• Matthew Finston
    It is hightime for another 'Marijuana Schwag' article.Suggestions? $ttdz $utrm $endo $mjna $attbf $ntrr $mdbx $trtc $phot $cann $brdt $hemp?
    4/25/14
    Reply (138)
    • Matthew Finston: some of the tickers mentioned I don't think are 'schwag' I just offered to suggest openness to counter-opinions. Schwag=inferior (relative)
      4/25/14
    • Nick Santa: How about $SPRWF and their plan to acquire growers under the old license, turning them hopefully into MMPR licenses.
      4/25/14
    • Nick Santa: $PKPH
      4/25/14
    • Matthew Finston: Great suggestions. Idk how Kuala would feel if I did sprwf. Although I've been itching to hit that one. Ctco is a great choice.
      4/25/14
    • Matthew Finston: I'm invested in ctco but it falls w/in the schwag category for now. Maybe it'll force the co. to release more info ;-)
      4/25/14
    • sarahfriend: Please give PHOT a break! It has had enough negativity for one month. How bout one of the actual schwaggers... i vote hemp...
      4/25/14
    • WMP1: attbf and PMCM are interesting
      4/25/14
    • Matthew Finston: Ok Sarahfriend I'll leave PHOT alone. I was considering doing 3 I have positions in? kick dirt on my on plays? y bad y i bought? y avoid?
      4/25/14
    • Nick Santa: I think Kuala would like your take, even if it would disagree w/ his. the more voices we hear the better informed we are. Good or bad.
      4/25/14
    • Professorredbag: $AGTK - Believe I read CEO giving keynote address at upcoming first Pot conference.
      4/26/14
    • Mikie713: I'd love to see a piece reassessing the Canadian Market, from the pre 4/1 hype to the $TWD IPO to what the future holds.
      4/26/14
    • Dean Chaykowski: Canadian market is very small, its legalization or bust. Companies will need strong balance sheets to make it through the guantlet.
      4/26/14
    • Dean Chaykowski: A discussion of the process of getting the MMPR license for new entrants. http://bit.ly/1ru14ZT
      4/26/14
    • Dean Chaykowski: The court challenge synopsis Old system vs MMPR. http://bit.ly/1ru16Rt
      4/26/14
    • Dean Chaykowski: I like Supremes chances as NIcksanta knows but there are some great new entrants coming. Tough competition north or south of the border.
      4/26/14
    • Dean Chaykowski: And yes another article is always great. You have to love Matthews awesome research and writing!
      4/26/14
    • User 16760062: I will vote MJNA, PHOT, AFI, HEMP, and FITX as the schwag companies. My "chronic" votes are TWD (or TWMJF), ATTBF, MDBX, and GWPH :)
      4/26/14
    • Matthew Finston: Thanks kuala for the okay. and user? Afi I like bc of nick Brusatore. He was originally with ATTBF. But there are some schwaggy aspects.
      4/26/14
    • Matthew Finston: Mike, as I said in my article rising tide lifts all ships but a tsunami can destroy them. March-April MJ has been hit by too many tsunamis.
      4/26/14
    • Matthew Finston: I have a guilty conscience bc I read articles about MMAR protestors b4 publishing and didn't give it fair weight. Tsunami #1
      4/26/14
    • Matthew Finston: Uruguay delays tsunami #2 phot halt #3 CANN #4 wolfscam #5 yellen interest rates #6 am I missing any? "Shorters" #7 (debatable)
      4/26/14
    • Matthew Finston: Oh that every stock in this sector is being bought not on fundamentals but on promotional pumps #8
      4/26/14
    • Dean Chaykowski: There is a lot of headwinds.Its kind of like the high flyers in other sectors in that investors pay for what they think might happen someday
      4/26/14
    • Dean Chaykowski: I am going to say this. No one will like me but the choice of what stock to buy seems to be more which one is least bad.
      4/26/14
    • Dean Chaykowski: I know you hear me talk about Supreme, but whats strange to me is they have this right. They are going small like the demand.
