Will Cannabis Stocks Make a Comeback?

Will Cannabis Stocks Make a Comeback?

Posted On June 19, 2020 1:26 pm

Cannabis stocks were all the rage in 2016-2017 as legalization and medical applications started to gain approval. New companies sprouted up in the green fields, the high growth industry with many coming public to massive valuations and enjoying big run-ups in share prices. The action was very reminiscent of the dot.com daze as investors/speculators seemed simultaneously aware that a bubble was building while also believing there would ultimately be a few massive winners giving justification to the gold rush mentality.

Indeed, the stocks suffered a massive collapse with many of the smaller, and less above board, companies going out of business. But even major players companies such as “Canopy Growth (CGC)” in which beer and liquor giant “Constellation Brands (STZ)” took a $3 billion 30% stake, saw its shares decline by over 85% from the 2018 highs to 2020 lows as legalization legislation stalled and supply far outstripped demand.

But, for the first time in more than two years, there appears to be signs that the industry is finding its footing and the stocks have found a bottom. You can see the popular cannabis ETF, “ETFMG Alternative Harvest (MJ – Get Rating)” has enjoyed a nice 30% bounce from the lows.

Now, the question is whether this is sustainable? Because cannabis is still a speculative sector facing numerous challenges using options to gain exposure to the upside potential makes sense. There are a number of reasons I think this cannabis sector can move higher in the coming months.

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Steve Smith have been involved in all facets of the investment industry in a variety of roles ranging from speculator, educator, manager and advisor. This has taken him from the trading floors of Chicago to hedge funds on Wall Street to the world online. From 1987 to 1996, he served as a market maker at the Chicago Board of Options Exchange (CBOE) and Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). From 1997 to 2007, he was a Senior Columnist and Managing Editor for TheStreet.com, handling their Option Alert and Short Report newsletters. The Option Alert was awarded the MIN “best business newsletter” in 2006. From 2009 to 2013, Smith was a Senior Columnist and Managing Editor for Minyanville’s OptionSmith newsletter, as well as a Risk Manager Consultant for New Vernon Capital LLC. Smith acted as an advisor to build models and option strategies to reduce portfolio exposure and enhance returns for the four main funds. Since 2015, he has worked for Adam Mesh Trading Group. There, he has managed Options360 and Earning 360, been co-leader of Option Academy, and contributed to The Option Specialist website.

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