Why Now is the Best Time to Get Back into Cannabis…

Last year, I joined the Advisory Board of the National Institute for Cannabis Investors to offer my technical analysis and experience to traders and investors interested in breaking into this exciting new space.

Unfortunately, for many investors, that excitement has dimmed in recent months.

Anyone that has even had a passing interest in the cannabis industry knows what a tough time the last year has been.

To be more succinct, it’s been a downright bloodbath.

While everyone has been so focused on the massive losses in the cannabis industry over the better part of the last year, what’s getting lost in the hysteria is that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

What you have to keep in mind is that the entire cannabis industry is still very new, relatively speaking. Most new industries have gone through their fair share of growing pains before the major players emerged to make huge profits for not only themselves, but their shareholders as well.

In fact, the Harvard Business School did a fantastic study on this “life-cycle” of industries, which they dubbed the Consolidation Curve. It outlines the four stages of consolidation that all industries go through once they are created or deregulated.

In Phase 1, we see the early movers emerge and immediately begin to grab market share, followed by hundreds of smaller companies all vying for a piece of the pie. This is by far the most volatile phase of any industry’s life-cycle, where huge price swings can occur on even the smallest bit of triumph or adversity.

And unfortunately for investors that got into the cannabis space in early 2019, the price swings since around April have mostly been down.

The downturn cost executives their jobs, shareholders huge amounts of money, and thousands of employees their livelihoods as scores of companies were forced into layoffs or even went bust.

The disappointment in the industry, once heralded as “the next gold rush,” is palpable. Just look at the majority of headlines on the subject. Most would have you avoiding cannabis investing like the plague.

But there is hope yet for the cannabis industry. Instead of wallowing in despair – as most news on the industry seems to these days – look instead to the future

The Coronavirus Reality Gap: The Only Chart that Matters

Every time my phone starts ringing off the hook with TV networks asking me to make an appearance on their shows, I know there’s a Reality Gap big enough to make some real money.

In the last 13 days, I’ve been invited on 7 times – talking about the coronavirus and what it means to markets and individual stocks.

The News Media is having a field day over China’s coronavirus outbreak.

Every minute there’s a new update on infections, possible mutations, comparisons to SARS…

This human tragedy is being milked for all it’s worth.

The reason why is simple: fear sells. No TV news segment, no news website, no cable news update is complete without a coronavirus update, because that’s what gets views.

And more views mean more money selling ads.

It’s overtaken the top of the news agenda – the President’s impeachment trial, Monday’s Iowa caucus, even the record-breaking wildfires still raging in Australia.

Not to mention the things you can actually act on, like Amazon’s extraordinary earnings surprise…

And the News Media isn’t the only culprit here, either.

Big Government is getting in on the game too, with health organizations under-reacting, then over-reacting, and now issuing jarring statements:

This morning, just after 10:00am, this headline came out – “CDC: Preparing as If Coronavirus Is ‘The Next Pandemic'” – leading to a 250-point drop in the Dow.

And lost amid all this noise is a Reality Gap between what’s being said and what should really matter…

The truth.

And the truth is, we’re turning the corner on this outbreak. As the very numbers the News Media use to whip up fear show, coronavirus cases are peaking.

The end is in sight.

So it’s time for you to position yourself for the buying opportunity to come

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