Emerging Markets https://www.benzinga.com/views/taxonomy/term/125558 en This Day In Market History: Hong Kong Stock Exchange Is Born https://www.benzinga.com/general/education/18/02/11236176/this-day-in-market-history-hong-kong-stock-exchange-is-born <p><em>Each day, Benzinga takes a look back at a notable market-related moment that occurred on this date.</em></p> <h3> <strong>What Happened?</strong></h3> <p>On this day 104 years ago, the Association of Stockbrokers in Hong Kong was officially renamed the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.</p> <h3> <strong>Where Was The Market?</strong></h3> <p>The S&amp;P 500 was trading at 8.48.</p> <h3> <strong>What Else Was Going On In The World?</strong></h3> <p>In 1914, the first ever successful blood transfusion was performed in Brussels. Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, officially beginning World War I. A car cost about $500 ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/general/education/18/02/11236176/this-day-in-market-history-hong-kong-stock-exchange-is-born alt=This Day In Market History: Hong Kong Stock Exchange Is Born>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> TCEHY this day in market history Education Emerging Markets Top Stories Markets General TCEHY Education Emerging Markets Top Stories Markets General Benzinga Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:41:51 +0000 Wayne Duggan 11236176 at https://www.benzinga.com Wonder Women Of Weed: Jodie Emery, The Entrepreneurial Rebel With A Cause https://www.benzinga.com/news/18/02/11216831/wonder-women-of-weed-jodie-emery-the-entrepreneurial-rebel-with-a-cause <p><em>&quot;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/WeedWonderWomen/">Wonder Women Of Weed</a>&quot;&nbsp;is a bi-monthly show and column featuring accomplished female leaders in the cannabis industry, brought from a collaborative effort that includes Benzinga, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/PowerBlackBook/">Industry Power Women </a>and Direct Cannabis Network.</em></p> <p><em>This week, we&rsquo;re presenting activist and entrepreneur <a href="https://twitter.com/JodieEmery">Jodie Emery.</a> Emery is known for her&nbsp;cannabis and civil-rights related activism. She ran for office in Canada on more than one occasion. She also edited the magazine Cannabis Culture and has a web-based channel called Pot TV.</em></p> <p>Jodie&#39;s work and, to a certain extent her life, revolve around weed. But she wasn&#39;t always pro pot. Pretty much the opposite, actually.</p> <p>&ldquo;In high school, I was against marijuana,&rdquo; Jodie said on the show. &ldquo;I was an authoritarian, cop-loving, teacher&rsquo;s pet, leadership student.&rdquo;</p> <p>But as Jodie got older and more informed, her prejudice against marijuana started to give in. The turning point arrived shortly after the turn of the century, when Marc Emery, founder of the British Columbia Marijuana Party (and Jodie&rsquo;s future husband), decided to run a &ldquo;full slate of candidates&rdquo; for the provincial election.</p> <p>&ldquo;That was how I first got introduced into cannabis and realized it wasn&rsquo;t what I&rsquo;d been told. Then I started questioning authority in a lot of other ways,&rdquo; she said.</p> <p><iframe allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/4u2QBqoWiXg?rel=0" width="560"></iframe></p> <p>&ldquo;That&rsquo;s the danger of cannabis,&rdquo; Jodie said, giggling. She knows critical thinkers are natural enemies of the status quo; and, the status quo is, in turn, her own enemy. Every society deserves change and progress, she&rsquo;s often argued.</p> <h3> <strong>Making A Name For Yourself</strong></h3> <p>It was February 2005 when Jodie submitted a series of &ldquo;&nbsp;suggestions and critiques&rdquo; to Emery&rsquo;s Cannabis Culture magazine, unintentionally landing an assistant editor position there. Working side-by-side with Marc seemed to give Jodie the final push she needed to run for office for the first time in May of that same year.</p> <p>Not much time went by before her soon-to-be-husband got arrested and extradited to the U.S. as per the request of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.</p> <p><em>Related Link: <a href="http://www.benzinga.com/news/18/02/11106317/wonder-women-of-weed-sara-gullickson-the-licensing-advisor-sitting-at-the-head-o" title="Wonder Women Of Weed: Sara Gullickson, The Licensing Advisor Sitting At The Head Of The Boys&#039; Table">Wonder Women Of Weed: Sara Gullickson, The Licensing Advisor Sitting At The Head Of The Boys&#39; Table</a></em></p> <p>Seeking to fund the cannabis legalization movement around the ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/news/18/02/11216831/wonder-women-of-weed-jodie-emery-the-entrepreneurial-rebel-with-a-cause alt=Wonder Women Of Weed: Jodie Emery, The Entrepreneurial Rebel With A Cause>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Adelia Carillo APHQF British Columbia Marijuana Party Canada CANN cannabis Cannabis Culture cannabis news CARA CBDS CNBX Direct Cannabis Network GWPH IIPR Industry Power Women INSY ISOLF Jodie Emery KSHB legal marijuana legal weed Marc Emery marijuana marijuana dispensary marijuana legalization medical cannabis medical marijuana medicinal marijuana MJNA Pot TV Recreational Marijuana THC TRTC weed weed legalization Women Grow Women In Cannabis wonder woman cannabis Wonder Women of Weed WWoW Education Emerging Markets Politics Top Stories Success Stories Markets Interview General THC US88033G1004 MJNA US58463A1051 TRTC INSY GWPH CARA CANN CBDS CNBX APHQF KSHB IIPR ISOLF Education Emerging Markets Politics Top Stories Success Stories Markets Interview General Benzinga Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:47:38 +0000 Javier Hasse 11216831 at https://www.benzinga.com Investing In Marijuana: Cannabis Industry Gets $1.2B In January, Matching Deals For All Of 2016 https://www.benzinga.com/general/biotech/18/02/11211252/investing-in-marijuana-cannabis-industry-gets-1-2b-in-january-matchin <p>Interest in who is investing in the marijuana industry is mounting rapidly, and not without a reason.