      4/26/14
    • Dean Chaykowski: They might make money selling weed, not sure too many of the others are good businesses to own even if the stock was good to own.
      4/26/14
    • Dean Chaykowski: Full legalization changes the whole game, so maybe that's the allure too. I have never been more worried than when I invest in this space.
      4/26/14
    • Dean Chaykowski: I am not sure about Supreme either so don't get me wrong. Too much of my investing has been in value or growth stocks.
      4/26/14
    • Dean Chaykowski: Perhaps I am uncomfortable investing in MJ because I am missing something and I should sleep like a baby when I buy shares.
      4/26/14
    • Matthew Finston: I definitely have lost sleep because of investing in MJ stocks. i don't think you're saying anything wrong. either people are that ignorant
      4/26/14
    • Matthew Finston: or they are knowingly spreading false information for personal gain. I thought a co. like mdcn would appeal to investors bc on the surface
      4/26/14
    • Matthew Finston: it looks legitimate. multiple sources confirming the facility, R&D (each BCIT registered), political advocacy (website), mayoral support
      4/26/14
    • Matthew Finston: IHL partnership (longtime herb grower of specialty products w/ 350m revs annually), Former gov. and libertarian candidate Johnson,
      4/26/14
    • Matthew Finston: Master growers from California, Israel, Amsterdam and Canada. I mean, i get that it hasn't happened yet. but I figured the evidence was good
      4/26/14
    • Matthew Finston: And the thing is, everything I'm saying isn't speculation. it is confirmed. I have sources for every piece of information. no pump.
      4/27/14
    • Matthew Finston: but the retracement tells me investors don't care about the legitimacy of a company they just want to ride a pump. sad.
      4/27/14
    • Matthew Finston: A co.valued 300m but .085 p/s is more attractive then a legitimate co. @ 100m but 2.50 p/s.
      4/27/14
    • Dean Chaykowski: You are a student of the history of investing and investment strategies too. I can't say penny stocks was one I remember.
      4/27/14
    • Dean Chaykowski: I don't know what to tell you about why investors favor some over others. I spent an hour torturing my wife with my rants about that! lol
      4/27/14
    • Nick Santa: I don't think you have a lot of investors in MJ. More traders or those looking for the next breakout from sub penny to a few cents.
      4/27/14
    • Nick Santa: I think the perception is that is where there is more bang for your buck. Or the appeal to find a diamond in the rough is so high.
      4/27/14
    • Nick Santa: Maybe most think once it hits a buck or more the price is too high until we know more and see results.
      4/27/14
    • Matthew Finston: Yes. all good info guys. thanks. MDCN was diamond for me. still is. I haven't sold. Even though I watched my shares nearly double.
      4/27/14
    • Matthew Finston: Now I'm averaging a 11% loss. My biggest to date. I think people assume diamonds have cheap pps. Berkshire Hathaway cost 10k in 90s now 190k
      4/27/14
    • Matthew Finston: Actually, someone from MDCN told me that the only stock he's ever owned was BRK.A bought at 10k and hasn't sold since.
      4/27/14
    • Nick Santa: People definitely assume diamonds are pennies. I see it in StockTalks and other forums. Many think they have the golden ticket. Craziness.
      4/27/14
    • Matthew Finston: I'd say at least 50% of what I try to do is debunk that. that's the only reason I compared spli to app. i realize it went over peoples heads
      4/27/14
    • Matthew Finston: Phot when it traded at .60 would have been valued at $48.30 if it had the same o/s as $mslp which trades @ $6.68
      4/27/14
    • Matthew Finston: It is simple arithmetic. guys, why do you think people don't get it? willful ignorance?
      4/27/14
    • Nick Santa: Personally, I say most people are just not smart. They believe hype and not what you focus on. I'm new to this but learning quickly.
      4/27/14
    • Nick Santa: For that, I appreciate you hard work and honesty. It has helped me grow as an investor.
      4/27/14
    • Mikie713: I haven't lost any sleep over the recent declines, because I believe in a progressive agenda in health and well being, long before I got in
      4/27/14
    • Mikie713: MJ stocks. And you'd have to be ignorant not to see market manipulation in recent weeks. Eventually the dust will clear.
