For a year, naysayers have dismissed the early stage shroom boom as being a pumpy bunch of pubco RTOs that won’t be able to do
For a year, naysayers have dismissed the early stage shroom boom as being a pumpy bunch of pubco RTOs that won’t be able to do
If International Montoro Resources Inc. didn’t exactly roll off your tongue, rejoice! for Marvel Discovery (MARV.V) is now a thing. While the name may earn
Do you ever get that feeling that you’ve written a story before? Weeks before and months before, and five times before and eight times before
Confused over whether you want to invest in gold explorers or battery metals? Wondering whether it’s time to get into nickel, copper, or cobalt? Do
It’s no secret plant-based foods have been one of the real go-to investor categories of the rampaging North American stock market over the last year,
I’ve made no secret of the fact that the Canadian cannabis market frequently annoys the hell out of me. What I want is for it
Regular readers with an interest in psychedelics will know we recently started talking to a company called Delic Holdings (DELC.C), and that it was a
Nobody really talks about defense as an investment opportunity in the Canadian smallcap space, primarily because the Canadian government isn’t perceived as being as much
Ladies and gentlemen, I want you to take a seat. I want you to sit down and I want you to clench your buttocks because
I once dumped my first girlfriend because she was way too much of a hippy. Incense, drum circles, crystals, lentils, it all just about did
A friend said his Twitter timeline today looks like the last 15 minutes of the movie Trading Places, and he’s right. In what may have
For weeks, we’ve been talking about how Gold Mountain Mining (GMTN.V) CEO Kevin Smith (not my old movie writer/director boss Kevin Smith, but the ‘dig
If we’re honest about it – if we’re REALLY honest about it – Canada has fumbled its advantage in the cannabis sector. First to market,
“Over the next six months our goal is to finalize the details required to bring the Elk Gold Project into production, as well as look
Never ruin a good mining promotion by drilling it, the old Canadian public markets adage goes. Alas, it looks like Gold Mountain Mining (GMTN.V) is
Six months or so ago I wrote about a company that was, then, about to go public in the e-sports world. The Gaming Stadium, now
Last year was rough. The pandemic mixed with lockdown measures cost the global economy USD$11.7 trillion dollars before Christmas and set the world on edge.
Dig up rocks all day, commute home for dinner. Fill trucks with rocks to mill, have the trucks back later that day. Mill your ore,
No cannabis companies splits investors squarely down the middle like Heritage Cannabis (CANN.C). Despite ongoing good news and deals with larger players, a sizable section
In my experience with the North American public markets, few companies and executive teams got more lucky with their shareholder base than Lifestyle Delivery Systems.
If you believe the well founded rumours that US Multi State Operator (MSO) Verano will be going public in Canada this month, you’re probably keen
In an announcement that will have surprised many, FansUnite (FANS.C) announced Monday their Askott Entertainment and E.G.G. subsidiaries have received approval from the Malta Gaming
Halted since July of this year, right in the midst of a six week rise, the pubco formerly known as Lifestyle Delivery Systems, now Core
If this was a 1990’s news website we’d be putting all sorts of animated siren gifs all over the top of this piece because, I
Even in a corporate environment where everyone is working out of the same office, network security is a pain in the ass. Logins and password
Cannabis is having a hot month, with the US elections indicating a liberalizing of many states’ cannabis regulations, and a high likelihood of federal changes
If you’ve been close to a company as it’s gone public, you’ll have no doubt experienced the issue for yourself: Someone, somewhere, who got in
If you don’t invest in resource companies because you’re concerned they do harm to the planet, I wonder where you think the metals in your
Barely a few weeks after telling the Equity.Guru audience that the timeline on mushrooms would see Pure Extracts (PULL.C) focusing on its core cannabis market,
High performance computing provider AMPD Ventures (AMPD.C) announced Friday CEO Anthony Brown and select other execs from the company wll be participating in a financing
Developing new prescription medicine for market is a costly and oftentimes, a futile endeavor as drugmakers can spend up to $2.6 billion only to see
