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Qurate Retail Inc. (QRTEA)

Schaeffer's, MarketClub Analysis, MarketBeat, InvestorPlace, The Street, Kiplinger Today, Wealth Insider Alert, Trades Of The Day, StreetInsider, StockMarketWatch, QualityStocks and Daily Trade Alert reported earlier on Qurate Retail Inc. (QRTEA), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Qurate Retail Inc. (NASDAQ: QRTEA) (LON: OA4G) is involved in the business of online and video commerce industries.

The firm has its headquarters in Englewood, Colorado and was incorporated in 1991, on March 28th. Prior to its name change in April 2018, the firm was known as Liberty Interactive Corp. It operates as part of the internet retail industry, under the consumer cyclical sector. The firm serves consumers across the globe.

The company operates through the QVC International, QxH and Corporate and Others segments. The corporate segment includes the company’s Cornerstone subsidiary, along with different cost and equity method investments. The international segment focuses on distributing a shopping experience through social pages, mobile applications, websites and broadcast networks in Italy, the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom, Japan, Austria and Germany. On the other hand, the QxH segment is involved in distributing live programming to television households.

The enterprise operates as an online retailer offering men’s, women’s and children’s apparel and other products, including beauty products, accessories and home through its desktop, app and mobile applications. It also markets and sells different consumer products mainly through merchandise-focused televised shopping programs, mobile applications and internet. The enterprise serves roughly 200 million homes around the globe through fourteen television networks, reaching millions more through print catalogs, websites, mobile applications and in-store destinations.

The company, which already comprises of a number of leading retail brands, remains focused on growing its market share and bolstering its growth, which will be good for its revenues and help create shareholder value.

Qurate Retail Inc. (QRTEA), closed Friday's trading session at $0.677, up 57.3321%, on 23,593,774 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1.306M and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.40/$2.84.

Benson Hill Inc. (BHIL)

MarketBeat, Zacks, StockEarnings, QualityStocks and FreeRealTime reported earlier on Benson Hill Inc. (BHIL), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Benson Hill Inc. (NYSE: BHIL) is a food technology firm that has developed a technology platform which combines food and plant sciences, and data to create ingredient, feed and food products.

The firm has its headquarters in Louis, Missouri and was incorporated in 2012. Prior to its name change, the firm was known as Benson Hill Biosystems Inc. The firm serves consumers around the globe.

The company is focused on the development of a portfolio made up of 4 markets, i.e. fresh produce, vegetable oils, animal feed and plant-based foods. It operates through the Fresh Business, and the Ingredients Business segments. The former segment operates through the company’s J&J Produce Inc. subsidiary that is involved in the sale of fresh produce products to retail customers. On the other hand, the latter segment provides a pipeline of yellow pea products and soy products, including ultra-high protein soybeans, animal feed and differentiated soy-based vegetable oils.

The enterprise’s technology platform, CropOS, uses data, artificial intelligence, predictive breeding and other advanced breeding methods like CRISPR gene editing technology, which combine food and plant sciences and data to create crops optimized for yield, flavor and nutrition. It serves logistics consolidators, farmers, seed producers, breeders, food and beverage companies, processors, wholesale suppliers and consumers, as well as food service retailers.

The company recently acquired ZFS Creston LLC, which manufactures soy and white flake flour. This acquisition will position the company for a more profitable revenue source in the futureby allowing it to scale up its plant-based protein ingredients commercialization.

Benson Hill Inc. (BHIL), closed Friday's trading session at $0.3991, up 57.9968%, on 39,588,311 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 70 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.14/$3.45.

Fortune Valley Treasures (FVTI)

We reported earlier on Fortune Valley Treasures (FVTI), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Fortune Valley Treasures Inc. (OTC: FVTI) is a food and beverage supply chain firm focused on the wholesale distribution and retail sale of wine and distilled liquor products.

The firm has its headquarters in Dongguan, China and was incorporated in 2011. It operates as part of the specialty retail industry, under the consumer cyclical sector. The firm primarily serves consumers in the People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong.

The enterprise’s product portfolio is comprised of wines relevant particularly to Chinese customers, such as Los Beceux, Le Petit Tour, Sorlada, Lapso, Saint Martin, Saint Emilion and Seguelongue. It provides wine products, including dry red wine, dry white wine, rose wine, and sweet wine; and liquor and spirits. It sells about 40 kinds of different brands of wine, most of which are imported from Spain and France. The enterprise also offers drinking water distribution and delivery services; and edible oils, condiments, and seasonings, as well as sells household drinking water purification systems and water filtration devices. It sells its products through retail customers and wholesale distributors, and e-commerce supply chain platform channels, as well as through its agents and independent distributors.

The company is committed to building a group company with a safe food supply chain as the benchmark, improving overall efficiency of its operations, occupying a larger share of the market and upgrading product marketing to offline and online B2B2C marketing services, all in a bid to diversify its operations and generate additional value for its stakeholders.

Fortune Valley Treasures (FVTI), closed Friday's trading session at $3.95, even for the day, on 1 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 293,793 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.10/$4.95.

EverQuote (EVER)

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EverQuote Inc. (NASDAQ: EVER) (BMV: EVER) is an online marketplace for insurance shopping that connects consumers with insurance providers.

The firm has its headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts and was incorporated in 2009, on August 1st by Tomas Revesz, David B. Blundin and Seth N. Birnbaum. Prior to its name change in November 2014, the firm was known as AdHarmonics Inc. It operates as part of the internet content and information industry, under the communication services sector. The firm mainly serves consumers in the United States.

The company’s mission is to empower insurance shoppers to better protect life's most important assets—their family, property, and future. Its data and technology platform matches and connects consumers seeking to purchase insurance with options from its network of insurance providers, including its own direct-to-consumer (DTC) agents. Its technology platform combines internally developed, third-party and open-source software. The company’s websites and supporting services, as well as its development and test environments, are hosted across various cloud providers.

The enterprise uses content delivery network solutions for local access to its products. Its insurance provider customers include insurance carriers and third-party agents that write auto, home and renters, life, and/or health insurance policies for consumers either directly and/or through agents.

The firm, which is set to announce its latest financial results, remains committed to becoming the largest online source of insurance policies and making insurance more affordable, simpler and more personalized. This may help extend its consumer reach while also creating new avenues to generate additional value for its shareholders.

EverQuote (EVER), closed Friday's trading session at $7.88, up 5.914%, on 283,051 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 20 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $5.36/$18.86.

China Minsheng Banking (CGMBF)

We reported earlier on China Minsheng Banking (CGMBF), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

China Minsheng Banking Corp. Limited (OTC: CGMBF) (OTC: CMAKY) (FRA: GHFH) (HKG: 1988) (SHA: 600016) is a company engaged in the provision of financial products and services to individuals, small and micro-enterprises, government agencies, corporate customers and financial institutions.

The firm has its headquarters in Beijing, China and was incorporated in 1996. It operates as part of the banks-regional industry, under the financial services sector. The firm primarily serves consumers in the People’s Republic of China.

The enterprise operates through the Corporate Banking, Retail Banking, and Others segments. Its deposit products include deposit certificates, saving accounts, contracted deposits, agreement deposits, corporate term deposits, call deposits and corporate current deposits. It also provides personal housing mortgage, household composite consumption, individual automobile purchase, home, medium, long term and short-term working capital loans; safe deposit boxes; and micro-credit products for individuals; debit and credit cards. In addition to this, it offers payment and collection agent, and clearing services, as well as internet, mobile, and telephone banking services. Further, the enterprise provides wages distribution agency and letter of guarantee; gross settlement; trade finance; cash management; industrial chain finance; individual forex settlement, forex remittance, collection, individual deposit certificate, travelers promissory notes, and guarantee letter products; and comprehensive credit granting, forex settlement and sale, financial product investment, and trust financing services. Additionally, it offers investment banking, convenient finance and asset management services, as well as non-financial services in the education, art, business travel, traveler, club, luxury life, health and esports areas. The enterprise has branch-level institutions, business outlets, small business sub-branches and community sub-branches.

The firm remains focused on promoting sustainable development and generating shareholder value.

China Minsheng Banking (CGMBF), closed Friday's trading session at $0.33, even for the day. The average volume for the last 3 months is 2,028 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.265699/$0.4252.

Great Wall Motor (GWLLF)

MarketBeat, Trades Of The Day, Daily Trade Alert and InvestorPlace reported earlier on Great Wall Motor (GWLLF), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Great Wall Motor Company Limited (OTC: GWLLF) (OTC: GWLLY) (HKG: 2333) (SHA: 601633) (FRA: GRVB) is a company focused on researching, developing, manufacturing and selling automobiles and automotive parts and components.

The firm has its headquarters in Baoding, China and was incorporated in 1984. Prior to its name change in May 2003, the firm was known as Baoding Great Wall Motor Company Limited. It operates as part of the auto manufacturers industry, under the consumer cyclical sector. The firm serves consumers around the globe, with a focus on those in China, South Africa, Russia, Chile, Saudi Arabia and Australia.

