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This includes staying current on industry news, reviewing and altering personal strategies and learning from others.

Below, we try to share and educate relevant material that will help you be a better investor. There is no one strategy that works. Get educated, choose your best path, and keep learning to make yourself a better investor.

Latest Research

The Power of Hemp for Health and Wellness

The Power of Hemp for Health and Wellness

HempFusion Wellness is a leading health and wellness company offering premium probiotic supplements. Management continues to grow the Company’s direct-to-consumer, business-to-business, online, and white label channels and has expanded its number of retail doors via its Apothecanna and Sagely Naturals acquisitions. Two hemp-CBD Bills in Congress could open those doors to HempFusion’s hemp CBD products.

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October 17, 2021: Record U.S. VC Exits In 2021

October 17, 2021: Record U.S. VC Exits In 2021

Thinkific Labs Inc (THNC-TSX), filed a preliminary and short form base shelf prospectus for up to an aggregate of $300 million. D2L filed to go public on TSX, the company expects to raise a nine-figure sum at valuation of more than US$1 billion through its IPO. We attended the company’s investor day a few years ago – and it’s great to see another iconic Canadian tech company go public on the TSX. We counted well over $100 million in funding for private Canadian innovation companies last week, and saw announcements totalling nearly a billion dollars towards VC funds. We published on Clear Blue Technologies’ (Sophic Client, CBLU-TSXV, CBUTF-OTC, 0YA-FRA) ability to automate and digitize day-to-day operations for providing clean wireless power off-grid, while collecting data as a competitive advantage. With over 400 customers, including Orange and Telefonica, it’s Clear Blue sky for the Company. In the USA, venture capital-backed companies completed initial public offerings, reverse mergers and acquisitions worth a record US$582.5 billion so far this year, according to new data from PitchBook. This is the first time U.S. VC exit value has surpassed US$500 billion. Magic Leap, the troubled augmented reality company that underwent mass layoffs and a CEO change last year, has raised US$500 million at a valuation of close to US$2 billion. Stock chart website TradingView was valued at US$3 billion. GitLab jumped 35% in its Nasdaq debut after the code-sharing company priced IPO above expected range. Bitcoin once again hit record highs even as Coinbase wants SEC blocked from crypto and Jamie Dimon called bitcoin ‘worthless’, while Vladimir Putin sees value in cryptocurrencies – but says it’s too early to tell if they can settle oil trades and Stripe is building a crypto team.

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The Next Revolution – Wireless Smart Off-Grid Technology

The Next Revolution – Wireless Smart Off-Grid Technology

Sophic Capital client Clear Blue Technologies Inc. provides clean, wireless power for mission critical off-grid infrastructure.

Clear Blue’s ability to automate and digitize day-to-day operations while collecting data collected is competitive advantage.

With over 400 customers, including Orange and Telefonica, it’s Clear Blue sky for the Company.

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October 10, 2021: Good Canadian Public Markets Activity After A Few Quieter Weeks

October 10, 2021: Good Canadian Public Markets Activity After A Few Quieter Weeks

SUMMARY: After a few weeks of public markets volatility dampened new public company transactions, last week saw a bit of an uptick. Nuvei (MEI-NASDAQ, NVEI-TSX) closed an upsized US$425 million initial public offering in the United States. Quarterhill (QTRH-TSX) announced the filing of a preliminary $200 million base shelf prospectus. Dye & Durham (DND-TSX) announced a recapitalization of its credit facilities totalling $1.8 billion, ending a strategic review process that commenced in May. Q4 Inc. announced the resumption of plans to go public on the TSX. At Sophic, we published a piece on Clear Blue Technologies’ (Sophic Client, CBLU-TSXV, CBUTF-OTC, 0YA-FRA) core business of providing clean, wireless power solutions serving the multi-billion dollar off-grid market. In the USA, there was positive movement towards public markets debuts by Rent the Runway, Udemy, GlobalFoundries, AvidXchange, HireRight, GitLab and Genesys. Year-to-date, penny stock trading volume hit a record US$548 billion, soaring past 2020 totals as retail investors poured into the market. NFT sales surged to US$10.7 billion in Q3 .Snapchat and Telegram benefited from Facebook’s long outage.

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Powering the Most Challenging Systems

Powering the Most Challenging Systems

Any electrical system that doesn’t have access to the power grid is subject to sub-par performance, potentially resulting in increased lifetime costs and premature obsolescence.

Renewable energy sources are the way to remove operational and maintenance costs for off-grid projects while improving reliability and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Sophic Capital client Clear Blue Technologies is a provider of clean, wireless power solutions serving the multi-billion dollar off-grid market.

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Past Research

The Power of Hemp for Health and Wellness

The Power of Hemp for Health and Wellness

HempFusion Wellness is a leading health and wellness company offering premium probiotic supplements. Management continues to grow the Company’s direct-to-consumer, business-to-business, online, and white label channels and has expanded its number of retail doors via its Apothecanna and Sagely Naturals acquisitions. Two hemp-CBD Bills in Congress could open those doors to HempFusion’s hemp CBD products.

October 17, 2021: Record U.S. VC Exits In 2021

October 17, 2021: Record U.S. VC Exits In 2021

Thinkific Labs Inc (THNC-TSX), filed a preliminary and short form base shelf prospectus for up to an aggregate of $300 million. D2L filed to go public on TSX, the company expects to raise a nine-figure sum at valuation of more than US$1 billion through its IPO. We attended the company’s investor day a few years ago – and it’s great to see another iconic Canadian tech company go public on the TSX. We counted well over $100 million in funding for private Canadian innovation companies last week, and saw announcements totalling nearly a billion dollars towards VC funds. We published on Clear Blue Technologies’ (Sophic Client, CBLU-TSXV, CBUTF-OTC, 0YA-FRA) ability to automate and digitize day-to-day operations for providing clean wireless power off-grid, while collecting data as a competitive advantage. With over 400 customers, including Orange and Telefonica, it’s Clear Blue sky for the Company. In the USA, venture capital-backed companies completed initial public offerings, reverse mergers and acquisitions worth a record US$582.5 billion so far this year, according to new data from PitchBook. This is the first time U.S. VC exit value has surpassed US$500 billion. Magic Leap, the troubled augmented reality company that underwent mass layoffs and a CEO change last year, has raised US$500 million at a valuation of close to US$2 billion. Stock chart website TradingView was valued at US$3 billion. GitLab jumped 35% in its Nasdaq debut after the code-sharing company priced IPO above expected range. Bitcoin once again hit record highs even as Coinbase wants SEC blocked from crypto and Jamie Dimon called bitcoin ‘worthless’, while Vladimir Putin sees value in cryptocurrencies – but says it’s too early to tell if they can settle oil trades and Stripe is building a crypto team.