</p> <p>Over the first five weeks of 2018, the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.viridianca.com/viridian-cannabis-deal-tracker/">Viridian Cannabis Deal Tracker</a> registered $1.23 billion in investments in the cannabis industry, Viridian Capital President Scott Greiper told Benzinga. This compares to $178 million for the first five weeks of 2017, implying a growth in investments of almost 600 percent. Even more interestingly, the amount of money that came into the industry in January alone is pretty close to that seen over the entirety of 2016, when investments totaled $1.29 billion.</p> <p>Benzinga has been <a href="http://www.benzinga.com/author/javier-hasse">reporting</a> on the largest deals in the cannabis industry, but the aggregate data provides a different and interesting perspective.</p> <h3> <strong>Aggregate Data</strong></h3> <p>Over the first five weeks of the year:</p> <ul> <li> The cannabis industry saw 65 capital raises, more than double from last year;</li> <li> Nine of these raises surpassed $50 million;</li> <li> 87.6 percent of these raises were equity-backed, up from 70 percent last year;</li> <li> The average raise size was $19 million, compared to $5.9 million in the first five weeks of 2017;</li> <li> About 72 percent of the raises were conducted by publicly traded companies, down from 76 percent last year;</li> <li> Seventy-five percent of the total dollars raised went to public companies, up from 71 percent last year;</li> <li> Private companies still received more than $300 million, six times what they got in the first five weeks of last year; and</li> <li> Most of the investments went to cultivation and retail companies.</li> </ul> <p><img alt="" src="https://cdn3.benzinga.com/files/u82070/unnamed.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/general/biotech/18/02/11211252/investing-in-marijuana-cannabis-industry-gets-1-2b-in-january-matchin alt=Investing In Marijuana: Cannabis Industry Gets $1.2B In January, Matching Deals For All Of 2016>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> APHQF best marijuana stocks Canabis cannabis cannabis news cannabis stocks Ganja Harrison Phillips Hemp HYYDF IIPR invest in marijuana Investing In Cannabis Investing In Marijuana legal marijuana legal weed Long Ideas marihuana marijuana marijuana legalize marijuana news marijuana stocks marijuanas stock med marijuana MEDFF medical medical cannabis medical marijuana medical marijuana stock medicinal marijuana News OGRMF pot Recreational Marijuana Scott Greiper THC Viridian Viridian Cannabis Deal Tracker Viridian Capital Advisors weed weed news weed stock Emerging Markets Entrepreneurship Financing M&A Markets Trading Ideas Interview General OGRMF APHQF IIPR HYYDF MEDFF Long Ideas News Entrepreneurship Emerging Markets Financing M&A Markets Trading Ideas Interview General Benzinga Sun, 18 Feb 2018 19:02:20 +0000 Javier Hasse 11211252 at https://www.benzinga.com Pot Stocks, ETFs And Top News From The Cannabis Industry This Week https://www.benzinga.com/general/biotech/18/02/11219271/pot-stocks-etfs-and-top-news-from-the-cannabis-industry-this-week <p>After a relatively stable few days, cannabis stocks returned to the red Thursday.</p> <p>The <strong>United States Marijuana Index, </strong>which tracks 15 of the largest marijuana stocks in the U.S., ended the week almost flat. The <strong>North American Marijuana Index</strong>, which also includes Canadian stocks, lost 5.6 percent this week, largely on the back of Friday&rsquo;s 3.53 percent tumble.</p> <p>The <strong>Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF</strong> (OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/hmlsf#OTC">HMLSF</a>) slipped 5.1 percent over the last five days. The <strong>ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF </strong>(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/mj#NYSE">MJ</a>) gained 1 percent.</p> <p>Here are some of the top marijuana stocks in U.S. exchanges and how the performed this week:</p> <ul> <li> <strong>22nd Century Group Inc </strong>(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/xxii#NYSE">XXII</a>): up 10.25 percent</li> <li> <strong>Aphria Inc </strong>(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/aphqf#OTC">APHQF</a>): down 14.2 percent</li> <li> <strong>Aurora Cannabis Inc </strong>(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/acbff#OTC">ACBFF</a>): down 9.75 percent</li> <li> <strong>Cannabis Sativa Inc </strong>(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/cbds#OTC">CBDS</a>): up 5.1 percent</li> <li> <strong>CannTrust Holdings Inc </strong>(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/cnttf#OTC">CNTTF</a>): up 5.3 percent</li> <li> <strong>Canopy