FansUnite (FANS.C) is the star of the junior exchanges these past few weeks, accelerating hard on the back of good financial news earlier this month,
Smallcap investors largely see the psychedelics space in one of two ways; you’re either in the ‘this may be big one day but there’s not
Sixth Wave Innovations (SIXW.C), a world leader in molecular detection and extraction, is working to disrupt the market for Covid rapid testing as well as
It’s not all about legal cannabis anymore, Pure Extracts Technologies (PULL.C) CEO, Ben Nikolaevsky, speaks with Equity Guru’s own, Chris Parry, to outline the companies
Yeah, I know, I know. Canadian cannabis companies are ass right now, and have been for a few years. Trust me, I’m about as out
At a time when Hexo Cannabis (HEXO.T) has written off practically everything they’ve ever owned and will rollback 8 to 1 to maintain some chance
Ahead of Kwesst’s initial public offering (IPO), Equity Guru’s own Chris Parry talks with the company’s Executive Chairman David E. Luxton to gives us a
If you’ve ever watched the litany of gold mining programs on cable TV’s reality TV channels, you’ve seen folks jumping up and down like they
Earlier this year, when Revive Therapeutics (RVV.C) announced they had some pharma IP that may be relevant to the treatment of COVID-19, plenty of folks
In the North American biotech space, you hear a lot of ‘promise’ from companies and their teams. Lots of ‘we’re going to take this to
Aequus Pharmaceuticals (AQS.V), a specialty pharma company with a business model of acquiring and re-platforming existing approved biotech and health products to appeal to a
Just a few months since announcing they were merging with Askott Entertainment, a deal that brought casino gaming and daily fantasy sports access to FansUnite’s
Let’s take a step back. Take a breath. Maybe meditate or toss back a tequila shot. Okay, we good for a chat? It’s been a
When we first talked about Tocvan Ventures (TOC.C) back in June, it was selling for around $0.15 and nobody was really talking about it. In
If you’ve been paying attention over the last few years, you’ve seen a few nice runs for companies engaged in the security/military space. Patriot One
For the last several years, a lot of stories I’ve written on this site have been about promise. The promise of something better, cheaper, with
UK-based commodities reporter Pratima Desai appears to have either been a useful idiot or a willing accomplice to a stock price run and subsequent insider
Not so long ago, one of our sales guys called Desert Mountain Energy (DME.V) and said, ‘yo desert bros, we like helium, you got helium,
CEO Peter Berdusco is throwing all the escape plans possible at his Guyana Goldstrike (GYA.V), as the company continues to capsize after three years of
Esteemed California cannabis gummies maker Plus Products (PLUS.C) issued quarterly financials Thursday showing a substantial turnaround as their Nevada and national CBD growth plans take
When folks ask AMPD Ventures (AMPD.C) CEO Anthony Brown what his company does, he usually asks, “Have you seen the Spielberg movie, Ready Player One?”
After a months long quiet period in which investors had to wait patiently for AMPD Ventures (AMPD.C) pipeline contracts to land, a period that also
In the old days, the days when people were allowed to mingle and the threat of pandemic death didn’t loom over us all, making a
E-sports stocks are, by and large, a silly thing right now, with a lot of folks bringing out deals that make little sense financially. As
If you’ve been in the public markets on the microcap side for any length of time, the bodies stack up on your portfolio after a
At a time when some cannabis companies have taken to borrowing money at rates as high as 55%, you’ve got to hand it to any
Formerly dismissed-by-many pharmaceutical company Revive Therapeutics (RVV.C) jumped a whopping 68% Friday upon revealing it has been granted approval to move forward with phase 3
I know you guys are all hopped up on goofballs buying gold right now, and shrooms before that, and biotech if you’re clever, and oil
A few days ago, World Class Extractions (PUMP.C) announced they’d done a deal with a ‘leading licensed producer’ (that we figured out is Aphria –
Look man, when I run my lance of justice through a piece of shit tech company that makes insane promises and almost no money, and
In one of the most unlikely deals we’ve seen in some time, World Class Extractions (PUMP.C) boss Rosy Mondin has announced Cobra Ventures, a 50%
When shareholders gather, it’s rarely for good intentions, and thus we see a pitched battle breaking out at cannabis investment group Australis (AUSA.C) HQ where