      4/27/14
    • Mikie713: Whom ever was shaken out of the sector in recent weeks and isn't coming back, shouldn't have been here in the first place. Of course we'd
      4/27/14
    • Mikie713: all love to make a quick buck. But that's your priority, you'll get burned more often than not.
      4/27/14
    • Matthew Finston: I just posted a bunch of pictures on twitter of some of my realized gains from long term holdings. http://bit.ly/1mLOoeL
      4/27/14
    • Matthew Finston: i blocked the dollar value of the trades. but i also included a picture of my total lifetime average for every realized gain.
      4/27/14
    • Matthew Finston: The only stock I've really lost sleep over was $mdrm from 3/31-4/15 when I check nearly every morning for a news update. pitiful.
      4/27/14
    • Mikie713: I'm still holding $MDRM. Probably will through the next election of Canadian PM.
      4/27/14
    • Dean Chaykowski: The manipulation you speak of Mikie is in all stocks and yes, I never sell when I know what I own. Unless something changed I am not selling
      4/27/14
    • Dean Chaykowski: It is the search for the diamond in the rough. I like that analogy and also that people sell over a dollar. The traders want very low prices
      4/27/14
    • Dean Chaykowski: I also agree with the future being much brighter. Even the MM users is growing without legalization. Hoping for ten times the current number
      4/27/14
    • Dean Chaykowski: The key to me is gaining market share. I almost think tweed has the pole position because of consumer awareness.
      4/27/14
    • Dean Chaykowski: Those coming in later, are going to have to fight for brand awareness like any other product.Being in first, consumer awareness = priceless
      4/27/14
    • Dean Chaykowski: Same with those entering by acquisition, at least they bring some customers over starting from scratch and trying to steal customers.
      4/27/14
    • Dean Chaykowski: Makes me wonder too, especially with the timed short articles, why we don't short stocks, its easy to see they are going to dip sometimes
      4/27/14
    • Mikie713: Nice analysis, KK. Meanwhile all of us "Matt Heads" out here are starving for the next article! Don't "short" us, Matt!
      4/27/14
    • Dean Chaykowski: lol Matt Heads!! Get on it Matthew!
      4/27/14
    • Matthew Finston: I submitted one thursday. Not focusing on MJ. SA said no at 1st bc co too small. I'm appealing. Resubmitted and haven't heard back.
      4/27/14
    • Matthew Finston: I have two drafts I need to clean up. But not pub new ones until this last one is out.
      4/27/14
    • Dean Chaykowski: I put one in too and its pending, not related to MJ. How long to you wait to find out if they accept them Matthew~ Matthead KK lol
      4/27/14
    • Matthew Finston: http://bit.ly/1k9wL6b kuala this should answer your qs about MDCN consumer awareness from 3/18
      4/27/14
    • Dean Chaykowski: I was thinking about that and have seen your posts and know exactly how welcome jobs are in that province!
      4/27/14
    • Dean Chaykowski: That's what you need to rise above the rest. The location was an excellent choice in my opinion and market share is ongoing battle.
      4/27/14
    • belgium: The problem with the sector is that it attracts a whole new breed of investors, some of which don't understand the basics of investing
      4/27/14
    • belgium: Some of the questions I've been getting are really basic level investment knowledge.
      4/27/14
    • belgium: They don't get market cap, share structure, PPS, and so on. Let alone read filings or understand financials.
      4/27/14
    • belgium: They go on iHub or Twitter, or read SA or a newsletter and "believe" everything that's there. They are easily drawn into a stock by a pump
      4/27/14
    • belgium: and scared out of a stock by a bash/short/dump. This is what's creating this high volatility in this sector. Add a couple of tsunami's that
      4/27/14
    • belgium: Matt is talking about and you get the current situation. Strong hands and serious money will come into the sector when the fundamentals
      4/27/14
    • belgium: are starting to take over, or when the legal climate clears some more (banks, new States reschedule, and so on... ) . The sector is very
      4/27/14
    • belgium: news driven for the time being. All just IMO.