The enterprise operates as a subsidiary of Baoding Innovation Great Wall Asset Management Company Limited. It provides sedans, SUVs, pick-up trucks and energy vehicles primarily under the Haval, Tank, WEY, ORA and Great Wall Pickup brand names. It also offers auto molds, warehousing, logistics, investment and financing, buildings rental, business information consultation, finance leasing, scrap car recycling, asset management, automotive parts technology development, economic information consultation, financial guarantee, and after-sales services, as well as automotive technology research, development, and technical consultation services. In addition to this, the enterprise repairs automobiles; researches and develops new energy vehicle transmission and electric drive systems; sells lubricants;transports general goods, as well as provides daily cargo transportation services; processes, recycles, and sells waste and used materials. Further, it is involved in the wholesale and retail of car accessories; and development of network and information security software.

The company’s Haomo startup is set to begin offering new low-cost L2 autonomous driving systems, which are more affordable and could advance China’s bid to revolutionize mobility. This move may encourage investments into the company, which will grow shareholder value.

Great Wall Motor (GWLLF), closed Friday's trading session at $1.45, even for the day. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,402 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.02/$1.58.

Hertz Lithium (HZLIF)

We reported earlier on Hertz Lithium (HZLIF), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Hertz Lithium, Inc. (OTC: HZLIF) (CNSX: HZ) (FRA: QE2) is a holding firm focused on acquiring, developing and exploring for mineral properties in the United States.

The firm has its headquarters in Vancouver, Canada and was incorporated in 2019. Prior to its name change in January 2022, the firm was known as Hybrid Ventures Inc. It operates as part of the other industrial metals and mining industry, under the basic materials sector. The firm serves consumers in the United States and Canada.

The company’s subsidiary is Hertz Lithium USA LLC. It is primarily engaged in the acquisition and exploration of mineral properties. The company has one material mineral property, the Lucky Mica Project, which is located in the Maricopa County of Arizona, United States. The project, which is in the exploration stage, comprises of about 114 lode mining claims that total 939 hectares in the Maricopa County of Arizona, United States. The Project lies within a prospective geological and structural setting for lithium and rare metal pegmatite-type mineralization. The company also owns approximately 112 claims which form part of the project (the UMR Claims). In addition to this, it owns 2 additional claims which form part of the project (the Montecinos Claims) located in the Maricopa County of Arizona, United States.

The company recently completed its acquisition of Canuck Lithium Corp, which adds to its project portfolio the ACDC hard rock lithium project. In addition to this, this move opens the company up to new growth and investment opportunities and creates new avenues to generate value for its shareholders.

Hertz Lithium (HZLIF), closed Friday's trading session at $0.156, off by 18.1961%, on 711 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 469,634 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.1313/$0.33.

Green Thumb Industries Inc. (GTBIF)

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Recently, the National Institutes of Health posted a funding opportunity notice stating that it sought an eligible body to operate a new center for marijuana and cannabinoid research via a cooperative agreement. The centralized cannabis research center would be designed to help researchers overcome barriers to studying cannabis amid federal prohibition. This is in addition to allowing scientists to generate more scientific evidence across various research domains in clinical and basic research.

Addressing barriers in cannabis research has been a priority for many federal health agencies as researchers continue to be subjected to costly and taxing registration processes in order to access marijuana for research. This is primarily because of the drug’s current status under the Controlled Substances Act.

The NIH noted that ultimately, the research center could facilitate advancements in research through interactions among experts in relevant clinical, commercial, regulatory and basic science areas, both within the research center itself and jointly with other researchers that possess diverse expertise and research backgrounds.

The NIH also outlined central components of the center’s objectives, including  research standards, research support and regulatory guidance. On the regulatory front, the center would be charged with organizing meetings with the DEA and/or FDA to obtain updates on regulatory information, among other tasks. On the research standards front, the center would be responsible for the development of research metrics and standards that enhance the rigor of chemical analysis of complex marijuana products to improve research reproducibility, among other functions.

With regard to research support, the research center could identify and circulate early career reviewer opportunities under the NIH, administer seed funding and use social media to transmit scientific information, among other functions. Agencies under the NIH that will occupy supportive roles in the center’s work include the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute on Aging and the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Interested parties must elaborate how they propose to achieve the stipulated objectives, which involve the creation of a clearing house for existing research guidance, developing best practices, organizing meetings with the FDA and the DEA, standardizing research methodologies, circulating relevant scientific literature on marijuana and apportioning seed funding to support research initiatives.

Institutions that are invited to submit applications include nonprofit organizations, universities and local and federal government agencies, among others. The deadline for letters of intent is March 16, 2023, which is also when applications will start being accepted.

If this new research facility works as intended, cannabis industry actors such as Green Thumb Industries Inc. (CSE: GTII) (OTCQX: GTBIF) could sooner or later see a decrease in some of the hurdles they face in studying marijuana.

Green Thumb Industries Inc. (GTBIF), closed Friday's trading session at $9.1, up 3.4091%, on 237,273 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 19.444M and the stock's 52-week low/high is $6.42/$16.50.

Riot Blockchain Inc. (RIOT)

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During his trial, Sam Bankman-Fried acknowledged mistakes in managing FTX, admitting to a series of minor and major mistakes, with his primary regret being the absence of a dedicated risk management team. Bankman-Fried stated that he had, however, not engaged in any fraudulent activities or misappropriated customers’ funds when questioned by his attorney, Mark Cohen.

Bankman-Fried shared that he had minimal knowledge of cryptocurrencies before launching FTX. He admitted to a lack of understanding regarding how they operated but recognized their potential for trading. As FTX rapidly expanded from a few million dollars in daily trading in 2019 to tens of billions in 2022, he became overwhelmed. Similarly, he expressed feeling overwhelmed by the growing media attention, admitting that he had never intended to become a public figure.

Bankman-Fried’s testimony came after the prosecution presented a dozen days of evidence, including testimonies from former business partners and Caroline Ellison, his ex-girlfriend, who led the FTX-affiliated hedge fund Alameda Research.

The defense attempted to portray Bankman-Fried more humanely, explaining the company’s unorthodox practices, such as employees living together. They also addressed Bankman-Fried’s relationship with Ellison, who has become a key witness for the prosecution. Ellison alleged that Bankman-Fried orchestrated substantial fraud and that his disheveled, boy-genius appearance was a carefully crafted facade.

In his testimony, Bankman-Fried disclosed that their on-and-off dating began in 2020 and ultimately ended in spring 2022. He attempted to shift the blame for FTX’s downfall onto Ellison, claiming that she consistently refused to hedge Alameda Research funds against potential losses, leading to Alameda-held assets mirroring the market decline when the cryptocurrency market crashed in 2022.

Bankman-Fried contended that despite multiple attempts to advise Ellison on safeguarding the funds, she repeatedly declined. He highlighted advising Ellison to shut down the company as it faced an $8 billion debt, but she refused. However, testimonies from other FTX members, including Gary Wang and Ellison, contradicted some of Bankman-Fried’s assertions.

As with Ellison, Wang had reached plea agreements with federal prosecutors, admitting to wire, securities and commodities fraud. In contrast, Bankman-Fried pleaded not guilty and was arrested in the Bahamas, later extradited to the United States following the collapse of FTX.

Bankman-Fried faces seven counts of wire fraud and conspiracy to launder money, charges that could lead to lengthy prison sentences if convicted. He has consistently denied allegations of embezzling FTX customers’ funds for personal use, including acquiring a $40 million penthouse in the Bahamas, securing endorsements from A-list celebrities and contributing $100 million to political causes.

Closing statements are expected to start soon, as the federal judge overseeing the trial hinted during the recent session that the jury would begin deliberating on the case early next week.

The admission by Sam Bankman-Fried that he made management mistakes provides a warning to all players in the crypto space, such as Riot Blockchain Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT), to continually strengthen their management systems so that their operations aren’t hampered by lapses that could even lead to company collapse.

Riot Blockchain Inc. (RIOT), closed Friday's trading session at $11.39, up 0.79646%, on 27,466,946 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 70.239M and the stock's 52-week low/high is $3.25/$20.65.

Nikola Corporation (NKLA)

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The nascent electric vehicle industry is currently experiencing a sales decline that has forced many carmakers to either cut back or delay EV production. For the majority of the industry’s existence, extremely limited supply coupled with high demand allowed carmakers such as Tesla to charge a high premium for their offerings.

However, with several established automakers and startups flooding the EV market with new EV models, electric vehicle supply seems to have finally surpassed the demand. Many automakers are now rethinking their electrification plans in the wake of reduced EV demand and adjusting their EV strategies.

General Motors is ditching a goal to build 400,000 EVs by mid-2024, and Ford has announced that it will postpone a $12 billion investment in EV production. German automaker Volkswagen Group has also canceled plans to build a $2-billion electric vehicle factory in Germany.

Range anxiety is still one of the largest barriers to electric vehicle adoption, although the Department of Transportation Statistics reports that the average EV has around 250 miles of range on a single charge, more than enough to cover the 27 miles average American drivers travel per day.

Even so, plenty of drivers are concerned about running out of charge mid-trip if they switch to electric cars. This has kept many drivers from buying electric cars and continues to hamper EV adoption to this day.

Limited public charging infrastructure also ties into range anxiety. While most U.S. cities and towns have at least one gas station, the nation’s EV charging infrastructure is mainly concentrated in urban regions. As a result, the majority of fossil-fuel vehicle drivers don’t worry about running out of fuel because they know they can refuel at one of the multitudes of gas stations dotting American roads.

