of the signing of an agreement between state-controlled Russian oil company Rosneft and ExxonMobil in the Black Sea port of Tuapse back in June 2012. A joint venture with Rosneft has been on hold because of sanctions against Russia. (Photo by MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/AFP/Getty....More>>>