Emerging Markets https://www.benzinga.com/views/taxonomy/term/125558 en Pot Stocks, ETFs And Top News From The Cannabis Industry This Week https://www.benzinga.com/general/biotech/18/04/11553167/pot-stocks-etfs-and-top-news-from-the-cannabis-industry-this-week <p>4/20 is here, and in time for International Weed Day, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced plans to introduce a bill to decriminalize cannabis on a federal level next week.</p> <p>&ldquo;The war on cannabis costs U.S. taxpayers $3.6 billion per year. 46 percent of all drug arrests are for simple cannabis possession, which only benefits the private for-profit prison system,&rdquo; Smith said Friday. &ldquo;I have championed cannabis decriminalization at the state level, but it&rsquo;s past time for Congress to move on this important issue,&rdquo; Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith <a href="https://www.benzinga.com/government/18/04/11551211/decriminalizing-cannabis-is-long-overdue-politicians-experts-react-to-chuc#/null">told Benzinga</a>.</p> <p>A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted unanimously in favor of approving <strong>GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- ADR </strong>(NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/gwph#NASDAQ">GWPH</a>)&rsquo;s cannabis derived drug Epidolex for the treatment of two rare childhood-onset forms of epilepsy, which are commonly treatment-resistant.</p> <p>&ldquo;Thursday was a great day for patients across the nation,&rdquo; Sen. Daylin Leach (D&ndash;Penn.) said during a conversation with Benzinga. &ldquo;Obviously this is terrific news for people suffering from epilepsy, but it&rsquo;s also a harbinger of more FDA approval of cannabis products to come.&rdquo;</p> <p>See reactions from four other experts in <a href="https://www.benzinga.com/general/biotech/18/04/11546455/an-incredible-signal-4-experts-weigh-in-on-positive-fda-panel-vote-fo">another Benzinga exclusive</a>.</p> <p>Despite the good news, the <a href="http://marijuanaindex.com/stock-quotes/united-states-marijuana-index/">United States Marijuana Index</a>, which tracks 17 of the largest marijuana stocks in the U.S., lost 5.9 percent. Meanwhile, the <a href="http://marijuanaindex.com/stock-quotes/north-american-marijuana-index/">North American Marijuana Index</a>, which also includes Canadian stocks, posted losses of 5 percent.</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 about 4 percent over the week, while the <strong>ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF </strong>(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/mj#NYSE">MJ</a>) slipped about 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>): down 2 percent</li> <li> <strong>Aphria Inc </strong>(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/aphqf#OTC">APHQF</a>): down 7 percent</li> <li> <strong>Aurora Cannabis Inc </strong>(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/acbff#OTC">ACBFF</a>): down 1.3 percent</li> <li> <strong>Cannabis Sativa Inc </strong>(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/cbds#OTC">CBDS</a>): up 2 percent</li> <li> <strong>CannTrust Holdings Inc </strong>(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/cnttf#OTC">CNTTF</a>): down 0.25 percent</li> <li> <strong>Canopy Growth Corp </strong>(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/twmjf#OTC">TWMJF</a>): up 0.5 percent</li> <li> <strong>Cronos Group Inc. </strong>(NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/cron#NASDAQ">CRON</a>): up 3.2 percent</li> <li> <strong>GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- ADR </strong>(NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/gwph#NASDAQ">GWPH</a>): up 7 percent</li> <li> <strong>Hiku Brands Company Ltd</strong>(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/djacf#OTC">DJACF</a>): down 12 percent</li> <li> <strong>India Globalization Capital, Inc. </strong>(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/igc#NYSE">IGC</a>): up 3 percent</li> <li> <strong>MassRoots Inc </strong>(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/msrt#OTC">MSRT</a>): down 1.9 percent</li> <li> <strong>MedReleaf Corp</strong>(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/medff#OTC">MEDFF</a>): up 0.75 percent</li> <li> <strong>Scotts Miracle-Gro Co </strong>(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/smg#NYSE">SMG</a>): down 0.5 percent</li> <li> <strong>THC Biomed Intl Ltd </strong>(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/thcbf#OTC">THCBF</a>): down 7 percent</li> <li> <strong>Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Inc </strong>(NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/zyne#NASDAQ">ZYNE</a>): up 2.1 percent</li> </ul> <h3> <strong>In The News</strong></h3> <p>Public relations and investor relations firm <strong>KCSA Strategic Communications </strong>acquired cannabis-focused PR firm <strong>Salar Media Group.</strong> Salar Media Group&rsquo;s founder and CEO Cynthia Salarizadeh will join KCSA as a managing partner and said, &ldquo;As the cannabis industry continues to evolve, we continue to see every aspect of it mature. In order to bring federal legalization into the end zone, it will require strategic communications and a lot of investment.</p> <p>&ldquo;I built Salar Media Group to help reverse the damage done by Reefer Madness in the 30s; to help advance the industry through highlighting all of the best qualities and brands in order for the world to take notice of the benefits. [M]y clients will now have a larger infrastructure that will provide them a competitive advantage. The industry is now moving fast toward full legalization around the world. Those with the best teams and resources will be able to withstand the coming rush of big business interest and be able to take advantage of that development verse sink as a result.