With the market having come back strong since its swift retreat in early June the immediate threat of a larger correction has diminished. The S&P 500 index is back above its 50-day line and within a couple percentage points of its all-time high. Read More
The market has been up for six straight days, marijuana stocks look good, overall, and while we don’t quite have a buy signal from our intermediate-term trend-following indicator, we are very close. Today we are averaging up in three stocks. Read More
THE BIG IDEA
On a whim, I recently reviewed our car insurance.
Something didn’t feel right, so I went online and got a quote from another provider. It turns out they could cover our two cars with essentially the same coverage – for half the was... Read More
The broad market has advanced nicely since mid-day Monday when news that the Fed might lower interest rates sparked a wave of buying. Long-term, the future is bright. But short-term, the portfolio is happy holding a cash level of 23%, deferring new buying. Read More
Altogether it felt like a calm week. Considering the worsening performance of the S&P 600 Small Cap Index, which broke below its comfort zone, and the S&P 500, now 6% off its high, our portfolio’s resiliency continues to stand out. Read More
Looking at the broad market we see that the S&P 500 is just 4% off its recent high, has thus far held above support around 2,800 and remains above its long-term (200-day) moving average line. The Nasdaq dipped to its May 13 low 7,627,... Read More
The market’s larger, longer-term trend remains up, and the odds are that the market will be higher later this year. But short-term, the market remains in a correction, and marijuana stocks, as a whole, are not fighting the trend.
This is a great time to be invested in these stocks, clearly. And I hope the trend continues. But I do think we have a missing ingredient before we can feel super confident that these gains will stick. And that ingredient is more from... Read More
Investing in up markets is easy. From the December low until recently, the strong market provided a huge tailwind that sent marijuana stocks soaring—and had our portfolio, at the peak, up 57.2% year-to-date.