For the last few months, the conversation around Intema Solutions (ITM.V) has gone something like this: Intema: We bought an online health platform! Market: Meh.
For the last few months, the conversation around Intema Solutions (ITM.V) has gone something like this: Intema: We bought an online health platform! Market: Meh.
In a world where companies toss the term ‘artificial intelligence’ around whenever the office intern figures out how to get a spreadsheet pie chart to
At a time when many cannabis companies are enjoying bursts of investor interest, management at BC-based extractor Pure Extracts (PULL.C) must be getting frustrated as
Adopting a sin as an acceptable, taxable business is slow going. From the moment our government overlords decide to un-ban a thing, it takes often
Cannabis hard tablet IP holder Canntab Therapeutics (PILL.C) continues to send product to market, announcing Wednesday they’ve fulfilled 80% of their contract with Medipharm Labs
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
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
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
With US President-Elect Joe Biden having finally been, without any doubt, absolutely declared the winner of the 2020 Presidential election, Russia appears to be dropping
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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 savings and loan crisis in the US hit in 1989, a lot of slow-moving investors lost their dough thinking the worst couldn’t possible
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.
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.
Large Canadian cannabis licensed producer Supreme Cannabis (FIRE.T) told the markets they’re laying off around 30% of their staff today, days before their next quarterly financials are released and with the dust still settling after their recent CEO change. To the casual observer, this might appear to be a sign of desperation, that the sky is falling in Kincardine, Ontario, and the owner of the esteemed 7 Acres brand was making some sort of last ditch effort to stave off Armageddon. It ain’t that.
No resource, no multi-million dollar raise, no problem.
Ceylon Graphite (CYL.V), which has taken the unusual (in mining circles) decision to just freaking start digging, rather than go through eight years of behind-protection, triangulation, and capital raising first, is up 20% today as the first containers fill with graphite and execs chase down end user agreements.
With stock selling for just $0.06 a few days ago, volume has increased and buyers are being found, leading the stock to $0.095 at the time of writing.
Close-ology is a mining term used to describe companies that are close to another company that is running red hot, and may justifiably make the case that they can be hot too.
For some, like serial ring-staker Ryan Kalt, close-ology is a business model. The moment someone announces they’ve found something interesting in Dildo, Newfoundland or Punkydoodle Corners, Ontario, Kalt’s crew hops on their laptops, busts out the credit card, and register claims all around it, sometimes without ever having walked the land.
Technology public markets newbie AMPD Ventures (AMPD.C) has had an interesting first 7 weeks on the market, initially doubling in value out of the gate,
AMPD Ventures (AMPD.C) CEO Anthony Brown told a reporter yesterday he was looking to raise money for acquisitions and growth, with a $2 million raise
A while back – quite a while back, if we’re honest, Tinley Beverage (TNY.C) boss Jeff Maser had a big decision to make that would
As a general rule, I’m against any company with ‘cann’ or ‘canna’ in its title. You could make a drinking game out of reading the
For the last few years, if cannabis companies wanted money, there was a long line of folks happy to oblige. More recently, those financiers have
The scene: Late 2005, a run down pharmacy in East Vancouver. It’s early on a Sunday morning, raining heavily outside, and I haven’t slept for
I have to admit, the cannabis markets right now are pretty awful. That’s no newsflash, it’s happened before, but usually there’s a distraction sector around
I’ll say it. Vapes aren’t as fashionable on the cannabis investor markets as they once were. Right now you guys really like, well, nothing, but
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Not literal gold, you nimrods. Figurative gold.[/perfectpullquote] When we first met Mag One Products (MDD.C) and their CEO,
Mag One Products (MDD.C) is out to make the world a cleaner, better place. Magnesium may be an integral part of the EV revolution, but
We’ve spent a great deal of time talking about battery metals and electric vehicles (EVs) here at Equity.Guru of late. The E-Mobility (Electro Mobility) supercycle,
Saville Resources (SRE.V), which is cheap enough that I could probably take it over if I sold some baseball cards and maxed out my credit
Hey millennials. Quit obsessing over the down market your weed stocks are enduring for a moment and come with me over here. No, wrong way.