&rdquo;</p> <p>A week ahead of the NFL Draft, former&nbsp;offensive&nbsp;NFL linesman&nbsp;with the Jacksonville Jaguars and the&nbsp;Chicago Bears, Eben Britton announced the launch of his partnership with tele-health cannabis&nbsp;company <strong>Heally</strong>, to <a href="https://www.playboy.com/read/8-former-nfl-players-share-their-thoughts-on-cannabis">provide athletes with access</a> to medical recommendations for cannabis via ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/general/biotech/18/04/11553167/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> ACBFF Alan Brochstein Alt Thirty Six APHQF Barbara Biddle Biotech Canada Canada Cannabis Canada Marijuana cannabis Cannabis ETF cannabis news Cannabis Stock Index cannabis stocks CanopyBoulder Carlos Guillermo Smith CBDS Chuck Schumer Civilized CNNRF CNTTF Compassionate Certification Centers CRON Cynthia Salarizadeh Debra Borchardt District Hemp DJACF Eben Britton EVIO Flowhub Green Bits Green Market Report GWPH Heally HMLSF IGC Ilera Healthcare invest in marijuana ITHUF Jessica Versteeg KCSA Strategic Communications LBUY LeafLink legal marijuana Lewis Goldberg Long Ideas marijuana Marijuana Business Daily Marijuana ETF Marijuana Index Marijuana Money marijuana news marijuana stocks MassRoots MCD MDCL MEDFF medical cannabis medical marijuana Medicann MedMen’s CEO Brett Roper MJ MJBizConNEXT MMAC MPX Bioceutical Livewell Foods Canada MPXEF MSRT News nfl North American Marijuana Index Paragon Pot Stocks PRMCF Salar Media Group Scott Ginsburg Sector ETFs SMG SPY Strive Wellness THCBF The Peak Beyond Tikun Olam Todd Fromer TWMJF United States Marijuana Index weed stock XXII ZYNE Emerging Markets Specialty ETFs Health Care Politics Top Stories After-Hours Center Markets Movers Trading Ideas Interview ETFs General IGC US45408X1000 SPY US78462F1030 MCD US5801351017 SMG US8101861065 ITHUF XXII CNTTF GWPH CBDS TWMJF MSRT ZYNE THCBF ACBFF APHQF MJ MDCL PRMCF CNNRF LBUY DJACF EVIO MPXEF MEDFF HMLSF CRON Biotech Long Ideas News Sector ETFs Emerging Markets Specialty ETFs Health Care Politics Top Stories After-Hours Center Markets Movers Trading Ideas Interview ETFs General Benzinga Fri, 20 Apr 2018 20:16:19 +0000 Javier Hasse 11553167 at https://www.benzinga.com A Taiwan ETF Becomes An India Fund https://www.benzinga.com/trading-ideas/long-ideas/18/04/11539715/a-taiwan-etf-becomes-an-india-fund <p>First Trust, one of the largest issuers of smart beta exchange traded funds, is throwing in the towel on the First Trust Taiwan AlphaDEX Fund. First Trust is reconfiguring, rather than shuttering, the fund.&nbsp;</p> <p>The First Trust Taiwan AlphaDEX Fund is now the <b>First Trust India NIFTY 50 Equal Weight ETF</b> (NASDAQ: NFTY). The fund had $1.97 million in assets under management as of April 16, <a href="https://www.ftportfolios.com/Retail/Etf/EtfSummary.aspx?Ticker=NFTY">according to issuer data.</a></p> <h3> <strong>What Happened</strong></h3> <p>First Trust has an expansive lineup of ETFs following the AlphaDEX methodology, which focuses on &ldquo;growth factors including three-, six- and 12-month price appreciation, sales-to-price and one-year sales growth, and, separately, on value factors including ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/trading-ideas/long-ideas/18/04/11539715/a-taiwan-etf-becomes-an-india-fund alt=A Taiwan ETF Becomes An India Fund>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> EPI First Trust INDA News NSE India Emerging Markets New ETFs Emerging Market ETFs Markets ETFs EPI US97717W4226 INDA News Emerging Markets New ETFs Emerging Market ETFs Markets ETFs Benzinga Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:49:31 +0000 ETF Professor 11539715 at https://www.benzinga.com China Lifts Cap On Foreign Auto JVs: How Will US Carmakers Gain https://www.benzinga.com/government/18/04/11536547/china-lifts-cap-on-foreign-auto-jvs-how-will-us-carmakers-gain <p>Dispelling trade war fears, China, on Tuesday, announced that it will remove the cap on foreign ownership of domestic auto ventures. This will allow foreign carmakers to take full ownership of their local joint ventures. The decision will certainly bring a smile on the faces of U.S. automakers, which have been operating in China under this restriction since 1994. Full ownership means complete control and no sharing of profits, which definitely is going to help U.S. carmakers. &nbsp;</p> <p>At the same time, this development will also help investors breathe easy after reeling under fears of a trade war for the last few weeks. When both the United States and China announced tariffs and retaliatory tariffs on each other, the markets went into a tailspin.</p> <p>However, the recent announcement by China is more a move to expand and support its self-sufficiency in almost every market and is part of the Made in China 2025 plan. Moreover, it needs to be seen if U.S. carmakers operating in China decide to buy out their joint venture (JV) partners in that country. This is because working in JVs for years have made them enjoy a certain comfort level to operate smoothly.</p> <p><strong>China Eases Trade War Worries</strong></p> <p>Markets have been volatile since March on fears of a possible trade war between the United States and China. However, China&#39;s announcement on Tuesday to remove restrictions on foreign ownership of domestic ventures will ease these fears to some extent. The announcement comes exactly a week after China&#39;s president Xi Jinping said that he will make efforts to open the country&#39;s economy and cut import duties.</p> <p>The announcement should give a major boost to the confidence of U.S. carmakers like <strong>Tesla, Inc.</strong>&nbsp;(NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/government/18/04/11536547/china-lifts-cap-on-foreign-auto-jvs-how-will-us-carmakers-gain alt=China Lifts Cap On Foreign Auto JVs: How Will US Carmakers Gain>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> contributor contributors F FCAU GM Government News Regulations TSLA Emerging Markets Global Markets F US3453708600 GM US37045V1008 TSLA US88160R1014 FCAU News Government Regulations Emerging Markets Global Markets Benzinga Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:17:35 +0000 Zacks 11536547 at https://www.benzinga.com The Numbers Support Brazil ETFs https://www.benzinga.com/trading-ideas/long-ideas/18/04/11532696/the-numbers-support-brazil-etfs <p>The <b>iShares MSCI Brazil ETF</b> (NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/ewz#NYSE">EWZ</a>) is up more than 5 percent year-to-date, putting the largest Brazil exchange traded fund ahead of the MSCI Emerging Markets Index by nearly 400 basis points.</p> <p>Rising commodities prices and improving economic data are among the catalysts boosting Brazilian stocks this year. The $8.39-billion EWZ follows the MSCI Brazil 25/50 Index and holds 55 stocks from Latin America&#39;s largest economy.