Growth Corp </strong>(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/twmjf#OTC">TWMJF</a>): down 5.0 percent</li> <li> <strong>Cronos Group Inc </strong>(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/prmcf#OTC">PRMCF</a>): down 5.6 percent</li> <li> <strong>GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- ADR </strong>(NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/gwph#NASDAQ">GWPH</a>): up 3.9 percent</li> <li> <strong>India Globalization Capital, Inc. </strong>(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/igc#NYSE">IGC</a>): up 12.5 percent</li> <li> <strong>MedReleaf Corp</strong>(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/medff#OTC">MEDFF</a>): up 7.05 percent</li> <li> <strong>Scotts Miracle-Gro Co </strong>(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/smg#NYSE">SMG</a>): up 2.7 percent</li> <li> <strong>THC Biomed Intl Ltd </strong>(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/thcbf#OTC">THCBF</a>): up 0.5 percent</li> <li> <strong>Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Inc </strong>(NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/zyne#NASDAQ">ZYNE</a>): down 1.8 percent</li> </ul> <h3> <strong>In The News</strong></h3> <p>&ldquo;While the Canadian LP sector had to absorb news that legal sales won&#39;t likely commence until Labor Day rather than July, the sector saw some big news,&rdquo; <a href="https://marketfy.com/product/420investor/blog/815/?__hstc=258999573.0432c337362de583c43a3a20847d0722.1507663725990.1518787637973.1518801096848.257&amp;__hssc=258999573.8.1518801096848&amp;__hsfp=2736833594">420 Investor</a>&nbsp;Alan Brochstein told Benzinga.</p> <p>The provincial government of Ontario announced a deal with <strong>Shopify Inc </strong>(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/shop#NYSE">SHOP</a>). The province will use the company&rsquo;s e-commerce platform to process online and in-store cannabis sales.</p> <p>Meanwhile, the province of Quebec will be getting its weed from <strong>Aphria, Canopy Growth Corp, Hydropothecary Corp </strong>(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/hyydf#OTC">HYYDF</a>)<strong>, MedReleaf, Aurora Cannabis </strong>and<strong>Tilray,</strong> a letter of intent signed Friday revealed.</p> <p>&ldquo;Manitoba announced its four cannabis retailers, and there were five public companies involved in three of the winning applicants,&rdquo; Brochstein added, referencing Canopy Growth Corp, <strong>Hiku Brands Company Ltd</strong>(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/djacf#OTC">DJACF</a>) and <strong>DELTA 9 CANNABIS INC </strong>(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/vrndf#OTC">VRNDF</a>).</p> <p>Finally, <strong>Sun Life Financial Inc </strong>(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/slf#NYSE">SLF</a>) announced it will cover medical marijuana claims for certain conditions.</p> <p>Canopy Growth Corp reported fiscal third quarter results, with revenue up more than 120 percent year-over-year, from $9.8 million last year, to $21.7 million this year. EPS came it at $0.01, even though net margins ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/general/biotech/18/02/11219271/pot-stocks-etfs-and-top-news-from-the-cannabis-industry-this-week alt=Pot Stocks, ETFs And Top News From The Cannabis Industry This Week>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> 420 Games 420 investor ACBFF Activant Capital Alan Brochstein Andia Andrew Richards APHQF Baked Bros Best in Grow Bharat Vasan Biotech Canabis Canada Canada Cannabis Canada Marijuana cannabis Cannabis ETF cannabis news Cannabis Stock Index cannabis stocks CannaMexico Canopy Boulder Catalyst Business Partners CBDS CNTTF CNvest Compassionate Certification Centers Debra Borchardt DJACF EA Earnings Estately Flowhub GWPH HMLSF Honest Marijuana Company HYYDF IGC invest in marijuana KNXIT KSHB legal marijuana legal weed Long Ideas marihuana marijuana Marijuana ETF Marijuana Index marijuana news marijuana stocks marijuanas stock MEDFF medical cannabis medical marijuana medicinal marijuana Merida Capital MJ MJBizConNEXT News NJ Cannabis Symposium North American Marijuana Index Ontario PAX Labs PAX vaporizers pot Pot Stocks PRMCF Quebec Realm 72 Recreational Marijuana Serge Chistov SHOP SLF SMG Spire Secure Logistics Statistics Canada Steve Sarracino TD Ameritrade THC THCBF The Florida House Experience Tilray TreatmentX TWMJF United States Marijuana Index VRNDF weed weed news weed stock XXII ZYNE Emerging Markets Specialty ETFs Health Care Financing M&A After-Hours Center Markets Trading Ideas Interview ETFs General IGC US45408X1000 EA SLF CA8667961053 SMG US8101861065 XXII CNTTF GWPH CBDS TWMJF SHOP ZYNE THCBF ACBFF APHQF KSHB MJ PRMCF DJACF HYYDF MEDFF VRNDF HMLSF Biotech Earnings Long Ideas News Emerging Markets Specialty ETFs Health Care Financing M&A After-Hours Center Markets Trading Ideas Interview ETFs General Benzinga Fri, 16 Feb 2018 21:35:47 +0000 Javier Hasse 11219271 at https://www.benzinga.com A Possible Dividend Surprise With This New ETF https://www.benzinga.com/trading-ideas/long-ideas/18/02/11213690/a-possible-dividend-surprise-with-this-new-etf <p>Not all new exchange traded funds have the benefit of good timing, but one that appears to is the <b>KraneShares MSCI All China Health Care Index ETF</b> (NYSE: KURE), which debuted Feb. 1.