EV drivers, on the other hand, don’t have that luxury. The country’s public charging infrastructure is woefully insufficient, and existing charging stations often have issues such as nonfunctional chargers and long wait times. This is a deal breaker for many consumers.

High costs are probably the main barrier to EV adoption. Even with tax incentives and government subsidies, many drivers cannot afford to purchase an electric car, let alone install a private charger.  Overall vehicle sales have also declined thanks to soaring interest rates that have made it costly to service vehicle loans.

Since electric cars tend to be more expensive than comparable gas-powered cars, cost-conscious buyers are turning away from electric vehicles to more affordable alternatives.

The early adopter market is saturated, and most of the people who are likely to buy emerging technologies already own electric cars. This typically includes technophiles and high-income earners who adopt novel technologies before other consumers regardless of the cost. With most of these consumers fulfilled, carmakers are struggling to appeal to less affluent consumers with the premium EVs that initially attracted early adopters.

These slowing sales now give startups such as Nikola Corporation (NASDAQ: NKLA) plenty to think about in order to ignite greater interest in electric vehicles.

Nikola Corporation (NKLA), closed Friday's trading session at $1.14, off by 1.7241%, on 63,914,482 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 361,778 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.521/$3.71.

Royal Gold Inc. (RGLD)

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Gold prices have soared to more than $2,000 an ounce for the first time in nearly six months as the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict has raised the precious metal’s safe-haven appeal. With experts cautioning that the Israel-Hamas conflict could trigger a larger conflict in the Middle East region and impact the global economy, investors are increasingly turning their attention to gold as a hedge against potentially volatile times.

Soon after the Israeli military said it would “expand ground activity” in Gaza, spot gold prices surged by up to 1.2%, putting gold on track to record its most significant monthly gain since mid-2020 when the precious metal hit an all-time high of $2,075.47. In addition, gold bullion prices have increased by close to 9% since the Oct. 7, 2023, Hamas attack that triggered the conflict, rebounding from a low of more than six months.

Safe haven assets such as gold do not depreciate regardless of market conditions, making them a perfect store of value for investors looking to preserve the value of their assets amidst recession and inflation. Many investors who were betting on gold prices sliding even further were caught off guard by the conflict and rushed to cover their short gold holdings, resulting in an initial price boost once fighting broke out in Gaza.

TD Bank’s managing director and global head of commodity strategy Bart Melek said that the Israel-Hamas conflict has caused gold prices to spike, noting that there is a growing risk of it snowballing into a larger conflict. This, coupled with wider geopolitical tensions, likely encouraged the short-covering that led to the spike in gold prices, Melek says.

The recent rally in gold prices goes against the precious metal’s usual trading dynamics. With 10-year inflation-adjusted Treasury yields reaching the highest levels in more than 15 years, gold bullion (which pays no interest) should be facing significant selling pressure.

Most investors would pivot from noninterest-bearing gold bullion to interest-paying assets to take advantage of surging interest rates. However, surging Central Bank demand coupled with haven purchases have supported gold prices even as interest rates have continued to rise.

Ongoing conflicts in Ukraine and Gaza have increased geopolitical tensions and increased the precious metal’s safe-haven appeal. Fears that the Israel-Hamas conflict could trigger an oil conflict have also rattled other markets as it could trigger inflation that would be difficult for central banks to address without harming their economies.

This confluence of factors has contributed to a surge in spot gold prices and may continue to support gold prices in the near-term.

The increased interest in gold’s safe haven appeal bodes well for extraction companies such as Royal Gold Inc. (NASDAQ: RGLD) because they are likely to increase their margins.

Royal Gold Inc. (RGLD), closed Friday's trading session at $110.84, up 3.9482%, on 553,309 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 243,412 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $86.75/$147.82.

Innovative Industrial Properties Inc. (IIPR)

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Psychemedics, a leading drug-testing technology manufacturer, has unveiled an innovative screening panel that diverges from detecting cannabis, instead focusing on fentanyl and other controlled drugs, as a response to the shifting landscape due to the legalization of cannabis in numerous states.

Psychemedics’ updated Advanced 5-Panel Drug Screen marks a transformative step in how companies safeguard their places of work by shifting focus from cannabis to the major threat posed by fentanyl. The revamped screening panel has garnered approval from the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and is celebrated for its enhanced accuracy in identifying amphetamines, PCP, opioids and cocaine.

Psychemedics, established in 1987 after which it pioneered hair testing, expressed the necessity for this change in a recent press release and highlighted the failure of the original five-panel drug tests to adapt to the contemporary drug market, specifically in detecting the escalating presence of fentanyl.

Psychedemics CEO and president Brian Hullinger stressed the substantial transformation in workplace challenges brought about by the changing dynamics involving cannabis and fentanyl. He explained how the company responded to this shift by developing its Advanced 5-Panel, aiming to close the existing gap.

With a growing number of states legalizing marijuana, protections have been established for employees who use cannabis during their off-duty hours. In California, for instance, employers are now prohibited from inquiring about an applicant’s prior cannabis use.

Similarly, Michigan recently ceased pre-employment cannabis drug testing for job applicants for government jobs and offered those penalized for past THC tests the chance to have their sanctions retroactively removed. Nevada and Washington also protect job applicants from discrimination based on positive marijuana tests. New York extended job protections for those adults legally using marijuana during their off-hours while away from their workplaces.

At the federal level, there have been attempts to end marijuana drug testing for those applying for federal jobs. The House Rules Committee has repeatedly blocked these efforts, but the Senate approved defense legislation back in July preventing intelligence agencies from withholding security clearances based solely on past cannabis consumption. The House Oversight & Accountability Committee has also approved a bipartisan bill to prevent federal employment or security clearance denials due to past marijuana consumption.

Concurrently, concerns regarding the fentanyl drug supply have grown. While there have been debates over claims of fentanyl-laced cannabis, experts acknowledge the presence of this potent opioid in drugs such as cocaine and heroin.

The spreading wave of legalization isn’t only leading to shifts in the work of makers of testing kits for drugs. It is also creating many opportunities for companies such as Innovative Industrial Properties Inc. (NYSE: IIPR) that don’t deal in the substance but serve cannabis companies in an ancillary role.

Innovative Industrial Properties Inc. (IIPR), closed Friday's trading session at $80.59, up 3.7729%, on 314,180 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 131,839 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $63.3587/$125.38.

The QualityStocks Company Corner

PaxMedica Inc. (NASDAQ: PXMD)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight PaxMedica Inc. (NASDAQ: PXMD).

PaxMedica, with the help of financial services firm Bourne Partners, is actively exploring presale of its Priority Review Voucher ("PRV"), highly valuable in the pharmaceutical marketplace once it gets formal approval from the FDA

The move is the next step in PaxMedica's ongoing commitment to advancing innovative healthcare solutions for autism patients worldwide

Similar successful endeavors in the pharmaceutical landscape have demonstrated lucrative potential

PaxMedica (NASDAQ: PXMD), a pioneering biopharmaceutical company focused on advancing treatments for neurologic disorders, has set its sights on an exciting potential opportunity. With the engagement of Bourne Partners, a prominent financial services firm specializing in the pharmaceutical and consumer health sectors, PaxMedica is actively exploring the presale of its Priority Review Voucher ("PRV").

PaxMedica Inc. (NASDAQ: PXMD) is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focusing on the development of novel anti-purinergic therapies (APTs) for the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other serious conditions with intractable neurologic symptoms.

The company’s lead programs are focused on ASD, for which there are currently no approved pharmacologic treatments that target its cause and symptoms. Currently used treatments only address the symptoms of the condition, rather than targeting the pathophysiology itself.

PaxMedica is on a promising path to address these unmet medical needs, bringing hope to millions. Anti-purinergic therapies target the excess production of purines in cells. An overexpression of purines can offset homeostasis and result in an overproduction of cellular adenosine triphosphate, the main energy molecule in all living cells.

The company is headquartered in Tarrytown, New York.

Product Pipeline

PaxMedica is building a robust pipeline of products targeting ASD and related neurodevelopmental conditions. The company’s lead product in development may help eliminate, reduce or modulate some of the more troublesome aspects of ASD. That would open the potential for people with autism to integrate their behavior with others more successfully and improve their lives.

PaxMedica’s lead programs, PAX-101 and PAX-102, utilize the company’s proprietary source of suramin sodium, a broadly acting anti-purinergic therapy that has been known for over 100 years. Its current pipeline includes:

  • PAX-101 (IV Suramin) for ASD – PAX-101 completed a Phase 2B study for ASD in 2021. Suramin is a broadly acting APT and has reported positive results from a dose range study. The results of PaxMedica’s Phase 2B study, which targeted 52 subjects across six sites in South Africa, were presented to AACAP in October 2021.
  • PAX-102 (Intranasal Suramin) – PaxMedica has developed a proprietary intranasal formulation of suramin that is currently being evaluated in ASD and other neurodevelopmental conditions.
  • PAX-101 for HAT – Given suramin’s historical use as a treatment for Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT), or African Sleeping Sickness, the company is also developing PAX-101 as a treatment for HAT. PaxMedica’s most advanced program is the pursuit of PAX-101 for early-stage East African HAT.
  • Selective APTs – PaxMedica has conducted several preclinical studies to evaluate other APTs that are more selective to specific purinergic receptors and may offer additional benefits over suramin.