      4/27/14
    • Matthew Finston: The tsunamis are buying opportunities for sure. Just assess the damage and see which ones were the most sturdy. But I see another correction
      4/27/14
    • Matthew Finston: The sector will have to weather a lot more IMO. This sector I think is only won by very savvy day traders and contrarians.
      4/27/14
    • Dean Chaykowski: Even when you have some investment experience, it's not the easiest space to invest in. Especially when valuations get absurd.
      4/27/14
    • Matthew Finston: Since I'm not a savvy day trader, I'll stick to being a contrarian.
      4/27/14
    • Dean Chaykowski: I remember reading what James Altucher had to say about day trading. And having experience it now. I get it! It's not worth the sacrifices
      4/27/14
    • Matthew Finston: Kuala agree exactly. Idk if you saw my twitter posts but I put a bunch of trades that were held longterm.
      4/27/14
    • Dean Chaykowski: All trading can do that to a man. A lot of the greats did it at the expense of a healthy balanced life. I feel sorry for Mr. Buffet.
      4/27/14
    • Dean Chaykowski: I did not see those Matthew. I just had to give this a try myself and I am discovering my hopes for fast gains are not worth the trouble.
      4/27/14
    • Dean Chaykowski: The problem I have investing in the space is I was not an early investor like Belgium who got in at decent prices & has also been very smart
      4/27/14
    • Dean Chaykowski: I have to pay too much even at the low end of the dips and that causes my uncertainty and worry.
      4/27/14
    • Mikie713: KK, it may appear that way (in too late) but the best is yet to come (tho it certainly doesn't look it right now). Companies whose futures
      4/27/14
    • Mikie713: are being written as we speak $TRTC is going to succeed w or w/o MJ. $MCIG also has odds in its favor. Personally I believe $TAUG $STEV
      4/27/14
    • Mikie713: have great futures. And you could also throw in some Canadian companies.
      4/27/14
    • Mikie713: Yeah, these are rough times right now. But a year from now, one might kick themselves for letting go too soon.
      4/27/14
    • Matthew Finston: @matt_finston I posted about 15 or so pictures from recent closed out trades of mine. Decided not to show the ticker for penny stocks
      4/27/14
    • Matthew Finston: Unless it was a losing trade. Or I'm still holding. Felt that would be manipulative.
      4/27/14
    • Matthew Finston: I disagree mike713. I won't touch a potstock that has seen its fair share of hype until the dust truly settles. Or I see incredible value.
      4/27/14
    • Matthew Finston: Mcig looks good but its valuation is too high for my taste. Something about trtc rubs me the wrong way but it looks okay too. I may taug...
      4/27/14
    • Matthew Finston: No one has said anything about stev except that it is a ticker in the MJ sector.
      4/27/14
    • Dean Chaykowski: I guess what I am saying Mikie is I am a value investor who scours stocks that the market values too low. There is time to make money...
      4/27/14
    • Matthew Finston: No pressure to follow. http://bit.ly/1fmyt6J
      4/27/14
    • Dean Chaykowski: I would have preferred to be as in tune as what I expect Belgium was and he would have found some real value at his entry points.
      4/27/14
    • Dean Chaykowski: When i buy a stock that I feel is undervalued, I don't ever worry about selling it in dips and they don't dip 90 % either.
      4/27/14
    • Dean Chaykowski: Its more its not my style of investing than that there is no money to be had or perhaps value to find. I spend far more time on this space
      4/27/14
    • Dean Chaykowski: than I feel is warranted in comparison to other sectors where I was consistently finding value
      4/27/14
    • Dean Chaykowski: Got you on twitter, thanks Matt!