</p> <p>Sure, KURE is just two weeks old, meaning it&#39;s accurate to say the jury is still out on this new ETF, but data suggest KURE could be a viable option for tactical investors looking for dividend growth in developing economies. KURE tracks the MSCI China All Shares Health Care 10/40 Index.</p> <p>KURE provides exposure &ldquo;to leading Chinese pharmaceutical companies which have been recipients of favorable policy and market conditions for research and development and the invention of new medicines and devices,&rdquo; <a href="https://kraneshares.com/kure/">according to KraneShares</a>. The ETF ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/trading-ideas/long-ideas/18/02/11213690/a-possible-dividend-surprise-with-this-new-etf alt=A Possible Dividend Surprise With This New ETF>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> KBA KraneShares KWEB Long Ideas Dividends Emerging Markets New ETFs Emerging Market ETFs Top Stories Markets Trading Ideas ETFs KWEB KBA Long Ideas Dividends Emerging Markets New ETFs Emerging Market ETFs Top Stories Markets Trading Ideas ETFs Benzinga Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:49:07 +0000 ETF Professor 11213690 at https://www.benzinga.com Former Mexican President Vicente Fox Talks NAFTA, Trump And Regulated Marijuana Trade https://www.benzinga.com/news/18/02/11188995/former-mexican-president-vicente-fox-talks-nafta-trump-and-regulated-marijuana-t <p>Vicente Fox, who served as president of Mexico from 2000-2006, has become known for his outspoken criticism of U.S. President Donald Trump and <a href="http://hightimes.com/news/former-mexican-president-vicente-fox-prohibition-failure/">his stance </a>in favor of&nbsp;the legalization of drugs.</p> <p>In Fox&#39;s view, the government should take a <a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/for-mexico-legalization-is-freedom/article16907137/">hands-off</a> approach to social issues. Anything that doesn&#39;t affect third parties should be allowed &mdash; including drug use, production and trade.</p> <p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s the consumer who is the one that can make a product good or bad,&quot; Fox said in a recent interview. &quot;If a consumer takes a truckload of pot and eats it, he&rsquo;ll probably have a problem. But education leads to responsible use, and responsible use is incentivized ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/news/18/02/11188995/former-mexican-president-vicente-fox-talks-nafta-trump-and-regulated-marijuana-t alt=Former Mexican President Vicente Fox Talks NAFTA, Trump And Regulated Marijuana Trade>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> APHQF Bocha Barrena Canabis CANN cannabis cannabis news cannabis oil CARA CBDS CNBX Ganja GWPH Hemp IIPR INSY is marijuana ISOLF KSHB legal marijuana legal weed marihuana Marihuana Mexico marijuana marijuana laws marijuana legalization marijuana legalize marijuana news marijuana states med marijuana medical medical cannabis medical marijuana medicinal marijuana Mejico Mexican Marijuana Mexican Weed Mexico Mexico Cannabis Mexico Weed MJNA pot Recreational Marijuana SMG smoke weed smoking weed THC THC TRTC Vicente Fox weed weed legalization weed news weed plant weed stock ZYNE Emerging Markets Politics Top Stories Exclusives Markets Interview General SMG US8101861065 THC US88033G1004 MJNA US58463A1051 TRTC INSY GWPH CARA CANN CBDS CNBX ZYNE APHQF KSHB IIPR ISOLF Emerging Markets Politics Top Stories Exclusives Markets Interview General Benzinga Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:15:37 +0000 Javier Hasse 11188995 at https://www.benzinga.com Why This Month's Cannabis Market Downturn Is No Cause For Alarm https://www.benzinga.com/news/18/02/11210062/why-this-months-cannabis-market-downturn-is-no-cause-for-alarm <p>The cannabis industry is ground zero for the 2018 and beyond version of the gold rush, as financial experts project that it will grow into a <a href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/monazhang/2017/11/07/global-marijuana-market-31-billion-investors-cautious/#55aef5c47297">$32 billion</a> market. However, investors should expect a downturn throughout the rest of this quarter, as many hot ticket cannabis stocks have, and will continue to plunge.</p> <p>Many investors flocked to the Toronto Stock Exchange since Ontario legislators are pushing to pass the Cannabis Act <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/cannabis-lounge-legalization-marijuana-toronto-1.4497434">this summer</a>, which would legalize the substance for recreational use.</p> <p>With the passage of this legislative seemingly a formality, investors began buying Canadian medical cannabis stocks like Cannabis Growth Corporation (<a href="https://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/twmjf">TWMJF</a>), Aurora Cannabis (<a href="https://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/twmjf">ACBFF</a>), and Aphria Inc. (<a href="https://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/aphqf">APHQF</a>) in droves.</p> <p>The cannabis investment market surged until the end of last month, in which Canopy Growth took a tremendous hit, dropping <a href="https://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/aphqf">30%</a> in market value. While Aurora and Aphria experienced similar losses, Canopy Growth&rsquo;s downfall will have the most significant trickle-down effect, since it&rsquo;s the world&rsquo;s largest publicly traded cannabis producer.