If there’s one thing we’ve always said about how we do business at Equity.Guru, it’s that our clients don’t buy our favour, they merely buy
I love it when a plan comes together. Little Falcon Gold (FG.V), that only recently boasted the sort of market cap that would have bought
Talking to Isracann (IPOT.C) COO Matt Chatterton Monday afternoon I asked a question I ask pretty much everyone in the cannabis world right now: Considering
There may well be people at US-based penny stock pump factory Brewbilt Manufacturing (BBRW.OTC) making brewery equipment. We don’t know for sure because they don’t
For a large part of its early days, one of the main selling points of US multi state cannabis store operator iAnthus (IAN.C) was that
I shot out of town for a few weeks recently, managing to get well drenched in a tent in the BC rainforest, and being without
National cannabis retail chain Choom Holdings (CHOO.C) was embarrassed Monday after details of its 27-page appeal to the Vancouver Board of Variance asking that body
CBD-focused CSE companies Sweet Earth (SE.C) and Mota Ventures (MOTA.C) have announced their intent to join forces on the development and distribution of CBD dog
In streaming content news, the recent Microsoft experiment of trying to compete with Amazon-owned Twitch with their own Mixer platform, has come to a sorry
This week’s digest of mushroom moves is a mixed bag of trash and glory, with the shrooms sector increasingly looking like the early days of the cannabis rush.
Loblaws’ (L.T) big ass 1300-store pharmacy chain, Shoppers Drug Mart, announced this morning they’re now offering same day delivery of medical cannabis products in the
The Greater Fool Theory is the single greatest driving force of the markets right now. Balance sheets can eat a dick. Growth potential is irrelevant.
When we first heard of Vodis Pharma (VP.C) it was a tiny group that couldn’t get its unlicensed Delta BC-based cannabis facility looked at by
When a company shows up out of nowhere and announces they’re buying a newspaper, but that nothing will change if not for the better, that they have money and resources to compliment what’s already there, and that journalism will always be at the core of what they do, don’t buy it. It’s always a lie. In March, Media Central (FLYY.C) CEO Brian Kalish got in front of a camera to talk about how, ‘hey guys, we know the Georgia Straight has been around for 53 years, but we’re bringing it back to its heart.’
Ever get the feeling, looking at your watchlist, that you’re seeing the same thing over and over? That maybe there’s interesting stuff out there you just haven’t heard about yet? I put a simple question to Twitter today: “Give me a ticker symbol you think I should be writing about (limit one per person), three reasons you think it’s great, and one thing you’ll openly admit they need to do better.” I got 35. Gulp.
I love it when a plan comes together. Predictmedix (PMED.C) continued to launch itself upward this week, jumping from $0.72 to $0.98 in just days,
Far be it for me to stand up for Canopy Growth Corp (WEED.T), a company that has only succeeded in one thing in its entire existence; convincing folks to buy its stock despite never having done anything else right. In recent quarters, and through three CEOs, Canopy has been pretty darn forthright that it was going to lose money for a while because it was broken.
Because this story is about The Green Organic Dutchman (TGOD.T) and cannabis investors bear grudges, the vast majority of people reading it will already be saying the words, “Fuck Parry, you’ll pump anything for money.”
So let’s get some things out of the way before we start. 1) TGOD isn’t paying for this story, and haven’t been a client for well over a year. 2) TGOD might not be a fan of this story
When weed legalized in Canada, I wasn’t a consumer participant. Smoking up has never been my jam. I know some like the ritual of it
When the history books are written on this passage of our lives, under pandemic lockdown and with once-in-three-generations levels of unemployment, they’ll note that in
Micro-mobility ride-sharing, which is the terminology that’s been coined for e-scooters, bike-shares, mopeds and the like, is clearly an idea that has a future. Small enough to park anywhere (we’ll get to the dark side of that in a second), cheap enough to mass produce, able to be electrified and charged easily, and tied to a payment app that tracks a load of data, this business concept has everything going for it – and is being fucked up by just about everyone involved.
