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Psilocybin is becoming the new cannabis as psychedelic mushrooms a.k.a. magic mushrooms find themselves in therapeutic use. What began as a ritual embibement thousands of years ago, could help doctors treat the human mind non-intrusively with an unheard of efficacy. The chemistry behind these little buttons of laughter could disrupt the treatment of conditions such as depression and anxiety as well as substance abuse.
Balance sheets give a quick snapshot of where a company is financially at a certain point of time. From the balance sheet, investors can determine how healthy the company is financially and whether it is likely to meet its obligations to continue operating.
The public markets are full of things to trade. Beyond traditional forms of equity investment in a public company, like junior explorers, market players can also trade commodities like gold and coffee, as well as other financial instruments.
There are many ways to finance a company and each method impacts the company and investors differently. One way to put money where your mouth is, is to do a debenture offering.
Mining is integral to our society and will be even more important as we move deeper into the information age and the world of alternative energy. Energy metals will be in high demand, but rather than open another mine, we have tonnes of minerals languishing in landfills just waiting to be extracted.
What should you put in your investment portfolio? There are more public companies and commodities out there than you can shake a stick at. If you bet the farm on the wrong thing, you could lose it all. Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT) puts it all into perspective and puts the power of profit in your hands. Don’t know what MPT is?
Short selling may be a recognizable term, but its inner workings remain a mystery to many would-be investors and neophyte market players. Yet, short selling is a fundamental aspect of the public markets. It acts as a control mechanism for inflated market caps, allowing investors to make money off of someone else’s bad business practices and unrealistic valuations.
Always heard about margin calls but never understood what they mean? Margin trading can be complicated, but getting set up with a margin account is actually quite simple.
Investing in the Canadian stock market may seem complicated, but getting set up is actually quite simple. The hard part is picking quality stocks that meet your unique goals and risk profile. But we’ll get to that some other time.