The Five Hottest Industries of 2023
By Zee Zhong on January 17, 2023
Editor’s Note: Our friends at KingsCrowd have been paying close attention to the investment opportunities that await us in 2023. In today’s article (originally published on KingsCrowd), they reveal the top five industries to keep an eye on. We think you’ll enjoy their take. 2022 was nothing short of a roller-coaster ride. As the pandemic was receding into the background of most people’s lives, Americans were hopeful for a…
News Fix: Cannabis Industry Reaches New Highs
By Allison Brickell on April 20, 2022
It’s April 20, which means cannabis enthusiasts around the country are celebrating what Ronald Reagan once called “probably the most dangerous drug in the United States.” Today, that remark seems pretty outdated. A full 37 states have legalized marijuana in some form (medically or recreationally). Eighteen…
Bloomstack Pivots, Seems on Track to Survive and Thrive
By Andy Gordon on April 14, 2022
We recommended Bloomstack last June. We liked founder and CEO Eric Delisle’s idea of combining all the systems and platforms cannabis operators use into a single platform. Not only was it a great idea, but it also seemed to be working. Bloomstack was…
The Rise of Financial Censorship
By Adam Sharp on February 11, 2022
A good friend of mine recently bought a house in Florida. To secure the best rate, he pledged his stock portfolio as collateral. But he encountered a problem when he went to get a loan from his bank, Wells Fargo. He owns marijuana stocks.
All About the New Early Investing Website
By Vin Narayanan on December 15, 2021
The new Early Investing website is now live! For the first time since 2013, we’ve updated our look. Our continuing goal is to make the Early Investing website as easy to use as possible so that you can…
Startup Insider: The Most Promising Cannabis Companies
By Early Investing on October 25, 2021
Last week, one of the leading marijuana business conventions — MJBizCon — took place in Las Vegas. And First Stage Investor’s own Vin Narayanan was there to see firsthand what’s going on in the cannabis industry. Many people have been disappointed by…
Startup Eyes Cannabis Industry’s Growing Software Problem
By Andy Gordon on June 17, 2021
Cannabis use has been exploding across the country. But it’s a disjointed market. Cannabis operators rely on software programs for their team communications, distribution, compliance documentation and more. And these programs are a tangled mess with no cross-communication. Operators typically spend $5,000-to-$7,000 a month…
Startup Insider: How to Judge Cannabis Startups
By Vin Narayanan on April 5, 2021
Andy Gordon and I have run across plenty of cannabis startups raising capital over the past few months. But none of them stood out as good investment opportunities. So we decided to sit down today and talk about what we’re looking for in a good cannabis startup —…
Most-Shorted Stocks Are Excelling Beyond Reason
By Adam Sharp on February 12, 2021
Market manias sure are intoxicating to watch, aren’t they? Right now almost everybody’s making money in the markets (except bears). All the major indexes are basically at all-time highs. The Nasdaq-100 is up 48% over the past 12 months…
Cannabis Stocks: High Growth at Low Prices
By Adam Sharp on January 22, 2021
Cannabis stocks had a rough 2018, 2019, and most of 2020. However, it looks like the bear market may finally be ending now. In the last two months, cannabis stocks have surged higher. The largest cannabis exchange-traded fund (ETF) by assets — the ETFMG Alternative Harvest…
News Roundup: Gold’s $3,000 Target, Cannabis Sales Spike and More
By Adam Sharp on April 24, 2020
Gold is screaming higher, and confidence in the Fed is too. Here are the stories I’m following this week.
Market Updates for Stocks, Startups, Crypto and Cannabis
By Adam Sharp on March 5, 2020
Investing in a volatile market is tricky. Adam Sharp offers his thoughts on how to approach the stock, startup, crypto and cannabis markets.
Startup Investors: Watch Out for These Five Red Flags
By Adam Sharp on February 7, 2020
Adam Sharp lists his top five red flags to watch for when evaluating startup investments.
Cannabis Report: Pot Stocks Are Starting to Rebound
By Early Investing on January 23, 2020
Pot stocks have gotten hammered over the last few months. But prices are starting to rebound. And three catalysts are responsible for the upswing.
Why Aurora Cannabis Stock Took a Dive
By Vin Narayanan on December 30, 2019
Aurora Cannabis stock took a beating last week. Here’s why - and what investors should keep in mind going forward.
First Stage Investor: Best of 2019
By Early Investing on December 23, 2019
The First Stage Investor team covered a lot of ground this year. Here are our favorite pieces of 2019.