It’s not just you who’s aging. Our world is getting old. By next year, 55-year-olds will outnumber 5-year-olds. By 2050, the number of people aged 50 and older will rise to 3.2 billion–a twofold increase since 2015.
Baby Boomers, born between 1944 and 1964, are now desperately searching for the “fountain of youth”, and the market is finally responding.
Some technologies start off as science-fiction, as they are often difficult to visualize and difficult to execute. Space travel and rocket ships started out this way, like so many innovations over the past 100 years. Medical technology also has made great strides that were unimaginable just a few years or decades ago.
One of the concepts trying to cross the line to reality is the ability to link the human brain to a digital computer, a concept that Elon Musk…Click here for full article
This week for the cannabis industry will be a busy one, as a number of companies are scheduled to post financial results for the last quarter.
Here’s a brief overview of the companies to be keeping an eye on.
On Monday, Greenlane Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: GNLN), Village Farms International Inc(NASDAQ: VFF) and Medipharm Labs Corp (OTC: MEDIF) will be reporting their financial results after the closing bell.
On Tuesday after the market close, we will see results from Tilray Inc (NASDAQ: TLRY). Analysts expect Tilray to report a net loss of 25 cents per share on revenue of $41.11 million. Earnings results are also expected from….CLICK for complete article
An aging population will always have needs that are specialized and unique, and there is every indication that new technologies will be developed to meet those needs in innovative new ways. Baby Boomers were the largest population bulge up until 2016, and now their numbers are starting to dwindle, being slowly eclipsed by Millennials. However, no matter which generation predominates, people will always be getting to that stage in life where medical assistance and intervention become a critical factor in maintaining quality of life. In the USA, people over the age of 65 are forecasted to be 20% of the population by 2050, up from 15% today.
One of the frequent occurrences with the elderly is the deterioration and failure of important …Click here for full article.
International trade and foreign direct investment (FDI) are considered the key drivers of global value chains. About 11 percent of economic activity (GDP) in the U.S. is dependent on foreign markets. But when relations sour between countries as they have between two of the world’s largest economies, foreign investments can dry up and put thousands of jobs in jeopardy. That’s why reports that Chinese investments in the U.S. have plunged nearly 90 percent under President Trump’s watch is quite disconcerting. According to data by the Rhodium Group, Chinese FDI in the U.S. has fallen from a peak of $46.5 billion in 2016 to just $5.4 billion last year, sharply reversing a trend of rising investments from the Far East. Much of the blame for the massive decline can be pinned on amped up regulations, a battery of tariffs and growing unease by the U.S. on China’s expanding global influence.
The apathy is not mutual though, with American FDI into China only declining slightly from $14 billion 2017 to $13 billion in 2018. After lagging for years, China managed to overtake the U.S. in two-way FDI for the first time in 2015– the balance has now shifted back to the U.S….CLICK for complete article
What will legal weed look like in the next few years? These cannabis market predictions are already coming true.
With new products, untapped markets, and better access to research and capital than ever before, the cannabis market is in the midst of another record-breaking year of growth.
Overall, 2018 was a groundbreaking year of growth for the cannabis market. But expect the industry to expand through 2019 and into 2020 as a volatile market becomes more stable and mainstream, encouraging unprecedented investor and consumer confidence.
Here’s what investors and consumers should expect as the cannabis market matures….CLICK for complete article