      4/27/14
    • Mikie713: Matt, I base my opinion on the four rec. stocks on what the company is doing/ plans to do ... valuations aside for the time being. took the
      4/27/14
    • Mikie713: same approach w/ Biotech in the late 90s, $GILD $AMGN, and few others and believe me there were some bumpy times ,I believed in their future
      4/27/14
    • Matthew Finston: I think it is the attractiveness of finding a ten-bagger. And also the community. Finding others that are as excited to talk investments
      4/27/14
    • Mikie713: There is a future in new agra n hemp n MJ n medicines n sustainability. $STEV $TAUG $TRTC are looking there.
      4/27/14
    • Dean Chaykowski: You know Mikie the best advice I was given on pennies and bio techs was just to buy a cheap basket of each and let them go. Some will win.
      4/27/14
    • Dean Chaykowski: The problems is probably all mine in that I constantly put to much money in the basket because the greed monster gets me and then I worry.
      4/27/14
    • Mikie713: I know, very happy I stuck w/ $GILD ... it was the (fill in the blank w/ Pot sector stock) of its time.
      4/27/14
    • Dean Chaykowski: Yeah and I am sticking with my investments too, I really appreciate you guys to reaffirm sometimes that I am not a total loonie lol cheers.
      4/27/14
    • Mikie713: :)
      4/27/14
    • Mike Ao: Matthew, im curious to know what rubs you the wrong way on TRTC, is it the hype that your considered a negative for you to invest ?
      4/27/14
    • Dean Chaykowski: No one thinks UTRM is worth a flier either? I keep thinking of throwing a penny in that pool
      4/27/14
    • Matthew Finston: yes: hype and Derek's wife insider trading. Also since PHOT debacle, TRTC has become the new darling penny-pot-stock. combined = bad taste.
      4/27/14
    • Matthew Finston: $147m for a co. that sell gardening equipment. 233.8m o/s and the largest share holder is Amy with 21% who coincidentally has been selling
      4/27/14
    • Matthew Finston: TRTC has potential for sure. I would not put it on my Schwag list (UTRM is def. on my schwag list). i just don't think I'll be a shareholder
      4/27/14
    • Matthew Finston: But ultimately, Mike Ao, if there wasn't any hype I would definitely consider buying. more hype to me means less discount.
      4/27/14
    • Dean Chaykowski: Funny, sometimes I think UTRM might end up hiring you to write articles
      4/27/14
    • Econ Student: $ENDO $RIGH $HEMP-OLD $NTRR $ENDO $CBIS $NGBL $CVSI, $MJNA all pretty shady.
      4/27/14
    • Mikie713: Matt, Alan has interview with ebbu CEO who also has partner w $stev on 420 investor. Check it out for more info on what's going on w $stev
      4/27/14
    • Econ Student: I'm long $POTN. It's not a big position but I think it has huge upside with moderate risk.
      4/27/14
    • Mikie713: I'm long $MJNA off your shady list, Econ, I know, I know.
      4/27/14
    • Econ Student: They do have good products I'm not a fan of their transparency or the people/ management structure that have control though.
      4/28/14
    • belgium: KK, I think we have the same idea about value investing.
      4/28/14
    • belgium: Mikie: The connection between Ebbu and STEV is not what you think it is. They are separate.
      4/28/14
    • belgium: Matt: TRTC has been my darling since day 1. Best game plan in the sector. Is it perfect? No, because it would be on the big boards if it was
      4/28/14
    • Mikie713: $STEV has an integral role in what ebbu plans to do, extraction, identification of cannibinoids. ebbu will use $STEV.s tech.
      4/28/14
    • belgium: I'm invested in Ebbu and specifically asked about their involvement with STEV because the Wolfpack was pumping it.
      4/28/14
    • Mikie713: I've communicated w Dooma via email. I think what he's trying to do has potential, but like all MJ products at this pt, limitations.
      4/28/14
    • Mikie713: As far as I know, ebbu has no plans to go public. $STEV on the other hand claimed their 1st qt gross profit in June 13, I expect it to cont
      4/28/14
    • Mikie713: No knowledge of wolfpack pump on $STEV, this is the first I've heard of it. Not nec. a bad thing.
      4/28/14
    • belgium: No plans to go public for Ebbu is correct.
      4/28/14