Market Opportunity

According to a report by Fortune Business Insights, a leading global market research company, the global ASD therapeutics market was estimated at $1.93 billion in 2022 and is projected to grow from $2.01 billion in 2023 to $3.42 billion by 2030, a CAGR of 7.9% over the forecast period. As there is no current treatment for the core symptoms of autism, PaxMedica believes the addressable market for PAX-101, if approved, could greatly exceed these forecasts.

Autistic disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome and Pervasive Development Disorder are the three main types of ASD, affecting millions of people globally. A 2020 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention estimated that one in 36 children in the U.S. have been diagnosed with autism disorder.

Several factors are expected to contribute to market growth prospects. A growing prevalence of the condition globally and rising awareness coupled with available treatment options are key factors expected to drive ASD therapeutics market growth during the forecast period. Growing investment in R&D to find effective treatments is also expected to fuel global market growth.

Management Team

Howard Weisman is Chairman and CEO of PaxMedica. He has been a founder and CEO of several specialty pharma and medical device companies. Most recently, he was executive chairman and co-founder of Sofregen, a biotech company. He also served as CEO and president of Seventh Sense Biosystems, a medical device development company. He also was founder, chairman and CEO of EKR Therapeutics, a specialty pharmaceutical company, and founder and COO of ESP Pharma, a company focused on cardio and neurovascular products. He has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Rutgers University.

David Hough, M.D., is Chief Medical Officer at PaxMedica. He is a neuroscience clinical development consultant who previously served as vice president at Janssen Research and Development and in various leadership roles over 17 years. Most recently, he was the compound development team leader for SPRAVATO® for treatment-resistant depression. Prior to that, he was the schizophrenia disease area leader. He played a pivotal role in the development programs for oral INVEGA®, INVEGA SUSTENNA® and XEPLION® for schizophrenia. He is a graduate of West Point and is board certified in psychiatry.

Stephen Sheldon is COO and CFO at PaxMedica. He has served as CEO of Thailand-based specialty healthcare company Indochina Healthcare Co. Ltd. since 2015. Previously, he was a consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers Healthcare Advisory in the Chicago office. He was responsible for developing specialty pharmacy patient programs, strategy development for specialty products and compliance programs. He has an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a bachelor’s degree in computer science and visual arts from Bowdoin College.

PaxMedica Inc. (NASDAQ: PXMD), closed Friday's trading session at $2.6, up 0.775194%, on 53,412 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 101,739 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.50/$69.19.

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Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (NASDAQ: LEXX)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (NASDAQ: LEXX).

Lexaria (NASDAQ: LEXX), a global innovator in drug delivery platforms, remains on track to submit an Investigational New Drug ("IND") application for its planned U.S. Phase 1b Hypertension Clinical Trial HYPER H23-1. "Lexaria's IND submission builds on five previous human clinical studies conducted from 2018 to 2022 and is integral to the successful filing and review of the submission. These studies were carried out in an aggregate total of 134 healthy and hypertensive persons and evidenced significant reductions in resting blood pressure over both acute and multi-week dosing regimens… The company is only aware of a handful of other published research investigating whether a decrease in resting blood pressure is possible following multiple weeks of oral CBD use. Lexaria notes that none of this published research has succeeded in achieving this goal. The outcomes of the company's previous research prove DehydraTECH-CBD's superior power to reduce blood pressure over oral CBD formulations," a recent article reads. "That we were able to lower blood pressure in our patient population over multiple weeks using DehydraTECH-CBD is an exceptional discovery, given that previous studies by others using other oral CBD formulations have failed to evidence this sustained benefit," Chris Bunka, CEO of Lexaria, is quoted as saying.

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Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (NASDAQ: LEXX) is a global innovator in drug delivery platforms. The company’s patented technology, DehydraTECH™, improves the way active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) enter the bloodstream by promoting healthier oral ingestion methods and increasing the effectiveness of fat-soluble active molecules. DehydraTECH promotes fast-acting, less expensive and more effective oral drug delivery and has been thoroughly evaluated through in vivo, in vitro and human clinical testing.

DehydraTECH is covered by 21 issued and more than 50 pending patents in over 40 countries around the world. Lexaria’s first patent was issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in October 2016 (US 9,474,725 B1), providing 20 years of patent protection expiring June 2034. Multiple patents have been awarded since then and are expected in the future.

Lexaria has also collaborated with the National Research Council (NRC), the Canadian government’s premier research and technology organization. The company has been granted patent protection for specific delivery of nicotine, vitamins, NSAIDs, antiviral drugs, cannabinoids and more.

Lexaria began developing DehydraTECH in 2014 and has since continued to strengthen and broaden the technology. The company has no plans to create or sell Lexaria-branded products containing controlled substances. Instead, Lexaria licenses its technology to other companies around the world to offer consumers the best possible performance across an array of ingestible product formats.

The company’s technology is best thought of as an additional layer that providers of consumer supplements, prescription and non-prescription drugs, nicotine and CBD products can utilize to improve the effectiveness of their own existing or planned new offerings. Lexaria has licensed DehydraTECH to multiple companies, including a world-leading tobacco producer for the research and development of smokeless, oral-based nicotine products, and for use in industries that produce cannabinoid beverages, edibles and oral products.

DehydraTECH is suitable for use with a wide range of product formats including pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, consumer packaged goods and over-the-counter capsules, pills, tablets and oral suspensions.

DehydraTECH Technology

Lexaria’s DehydraTECH is designed specifically for formulating and delivering lipophilic (fat-soluble) drugs and active ingredients. DehydraTECH increases their effectiveness and improves the way active pharmaceutical ingredients enter the bloodstream. The major benefits to a subject ingesting a DehydraTECH-enabled drug or consumer product can be summarized by the following:

  • Speeds up delivery – the effects of the product are felt by the subject in just minutes.
  • Increases bioavailability – the technology is much more effective at delivering a drug or product into the bloodstream.
  • Increases brain absorption – animal testing suggests significant improvement in the quantity of drug delivered across the blood-brain barrier.
  • Improves drug potency – more of the ingested product is made available to the body, so lower doses are required to achieve the desired effect.
  • Reduces drug administration cost – lower doses mean lower overall drug costs.
  • Masks unwanted taste – the technology eliminates or reduces the need for sweeteners.

Lexaria has demonstrated in animal studies a propensity for DehydraTECH technology to elevate the quantity of drug delivered across the blood-brain barrier by as much as 1,900 percent, initiating additional new patent applications and opening possibilities for improved drug delivery.

Since 2016, DehydraTECH has repeatedly demonstrated, with cannabinoids and nicotine, the ability to increase bio-absorption by up to five to 10 times, reduce time of onset from one to two hours to just minutes, and mask unwanted tastes. The technology is to be further evaluated for additional orally administered bioactive molecules, including antivirals, cannabinoids, vitamins, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and nicotine.

Market Outlook

Lexaria’s ongoing research and development efforts are mainly focused on development of product candidates across several key segments:

  • Oral Cannabinoids – a market estimated to be worth $18.4 billion in 2021 and expected to reach $46.2 billion by 2025.
  • Antivirals – an estimated $52.1 billion market in 2021 that’s expected to grow to $66.7 billion by 2025.
  • Oral Mucosal Nicotine – smokeless tobacco products, a $13.6 billion market in 2018, is forecast to grow at 7.2 percent annually through 2025.
  • Human Hormones – estrogen and testosterone replacement therapies represented a $21.9 billion market in 2019, with a forecast CAGR of 7.7 percent through 2027.
  • Ibuprofen and Naproxen – NSAID sales totaled $15.6 billion globally in 2019 and are projected to reach $24.4 billion by 2027.
  • Vitamin D3 – the global market size was $1.1 billion in 2021, growing at 7 percent per year and expected to reach $1.7 billion in 2026.

Management Team

Chris Bunka is Chairman and CEO of Lexaria Bioscience Corp. He is a serial entrepreneur who has been involved in several private and public companies since the late 1980s. He has extensive experience in the capital markets, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, as well as corporate finance. He is named as an inventor on multiple patent innovations.

John Docherty, M.Sc., is the President of Lexaria. He is a pharmacologist and toxicologist, and a specialist in the development of drug delivery technologies. He is the former president and COO of Helix BioPharma Corp. (TSX: HBP). He is named as an inventor on multiple issued and pending patents.

Greg Downey is Lexaria’s CFO. He has more than 35 years of diverse financial experience in the mining, oil and gas, manufacturing, and construction industries, and in the public sector. He served for eight years as CFO for several public companies and has provided business advisory and financial accounting services to many large organizations.

Gregg Smith is a strategic advisor to Lexaria. He is a founder and private investor with Evolution VC Partners. He is a member of the Sand Hill Angels and held previous investment banking roles with Cowen and Company and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Dr. Philip Ainslie serves as a scientific and medical advisor to Lexaria. He is co-director for the Centre for Heart, Lung and Vascular Health, Canada. He is also Research Chair in Cerebrovascular Physiology and Professor at the School of Health and Exercise Sciences, Faculty of Health and Social Development at the University of British Columbia.

Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (LEXX), closed Friday's trading session at $1.46, up 2.0979%, on 513,715 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is and the stock's 52-week low/high is $69.19/$.