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s clear that the United State&rsquo;s pushback on the cannabis legalization revolution is also a ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/news/18/02/11210062/why-this-months-cannabis-market-downturn-is-no-cause-for-alarm alt=Why This Month&#039;s Cannabis Market Downturn Is No Cause For Alarm>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> ACBFF APHQF contributor contributors marijuana News Sector ETFs TWMJF Emerging Markets Legal Markets ETFs TWMJF ACBFF APHQF Sector ETFs News Emerging Markets Legal Markets ETFs Benzinga Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:05:01 +0000 Lerone Graham 11210062 at https://www.benzinga.com Some Traders Saw The Emerging Markets Decline Coming https://www.benzinga.com/trading-ideas/long-ideas/18/02/11138380/some-traders-saw-the-emerging-markets-decline-coming <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Emerging markets equities and exchange traded funds have been caught up in the drama recently afflicting U.S. stocks. For example, the widely followed MSCI Emerging Markets Index is down 7.5 percent over the past week while the FTSE China 50 Index, a gauge of the largest Chinese stocks trading in Hong Kong, is lower by 5.6 percent over that period.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Should emerging markets stocks continue faltering, it would not be surprising to see some traders flock to inverse ETFs, including the <b>Direxion Daily MSCI Emerging Markets Bear 3X Shares </b>(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/edz#NYSE">EDZ</a>). After jumping about 10 percent the Monday before the sell-off on volume that was roughly quadruple the daily average, the Direxion Daily MSCI Emerging Markets Bear 3X Shares sported a scintillating one-week gain of nearly 25 percent.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">EDZ attempts to deliver triple the daily ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/trading-ideas/long-ideas/18/02/11138380/some-traders-saw-the-emerging-markets-decline-coming alt=Some Traders Saw The Emerging Markets Decline Coming>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> direxion EDC EDZ Long Ideas News YANG Short Ideas Emerging Markets Specialty ETFs Emerging Market ETFs Markets Trading Ideas ETFs EDC US25459Y6867 EDZ US25459W4823 YANG Long Ideas News Short Ideas Specialty ETFs Emerging Markets Emerging Market ETFs Markets Trading Ideas ETFs Benzinga Wed, 14 Feb 2018 22:02:13 +0000 ETF Professor 11138380 at https://www.benzinga.com Pot Stocks, ETFs And Other Top News In The Cannabis Industry This Week https://www.benzinga.com/general/biotech/18/02/11171947/pot-stocks-etfs-and-other-top-news-in-the-cannabis-industry-this-week <p>Despite Friday&rsquo;s rebound, this was a <a href="https://cdn1.benzinga.com/files/imagecache/1024x768xUP/images/story/2012/stock-exchange-1376107_1920_10.jpg">bad week for the U.S. stock market</a>.</p> <p>Cannabis stocks followed a very different trajectory, with the <strong>United States Marijuana Index, </strong>which tracks 15 of the largest marijuana stocks in the U.S., posting a loss of 2.34 percent Friday, but still closing the week up 4.2 percent. The <strong>North American Marijuana Index</strong>, which also includes Canadian stocks, gained 2.1 percent this week.</p> <p>The <strong>Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF</strong> (OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/hmlsf#OTC">HMLSF</a>) gained 24.7 percent over the last five days, while the <strong>ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF </strong>(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/mjx#NYSE">MJX</a>) rose 5.8 percent.</p> <p>Here are some of the top marijuana stocks in U.S. exchanges and how the performed this week:</p> <ul> <li> <strong>22nd Century Group Inc </strong>(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/xxii#NYSE">XXII</a>): down 0.37 percent</li> <li> <strong>Aphria Inc </strong>(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/aphqf#OTC">APHQF</a>): up 27.8 percent</li> <li> <strong>Aurora Cannabis Inc </strong>(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/acbff#OTC">ACBFF</a>): up 32.2 percent</li> <li> <strong>Cannabis Sativa Inc </strong>(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/cbds#OTC">CBDS</a>): down 11.75 percent</li> <li> <strong>CannTrust Holdings Inc </strong>(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/cnttf#OTC">CNTTF</a>): up 2.15 percent</li> <li> <strong>Canopy Growth Corp </strong>(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/twmjf#OTC">TWMJF</a>): up 15.2 percent</li> <li> <strong>Cronos Group Inc </strong>(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/prmcf#OTC">PRMCF</a>): up 48.4 percent</li> <li> <strong>GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- ADR </strong>(NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/gwph#NASDAQ">GWPH</a>): down 5.3 percent</li> <li> <strong>India Globalization Capital, Inc. </strong>(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/igc#NYSE">IGC</a>): down 23.6 percent</li> <li> <strong>MedReleaf Corp</strong> (OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/medff#OTC">MEDFF</a>): up 19.3 percent</li> <li> <strong>Scotts Miracle-Gro Co </strong>(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/smg#NYSE">SMG</a>): down 1.5 percent</li> <li> <strong>THC Biomed Intl Ltd </strong>(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/thcbf#OTC">THCBF</a>): up 8.6 percent</li> <li> <strong>Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Inc </strong>(NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/zyne#NASDAQ">ZYNE</a>): up 3.75 percent</li> </ul> <p><em>Related Link: </em><a href="http://www.benzinga.com/general/biotech/18/02/11061429/football-and-weed-former-nfl-players-weigh-in-on-why-many-are-getting" ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/general/biotech/18/02/11171947/pot-stocks-etfs-and-other-top-news-in-the-cannabis-industry-this-week alt=Pot Stocks, ETFs And Other Top News In The Cannabis Industry This Week>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> 420 investor ACBFF Alan Brochstein Andrew Warren AOI APHQF best marijuana stocks Biotech Blunt Talks Brendan Patrick Gillis Brittany Centifanto Canabis Canadian Securities Administrators cannabis Cannabis ETF cannabis news Cannabis Stock Index cannabis stocks CanopyBoulder CBDS CNTTF Cole Memo Courtney Mathis Criticality CSA Debra Borchardt DIA Earnings Eventbrite Ganja Goldleaf Pharm GWPH Hemp HMLSF HRVST Labs IGC invest in marijuana Island Garden Kelly Perez kindColorado Larry Schnurmacher legal marijuana legal weed Long Ideas Louis Morisset marihuana marijuana Marijuana ETF Marijuana Index marijuana legalize marijuana news marijuana stocks marijuanas stock med marijuana MEDFF medical medical cannabis medical marijuana medical marijuana stock medicinal marijuana MJ MJX New Cannabis Ventures News Paragon Phyto Partners pot Pot Stocks PRMCF Recreational Marijuana Roots Rx Facilities Sensi Magazine SMG Smokus Focus SPY THC THCBF TWMJF Tyler Tarr Vaporslide weed weed news weed stock XXII ZYNE Emerging Markets Health Care Financing M&A After-Hours Center Markets Movers Trading Ideas Interview General DIA US78467X1090 IGC US45408X1000 SPY US78462F1030 AOI US0187721032 SMG US8101861065 XXII CNTTF GWPH CBDS TWMJF MJX ZYNE THCBF ACBFF APHQF MJ PRMCF MEDFF HMLSF Long Ideas News Earnings Biotech Emerging Markets Health Care Financing M&A After-Hours Center Markets Movers Trading Ideas Interview General Benzinga Fri, 09 Feb 2018 22:12:43 +0000 Javier Hasse 11171947 at https://www.benzinga.com Cannabis Businesses Invest In The Midwest As Michigan's New Medical Marijuana Laws Take Effect https://www.benzinga.com/trading-ideas/long-ideas/18/02/11135695/cannabis-businesses-invest-in-the-midwest-as-michigans-new-m <p>The Great Lakes State has the second-largest medical marijuana patient base in the country, trailing only gigantic California. A shift in Michigan&#39;s medical marijuana market is no small event.</p> <p>Major legal weed markets have opened up on the West Coast &mdash; California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada and Alaska &mdash; and New England, with Maine, Massachusetts and Washington D.C. But the Midwest remains largely untapped.</p> <p>Michigan&#39;s new licensing and seed-to-sale tracking system for medical marijuana opened for applications in December, and observers expect to see a ballot question on recreational marijuana in Michigan in November.</p> <p>If recreational marijuana were legalized in Michigan, the regulated market &ldquo;will likely serve as a catalyst for other states in the Midwest to rethink existing laws and follow suit with full legalization,&rdquo; Matt Karnes, founder and managing partner at&nbsp;GreenWave Advisors, told Benzinga.</p> <p><em>Related Link: <a href="http://www.benzinga.com/general/biotech/18/02/11061429/football-and-weed-former-nfl-players-weigh-in-on-why-many-are-getting" title="Football And Weed: Former NFL Players Weigh In On Why Many Are Getting Involved With CBD Companies">Football And Weed: Former NFL Players Weigh In On Why Many Are Getting Involved With CBD Companies</a></em></p> <h3> <strong>Michigan As A Proxy For Middle America</strong></h3> <p>&ldquo;Michigan is a very large market that has been legal but unregulated, similar to California, so there&rsquo;s a huge potentially addressable market there,&rdquo; Matt Karnes said. &ldquo;Being in the Midwest means we are now seeing cannabis hit mainstream U.S.A.&rdquo;</p> <p>According to the firm&rsquo;s calculations:</p> <ul> <li> There are about 850,000 potential patients that would qualify for medical marijuana in Michigan.</li> <li> The medical marijuana market in the state hit roughly $630 million in sales in 2017.</li> <li> There are enough signatures to put recreational use on the ballot in November. &ldquo;We expect this bill to pass, so we have already factored this into our estimates,&rdquo; Karnes said.&nbsp;</li> <li> A combined recreational and medical marijuana market would be operational by 2020 and could reach approximately $1.2 billion in annual sales, according to GreenWave.</li> </ul> <h3> <strong>When Will Marijuana Be Legal In Michigan?