</p> <p>&ldquo;Brazil&#39;s private sector economy remained on an upward trajectory in March, rounding off the best quarter since the end of 2013,&rdquo; Markit said&nbsp;<a href="https://ihsmarkit.com/research-analysis/brazil-pmi-shows-improved-growth-momentum-during-opening-months-of-2018.html">in a recent note</a>. &ldquo;Both manufacturing production and services activity contributed to the expansion, with the latter lagging the former but showing a welcome turnaround since ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/trading-ideas/long-ideas/18/04/11532696/the-numbers-support-brazil-etfs alt=The Numbers Support Brazil ETFs>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> EWZ ishares Long Ideas Markit Reuters Emerging Markets Emerging Market ETFs Top Stories Markets Media Trading Ideas ETFs EWZ US4642864007 Long Ideas Emerging Markets Emerging Market ETFs Top Stories Markets Media Trading Ideas ETFs Benzinga Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:31:05 +0000 ETF Professor 11532696 at https://www.benzinga.com Pot Stocks, ETFs, Top News And Data From The Cannabis Industry https://www.benzinga.com/general/biotech/18/04/11519216/pot-stocks-etfs-top-news-and-data-from-the-cannabis-industry <p>Two words summarize last week&rsquo;s most relevant event for the cannabis industry: John Boehner. The former House speaker announced his views on cannabis had evolved and, in support of legalization, he was joining the board of directors of New York-based marijuana company Acreage Holdings.</p> <p>To make things better, President Donald Trump struck a deal with Sen. Cory Gardner&nbsp;(R-CO). The Senator will end his blockade of Justice Department nominees; In exchange, Trump promised the federal government would not interfere with states&rsquo; rights to decide on their cannabis laws.</p> <p><em>Related Link: <a href="http://www.benzinga.com/general/education/18/04/11471801/florida-rep-carlos-smith-on-how-his-lgbtq-identity-led-him-to-canna" title="Florida Rep. Carlos Smith On How His LGBTQ Identity Led Him To Cannabis, Gun Control Advocacy">Florida Rep. Carlos Smith On How His LGBTQ Identity Led Him To Cannabis, Gun Control Advocacy</a></em></p> <p>&ldquo;In more than five years of covering the sector, I have never seen a more important week than this one for the U.S. cannabis industry. While the markets were swift to react to the news that the federal government may implement a permanent solution that allows states to regulate cannabis production and consumption, this is likely to have a profound impact on the ability of both private and public companies to access capital. The fact that the cannabis industry has been built on a foundation of quicksand subject to the whims of the federal government has been an almost insurmountable challenge,&rdquo; <a href="https://marketfy.com/product/420investor/blog/815/?__hstc=258999573.0432c337362de583c43a3a20847d0722.1507663725990.1523580034827.1523717993121.401&amp;__hssc=258999573.2.1523717993121&amp;__hsfp=1787764879">420 Investor</a>&nbsp;Alan Brochstein told Benzinga.</p> <p>&ldquo;The Canadian LPs appear to have put in a low, with the <a href="https://www.newcannabisventures.com/canadian-cannabis-lp-index/">Canadian Cannabis LP Index</a> posting a clear double-bottom on Tuesday,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;With that said, investors need to appreciate that the sector isn&#39;t likely to move in tandem. In fact this has been the case for the past few months. The diversity of returns so far in April illustrates this as well.&rdquo;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://cdn2.benzinga.com/files/u82070/xkpgiv2l.jpg" style="width: 650px; height: 627px;" /></p> <p><em>Source: New Cannabis Ventures.</em></p> <p>Driven by the Boehner and Trump news, the<strong> </strong><a href="http://marijuanaindex.com/stock-quotes/united-states-marijuana-index/">United States Marijuana Index</a>, which tracks 17 of the largest marijuana stocks in the U.S., spiked up 21 percent. Meanwhile, the <a href="http://marijuanaindex.com/stock-quotes/north-american-marijuana-index/">North American Marijuana Index</a>, which also includes Canadian stocks, posted gains of 12 percent.</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>) surged 10.5 percent over the week, while the <strong>ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF </strong>(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/mj#NYSE">MJ</a>) rose 7.9 percent. This compares to the <strong>SPDR S&amp;P 500 ETF Trust </strong>(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/spy#NYSE">SPY</a>)&rsquo;s 2.1 percent rise.</p> <p>Here are some of the top marijuana stocks in U.S. exchanges and how the performed last 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 0.4 percent</li> <li> <strong>Aphria Inc </strong>(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/aphqf#OTC">APHQF</a>): up 13.75 percent</li> <li> <strong>Aurora Cannabis Inc </strong>(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/acbff#OTC">ACBFF</a>): up 9.3 percent</li> <li> <strong>Cannabis Sativa Inc </strong>(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/cbds#OTC">CBDS</a>): up 20.7 percent</li> <li> <strong>CannTrust Holdings Inc </strong>(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/cnttf#OTC">CNTTF</a>): up 3.8 percent</li> <li> <strong>Canopy Growth Corp </strong>(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/twmjf#OTC">TWMJF</a>): up 9.3 percent</li> <li> <strong>Cronos Group ...