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Eloro Resources Ltd. (TSX.V: ELO) (OTCQX: ELRRF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Eloro Resources Ltd. (TSX.V: ELO) (OTCQX: ELRRF).

Eloro Resources (TSX.V: ELO) (OTCQX: ELRRF) (FSE: P2QM), a leading exploration and mine development company, has released the results from its recent Mineral Resource Estimate ("MRE") for the Iska Iska deposit in southern Bolivia. Eloro Resources CEO and chair Thomas Larsen is featured in a recent video release from BTV talking about the results. Highlights of the report indicate 298 million ounces silver, 4.09 million tones zinc, 1.74 million tonnes lead and 130,000 tonnes tin at the deposit. BTV is a TV production and digital marketing agency that helps companies strengthen their brand awareness and reach a national retail and institutional investor audience by releasing videos for distribution through top TV networks such as BNN Bloomberg, CNBC and FOX Business. "Our main focus is a polymetallic world-class deposit in Iska Iska in southern Bolivia," said Eloro Resources CEO and chair Thomas Larsen during the video. "We just came out with a press release with regard to our MRE. We are very, very happy with the results of this MRE. This could be one of the larger if not largest tin ball tonnage operations in the world."

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Eloro Resources Ltd. (TSX.V: ELO) (OTCQX: ELRRF) is a publicly traded exploration and mine development company with a portfolio of gold and base-metal properties in Bolivia, Peru and Quebec.

The company has an option to acquire a 99% interest in the highly prospective Iska Iska Property, classified as a silver-tin polymetallic epithermal-porphyry complex, a significant mineral deposit type in the Potosi Department of southern Bolivia. Iska Iska is a road-accessible, royalty-free property.

Eloro also owns an 82% interest in the La Victoria Gold/Silver Project, located in the North-Central Mineral Belt of Peru, some 50 kilometers south of Barrick’s Lagunas Norte Gold Mine and Pan American Silver’s La Arena Gold Mine. La Victoria consists of eight mining concessions and eight mining claims encompassing approximately 89 square kilometers. La Victoria has good infrastructure, with access to road, water and electricity, and is located at an altitude that ranges from 3,150 meters to 4,400 meters above sea level.

The company has a strong management and technical team working diligently to uncover the value of both Iska Iska and La Victoria. Eloro is based in Toronto, Canada.


Iska Iska – Potosi, Bolivia

Iska Iska is associated with a Miocene possibly collapsed/resurgent caldera, emplaced on Ordovician age rocks with major breccia pipes, dacitic domes and hydrothermal breccias. The property is wholly controlled by the title holder, Empresa Minera Villegas S.R.L. It is located 48 kilometers north of Tupiza city, in the Sud Chichas Province of the Department of Potosi. This is an important mineral deposit type in the prolific South Mineral Belt of Bolivia. Eloro commissioned a NI 43-101 Technical Report on Iska Iska, which was completed by Micon International Limited and is available on Eloro’s website and under its filings on SEDAR.

A fully financed drill program is currently underway on the property, situated near world-class deposits including Silver Sand, San Bartolomé, Pulacayo, San Cristobal, San Vicente, Chorolque, Tasna, Choroma and Siete Suyos. Iska Iska is in the southwest part of the Eastern Cordillera, which hosts a number of major polymetallic mines and mineral deposits. Drilling and continuous channel sampling results have demonstrated some very high metal values, especially silver and tin, within an immense system, where mineralization has been encountered in every drill hole to date. The company believes there is excellent potential for world-class bulk mineable deposits.

La Victoria – Ancash, Peru

The La Victoria project, targeting gold and silver production, is situated near world-class, low-cost gold producers Pan American Silver and Barrick Gold Corporation. Located in Ancash Department, La Victoria sits on the western slopes of the Peruvian Andes. The property is located 12 hours from Lima, with a travel distance of 600 kilometers. The nearest road accessible population centers from La Victoria are Huandoval, Pallasca and Cabana. The project includes four principal mineralized zones in Peru’s prolific North-Central Mineral Belt – San Markito, Victoria, Victoria South and Ccori Orcco – with excellent potential for gold discovery. Operations at La Victoria are planned to proceed with a 2,000-meter diamond drilling program to test targets to outline potential resources at San Markito. Trenching and sampling confirmed high silver values and veins at San Markito in 2020.

Market Outlook

According to industry association The Silver Institute, the outlook for silver demand is exceptionally promising, with global demand forecast to rise to a record high of 1.112 billion ounces in 2022. The increase will be driven by record silver industrial fabrication, which is forecast to improve by 5%, as silver’s use expands primarily in solar energy and electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing. The institute states that government commitments to carbon neutrality have resulted in a rapid expansion of green energy projects, driving record photovoltaic panel installations which are expected to lift silver demand in this segment to an all-time high in 2022.

Rising demand in the electronics industry is also boosting the demand for tin, which is primarily used in solder. The electronics and electrical industries use solders containing 40-70% tin, which provide strong and reliable joints under a variety of environmental conditions. At present, the majority of the assemblers are using patented tin-and-copper-based solders. Mordor Intelligence estimated tin demand at 387 kilotons in 2021 and forecasts demand growth of 2.5% annually through 2027. Over the medium term, surging demand from the EV market and increasing applications in the electrical and electronics industry is expected to drive the market.

Management Team

Thomas G. Larsen is CEO of Eloro. He has more than 40 years of experience in the investment industry, specializing in corporate finance and management of junior resource companies, raising in excess of C$200 million. He previously held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Champion Iron Limited. Prior to that, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Champion Iron Mines Limited.

Dr. Bill Pearson is Executive VP of Exploration for Eloro. He has more than 40 years of direct experience in the exploration and production of minerals worldwide. He played an integral role in the acquisitions of Desert Sun Mining Corp. by Yamana Gold in 2006 and Central Sun Mining by B2 Gold in 2009. He was formerly VP Exploration at Desert Sun Mining and Senior VP at Central Sun Mining.

Miles Nagamatsu, CPA, is CFO at Eloro. He has over 30 years of experience in accounting, management, lending, restructurings and turnarounds. Since 1993, he has acted as a CFO of public and private companies primarily in the mineral exploration and investment management sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University.

Osvaldo Arce Burgoa is General Manager at Eloro. He is a geological and mineral processing engineer with 26 years of experience in Bolivia. He is a former President of the Bolivian Geological Society, Main Technical Advisor of the National Mining Corporation (COMIBOL) and has served as exploration manager and chief geologist at various mining and exploration companies. He has authored two books on Bolivian geology and holds a doctorate in mining engineering from Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan.

Eloro Resources Ltd. (OTCQX: ELRRF), closed Friday's trading session at $1.15, up 10.5769%, on 36,853 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.026/$3.135.

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Clene Inc. (NASDAQ: CLNN)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Clene Inc. (NASDAQ: CLNN).

New research has demonstrated that it is possible to detect signs of Parkinson's disease through the introduction of a synthetic compound into patients' bodies. The research was carried out by scientists at the Florey Institute and Austin Health in Australia. The focus of the research was to highlight the changes in the brain that marked disease progression before patients began to present with other symptoms. For their study, the scientists recruited 26 patients with Parkinson's disease, 11 with rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder and 12 others who made up the control group. REM sleep behavior disorder is common in patients with Parkinson's disease. The researchers used currently available assessments for Parkinson's disease and determined that there were no considerable changes in clinical symptoms in any of those involved. Each individual was also required to take two PET scans, spaced two years apart. The growing toll of neurodegenerative diseases has prompted various enterprises such as Clene Inc. (NASDAQ: CLNN) to devote considerable resources toward developing effective treatments for ailments such as Parkinson's disease.

Clene Inc. (NASDAQ: CLNN) is a late clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on improving mitochondrial health and protecting neuronal function to treat neurodegenerative diseases, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis (MS).

Its lead drug candidate is CNM-Au8®, an oral suspension developed to restore neuronal health and function by increasing energy production and utilization by driving critical cellular energy producing reactions that enable neuroprotection and remyelination to increase neuronal and glial resilience to disease-relevant stressors. CNM-Au8 is being studied in various clinical trials, including the Harvard/MGH Healey ALS Platform clinical trial for patients with ALS; RESCUE-ALS, a completed proof-of-concept clinical trial in patients with early symptomatic ALS; the REPAIR trials, completed target engagement clinical trials showing brain energy metabolite change with CNM-Au8; and a completed MS clinical trial for the treatment of visual pathway deficits in chronic optic neuropathy for remyelination in stable relapsing MS. The company also has a nanotherapeutic platform of drug discovery.


CNM-Au8, Clene’s lead asset, is a highly concentrated aqueous suspension of catalytically active, clean-surfaced, faceted gold nanocrystals. Multiple pathogenic insults contribute to neuronal death. Mitochondrial dysfunction and NAD+ decline is a common final pathway in neurodegeneration, with NAD+ as a critical determinant of cell survival and function. CNM-Au8’s catalytic mechanisms target the energetic deficits, oxidative stress and accumulation of misfolded proteins that are common to many neurodegenerative diseases.