</strong></h3> <p>In 2008, Michigan voters approved a law that allowed patients to medicate with cannabis, as long as they held a medical marijuana card issued by the state. But the law did little to address the actual sale of cannabis: the state structured its system around self-supply and caregivers instead. People could either grow their ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/trading-ideas/long-ideas/18/02/11135695/cannabis-businesses-invest-in-the-midwest-as-michigans-new-m alt=Cannabis Businesses Invest In The Midwest As Michigan&#039;s New Medical Marijuana Laws Take Effect>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> 420 investor ACBFF Alan Brochstein best marijuana stocks BioTrackTHC Canabis Canna Media Works cannabis cannabis stocks Cannabis-Aid Cannabiz Connection CMMDF Ganja GreenWave Advisors invest in marijuana Jamie Cooper legal marijuana legal weed Long Ideas marihuana marijuana marijuana dispensary marijuana laws marijuana legalization marijuana legalize marijuana states marijuana stocks marijuanas stock Matt Karnes med marijuana medical medical cannabis medical marijuana medical marijuana stock medicinal marijuana Michigan cannabis Michigan Marijuana Michigan Pot Michigan weed pot Recreational Marijuana SMG Steve Flaks THC Thomas Tong weed weed legalization weed news weed stock Emerging Markets Health Care Top Stories Exclusives Markets Trading Ideas Interview General SMG US8101861065 ACBFF CMMDF Long Ideas Emerging Markets Health Care Top Stories Exclusives Markets Trading Ideas Interview General Benzinga Tue, 06 Feb 2018 22:24:04 +0000 Javier Hasse 11135695 at https://www.benzinga.com A Nifty Idea For International Dividends https://www.benzinga.com/trading-ideas/long-ideas/18/02/11130867/a-nifty-idea-for-international-dividends <p>Markets outside the United States, both developed and emerging, offer income investors compelling opportunities to find dividend growth and higher yields than equivalent U.S. stocks. Exchange-traded funds increase the accessibility of international dividend stocks.</p> <p>One of the more interesting options among international dividend ETFs is also one of the newer members of that group of funds: the <b>Vanguard International High Dividend Yield ETF</b> (NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/vymi#NASDAQ">VYMI</a>). VYMI, which turns two years old in a few weeks, is the international equivalent of the highly popular <b>Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF</b> (NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/vym#NYSE">VYM</a>).</p> <p>VYMI tracks the FTSE All-World ex US High Dividend Yield Index and holds 884 stocks, good for one of the largest rosters among all international dividend ETFs. The fund has rapidly established a following with investors, garnering ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/trading-ideas/long-ideas/18/02/11130867/a-nifty-idea-for-international-dividends alt=A Nifty Idea For International Dividends>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Long Ideas VYM VYMI Dividends Emerging Markets Specialty ETFs Top Stories Markets Trading Ideas ETFs VYM US9219464065 VYMI Long Ideas Dividends Specialty ETFs Emerging Markets Top Stories Markets Trading Ideas ETFs Benzinga Mon, 05 Feb 2018 22:14:44 +0000 ETF Professor 11130867 at https://www.benzinga.com A KURE For The Basic Health Care ETF https://www.benzinga.com/trading-ideas/long-ideas/18/02/11122909/a-kure-for-the-basic-health-care-etf <p>Traditional healthcare exchange-traded funds primarily focus on large-cap U.S.-based companies. A new ETF shifts the healthcare investing paradigm by emphasizing healthcare opportunities in China, the world&#39;s second-largest economy.</p> <p>KraneShares, the New York-based ETF sponsor known for its lineup of unique China and emerging markets funds, introduced Thursday the <strong>KraneShares MSCI All China Health Care Index ETF </strong> (NYSE:KURE).</p> <p>The KraneShares MSCI All China Health Care Index ETF tracks the MSCI China All Shares Health Care Index. That benchmark includes A-Shares, B-Shares, H-Shares, P-Chips and Red Chips, giving the new ETF exposure to companies listed in mainland China (A-Shares), Hong Kong (H-Shares) and the U.S.</p> <h3> <strong><b>Another China Boom</b></strong></h3> <p>When it comes to fast-growing ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/trading-ideas/long-ideas/18/02/11122909/a-kure-for-the-basic-health-care-etf alt=A KURE For The Basic Health Care ETF>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> China KEMQ KraneShares KWEB Long Ideas Sector ETFs Emerging Markets New ETFs Emerging Market ETFs Top Stories Markets Trading Ideas ETFs KWEB KEMQ Long Ideas Sector ETFs Emerging Markets New ETFs Emerging Market ETFs Top Stories Markets Trading Ideas ETFs Benzinga Sat, 03 Feb 2018 16:34:36 +0000 ETF Professor 11122909 at https://www.benzinga.com Pot Stocks & ETFs: Top News In The Cannabis Industry For The Week https://www.benzinga.com/trading-ideas/long-ideas/18/02/11129248/pot-stocks-etfs-top-news-in-the-cannabis-industry-for-the-we <p>North American cannabis stocks took a beating this week, with the <strong>North American Marijuana Index</strong> posting a 27.2 percent loss, largely on the back of poor performance among Canadian stocks.</p> <p>&quot;The Canadian market collapsed this week after over $1.2 billion of deal offerings from publicly-traded LPs so far in 2018,&rdquo; <a href="https://marketfy.com/product/420investor/blog/815/?__hstc=258999573.0432c337362de583c43a3a20847d0722.1507663725990.1517601929137.1517605374987.222&amp;__hssc=258999573.4.1517605374987&amp;__hsfp=1355324913">420 Investor</a>&nbsp;Alan Brochstein told Benzinga. &ldquo;Concerns about the Aphria purchase of Nuuvera perhaps also triggered a loss of confidence by investors in the sector, as it was hard to justify financially, at least based upon the information provided.