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US Cannabis Market Could Hit $22.7B By 2023

A new report projects the cannabis market in the United States will reach $22.7 billion in sales by 2023. The estimates in the Brightfield Group report imply a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20 percent over the next four years.

The recreational market is expected to lead the charge, at least in 2019, delivering 33 percent growth, driven by a variety of factors including the stabilization of the market in California and new adult-use markets coming online….CLICK for complete article

The Never-ending Story

You can pretty much count on it. If we get a decent down day, then the administration will frantically back-pedal any tough-on-trade talk and send equities flying higher again. This back-and-forth has been in place for weeks….CLICK for complete article

Seminar Invitation – McIver Capital

Why Institutional Investor Outperform You – And What You Can Do About It

Neil McIver joins Michael on Saturday’s show to share how his clients benefit from re-balancing their portfolios every spring. As an added bonus MoneyTalks listeners are invited to attend a FREE evening seminar where Neil and his team will share the strategies that have seen him outperform the market steadily for almost a decade. Seating is very limited so sign up now. CLICK HERE to register.

  • When: Wednesday, May 29
  • Time: 5:00-7:00 PM
  • Location:
    Four Seasons Hotel
    Seasons Room
    650 Howe Street
    Vancouver, BC

A Super-Cheap Dividend Stock for Your Passive-Income Fund

Who says you need to pay a pretty penny to get robust dividends?

Industrial Alliance (TSX:IAG) is a Canadian insurer and diversified financial firm that has one of the cheapest stocks on the entire TSX index.

The 3.62% dividend may not seem like much when you consider that a 4-5% yield is standard for most financials. When you have a look under the hood, however, it’s more apparent that Industrial Alliance also has one of the more conservative payout ratios out there….CLICK for complete article

Welcome To The World’s Biggest Free Trade Area

At a time when the Western world is doing its best to kill free trade, some emerging markets are doing the exact opposite: fostering continent-wide enhanced trade by expanding free trade. Strange as it might seem, Africa, a continent commonly associated with seemingly unending civil strife and poverty, will soon rival the WTO and the EU while earning its stripes as home to the world’s largest free trade area….CLICK for complete article

Ford Is A Truck Company With A Truck-Sized Dividend

With all the talk about electric cars and Tesla (TSLA) constantly stealing the limelight, it is easy to miss the fact that there are other auto manufacturers that offer compelling investment opportunities. The initial battle scene in Episode 3 of Season 8 of Game of Thrones showed the army of the dead essentially steamrolling over the good guys’ defenses. That is not what Tesla is doing to the other manufacturers, except perhaps in the amount of media coverage it is getting….CLICK for complete article