If you have been following the Stockerblog.com Marijuana Stock Index, which can be found at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com, over the last few months, you would notice that the pot stocks increased substantially during the first couple months of the year. However, during the month of March, the cannabis companies started to drop off, and in April, they really tanked.
According to the Marijuana Index, a dozen of the 21 stocks in the index dropped in excess of 30% over the last couple months, with several dropping by over 50%. For example, Advanced Cannabis Solutions (CANN) dropped by 53%, Cannabis Science Inc. (CBIS) dropped by a similar amount, and CannaVEST (CANV) fell by 87%.
The overall Marijuana Stock Index tanked by 43% during the last two months, whereas the S&P 500 was up by 1%. Interestingly, the Marijuana Stock Index is still outperforming the S&P 500 from the beginning of the year, with the Marijuana Index up 17% and the S&P up just 2%. Some of the stock are still up substantially from the beginning of the year in spite of the March and April drop, with more than ten rising over 100%.
To see the free list of all 21 stocks in the entire Stockerblog.com Marijuana Stock Index, go to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com. Also available is the Big List of marijuana stocks, which has over 100 cannabis stocks.
Disclosure: Author didn't own any of the above at the time the article was written.