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ITPM Flash Ep40 – Summary

In this episode senior trading mentor Ben Berggreen gives an update about one of his trade idea from last month’ Flash episode and talks about the cannabis industry.

Newmont Mining Corp (NEM)

In the last episode from March 15th with Ben Berggreen he mentioned NEM as a potential gold trade. At that time the stock price was trading around $34 and he mentioned buying the $35 April calls which rallied to $5.25 a 4.25 Risk/Reward ratio!

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From ITPM’s Flash Youtube Video


Ben mentions the recent developments in the cannabis industry around the world. Of course, this is a controversial topic! But putting this aside, we need to stayo open minded as traders.

On March 22nd Germany legalized the recreational use of cannabis. It is allowed to grow your own plants and use them, but selling is still illegal. In the USA, there are plenty of states where it is already legal (see map below – dark green is totally legal).

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From ITPM’s Flash Youtube Video

Ben sees the legalization of cannabis as a theme which might take longer to play out. That’s why he is buying an ETF and not individual names and also extending the duration of the trade. He is using MSOS, a cannabis ETF (see the holdings below).

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From ITPM’s Flash Youtube Video

Because this is a more risky trade / theme, Ben is pushing his trade out until September. He is using a calendar spread, going long the September $11 calls and selling the June $12 calls.

ITPM Flash Ep40 – Conclusion

More and more Countries around the world are legalizing the recreational use of cannabis, with Germany being the recent one! There might be a theme which offers us traders a good entry. Due to the risky nature of this trade, Ben suggests going out further as the standard 20 to 60 days time horizon.

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