&rdquo;</p> <p><em>Related Link: <a href="http://www.benzinga.com/news/18/02/11106317/wonder-women-of-weed-sara-gullickson-the-licensing-advisor-sitting-at-the-head-o" title="Wonder Women Of Weed: Sara Gullickson, The Licensing Advisor Sitting At The Head Of The Boys&#039; Table">Wonder Women Of Weed: Sara Gullickson, The Licensing Advisor Sitting At The Head Of The Boys&#39; Table</a></em></p> <p>For its part, the <strong>United States Marijuana Index, </strong>which tracks 15 of the largest marijuana stocks in the U.S., also slipped, closing the week down 18.1 percent.</p> <p>&ldquo;Many of the more speculative names were hit the hardest in the U.S. Traders seemed to be shaken out of the market beginning on the first after piling into names like Hemp Americana, PotNetwork, Rising India, Sunset Island Group and others,&rdquo; Brochstein said.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://cdn4.benzinga.com/files/u82070/screen_shot_2018-02-02_at_18.52.39.png" style="width: 600px; height: 230px;" /></p> <p><em>Source: United States Marijuana ...</em></p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/trading-ideas/long-ideas/18/02/11129248/pot-stocks-etfs-top-news-in-the-cannabis-industry-for-the-we alt=Pot Stocks &amp; ETFs: Top News In The Cannabis Industry For The Week>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> 420 investor ABCCF ACBFF Alan Brochstein APHQF best marijuana stocks Canabis cannabis Cannabis ETF cannabis news Cannabis Stock Index cannabis stocks CBDS CMMDF CNTTF Debra Borchardt DJACF Doja Cannabis Ganja GWPH Hemp HMLSF IIPR invest in marijuana Isaac Dietrich ITHUF Jane West legal marijuana legal weed Long Ideas marihuana marijuana Marijuana ETF Marijuana Index marijuana legalize marijuana news marijuana stocks marijuanas stock med marijuana MEDFF medical medical cannabis medical marijuana medical marijuana stock medicinal marijuana MJX MSRT New Cannabis Ventures News OACQ OGRMF pot Pot Stocks PRMCF Recreational Marijuana Sector ETFs SMG THC THCBF Tokyo Smoke TWMJF weed weed news weed stock Emerging Markets Specialty ETFs Health Care Top Stories After-Hours Center Markets Movers Trading Ideas ETFs General SMG US8101861065 ITHUF CNTTF GWPH CBDS TWMJF MJX OGRMF MSRT THCBF ACBFF APHQF PRMCF OACQ IIPR CMMDF ABCCF DJACF MEDFF HMLSF Long Ideas Sector ETFs News Specialty ETFs Emerging Markets Health Care Top Stories After-Hours Center Markets Movers Trading Ideas ETFs General Benzinga Fri, 02 Feb 2018 22:17:13 +0000 Javier Hasse 11129248 at https://www.benzinga.com A New Way To View Emerging Markets Bonds https://www.benzinga.com/trading-ideas/long-ideas/18/02/11114027/a-new-way-to-view-emerging-markets-bonds <p>With income investors still hunting for yield and developed markets&#39; sovereign debt offering little in the way of impressive yields, emerging markets bonds remain a compelling avenue to juice current income.</p> <p>Exchange traded funds increase the accessibility of emerging markets bonds. The debut of the <strong>JPMorgan USD Emerging Markets Sovereign Bond ETF</strong> (NYSE: JPMB) gives income investors a new avenue for tapping developing world debt. J.P. Morgan is the index provider for the <b>iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF</b> (NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/emb#NASDAQ">EMB</a>), the largest emerging markets bond ETF, but JPMB is the issuer&#39;s first ETF ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/trading-ideas/long-ideas/18/02/11114027/a-new-way-to-view-emerging-markets-bonds alt=A New Way To View Emerging Markets Bonds>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> EMB ishares JPMorgan Long Ideas Bonds Emerging Markets New ETFs Emerging Market ETFs Markets Trading Ideas ETFs EMB US4642882819 Long Ideas Bonds Emerging Markets New ETFs Emerging Market ETFs Markets Trading Ideas ETFs Benzinga Thu, 01 Feb 2018 19:23:52 +0000 ETF Professor 11114027 at https://www.benzinga.com Report: Google's Alphabet Explores Joint Venture Opportunity With Saudi Aramco https://www.benzinga.com/news/18/02/11117818/report-googles-alphabet-explores-joint-venture-opportunity-with-saudi-aramco <p><strong>Alphabet Inc</strong> (NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/googl#NASDAQ">GOOGL</a>) is in talks with Saudi Aramco, a government-owned oil company, related to a potential joint venture to build large technology hubs in Saudi Arabia, according to <a href="https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-parent-alphabet-and-aramco-in-talks-to-build-tech-hub-in-saudi-arabia-1517495498">The Wall Street Journal</a>.</p> <p>The opportunity unites two of the most <a href="https://www.benzinga.com/markets/emerging-markets/17/02/9088910/saudi-aramco-might-not-be-worth-anywhere-near-2-trillion">valuable </a>companies in the world and gives Google deeper exposure to a region of particular interest.</p> <p>Earlier Thursday reports revealed Google&rsquo;s intended expansion in Saudi Arabia and ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/news/18/02/11117818/report-googles-alphabet-explores-joint-venture-opportunity-with-saudi-aramco alt=Report: Google&#039;s Alphabet Explores Joint Venture Opportunity With Saudi Aramco>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> GOOG GOOGL News Saudi Arabia Saudi Aramco YouTube Emerging Markets Wall Street Journal Rumors Markets Media GOOG US38259P7069 GOOGL US38259P5089 News Wall Street Journal Emerging Markets Rumors Markets Media Benzinga Thu, 01 Feb 2018 17:35:12 +0000 Elizabeth Balboa 11117818 at https://www.benzinga.com