The unique catalytic mechanism of action of CNM-Au8 is hypothesized to act as a neuroprotective and remyelinating therapy in neurodegenerative disease states in order to: (1) drive, support and maintain beneficial metabolic and energetic cellular reactions within diseased, stressed and/or damaged cells, (2) directly catalyze the reduction of harmful, reactive oxygen species (“ROS”) and (3) promote protein homeostasis via activation of the heat shock factor-1 pathway, recognized to dampen the cytotoxicity caused by misfolded and denatured proteins, which are known to occur ubiquitously in neurodegenerative diseases.

CNM-Au8 is used in combination with other agents, has no known drug-drug interactions, and is designed to improve function and survival. The clinical effects of both function and survival were seen in its clinical ALS trials, as earlier announced.

More than 500 estimated years of collective exposure across ALS, MS, and Parkinson’s disease participants in CNM-Au8 clinical trials and Expanded Access Protocol (compassionate use) programs have been recorded without any observed safety signals.

CNM-Au8 is a federally registered trademark of Clene Inc. Clene, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, with R&D and manufacturing operations in Maryland, began in 2013.

Market Opportunity

ALS is the most prevalent adult-onset progressive motor neuron disease, affecting approximately 30,000 people in the U.S. and an estimated 500,000 people worldwide, with a life expectancy of typically three to five years. Clene estimates that global ALS treatment sales will be greater than $1 billion annually within the coming few years. Additional treatments affecting daily function and survival remain the market need.

Additionally, there are more than 2 million MS patients globally, and Clene estimates the market size to be worth more than $23 billion annually. While the MS community has been successful at limiting relapses, non-relapsing MS patients continue to clinically deteriorate even while receiving effective immunomodulatory disease-modifying therapies (“DMTs”). A critical unmet medical need remains for therapeutic interventions that protect neuronal function and myelin health independent of immunomodulation to address progression independent of relapse activity.

Management Team

Robert Etherington is President, Director and CEO of Clene. He has more than 30 years of sales, marketing and leadership experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to joining Clene, he worked at Actelion Pharmaceuticals, the largest biopharma company in the European Union prior to its acquisition by Johnson & Johnson in 2017, where he led that company’s U.S. commercial operations. He began his pharmaceutical sales and marketing career at Parke-Davis, a division of Pfizer, where he rose to the position of Team Leader overseeing the drug Lipitor.

Mark Mortenson is Chief Science Officer at Clene. He is co-inventor of the technology platform developed to produce the company’s therapeutics. He is the inventor or co-inventor on 32 other U.S. patents and hundreds of corresponding international patents. He is a former chief patent counsel responsible for 5,500 U.S. and international patents and patent applications. He holds bachelor’s degrees in physics and ceramic engineering from Alfred University, a master’s degree in materials science from Penn State University and a J.D. from George Washington University.

Benjamin Greenberg, M.D., MHS, FAAN, is Head of Medical at Clene. He is an internationally recognized expert in disorders of the central nervous system. He is currently professor of neurology and Vice Chair of Clinical and Translational Research in the department of Neurology at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins, a master’s degree in molecular microbiology and immunology from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He served residency in neurology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Morgan R. Brown is CFO at Clene. He has more than 30 years of finance and accounting experience, with 23 years at biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device companies. He has served in similar roles at Lipocine Inc., Innovus Pharmaceuticals, World Heart Corp., Lifetree Clinical Research and NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc. He previously worked at accounting firm KPMG. He is a CPA with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Utah State University and an M.S. in business administration from the University of Utah.

Clene Inc. (NASDAQ: CLNN), closed Friday's trading session at $0.4041, up 4.2032%, on 616,186 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.3576/$1.99.

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Horizon Fintex | Upstream

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Horizon Fintex | Upstream

Upstream, the revolutionary retail trading app for stocks and NFTs powered by Horizon Fintex and MERJ Exchange Limited, published a blog on Medium that talks about benefits issuers could experience when listing on markets that prohibit short selling. The blog, titled "Capitalizing Stability: Dual Listing in Markets with No Short Selling — A Winning Strategy for Issuers," notes that short selling, a speculative investment strategy, revolves around capitalizing on a stock or security's price decline. Recently the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") recently implemented new rules for increased transparency in short selling. The blog noted several benefits of a market without short selling, including stability in stock prices, enhanced investor confidence, mitigation of manipulative practices, improved capital planning and risk management, and long-term value creation.

"We believe [the SEC rules] is a positive step toward a more transparent market, but our team sees this as a stepping stone towards markets that remove the opportunity for market manipulations to occur, like Upstream's global retail investing app," the blog stated. "Upstream, a regulated MERJ Exchange market powered by blockchain technology, spearheads a novel trading approach that inherently disallows short selling. Upstream features public orderbooks that transparently display all best bids and offers for everyone to see. Trades execute peer-to-peer in real-time, settle instantly, and predatory market manipulations are prevented with smart-contract technology. The aim is to cultivate an equitable and steady trading atmosphere that benefits both issuers and investors."

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Horizon Fintex is a software business specializing in compliant securities solutions. The company aims to facilitate the future of capital markets by leveraging the regulatory experience of Wall Street bankers and the proven track record of technology veterans to bring focus to compliance, efficiency, security and transparency.

Horizon’s flagship product is the revolutionary trading app ‘Upstream’, a MERJ Exchange Market, and the first regulated market powered by a blockchain to offer both digital securities and NFT trading. Upstream traders experience T+0 settlement, best bids and offers displayed on a transparent public orderbook that prevents predatory market practices – all from a user-friendly trading app.


Horizon Fintex offers a full suite of end-to-end blockchain-enhanced software solutions to create a seamless experience for both issuers and investors. Its product suite includes:

  • Securitization & IssuanceETSware is an end-to-end Electronic Trading System streamlining capital raising from primary issuance through compliant secondary trading.
  • KYC Compliance OnboardingKYCware is a white label Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance software solution offering best-in-class cryptographic security to compliantly onboard and verify user identity through a smartphone application.
  • AML Screening SoftwareAMLCop offers advanced Anti-Money Laundering (AML) software to streamline the verification of user details against a proprietary database of global sanctions, politically exposed persons (PEPs) and watchlists.
  • Cap. Table Management ToolsCustodyWare equips registered U.S. transfer agents with next-generation cap. table management software to manage securities on behalf of their clients pursuant to an SEC-registered or exempt securities offering.
  • Exchange & Trading App TechnologyOpen Order Book offers Ethereum blockchain securities exchange software to power the next generation of trading venues for digital assets.

Upstream – The Horizon-Powered Trading App

Upstream is a joint venture with MERJ Exchange (, an affiliate of the World Federation of Exchanges.

Upstream aims to be the premiere global trading hub offering issuers around the world exposure to a digital-first investor base that can trade using USDC digital currency along with credit, debit, PayPal, and USD (fiat) to increase liquidity and enhance price discovery; while also offering investors access to dual-listed companies, IPOs, crowdfunded companies, U.S. & Int’l. equities, digital coupons and NFTs directly from a user-friendly trading app.

Upstream aims to unlock liquidity for investors of all levels while offering industry-leading levels of transparency, accessibility and investor protections enforced using Ethereum blockchain technology.

Management Team

Brian Collins is the CEO of Horizon Fintex. He founded the company in 2010. From 1999-2010, Mr. Collins was CEO of Abbey Technology in Switzerland, specializing in the design of trading software for Swiss banks. Prior to this, he worked for Credit Suisse in Zürich, designing and building proprietary equity trading solutions. Mr. Collins graduated in 1990 with a BS in Computer Systems from the University of Limerick, Ireland.

Mark Elenowitz is the company’s President. He is a Wall Street veteran with over 29 years of experience. Mr. Elenowitz was the co-founder of a U.S. broker dealer and is Managing Director of two U.S. broker dealers, responsible for advising clients on compliance, capital structure and capital market navigation. He was responsible for leading the first successful Reg A+ IPO of a company to list on the NYSE and others which listed directly onto Nasdaq. He is a noted speaker at Small Cap and Reg A events, including the SEC Small Business Forum, and has been profiled in BusinessWeek and CNBC, as well as several other publications. Mr. Elenowitz is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Business and Management with a BS in Finance and holds Series 24, 62, 63, 79, 82 and 99 licenses.

Dr. Andrew Le Gear is the CTO of Horizon Fintex. Prior to joining the company in 2013, he worked as a software engineer with Dell Inc. (2012-2013) and Lehman Brothers and Nomura Plc. (2007-2012). Dr. Le Gear was a co-founder of Juneberi Ltd., a research-driven software tech start-up (2004-2007). He graduated in 2006 with a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Limerick, Ireland.

Peter Hall is the company’s CIO. Prior to joining Horizon Fintex in 2011, he worked at Microsoft (2008-2011), Atos Origin (2004-2008) and AIT Group Plc. (1998-2002). Mr. Hall has held CISSP certification since 2010. He graduated from the University of Sheffield, UK in 1995 and earned an MS from the University College London in 2006.

Mike Boswell is the CFO of Horizon Fintex. A Wall Street veteran, he co-founded a U.S. broker dealer and served as Chief Compliance Officer. Mr. Boswell was also Managing Director of TriPoint Capital Advisors, a merchant banking and financial consulting company, and CFO of Mission Solutions Group, a privately held defense sector firm. He earned an MBA from John Hopkins University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland. Mr. Boswell holds Series 24, 62, 63, 79, 82 and 99 licenses.

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Longeveron Inc. (NASDAQ: LGVN)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Longeveron Inc. (NASDAQ: LGVN) .