</strong></li></ul><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/general/biotech/18/04/11519216/pot-stocks-etfs-top-news-and-data-from-the-cannabis-industry alt=Pot Stocks, ETFs, Top News And Data From The Cannabis Industry>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> 420 investor ACBFF Alan Brochstein Altitude Investment Management APHQF Biotech Canada Canada Cannabis Canada Marijuana cannabis Cannabis ETF cannabis news Cannabis Stock Index cannabis stocks CBDS CBWTF CNTTF CNvest Colorado Cannabis Colorado Cannabis Sales Colorado Marijuana sales Consumer Research Around Cannabis Cory Gardner CRON Cura Cannabis Solutions DJACF Donald Trump EVIO Flowhub GemmaCert Green Market Report GreenSpace Labs GreenWave Advisors GWPH HMLSF HPQ IGC invest in marijuana ITHUF John Boehner KSHB legal marijuana Long Ideas Lori Glauser marijuana Marijuana ETF Marijuana Index Marijuana Money marijuana news marijuana stocks Matt Karnes MEDFF medical cannabis medical marijuana MJ MSRT News NJ Cannabis Symposium North American Marijuana Index Pot Stocks PRMCF Sage Analytics Salveo Capital Sector ETFs SMG SPY Terps and Tech THCBF The Peak Beyond TWMJF United States Marijuana Index weed stock Wurk XXII ZYNE Emerging Markets Specialty ETFs Health Care Politics Top Stories Markets Movers Trading Ideas Interview ETFs General IGC US45408X1000 SPY US78462F1030 HPQ US4282361033 SMG US8101861065 ITHUF XXII CNTTF GWPH CBDS TWMJF MSRT ZYNE THCBF ACBFF APHQF KSHB MJ PRMCF DJACF EVIO CBWTF MEDFF HMLSF CRON Long Ideas Sector ETFs News Biotech Specialty ETFs Emerging Markets Health Care Politics Top Stories Markets Movers Trading Ideas Interview ETFs General Benzinga Mon, 16 Apr 2018 13:46:19 +0000 Javier Hasse 11519216 at https://www.benzinga.com International Stocks On The Cheap In This ETF https://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/analyst-color/18/04/11513178/international-stocks-on-the-cheap-in-this-etf <p>Investors are flocking to international equity exchange-traded funds in droves and those investors like their <a href="https://www.benzinga.com/trading-ideas/long-ideas/18/04/11506805/where-to-find-attractively-valued-stocks-outside-the-us#/null">ex-US ETFs</a> with low fees. Both scenarios are good news for the <b>iShares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF</b> (NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/ixus#NASDAQ">IXUS</a>).</p> <p>IXUS debuted in October 2012 as part of the iShares core suite of low-cost ETFs, a tradition the fund honors with an annual expense ratio of just 0.11 percent, or $11 on a $10,000 investment. That makes IXUS one of the more attractively priced international index funds that contains exposure to both developed and emerging markets stocks.</p> <p>&ldquo;IXUS is a solid fund for broad exposure to stocks listed in foreign developed and emerging markets,&rdquo; said Morningstar<a href="http://www.morningstar.com/articles/858776/lowcost-comprehensive-coverage-of-foreign-stocks.html"> in a recent note</a>. &ldquo;Its well-diversified, market-cap-weighted portfolio and rock-bottom annual fee set it apart from its foreign large-blend ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/analyst-color/18/04/11513178/international-stocks-on-the-cheap-in-this-etf alt=International Stocks On The Cheap In This ETF>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Analyst Color IXUS Long Ideas Emerging Markets Specialty ETFs Upgrades Eurozone Emerging Market ETFs Top Stories Markets Analyst Ratings Trading Ideas ETFs IXUS Long Ideas Analyst Color Specialty ETFs Upgrades Emerging Markets Eurozone Emerging Market ETFs Top Stories Markets Analyst Ratings Trading Ideas ETFs Benzinga Fri, 13 Apr 2018 15:21:19 +0000 ETF Professor 11513178 at https://www.benzinga.com Where To Find Attractively Valued Stocks? Outside The US https://www.benzinga.com/trading-ideas/long-ideas/18/04/11506805/where-to-find-attractively-valued-stocks-outside-the-us <p>It has long been said that international equities, including developed markets, are more attractively than their U.S. counterparts. Various data points confirm as much.</p> <p>&ldquo;On valuations, it is important to note that the market entered February with multiples at multi-year highs,&rdquo; said BlackRock <a href="https://www.blackrockblog.com/2018/04/11/us-stocks-not-cheap-enough/">in a recent note</a>. &ldquo;The S&amp;P 500 ended January at nearly 23 times trailing earnings. Outside of the immediate aftermath of the financial crisis, when earnings were depressed, this is the highest multiple since the early 2000s.&rdquo;</p> <p>Although the S&amp;P 500 has declined since February, bringing it to a year-to-date loss of 0.8 percent, it still trades at a lofty 21 times earnings. More compelling valuations are seen overseas and ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/trading-ideas/long-ideas/18/04/11506805/where-to-find-attractively-valued-stocks-outside-the-us alt=Where To Find Attractively Valued Stocks? Outside The US>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> ACWX Blackrock IEFA Long Ideas Emerging Markets Specialty ETFs Top Stories Markets Trading Ideas ETFs ACWX US4642882405 IEFA Long Ideas Specialty ETFs Emerging Markets Top Stories Markets Trading Ideas ETFs Benzinga Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:23:49 +0000 ETF Professor 11506805 at https://www.benzinga.com Pot Stocks, ETFs, Top News And Data From The Cannabis Industry This Week https://www.benzinga.com/general/biotech/18/04/11485740/pot-stocks-etfs-top-news-and-data-from-the-cannabis-industry-this-wee <p>April started with considerable pressure on the markets.</p> <p>&ldquo;Concerns over legalization in Canada, previously assumed to be a &lsquo;done deal,&rsquo; continue to weigh on investors, along with fears of a supply glut, as discussed on the cover of Barron&rsquo;s this week,&rdquo; <a href="https://marketfy.com/product/420investor/blog/815/?__hstc=258999573.0432c337362de583c43a3a20847d0722.1507663725990.1520016844314.1520019100672.295&amp;__hssc=258999573.19.1520019100672&amp;__hsfp=3635142027">420 Investor</a>&nbsp;Alan Brochstein told Benzinga. &ldquo;It looked to me like we hit a low this week, and I was able to up my exposure in my model portfolios to the Canadian LPs,&rdquo; he added, pointing out that insiders have been buying stock in their companies, with large purchases at Aurora Cannabis, Cronos Group and MedReleaf by one or more executives.</p> <p>Despite experiencing some volatility, the <a href="http://marijuanaindex.com/stock-quotes/united-states-marijuana-index/">United States Marijuana Index</a>, which tracks 17 of the largest marijuana stocks in the U.S., ended the week flat. The <a href="http://marijuanaindex.com/stock-quotes/north-american-marijuana-index/">North American Marijuana Index</a>, which also includes Canadian stocks, posted losses of 5.2 percent.</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>) lost 9.75 percent over the five days of the week, while the <strong>ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF </strong>(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/mj#NYSE">MJ</a>) tumbled more than 7 percent. This compares to the <strong>SPDR S&amp;P 500 ETF Trust </strong>(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/spy#NYSE">SPY</a>)&rsquo;s 1.3 percent decline.