Consumer/Retail

Investing in Marijuana? Know Your COGS!

The medical marijuana industry has been the hottest area of investment in Canada. Unfortunately, many investors are not looking at the most important metrics of the companies they are investing in: Cost of Goods Sold, or COGS.…

Canada Will Become First G7 Nation to Fully Legalize Weed This Year

In 2017, Canada will become the first G7 nation to fully legalize marijuana use. The stock prices of cannabis companies reveal investors are anticipating millions of users and a multi-billion market. In terms of how it’s regulated, will Canada get it right? Earlier this month, a federal task force made 80 recommendations to the government, among them, setting the age limit to 18. Bloomberg T…

The Evolution of Autonomous Transportation

Ryan Popple, Proterra’s chief executive officer, discusses the evolving state of transportation, the outlook for autonomous buses and the possibility of an IPO. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Emily Chang on “Bloomberg West.” David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy’s chief executive officer and a Bloomberg contributor, also comments.…

The New Housing Bubble Just Began

Think you know why stocks and housing are booming? No, it’s not low interest rates and strong employment. It’s because the top three American banks by assets all just introduced new products aimed at providing riskier mortgages. It’s housing bubble 2.0.…