If Tilray (TLRY.Q) will leave any sort of legacy on the Canadian cannabis landscape, it will be that, for a short time and by virtue of a well-timed and paper-lined public listing, the CEO was the highest paid CEO in North America. For a hot minute, Americans bought in by the truckload and drove the shareprice up like DryShips (DRYS), making the boss a very paper rich man. Everything else the company has managed to achieve has been downhill from there.
We get a lot of clients wanting to be written about on Mondays because that’s when everyone drops their good news. I usually try to
I break laws sometimes. I speed on the highway. I possess more than the 30 gram legal limit of weed products. I sneak food into
For a company that once upon a time figured a great business model in the cannabis sector would be to tattle on other license holders
Supreme Cannabis (FIRE.T) got a new President and CEO today in Beena Goldenberg, former chief executive officer of Hain-Celestial Canada, and a bona fide pro in the natural and plant-based consumer packaged goods business. This would appear to be a good hire for a company that already has a great reputation for quality products in an industry where the only way to differentiate yourself is being absurdly cheap or absurdly good. She’s picked a fine time to jump in; the company has already done some hard work in turning its fortunes around, and (to me) looks like its found a nice bottom to launch off.
At Equity.Guru, we’ve been tight with Nexus Gold (NXS.V) boss Alex Klenman for years. he’s been through it with Nexus, from former CEOs selling off his stock in secret, filing their insde trading docs a year late, to stock promoters demanding money and then, upon being refused, crashing the stock, to dark pool shenanigans and more. We’ve laid out a lot of those issues in the past as an explanation how a gold explorer that seems to have some interesting land packages, and does regular work, can find itself so damnedly underwater for so long. Company puts out news, stock starts to lift, massive selling bangs it down. Company puts out news, massive sell orders show up that spook the market, stock drops, sell orders go away.
“Let them say what they want, we know what we’re doing, and we’re doing the work,” Michael Frank told me a month ago, as he
Karim Rayani is a deal guy from way back, a non-stop money raiser, deal maker, handshaker and groover/shaker. If you needed a guy to invest in a biotech deal, Karim would go find him. If you needed some dough to kickstart a palladium mine, Karim will have a guy who knows a guy. And if you needed someone to write about your company, he’d be on the phone bothering me several times a day, squeezing me on my rate, selling me a tale that these guys. “My man, these guys, you have to meet them, they have something special. Sometimes it would even be special.
There’s no doubt a lot of people invest in a sector by just plopping their dough behind whichever company is the biggest, or the one
The Wayland Group (WAYL.C) announced Thursday Austria-based Ring Holding International AG will purchase their Maricann assets, which essentially make up their entire business, for the bargain price of $12.3 million as part of ongoing bankruptcy proceedings. The purchaser of the Maricann assets is a family office with a core focus on the manufacturing of lever arches used in ring binders. Yes, ring binders.
Oddball pharmaceutical player Revive Therapeutics (RVV.C) found itself on the back end of a warning by the BCSC this week, that certain German players in the smallcap promotion space had over-hyped the mushroom/cannabis/biotech deal and promised big wins inappropriately for anyone who invested. As a marketing partner of Revive, I got a few panicky texts from certain folks wondering if that meant trouble for us – or them. It’s not a problem for us; our coverage has been appropriately even-handed.
When the cannabis edibles space first became a potentially legal thing in Canada, my first thought was about how my life would change for the
Long time readers know, a year or two back, we wrote a lot about a US multi-state operator (MSO) in the cannabis dispensary space, iAnthus (IAN.C). We liked the company as it accelerated its dispensary acquisition program but stopped coverage in early 2019, with the shareprice in the $5 range, as it began to overpay for assets in a land grab with competitors we believed would ultimately have few winners. Today, iAnthus has put out some uncomfortable news announcing that, because it is involved in a lawsuit with creditors, it has chosen to default on debenture interest payments.
I have a list of companies that want me to write about them that, for the last few years, has never got to an end.
It’s never been clearer that many Canadian cannabis companies were built, from the outset, poorly. As the economy creaks and groans and every sector takes
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