Longeveron (NASDAQ: LGVN), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing cellular therapies for life-threatening and chronic aging-related conditions, has announced plans to report its financial results for Q3 2023. The company will release the results on Nov. 10, 2023, before the market opens. In addition, the company announced plans to host a conference call and webcast that same day. During the call, key company leaders will discuss the Q3 financial report as well as provide an update on its clinical programs and corporate activities; the call will also include time for a Q&A. To access the call, individuals should dial 1-877-407-0789 (domestic) or 1-201-689-8562 (international) then use conference ID number 13742198 or select the Call Me(TM) option to be connected to the call.

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Longeveron Inc. (NASDAQ: LGVN) is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing regenerative medicines to address unmet medical needs for specific aging-related and life-threatening conditions. The Company’s research and therapies are aimed at improving the outcome of infants born with a life-threatening heart condition, as well as improving the healthspan for the aging population – the number of years a person is expected to live in relatively good health, free of chronic disease and disabilities of aging, with function and ability to perform activities of daily living.

Longeveron is involved in clinical trials in the following indications: Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), Alzheimer’s disease, and Aging-related Frailty.

The Company’s philosophy revolves around the idea that regenerative medicine may hold the potential to improve certain rare medical conditions and contribute to healthy aging. While there has been a remarkable rise in life expectancy over the last century due to medical and public health advancements, this increase in longevity has not been paralleled by the number of years a person is expected to live in relatively good health, free of chronic disease and disabilities of aging.

Longeveron’s lead investigational product is Lomecel-B™, an allogeneic Medicinal Signaling Cell therapy product isolated from the bone marrow of young, healthy adult donors. As humans age, they experience a decrease in immune system function, a decline in blood vessel functioning, chronic inflammation, and other issues. Clinical data has suggested that Lomecel-B™ may address these conditions through multiple mechanisms of action (MOA) that simultaneously target key aging-related processes.

The Company is headquartered in Miami, Florida.


Lomecel-B™ is being evaluated in multiple clinical trials for aging-related chronic diseases and other life-threatening conditions under U.S. FDA-approved Investigational New Drug applications. Lomecel-B™ has multiple potential mechanisms of action encompassing pro-vascular, pro-regenerative, anti-inflammatory, and tissue repair and healing effects with broad potential applications across a spectrum of disease areas.

The drug is made from special living cells called Medicinal Signaling Cells (MSCs) that are isolated from fresh bone marrow tissue that has been donated by adult donors aged 18 to 45. Once the MSCs have been isolated from the fresh bone marrow through a careful selection process, the cells are culture-expanded (allowed to replicate under controlled laboratory conditions) into the billions using specialized techniques and processes. After a specific number of expansion cycles, called “passages,” the cells are harvested, separated into specific doses (e.g., 50 million cells), and cryopreserved until future use.

These cells have been shown to have characteristics that allow them to be transplanted from a donor to host without triggering a harmful immune response in the recipient, and they can be administered on an outpatient basis in as little as 40 minutes after thawing. Because of these characteristics, Lomecel-B™ is considered an “off-the-shelf” product.

In some trials, such as for Alzheimer’s disease and Aging-related Frailty, Lomecel-B™ is administered via peripheral intravenous infusion, while, in the Company’s HLHS trial, Lomecel-B™ is administered via direct injection into the heart tissue.

Market Opportunity

Longeveron estimates the potential market size for Lomecel-B™ in the treatment of HLHS to be up to $1 billion annually, globally.

U.S. patients suffering from Aging-related Frailty are estimated using U.S. Census Bureau statistics to be approximately 8.1 million. That population potentially represents a market for Lomecel-B™ of between $4 billion and $8 billion globally per year, according to Company estimates.

Additionally, the Alzheimer’s Association puts the number of Americans with that disease at 5.1 million, highlighting another potentially addressable market for Lomecel-B™, that’s worth $5 billion to $10 billion annually.

Management Team

Wa’el Hashad is CEO of Longeveron. He has more than 35 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. He has launched several successful brands in the U.S. and worldwide markets. Prior to joining Longeveron, he was president and CEO of Avanir Pharmaceuticals. Before Avanir, he was the chief commercial officer of Seres Therapeutics. He also has held senior leadership positions at Amgen, Boehringer Ingelheim, and Eli Lilly and Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Cairo University and an MBA from the University of Akron.

Joshua M. Hare, M.D., FACC, FAHA, is Co-Founder, Chief Science Officer and Chairman of Longeveron. He is a double board-certified cardiologist and is the founding director of the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine. He is a recipient of the Paul Beeson Physician Faculty Scholar in Aging Research Award and is an elected member of the American Association of Physicians and The American Society for Clinical Investigation. He is also an elected Fellow of the American Heart Association. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his M.D. from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Lisa Locklear is CFO at Longeveron. She previously served as the senior vice president and CFO for Avanir Pharmaceuticals. Prior to Avanir, she held senior financial roles at GSN Games, CoreLogic, Ingram Micro, the Walt Disney Company, and Price Waterhouse, with assignments in Paris and London. She holds a bachelor’s degree in plant science from the University of California, Davis, and an MBA from the University of California, Irvine. She is a licensed CPA (inactive) and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the California Society of CPAs, and Financial Executives International.

Dr. Nataliya Agafonova, M.D., is the Chief Medical Officer at Longeveron. She previously served as clinical development lead, senior medical director, and product development chair at Otsuka Pharmaceuticals. Before that, she was the clinical development lead and senior medical director at Bristol-Myers Squibb. She previously held senior leadership positions at Ardea Bioscience, Biogen, Amgen, and Genzyme Corporation. She earned an M.D. from the Ukrainian National Medical University and completed her internal medicine residency at Kharkov State University Hospital in Ukraine.

Certain statements in this corporate profile that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which reflect management’s current expectations, assumptions, and estimates of future operations, performance and economic conditions, and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the statements made herein. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “believe,” “expects,” “may,” “looks to,” “will,” “should,” “plan,” “intend,” “on condition,” “target,” “see,” “potential,” “estimates,” “preliminary,” or “anticipates” or the negative thereof or comparable terminology, or by discussion of strategy or goals or other future events, circumstances, or effects. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements in this release include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the offer and sale of securities, the terms of the offering, about the ability of Longeveron’s clinical trials to demonstrate safety and efficacy of the Company’s product candidates, and other positive results; the timing and focus of the Company’s ongoing and future preclinical studies and clinical trials and the reporting of data from those studies and trials; the size of the market opportunity for the Company’s product candidates, including its estimates of the number of patients who suffer from the diseases being targeted; the success of competing therapies that are or may become available; the beneficial characteristics, safety, efficacy and therapeutic effects of the Company’s product candidates; the Company’s ability to obtain and maintain regulatory approval of its product candidates in the U.S., Japan and other jurisdictions; the Company’s plans relating to the further development of its product candidates, including additional disease states or indications it may pursue; the Company’s plans and ability to obtain or protect intellectual property rights, including extensions of existing patent terms where available and its ability to avoid infringing the intellectual property rights of others; the need to hire additional personnel and the Company’s ability to attract and retain such personnel; the Company’s estimates regarding expenses, future revenue, capital requirements and needs for additional financing; the Company’s need to raise additional capital, and the difficulties it may face in obtaining access to capital, and the dilutive impact it may have on its investors; the Company’s financial performance and ability to continue as a going concern, and the period over which it estimates its existing cash and cash equivalents will be sufficient to fund its future operating expenses and capital expenditure requirements. Additionally, Longeveron makes no assurance that any public offering of its securities as described herein will occur on the timelines, in the manner or on the terms anticipated due to numerous factors. Further information relating to factors that may impact the Company’s results and forward-looking statements are disclosed in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Longeveron’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 14, 2023 and its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the second quarter of 2023 filed with the SEC on August 11, 2023. The forward-looking statements contained in this corporate profile are made as of the date of this corporate profile, and the Company disclaims any intention or obligation, other than imposed by law, to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Investor Contact
Mike Moyer
LifeSci Advisors
Tel: 617-308-4306

Date prepared: August 31, 2023

Longeveron Inc. (NASDAQ: LGVN), closed Friday's trading session at $1.96, off by 3.9216%, on 49,492 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.50/$4.5793.

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Correlate Energy Corp. (OTCQB: CIPI)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Correlate Energy Corp. (OTCQB: CIPI).

Correlate Energy (OTCQB: CIPI), a growth-oriented distributed energy company, wrapped up a live investor summit webinar recently following the news that it had landed a major microgrid deal with one of California's largest privately owned oil and gas corporations. According to the announcement, the microgrid project is the company's largest deal to date and involves the development of 40 megawatts of solar power and storage capacity across 20 sites located throughout the Los Angeles metro area. The announcement noted that microgrids are independent, local power grids that power anything from a single building to an entire community, and sustainable ones, such as those Correlate is building, can provide cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy. The company observed that the microgrid deal with, which is Correlate's official entry into the microgrid market, marks the achievement of a key 2023 milestone and puts the country a step closer to reaching the 2030 distributed renewable energy target. "The first phase of the project is projected to exceed $23 million and will serve as a blueprint for similar collaborations with other companies in the oil and gas sector," said the company in the press release. "The California Oil and Gas Corporation operates multiple locations with a total load of 100 megawatts and needs to achieve net zero to comply with the state's ambitious climate policy — AB 32 Climate Change Scoping Plan — under which 100% of California's electricity must be zero emission by 2045. The 40 megawatts of solar and storage capacity that Correlate will develop as part of the deal puts the oil and gas corporation well on the way toward achieving that target."

