Easy-To-Trade Cannabis Stocks: Insights Into How Trading Activity Affects These Investments


The trading volume of a stock reflects the number of shares bought and sold within a given time. This is called liquidity. The term is used because it likens the ease of converting assets to cash to the fluidity of water. Why is this important for cannabis stocks?

Liquidity determines how easily a stock can be bought or sold without significantly affecting its price. High liquidity is associated with lower transaction costs and greater flexibility, making it essential for both short-term traders and long-term investors.

High-Liquidity Cannabis Stocks

Several cannabis stocks are known for high trading volumes, indicating strong liquidity. Examples in Benzinga Pro include SNDL, Tilray Brands, Cronos Group and Aurora Cannabis.

  • SNDL: SNDL Trading volume of 4,652,464, priced at $2.40 with a decline of 2.439%.
  • Tilray Brands TLRY: Trading volume of 26,783,844, priced at $1.95 with a decline of 2.0202%.
  • Cronos Group CRON: Trading volume of 2,192,492, priced at $2.80 with a decline of 4.1379%.
  • Aurora Cannabis ACB: Trading volume of 2,178,950, priced at $7.40 with a gain of 0.542%.

Pros And Opportunities

  • Reduced Transaction Costs: High liquidity results in narrower bid-ask spreads, lowering the cost of buying and selling. The bid-ask spread is the difference between the highest price a buyer is willing to pay for a stock and the lowest price a seller is willing to accept. 
  • Flexibility: Investors can easily adjust positions without significant price impacts.
  • Market Confidence: High trading volumes suggest strong market interest and confidence.

Cons And Risks 

  • Volatility: High trading volumes can still be accompanied by price volatility, requiring careful timing for trades.

Low-Liquidity Cannabis Stocks

Some cannabis stocks have lower trading volumes, indicating less liquidity. Examples include Medical Marijuana MJNA, Trees CANN, Curaleaf Holdings CURLF and Green Thumb Industries GTBIF.

  • Medical Marijuana: Trading volume of 16,116,070, priced at $0.002 with a decline of 4.7619%.
  • Trees: Trading volume of 42,127, priced at $0.10 with a gain of 11.1111%.
  • Curaleaf Holdings: Trading volume of 616,467, priced at $5.33 with a decline of 5.9965%.
  • Green Thumb Industries: Trading volume of 466,633, priced at $12.35 with a decline of 5.8689%.

Pros And Opportunities

  • Potential High Returns: Lower liquidity stocks can offer high returns due to their smaller market caps and higher volatility.
  • Market Entry: Opportunity to invest early in potentially high-growth companies.

Cons And Risks:

  • Higher Transaction Costs: Wider bid-ask spreads can increase the cost of trading.
  • Price Impact: Significant trades can lead to large price swings, making it harder to execute orders at desired prices.
  • Market Confidence: Lower trading volumes may indicate less market interest and confidence.

High-liquidity stocks offer reduced transaction costs and flexibility but can still be volatile. Low-liquidity stocks may offer high returns but come with higher transaction costs and potential price impacts.

By understanding these factors, investors can make more informed decisions and optimize their strategies in the dynamic cannabis sector.

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