</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 1.7 percent</li> <li> <strong>Aphria Inc </strong>(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/aphqf#OTC">APHQF</a>): down 11.5 percent</li> <li> <strong>Aurora Cannabis Inc </strong>(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/acbff#OTC">ACBFF</a>): down 13 percent</li> <li> <strong>Cannabis Sativa Inc </strong>(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/cbds#OTC">CBDS</a>): down 3.3 percent</li> <li> <strong>CannTrust Holdings Inc </strong>(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/cnttf#OTC">CNTTF</a>): down 13.7 percent</li> <li> <strong>Canopy Growth Corp </strong>(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/twmjf#OTC">TWMJF</a>): down 17.1 percent</li> <li> <strong>Cronos Group Inc. </strong>(NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/cron#NASDAQ">CRON</a>): down 13.4 percent</li> <li> <strong>GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- ADR </strong>(NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/gwph#NASDAQ">GWPH</a>): down 1.6 percent</li> <li> <strong>Hiku Brands Company Ltd</strong>(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/djacf#OTC">DJACF</a>): down 22.2 percent</li> <li> <strong>India Globalization Capital, Inc. </strong>(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/igc#NYSE">IGC</a>): down 9.5 percent</li> <li> <strong>MedReleaf Corp</strong>(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/medff#OTC">MEDFF</a>): down 11 percent</li> <li> <strong>Scotts Miracle-Gro Co </strong>(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/smg#NYSE">SMG</a>): down 2.3 percent</li> <li> <strong>THC Biomed Intl Ltd </strong>(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/thcbf#OTC">THCBF</a>): down 11.5 percent</li> <li> <strong>Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Inc </strong>(NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/zyne#NASDAQ">ZYNE</a>): up 1.5 percent</li> </ul> <h3> <strong>In The News</strong></h3> <p>High Times Holding Corporation&nbsp;announced&nbsp;the closing of its acquisition of&nbsp;Green Rush Daily. High Times -- which currently trades under&nbsp;<strong>Origo Acquisition Corporation&nbsp;</strong>(NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/oacq#NASDAQ">OACQ</a>)&nbsp;(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/oacqf#OTC">OACQF</a>)&nbsp;-- will give Green Rush&rsquo;s sole proprietor, Scott McGovern, a total of 577,651 Class A shares (worth roughly $6.4 million) and $500,000 in cash.McGovern will serve as High Times&rsquo; senior executive vice president of publishing, getting an additional 289,630 Class B non-voting stock options, to vest over a three-year period at $2.18 per share, as part of his compensation. Read all about it in <a href="https://www.benzinga.com/trading-ideas/long-ideas/18/04/11480185/an-inside-look-at-high-times-7m-acquisition-of-green-rush-da#/null">our exclusive article</a>.</p> <p><strong>Cannabis Wheaton Income Corp </strong>(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/cbwtf#OTC">CBWTF</a>) announced the acquisition Canada-based late-stage &ldquo;Licensed Dealer&rdquo; applicant Dosecann in an all-stock deal valued at $38 million.</p> <p><strong>Friday Night Inc </strong>(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/tgiff#OTC">TGIFF</a>) and its subsidiary, Infused Mfg, have skated into the sports recovery market with a new one-year licensing agreement with skateboard firm Grizzly Griptape, founded by ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/general/biotech/18/04/11485740/pot-stocks-etfs-top-news-and-data-from-the-cannabis-industry-this-wee alt=Pot Stocks, ETFs, Top News And Data From The Cannabis Industry This Week>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> 420 investor ACBFF Alan Brochstein APHQF ArcView Market Research Avicanna BDS Analytics Biotech Canada Canada Cannabis Canada Marijuana cannabis Cannabis ETF cannabis news Cannabis Stock Index cannabis stocks CBDS CBWTF CNNRF CNTTF CNvest Colombia Compassionate Certification Centers CRON DJACF EMHTF Garden of Eden dispensary Green Market Report Green Rush Daily GWPH HelloMD High Times HMLSF IGC invest in marijuana ITHUF JNJ LeafLink legal marijuana Long Ideas marijuana Marijuana Business Daily Marijuana ETF Marijuana Index Marijuana Money marijuana news marijuana stocks MEDFF medical cannabis medical marijuana MJ MRMD MSRT New Frontier Data News NJ Cannabis Symposium North American Marijuana Index OACQ OACQF Organa Brands Pot Stocks PRMCF Sector ETFs Shareef El-Sissi SLTK SMG SPY Stemless Terps and Tech TGIFF THCBF TWMJF UC Berkeley United States Marijuana Index weed stock World Medical Cannabis Conference & Expo XXII ZYNE Emerging Markets Health Care Top Stories After-Hours Center Markets Trading Ideas Interview ETFs General IGC US45408X1000 SPY US78462F1030 JNJ US4781601046 SMG US8101861065 ITHUF XXII CNTTF GWPH CBDS TWMJF MSRT ZYNE THCBF ACBFF APHQF SLTK MJ PRMCF OACQ CNNRF MRMD EMHTF DJACF CBWTF MEDFF TGIFF HMLSF CRON OACQF Long Ideas Sector ETFs News Biotech Emerging Markets Health Care Top Stories After-Hours Center Markets Trading Ideas Interview ETFs General Benzinga Fri, 06 Apr 2018 21:38:59 +0000 Javier Hasse 11485740 at https://www.benzinga.com An Inside Look At High Times' $7M Acquisition Of Green Rush Daily, A Marijuana News Company https://www.benzinga.com/trading-ideas/long-ideas/18/04/11480185/an-inside-look-at-high-times-7m-acquisition-of-green-rush-da <p><strong>High Times Holding Corporation</strong>, publisher of the cannabis-focused magazine High Times, <a href="https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/04/05/1465638/0/en/HIGH-TIMES-Announces-Acquisition-of-Green-Rush-Daily.html">announced Thursday</a> the closing of its acquisition of <strong>Green Rush Daily</strong> in a deal valued <a href="http://labusinessjournal.com/news/2018/apr/04/high-times-acquires-green-rush-estimated-69-millio/">around $7 million</a>. The transaction comes more than six months after its founder and CEO Scott McGovern was brought aboard to serve as the parent company&rsquo;s senior executive vice president of publishing.