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Entries from November 2014

The Only Pure Play Cannabis Stock on the NYSE

November 29th, 2014 · Comments Off on The Only Pure Play Cannabis Stock on the NYSE

Having unique IP that lets the company regulate nicotine levels of tobacco genetically, 22nd Century Group (XXII) acquires licenses in technology that can do the same for HTC levels in hemp. In a stroke, it becomes the only NYSE listed company in the cannabis space, a fast growing market and the technology opens up several […]

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Tags: xxii

Turn The Lose-Lose Economic War With Russia Into Trading Profits

November 29th, 2014 · Comments Off on Turn The Lose-Lose Economic War With Russia Into Trading Profits

While riding a wave of domestic popularity, Putin has made a bad gamble for Russia. Instead of developing an 21st century economy by stimulating value-added industries and human capital, he got stuck on 20th century concepts like sphere’s of influence. The resulting sanctions will hurt Russia and the West, but this isn’t a situation Russia […]

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Tags: Emerging Markets

Currency Debasement?

November 27th, 2014 · Comments Off on Currency Debasement?

Real rates have declined almost everywhere in the developed world, the savings glut doesn’t turn into an investment glut. The result is excess capacity, slow growth and underperforming economies. How can this be turned around? If desired savings and investment can equate only at deeply negative real rate, higher inflation targets are one logical solution […]

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Tags: currencies · Economics

Jananese Shares are Still a Buy

November 27th, 2014 · Comments Off on Jananese Shares are Still a Buy

We think that Japanese shares are still attractive, for a number of reasons. They are not expensive, haven’t done much this year, profits are good, big institutions are buying and the government is hell bent of getting Japan out of its deflationary funk. The main risk to us is that the recent tax hike might […]

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Tags: Japan

Envy Has Got Nothing To Do With It

November 26th, 2014 · Comments Off on Envy Has Got Nothing To Do With It

Evidence is mounting that rising inequality is producing negative economic effects. These effects range from producing insufficient demand, financial instability, a decline in societal cohesion, trust and upward mobility. Those who are worried by these developments are not necessarily motivated by envy, nor do they want to abolish capitalism. What is necessary is a dispassionate […]

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Tags: Inequality

22nd Century: Cigarettes Without Nicotine, How Much Are They Worth?

November 26th, 2014 · Comments Off on 22nd Century: Cigarettes Without Nicotine, How Much Are They Worth?

22nd Century Group owns unique IP that enables it to produce cigarettes with low or very low nicotine levels. It is now allowed to sell these in the US under the Master Settlement Agreement, so domestic sales will start. The first distribution deal is already in place. The company also has significant opportunities overseas via […]

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Tags: xxii