Like technology, the battery metals and cannabis sectors have upside attached to secular trends that are changing our world. As a result, all of these sectors are poised to continue expanding at rapid rates.
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On Marijuana Stocks
Being able to sell products at a high margin is a good sign of efficiency. Doing so leaves more cash to dedicate to other expenses and service debt obligations. Identifying undervalued companies with strong gross margins in the young marijuana industry is important, given the upcoming Canadian legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes in 2018. Today we have identified 4 Canadian marijuana stocks that have underperformed their peers despite healthy gross margins.
Investing in marijuana-related stocks is a high-risk, high-reward game due to all the uncertainties surrounding the legalization of the drug. Companies that do succeed, however, have potential to bring large capital gains. That being said we have identified five Canadian marijuana stocks with the biggest upside potential, according to consensus analyst price targets.
Identifying companies with high gross margins in the young marijuana industry is important because operating costs are likely to decrease as the industry matures, leaving these companies with high earnings potential. Today we have identified five Canadian marijuana stocks with gross margins well above their industry peers.
The search is now on for the next junior marijuana stock that is ripe for acquisition. Will it be one of the 5 we’ve identified based upon their high revenue growth profiles?
The following 5 marijuana stocks are expected to experience anywhere from 188% to 5,338.8% (yes, 5,338.8%!) in revenue growth during the upcoming year.
With intraday fluctuations of up to 80% – yes, 80% – the Canadian marijuana stocks on our list create significant day-trading opportunities for those so inclined.
With operations in the U.S. or a high probability of expanding there, the Canadian marijuana stocks on list are likely going to continue to feel a buzz from the recent U.S. election.
Within the last six years ago, the number of Americans who support legalizing medical marijuana has risen from 70% to 90% according to polls by Quinnipiac and Gallup. Those who support overall legalization has risen from 46% to 54%. Let’s explore some of the recent news and changes to the marijuana industry that could impact the industry’s growth and accessibility for investors.
A recent United Nations report on drug use reveals drug trends around the world, including which countries have the highest rates of cannabis use. Check out the map.
On Cobalt Stocks
The Ubika Battery Metals Index, composed of 10 lithium and 10 cobalt companies, has rallied 56% over the past year, with some company valuations surging more than 100%. With an implied shortage of lithium and cobalt in the market, we examine which producing companies are best positioned to rise from this battery frenzy.
Tesla just activated its battery giga factory, and China is moving to hoard the world’s cobalt supplies at the same time that Trump promises a military build-up that can only happen with the precious metal. This all means supply panic for everything from the electric car break-out to the military industrial complex. Right in the middle of this we have small-cap North American explorers—our new potential barons-in-the-making—in whose hands our energy revolution now lies.
Today, we have identified five cobalt stocks leveraged to cobalt prices that would benefit from the anticipated increase in production of lithium-ion batteries.
Lithium demand continues to grow at a robust pace driven by energy grid storage and electric vehicle battery usage. Consequently, several lithium stocks are attracting renewed institutional interest and today we have identified the 5 with the greatest increase in institutional investor ownership over the past year.