</p> <h3> What Happened</h3> <p>High Times -- which currently trades under <strong>Origo Acquisition Corporation </strong>(NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/oacq#NASDAQ">OACQ</a>) (OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/oacqf#OTC">OACQF</a>) -- will give Green Rush&rsquo;s sole proprietor, McGovern, a total of 577,651 Class A shares and $500,000 in cash.</p> <p>High Times intends to start trading under its own ticker in the NASDAQ during the second quarter of 2018, listing through a Reg A+, crowdfunded, IPO priced at $11.00 per share. At this price, McGovern&rsquo;s stock would be worth $6.4 million.</p> <p>McGovern will continue to serve as an executive at High Times and receive, as part of his compensation, an additional 289,630 Class B non-voting stock options, to vest over a three-year period at $2.18 per share.</p> <h3> Why It&#39;s ...</h3><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/trading-ideas/long-ideas/18/04/11480185/an-inside-look-at-high-times-7m-acquisition-of-green-rush-da alt=An Inside Look At High Times&#039; $7M Acquisition Of Green Rush Daily, A Marijuana News Company>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Adam Levin cannabis Green Rush Daily High Times marijuana news News OACQ OACQF Scott McGovern Emerging Markets M&A Top Stories Exclusives Markets Media Interview OACQ OACQF News Emerging Markets M&A Top Stories Exclusives Markets Media Interview Benzinga Thu, 05 Apr 2018 21:35:48 +0000 Javier Hasse 11480185 at https://www.benzinga.com The Quiet Rise Of The Vietnam ETF https://www.benzinga.com/trading-ideas/long-ideas/18/04/11473918/the-quiet-rise-of-the-vietnam-etf <p>On Wednesday, just two exchange traded funds hit 52-week highs. The <b>VanEck Vectors Vietnam ETF</b> (NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/vnm#NYSE">VNM</a>), the only ETF trading in the U.S. dedicated to Vietnamese stocks, was one of the two.&nbsp;</p> <p>With Wednesday&#39;s gain, VNM is up 14 percent this year. That is far better than the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. VNM&#39;s year-to-date gain is more than double that of the MSCI Frontier Markets 100 Index, the index in which Vietnam is the second-largest country weight at 18.12 percent.</p> <p>VNM follows the MVIS Vietnam Index, &ldquo;which is comprised of securities of publicly traded companies that are incorporated in Vietnam or ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/trading-ideas/long-ideas/18/04/11473918/the-quiet-rise-of-the-vietnam-etf alt=The Quiet Rise Of The Vietnam ETF>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Long Ideas VanEck VN Express VNM Emerging Markets Emerging Market ETFs Top Stories Markets Trading Ideas ETFs VNM US57060U7616 Long Ideas Emerging Markets Emerging Market ETFs Top Stories Markets Trading Ideas ETFs Benzinga Thu, 05 Apr 2018 13:33:52 +0000 ETF Professor 11473918 at https://www.benzinga.com China ETFs Dealing With Trade Tensions https://www.benzinga.com/trading-ideas/long-ideas/18/04/11466105/china-etfs-dealing-with-trade-tensions <p>Trade <a href="https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-retaliates-against-u-s-with-plans-for-tariffs-on-american-goods-1522829404">tensions between the United States and China</a>, the world&#39;s two largest economies, are roiling global equities, but some exchange-traded funds tracking Chinese stocks are remaining firm this year. The <b>iShares MSCI China ETF</b> (NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/mchi#NASDAQ">MCHI</a>), one of the largest US-listed China ETFs, is modestly higher on a year-to-date basis.</p> <p>While Chinese stocks are attractively valued and under-owned by some asset allocators, &ldquo;a deterioration in trade relations with the United States remains a risk and with a medium-term view,&rdquo; <a href="https://www.ishares.com/us/products/239619/?referrer=tickerSearch">according to BlackRock</a>.</p> <p>The $3.36 billion MCHI tracks the MSCI China Index and holds over 150 stocks, the bulk of which are large- and mid-cap names.</p> <h3> <b>Trade Tensions, But Not A ...</b></h3><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/trading-ideas/long-ideas/18/04/11466105/china-etfs-dealing-with-trade-tensions alt=China ETFs Dealing With Trade Tensions>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> BABA Blackrock China Donald Trump ishares Long Ideas MCHI News TCEHY trade war Emerging Markets Emerging Market ETFs Top Stories Markets Trading Ideas ETFs TCEHY MCHI US46429B6719 BABA Long Ideas News Emerging Markets Emerging Market ETFs Top Stories Markets Trading Ideas ETFs Benzinga Wed, 04 Apr 2018 11:50:00 +0000 ETF Professor 11466105 at https://www.benzinga.com China Tariffs Incite Fear In Trump Heartland: Stocks In Focus https://www.benzinga.com/government/18/04/11460748/china-tariffs-incite-fear-in-trump-heartland-stocks-in-focus <p style="text-align: justify;">Trump&#39;s attempt to trim the $100-billion trade deficit with China has sent shock waves across the equity universe, landing the American heartland in murky waters.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Beijing has taken an aggressive stance by slapping up to 25% tariffs over $3-billion U.S. imports in response to the recent steel and aluminum import duties announced by Trump on Mar 23.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Either by chance or by design, China&#39;s retaliatory tariffs target the specialty agricultural products grown by the rural communities that had backed Trump&#39;s victory in the 2016 presidential elections. &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Republican-supporting states like Iowa and Illinois, as well as the remaining nation&#39;s bread basket will be in trouble soon if agricultural exports to the key overseas market tumble. &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Trump stated that trade disputes are &quot;good&quot; and &quot;easy to win&quot;, while the consensus view of economists believe that &quot;all parties lose&quot;.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The ripple effect of these trade restrictions might hit the U.S. agricultural business, as well as Trump&#39;s supporting force in November mid-term elections.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Beijing Hostile Over Political &amp; Retaliatory Causes</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">China has often levied tariffs on nations for retaliatory and political interests.