Oh, how you laughed. “Sproutly?” you exclaimed. “A cannabis beverage company? Right. Okay. Sure.” Then you chuckled as you turned your back. Who’s laughing today?
In 2015, when we started this outfit, our business model was to steer clear of conventional wisdom and the same old pubco marketing techniques, and
When I write about Pure Global (PURE.V), people get confused because a) they’re always down, and b) they’re not a client company. They should be
(The image above will make sense eventually, stay with me here…) Over the last few years, I haven’t written a whole lot about the mining
Last year, or maybe even the year before, we told you a story about a little gang of old timers who fell ass backwards into
About a year back, I told you guys about a telemedicine company called Reliq Health Technologies (RHT.V). You didn’t pay much attention because it was
You use lithium ion batteries all day long. Cellphones, laptops, solar panels, wind turbines, electric vehicles – all the things that make our lives livable
EDITOR’S NOTE: We believe, this year, resources will make a pretty hard move, just as cannabis and blockchain did in 2017, and because many of
The only better thing than a company you buy into moving its stock price up is buying into said company when nobody sees it coming
Sitting on a train this week, I overheard two conversations that soon became one. The first was two guys talking about which cryptocurrency they thought
A few years back, I wrote about Helius Medical Technologies (HSM.T), which I heard about from Fabrice Taylor, and liked a lot as a long
It somewhat ominously calls itself, “First Choice for Dark Liquidity in Canada.” If you don’t know what that means, you’re the mark. MATCHNOW TriAct Canada
$0.12… $0.12… $0.10… $0.24… $0.47… $0.38… $0.28… $0.38… If you look at the recent stock chart for Tasca Resources (TAC.V) and wondered what in the ever loving christ on a pancake
Some companies have trouble telling their story in a pair of sentences. I’ll often ask a CEO to tell me his or her ‘elevator pitch’
I’ve had a bunch of requests this past week for information on two companies we’ve covered in the last few weeks, more than any other.
So back in June we wrote a story about a company called QMC Quantum Minerals (QMC.V). At the time, it was a $0.095 stock and
It’s always nice when a mining explorer nobody knows about puts out news that catapults them into the middle of the conversation, and that appears
The average human body contains 2.5 grams of zinc, according to scientists, and there are 323.1 million people in the USA. So, by my math,
Mining guys are an odd lot. You’ll find them down at the Fairmont Pacific Rim most nights (if they found something in the ground) or
The scene: A public company shows up with a big plan and you know all about it, because it’s bought a million dollars worth of
When you’re rich, it’s easy to get richer. In for $0.35, out for $0.60, and with a half warrant for later. That’s a nice result
In every area play, there are big players, small players, and ‘me too’s. You can see this in action over in the Patterson Lake uranium
One of the more anticipated Canadian marijuana grower public markets debut. Abcann was noticeable for two things Thursday; a massive amount of buying, and an
I remember the first time BlueOcean NutraSciences (BOC.V) came to my boardroom. They were amped over something that, they were certain, was going to turn
Okay, mining newbies, we’re going to play a little resources 101 today, because some interesting stuff is happening out there in the big bad world
Maybe you think Donald Trump is amazing. Maybe you think he’s horrible. One thing we can all agree on, however, as I sit here watching
On Friday afternoons, I like to trawl the corporate news releases for ‘Friday News Dumps’ – crappy company news that is released right after trading
Queue the LL Cool J: Don’t call it a comeback, they’ve been here for years. Well, two. You have probably seen their ads in the
The Clayton Valley is played out, so says conventional wisdom regarding the Nevada locale where the lithium boom boomed in late 2015. A lot of
A few weeks back, I put out a piece about a company nobody has talked about in a while that, I think, is quietly killing