The market is up, but it’s all theatre: Don’t let The Fed’s buying suck you in

Trust me, there’s nothing I’d like more, as the publisher of a financial markets-focused media outlet, than to tell you all it’s time to buy back in on these ailing markets. I’ve got clients who’d reward me well if I were to convince you that it’d be a good idea to buy their stock in the middle of a stock slide. I’ve got employees that I’m still paying and not laying off that are ready to do their thing and share good investing opportunities with you all, especially at a time when you’re all at home looking for information.

GTEC Holdings (GTEC.C) CEO locks down the future, thumps chest on Twitter

GTEC Holdings (GTEC.C) is a company we've written about a lot, a BC-based cannabis grower that laid out a business model of multiple small licensed grow facilities, hitting the premium artisan weed market. Their products are great, their costs are low, and they've never yet benefited from the irrational weed booms of the '15, '16, and '17 years because they were late to get those licenses. This means, they've experienced all the weed industry dives, but none of the runs. Their stock price: $0.09, good for a market cap of just $11 million.

Green Organic Dutchman (TGOD.T) drops fat quarterly loss, underwhelming revenues

No company in the Canadian cannabis space polarizes people like Green Organic Dutchman (TGOD.T), which roared to the public markets on perhaps the biggest promote yet seen, raised nine-digit totals along the way, swept in more first time private placement participants than any company before them, and then did... well... nothing, for a long time. With top brass having been walked recently and plans to super-size the company grow facilities shelved in the wake of underwhelming need for more weed, TGOD has made no secret it is at a moment of recalibration, but investors will have expected to see more than this.

AMPD, PAT, MTA, HIVE, MILE: Contrarian investing as the zombies climb over the walls

Okay, so the world is burning, the Russians and Saudis are pouring low-cost fuel over it, the Americans are shocked that a reality TV show host with a penchant for scams didn’t make a clever President, Italy is in total lockdown, the Japanese are thinking of holding a spectator-free Olympics, Israel is putting anyone coming home from overseas in two weeks of quarantine, the stock markets are taking their biggest dive ever, and morons are hoarding toilet paper and hand sanitizer while lining up for the free havarti samples at Costco.

Heritage Cannabis (CANN.C) loses $2.3 million in Q4, finds extra year of runway as revenues kick in

A quick scan of headlines today would tell a harrowing story that Heritage Cannabis (CANN.C) was in big trouble and had lost $13 million and pandemonium had broken loose, and dogs and cats were going to be living together any time now. That's because the company led their Q4 financials news release today with their yearly metrics filling the headlines, while their not-so-rough quarterly numbers were largely and inexplicably hidden from view.

Invictus MD Strategies (GENE.V) kicked off Venture Exchange after screwing up everything for three years straight

Invictus MD Strategies (GENE.V) announced tonight that, in accordance with its efforts to work through creditor protection proceedings, it has been kicked off the Venture Exchange. On the upside, if Invictus' history of going back on news releases is anything to go by, we'll receive another release inside ten days that the bankruptcy proceedings have been cancelled and they'll continue on as usual. Because that's how it's always been for Invictus, which has the worst track record in Canada's cannabis space for announcing things, only to un-announce them very shortly after.

2020 Gravitas Securities Growth Conference lines up seriously interesting deals, even in weed

Respect where it's due, I haven't been to an investor conference in a long time where I came away interested in most of what I saw, let alone *everything* I saw, but this year's Gravitas Securities Growth Conference lineup absolutely hit it out of the park. The GSGC isn't the biggest show around, but they know how to turn out the playahs, and the only way you keep big money showing up is to be a little bit picky with what you offer them. Don't waste anyone's time and they'll know it's cool to return.

Wayland Group (WAYL.C) selling once hyped foreign assets for pennies on the dollar

As part of an ongoing process to deal with its bankruptcy, Wayland Group (WAYL.C) is dispensing with several foreign assets that were once touted as being amazing international opportunities, and it's doing so at prices you can afford. The courts have granted approval for WAYL to get rid of its Colombian subsidiary, Colmed Pharmaceuticals, which was purchased in an all paper deal for 11 million shares a little over a year ago. Who's buying it? It turns out, one of the companies that originally sold it to them, RG5 Investments.

If the cannabis industry is desperate for capital, time to bet on the guys with capital

With a little over and hour left in the year 2019, past 10PM on December 31, I saw a news release from James E. Wagner Cultivation (JWCA.V) about a small $2 million loan they'd taken out. The timing of the announcement of their loan was surely not coincidental. Actually, thinking about it, 'payday loan' might be the more appropriate term to have used. JVCA took out a debenture financing of $2 million at an interest rate of 25% annually. That's just the first tranche of the deal; there's another $8 million out there if they want it. My credit card, abused as it has been, costs me less interest to maintain than JWCA's loan.