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Last year, South Korea was targeted on account of Seoul&#39;s choice to host the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile system, which Beijing deemed to be an insult. In sync with this, the South Korean economy downsized $6.8 billion, on grounds of a tourism boycott from China.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Also, earlier in 2008, Beijing&#39;s nationalists had urged a prohibition against the French supermarket chain &mdash; Carrefour Group &mdash; after Tibetan liberation supporters&#39; advocates objected the Olympic torch&#39;s course through Paris.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">China had also barred banana imports from Philippines due to its territorial disagreements with the latter.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Trump Heartland in Murky Waters</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">American trade supporters have cautioned that Beijing&#39;s tit-for-tat tariffs will impact large volumes of U.S. agricultural exports grown in the heartland states which had voted for Trump.</p> <p style="text-align: ...<p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/government/18/04/11460748/china-tariffs-incite-fear-in-trump-heartland-stocks-in-focus alt=China Tariffs Incite Fear In Trump Heartland: Stocks In Focus>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> contributor contributors Government IBA News PPC Regulations SAFM TSN Emerging Markets Futures Movers & Shakers Politics Markets General IBA US4564631087 TSN US9024941034 PPC US72147K1088 SAFM US8000131040 News Government Regulations Emerging Markets Futures Movers & Shakers Politics Markets General Benzinga Tue, 03 Apr 2018 15:06:25 +0000 Zacks 11460748 at https://www.benzinga.com Pot Stocks, ETFs And Top News From The Cannabis Industry https://www.benzinga.com/general/biotech/18/04/11449108/pot-stocks-etfs-and-top-news-from-the-cannabis-industry <p>A shortened week didn&#39;t stop the action in the cannabis industry. Several big deals were announced last week, including <strong>CannaRoyalty Corp </strong>(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/cnnrf#OTC">CNNRF</a>)&rsquo;s purchase of RVR in an all-stock deal, <strong>GB Sciences Inc</strong> (OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/gblx#OTC">GBLX</a>)&rsquo;s acquisition of a Nevada operation for all cash, and <strong>Liberty Health Sciences Inc </strong>(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/lhsif#OTC">LHSIF</a>)&rsquo;s entry into Massachusetts.</p> <p>&ldquo;This is an exciting development for the industry, as entrepreneurs are able to exit by selling to publicly-traded companies,&rdquo; <a href="https://marketfy.com/product/420investor/blog/815/?__hstc=258999573.0432c337362de583c43a3a20847d0722.1507663725990.1520016844314.1520019100672.295&amp;__hssc=258999573.19.1520019100672&amp;__hsfp=3635142027">420 Investor</a>&nbsp;Alan Brochstein commented. &ldquo;I expect we will continue to see a lot more consolidation.&rdquo;</p> <p>Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell&nbsp;declared his intention to introduce a bill in the Senate to remove hemp from the controlled substances list, motivated, among other things, by the plant&rsquo;s potential to replace tobacco crops in his home state.</p> <p>The <a href="http://marijuanaindex.com/stock-quotes/united-states-marijuana-index/">United States Marijuana Index</a><strong>, </strong>which tracks 15 of the largest marijuana stocks in the U.S., closed the week almost flat, losing less than 1 percent in the four working days. The <a href="http://marijuanaindex.com/stock-quotes/north-american-marijuana-index/">North American Marijuana Index</a>, which also includes Canadian stocks, was a lot more volatile, posting losses of 4.5 percent.</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>) lost roughly 6.55 percent over the four sessions, while the <strong>ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF </strong>(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/mj#NYSE">MJ</a>) tumbled 3.22 percent. This compares to the <strong>SPDR S&amp;P 500 ETF Trust </strong>(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/spy#NYSE">SPY</a>)&rsquo;s 0.7 percent decline.</p> <p>Here are some of the top marijuana stocks in U.S. exchanges and ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/general/biotech/18/04/11449108/pot-stocks-etfs-and-top-news-from-the-cannabis-industry alt=Pot Stocks, ETFs And Top News From The Cannabis Industry>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> 420 investor ACBFF Al Foreman Alan Brochstein APHQF Ashley Picillo Biotech Canada Canada Cannabis Canada Marijuana cannabis Cannabis ETF cannabis news Cannabis Stock Index cannabis stocks CBDS CNNRF CNTTF CNvest Compassionate Certification Centers CRON CVSI Cynthia Salarizadeh DJACF Earnings Ellie O. Siegel Gary B. Rosen GBLX Green Market Report GRWG GWPH HMLSF IGC IIP IIPR invest in marijuana ISOLF ITHUF John Kagia Keith Stroup legal marijuana LHSIF Long Ideas marijuana Marijuana ETF Marijuana Index Marijuana Money marijuana news marijuana stocks MEDFF medical cannabis medical marijuana MJ News NJ Cannabis Symposium NORML North American Marijuana Index Pot Stocks PRMCF Sector ETFs SMG SPY Tahira Rehmatullah Terps and Tech THCBF TWMJF United States Marijuana Index weed stock World Medical Cannabis Conference & Expo XXII ZYNE Emerging Markets Health Care Markets Movers Trading Ideas Interview ETFs General IGC US45408X1000 SPY US78462F1030 SMG US8101861065 ITHUF XXII CNTTF CVSI GWPH CBDS TWMJF GBLX ZYNE THCBF ACBFF APHQF MJ PRMCF IIPR GRWG CNNRF ISOLF DJACF LHSIF MEDFF HMLSF CRON IIP Long Ideas Sector ETFs News Earnings Biotech Emerging Markets Health Care Markets Movers Trading Ideas Interview ETFs General Benzinga Mon, 02 Apr 2018 16:57:08 +0000 Javier Hasse 11449108 at https://www.benzinga.com Smoking Is Just One Way To Use Marijuana: An Introduction To Vaporizers, Edibles, Oils, Tinctures, Dabs And Other Cannabis Products https://www.benzinga.com/general/biotech/18/03/11035855/smoking-is-just-one-way-to-use-marijuana-an-introduction-to-vaporizer <p>While reporting for a book on the cannabis business I recently finished writing, I realized many people don&#39;t differentiate smoking weed from using cannabis. &ldquo;Isn&rsquo;t it the same?