Ep 102: Getting down with Dan Ahrens, AdvisorShares Pure Cannabis ETF

Ep 102: Getting down with Dan Ahrens, AdvisorShares Pure Cannabis ETF

On today’s podcast, we sit down with Dan Ahrens, the portfolio manager of the AdvisorShares Pure Cannabis ETF (YOLO), the first actively managed ETF with a dedicated cannabis investment mandate domiciled in the United States. Dan is no stranger to the investing in vice stocks (tobacco, gaming, alcohol) and he is bringing that experience and due diligence acumen to this Cannabis focused ETF. Unlike most ETFs, Pure Cannabis is actively managed, and Dan explains the reasons for that as well as the benefits it can bring to an ETF. During the podcast, Dan talks not only several of the ETF’s top holdings, but also how he sees the long game playing in the cannabis opportunity.

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Resources for this podcast:

PURE CANNABIS ETF (YOLO) HOLDINGS AS OF MAY 8, 2019

(OGI) ORGANIGRAM HOLDINGS INC, (TGOD) GREEN ORGANIC DUTCHMAN HOLDINGS, (APHA) APHRIA INC, (CTST) CANNTRUST HOLDINGS INC, (IIPR) INNOVATIVE INDUSTRIAL PROPERTIES, (HEXO) HEXO CORP, (CARA) CARA THERAPEUTICS INC, (CGC) CANOPY GROWTH CORP, (ACB) AURORA CANNABIS INC, (VFF) VILLAGE FARMS INTERNATIONAL, (NEPT) NEPTUNE WELLNESS SOLUTIONS, (TLRY) TILRAY INC, (EMH) EMERALD HEALTH THERAPEUTICS, (CRBP) CORBUS PHARMACEUTICALS HOLDINGS, (ALEF) ALEAFIA HEALTH INC, (FIRE) SUPREME CANNABIS CO INC, (,) GREENLANE HOLDINGS, (WMD) WEEDMD INC, (ARNA) ARENA PHARMACEUTICALS INC, (KHRN) KHIRON LIFE SCIENCES CORP, (NTEC) INTEC PHARMA LTD, (RIV) CANOPY RIVERS INC, (ZYNE) ZYNERBA PHARMACEUTICALS INC

About the Author

Lenore Hawkins & Chris Versace
Lenore Hawkins serves as the Chief Macro Strategist for Tematica Research. With over 20 years of experience in finance, strategic planning, risk management, asset valuation and operations optimization, her focus is primarily on macroeconomic influences and identification of those long-term themes that create investing headwinds or tailwinds. Chris Versace is Tematica's Chief Investment Officer and editor of Tematica Investing newsletter. All of that capitalizes on his near 20 years in the investment industry, nearly all of it breaking down industries and recommending stocks.

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