Week in review: Has marijuana become bitcoin? | Short-squeeze candidates

MarketWatch rounds up 10 of its most interesting topics over the past week.

1. Smokin’ marijuana stocks’

Move over bitcoin and ilk: Shares of Canadian marijuana companies went through the roof this week after . (.)

Tilray’s  stock was up 47% for one week and 70% for September through Thursday, even though the shares were down 18% that day. Early on Friday the shares were down 17%. The ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF  — which holds many Canadian marijuana stocks — was up 22% for one week through Thursday.

Here’s a sampling of MarketWatch’s cannabis coverage:

2. What makes investors rush into certain industries or asset classes?

Jeff Reeves explains .

3. Short sellers better be careful of squeezes

Tilray is the poster boy of the short-squeeze right now, . from their bets against Canadian marijuana stocks like Tilray, Canopy Growth Corp  and Cronos Group

4. Even more trade-war fears

Tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese goods start Monday. See the for the status of threatened and imposed tariffs between the U.S., China and other countries.

More trade-war coverage:

5. ’Dumb plodders’ vs. market gurus

Howard Gold has .

6. Victoria’s Secret and dopey marketing

Tonya Garcia explains .

7. A warning for semiconductor stocks

Micron . Here’s what .

More on Micron: ?

Also see:

8. A 99% rejection rate

A government program to forgive college debt for up to 28,000 borrowers who work in public service is .

9. The link between football and stock-picking

Michael Lombardi, who has worked for three decades for various NFL teams, shares .

10. Cutting carbs to lose weight? Um…


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