&rdquo; is the question I was asked far too often.</p> <p>The answer: certainly not.</p> <p>Smoking is just one of <a href="https://www.benzinga.com/news/17/10/10156977/how-this-leading-marijuana-company-is-capitalizing-on-the-rise-of-smoke-free-wee">many ways</a> cannabis can be used, and it is rarely the most effective cannabidiol delivery mechanism, especially for medication purposes. Smoking can be useless when using cannabis to treat certain ailments.</p> <p>One example: while smoking would not help eczema or acne, cannabis-infused topical treatments or creams are used for the conditions.</p> <p>Here&#39;s a chart that illustrates some of the most popular cannabis consumption methods available today:&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://cdn2.benzinga.com/files/u82070/modelo05_-_final-01.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 566px;" /></p> <p><em>Image by </em><a href="http://cargocollective.com/agustinayofre"><em>Agustina Yofre</em></a><em>.&nbsp;</em></p> <p>Using cannabis as a whole plant &mdash; smoking it &mdash; can be fun and useful to treat certain conditions. But when cannabis is smokd, the user consumes a large variety of chemical components present in weed. This is often called the &ldquo;entourage effect.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;Cannabis has about 500 chemical constituents, and many of them interact with each other,&rdquo; said Dr. Godfrey Pearlson, a professor at Yale University&rsquo;s School of Medicine and director of the Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center.</p> <p>&ldquo;If you are taking many different things at one time, it may be the combination that is helping, rather than any <em>one</em> particular compound.&rdquo;</p> <p>Unlike smoking, other cannabis delivery mechanisms like sublingual sprays, tinctures, transdermal patches and capsules, allow for certain components to be isolated and delivered to the consumer individually, in a fashion more similar to traditional pharmaceutical drugs.</p> <p>&ldquo;We know cannabis is good for medical purposes, but the solution is not always inhalation,&rdquo; said Aras Azadian, CEO of Avicanna, the first cannabinoid therapeutics company to be <a href="https://www.benzinga.com/general/biotech/17/07/9811029/meet-avicanna-the-first-marijuana-company-to-be-accepted-into-johnson-">admitted into</a>&nbsp;JLABS @ Toronto, part of&nbsp;Johnson &amp; Johnson Innovation.</p> <p>Each specific indication is best treated through a particular delivery method.</p> <p>Let&rsquo;s take a look at marijuana delivery methods beyond smoking.</p> <h3> <strong>Edibles</strong></h3> <p>Even though the name would suggest otherwise, cannabis edibles are not necessarily edible. Some are edible, while others can be drank. What all of them have in common is that they are infused with cannabidiols extracted from the plant like THC and CBD.</p> <p>Edibles range from cannabis-infused brownies, cookies and gummy bears to ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/general/biotech/18/03/11035855/smoking-is-just-one-way-to-use-marijuana-an-introduction-to-vaporizer alt=Smoking Is Just One Way To Use Marijuana: An Introduction To Vaporizers, Edibles, Oils, Tinctures, Dabs And Other Cannabis Products>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> ACBFF APHQF Aras Azadian Avicanna Biotech Canabis cannabis cannabis Capsules Cannabis Concentrates cannabis edibles cannabis news cannabis oil cannabis Oils cannabis stocks cannabis Tinctures cannabis topicals CBDS Dabs Dr. Godfrey Pearlson Ganja GWPH Hemp how to smoke weed invest in marijuana is marijuana JNJ legal marijuana legal weed marihuana marijuana Marijuana Concentrates marijuana dispensary marijuana edibles marijuana laws marijuana legalization marijuana news marijuana states marijuana stocks marijuana tinctures marijuana topicals marijuana vaporizers marijuanas stock med marijuana medical medical cannabis medical marijuana medical marijuana stock medicinal marijuana PFE pot pot edibles PRMCF Recreational Marijuana rosin shatter smoke weed smoking weed THC THCBF transdermal patches TWMJF Vaping weed weed legalization weed news weed plant weed stock Weed Vape Yale University Education Emerging Markets Health Care Markets General JNJ US4781601046 PFE US7170811035 GWPH CBDS TWMJF THCBF ACBFF APHQF PRMCF Biotech Education Emerging Markets Health Care Markets General Benzinga Fri, 30 Mar 2018 13:37:24 +0000 Javier Hasse 11035855 at https://www.benzinga.com Nationwide Adds Emerging Markets Fund To ETF Lineup https://www.benzinga.com/trading-ideas/long-ideas/18/03/11436526/nationwide-adds-emerging-markets-fund-to-etf-lineup <p>Earlier this week, Nationwide added to its lineup of exchange traded funds with the debut of the <strong>Nationwide Maximum Diversification Emerging Markets Core Equity ETF </strong>(NYSE: MXDE).</p> <p>The new ETF, Nationwide&#39;s first new since launching three funds last year, tracks the French asset management firm TOBAM[&#39;s Maximum Diversification Emerging Markets Index.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;TOBAM applies liquidity, longevity and socially responsible investment screens in determining the investable universe,&rdquo; <a href="https://etf.nationwide.com/#!/etfprofile/MXDE">according to Nationwide</a>. &ldquo;The portfolio seeks to neutrally allocate risk to the effective independent sources of risk present in the market even if it has no position in a particular stock or sector.&rdquo;</p> <h3> <strong>Geographic Exposure</strong></h3> <p>Countries in MXDE&#39;s selection universe include China, India, Indonesia, ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/trading-ideas/long-ideas/18/03/11436526/nationwide-adds-emerging-markets-fund-to-etf-lineup alt=Nationwide Adds Emerging Markets Fund To ETF Lineup>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> EEM Long Ideas Nationwide TOBAM Emerging Markets New ETFs Emerging Market ETFs Top Stories Markets Trading Ideas ETFs EEM US4642872349 Long Ideas Emerging Markets New ETFs Emerging Market ETFs Top Stories Markets Trading Ideas ETFs Benzinga Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:54:17 +0000 ETF Professor 11436526 at https://www.benzinga.com