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Correlate Energy Corp. (OTCQB: CIPI) is a publicly-traded company strategically positioned to capitalize on America’s unstoppable trend toward decentralized energy generation.

The energy grid in the U.S. is insufficient for the booming clean energy trend, and current infrastructure is limiting green energy distribution. Constructing the needed infrastructure to address this demand imbalance will cost billions and be far too slow, positioning decentralized systems, like those on offer from Correlate, in a key position for heightened demand.

Correlate has identified several key economic drivers powering the decentralized energy trend, including:

  1. Real Cost Savings – Customer pays zero money down and gets an instant electrical price discount to current rates.
  2. Massive Project Investment Funding – The International Energy Agency estimates that over one billion dollars per day will be invested in solar energy in 2023.
  3. Consistent Long-Term Incentives – The Inflation Reduction Act is a game-changer, supercharging renewables with $1.2 trillion in tax credits for 10 years of market support.
  4. Robust Customer Demand – Wood Mackenzie expects the U.S. solar industry to nearly triple in size over the next five years.

Correlate’s team of multi-decade experts who have worked with renowned global brands are positioning the company to make the most of this opportunity while consolidating a fragmented industry. Collectively, the team has developed, financed and deployed over $2 billion in clean energy projects to date.

Three-Pronged Strategy

Correlate is leveraging a three-pronged strategy aimed at driving shareholder value:

  1. Sell – Correlate seeks to finance, develop and profitably sell localized clean energy solutions and microgrids to industrial, commercial and residential customers.
  2. Retain – Correlate plans to retain ownership of some of these energy systems and thereby realize ongoing, reliable cash flow.
  3. Acquire – Correlate seeks to acquire proven renewable energy companies in order to exponentially grow earnings per share for investors.

This strategy is enhanced by current investment trends. Clean energy earnings are being sought after by investors. In Q4 2022, the median EBITDA multiple for green energy companies was 12.3x, according to Finerva.

Market Outlook

Over the next decade and beyond, renewable energy growth is expected to come primarily via decentralized systems like those offered by Correlate.
The Inflation Reduction Act enacted in late August 2022 is likewise expected to drive growth for the company by providing new tax incentives that reduce costs for clients and/or elevate returns to investors.

Commercial buildings consume more than 35% of the generated electricity in the U.S. and are underperforming in energy efficiency at every level. These buildings waste energy, emit too much carbon and are too costly for owners and occupants, but retrofits are not happening at the rate or scale needed.

In today’s real estate market, portfolio property owners own most commercial buildings, yet most building efficiency work is focused on single buildings, thereby missing the distinct needs of this owner class which are very different from traditional owner-occupiers. The diverse nature of commercial buildings, combined with technology and performance uncertainty, make simple energy optimization initiatives – which could greatly reduce energy use and improve building value – financially unattractive, resulting in slow adoption rates. CIPI’s financial instruments and software breakdown this issue, known as the ‘split incentive’, unlocking the majority of the addressable market.

A key portion of Correlate’s strategy relates to consolidation of what has been a fragmented industry. By uncovering opportunities to improve efficiencies through strategic M&A activities, the company intends to enhance profitability throughout its operations.

Management Team

Todd Michaels is President and CEO of CIPI and founder of Correlate. He formerly served as Vice President for Innovation at SunEdison and Senior Director Distributed Solar at NRG Energy. He founded Correlate in 2015 and has 16 years of experience in the energy industry. He graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. in Computer Information Systems.

Channing Chen is CFO at CIPI and Correlate Inc. and brings over 16 years of experience in the solar industry as a developer, financier, and business unit leader. He has held executive management roles at Solar Power Partners (acquired by NRG Energy), where he was a founding employee, SunEdison, and NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG). Most recently, Mr. Chen was founder and Managing Partner at Breakaway Energy Partners LLC – a distributed energy financing and market-making platform. To date, Mr. Chen and his teams have raised over $1.5 billion in financing across residential, commercial, and utility scale solar and energy storage projects representing over 400 MWs. He holds a B.A. in Environmental Chemistry from the University of California at San Diego and an MBA from the University of Southern California. He is also an advisor and early-stage investor to several startup companies in the renewable energy space.

Dave Bailey is Chief Revenue Officer of Correlate Inc. With over 15 years of executive sales, supply chain management, and energy efficiency experience, he is responsible for ensuring the success of the National Commercial Sales Unit across multiple regional project teams. Mr. Bailey created and launched the Transformation Services team while at Wesco for its multibillion-dollar Distributed Energy Resource division, formerly Westinghouse. His focus was on IoT-enabled efficiency and plant floor automation-based services. Before that, he spent several years in Global Account Sales Management, with GE Supply as a Program Manager, and is a Commercial Leadership Program graduate. Mr. Bailey received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kentucky.

Jed Freedlander is the company’s Chief Development Officer. He has a background in infrastructure development and investment and a strong legal, commercial and finance acumen. Mr. Freedlander has a proven track record in leading complex public-private partnership (P3) and energy transactions and is instrumental in driving Correlate’s strategic development initiatives.

Roger Baum is Executive VP Operations at Correlate. With over 20 years of experience at Core Construction, he brings to the company a wealth of knowledge and a strong track record in delivering successful commercial construction projects.

Jason Loyet is Director of Solar Energy for Correlate Inc. He is a cleantech executive with over 20 years of experience leading high growth solar energy and software start-ups. Mr. Loyet is a U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Catalyst award winner for his work building the Solar Site Design technology platform. Before joining the solar energy industry in 2005, he founded and sold two software companies in the streaming media (GlobalStreams) and newspaper publishing (MyCapture) industries. Mr. Loyet currently serves as a Member of the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Solar Energy Industry Association (TenneSEIA).

Correlate Energy Corp. (OTCQB: CIPI), closed Friday's trading session at $1.85, off by 0.537634%, on 769 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.3501/$2.35.

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Ucore Rare Metals Inc. (TSX.V: UCU) (OTCQX: UURAF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Ucore Rare Metals Inc. (TSX.V: UCU) (OTCQX: UURAF).

Ucore Rare Metals (TSX.V: UCU) (OTCQX: UURAF), a strategic metals supply chain-focused enterprise, is dedicated to securing the supply of rare earth elements ("REEs") vital to modern computer technologies in North America. "The production and refining of REEs are largely controlled by The People's Republic of China on the global market, and international tensions have served as a reminder that China's supply of REEs could become costly and difficult," a recent article reads. "Ucore is working with U.S. municipal, state and federal government entities as well as Canadian municipal, provincial and federal government entities to advance the company's facility in Ontario for testing Ucore's proprietary RapidSX(TM) processing solution for REEs, and a related commercial facility in Louisiana that will soon begin construction, according to SEDAR filings… Ucore is using its Ontario facility to demonstrate the advantage of its RapidSX(TM) solution over the industry standard, and the company will use the Louisiana facility to commercially work with REE feedstock, introducing a more America-centric structure for the supply chain. Currently, the United States gets 78% of its REE supply from China, and even the Mountain Pass Mine must send its mined REE feedstock overseas to be processed."

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Ucore Rare Metals Inc. (TSX.V: UCU) (OTCQX: UURAF) is a critical metals (“CM”) separation technology company executing an ESG-centered plan toward establishing a comprehensive North American critical metals supply chain. The company has developed a transformative commercial-ready technology, RapidSX™, for separating and purifying critical metals. Ucore intends to deploy this technology in pursuit of a CM supply chain independent of China for Western original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”), most notably in the automotive and renewable energy industries.

Ucore’s vision is to become a leading advanced technology company providing best-in-class metal separation products and services to the mining and mineral extraction industry. Its initial focus is on processing heavy and light rare earth elements (“REEs”), disrupting a supply chain that is dominated by China.

China currently controls about 80% of the world’s access to REE mining projects and over 90% of the world’s REE processing capabilities, and it produces about 95% of the goods containing REE components.


Ucore is working to scale Western supply needs by establishing REE separation and rare earth oxide (“REO”) production capabilities in cooperation with strategic upstream supply and downstream offtake partnerships. The company, along with its industry partners, aims to unlock access to Western REEs for current consumer, energy, manufacturing and military sectors.

By 2025, Ucore expects to commercially separate U.S.-friendly sources of REEs and supply OEMs with REOs required to produce rare earth permanent magnets (“REPMs”) – the essential component of electric motors and generators required to support the world’s transition to electrification and sustainable energy sources.

The company intends to contribute to this initiative through the near-term development of a heavy and light rare-earth processing facility in Louisiana and subsequent development of Strategic Metals Complexes (SMCs) in Alaska and Canada, as well as through the longer-term development of its 100%-owned Heavy Rare Earth Element (HREE) mineral resource property at Bokan Mountain on Prince of Wales Island, Alaska.

Ucore is headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Projects & Technology

RapidSX™ Demonstration Plant

The Kingston, Ontario, RapidSX™ Demonstration Plant commissioning process is underway. Once commissioned, the plant is designed to demonstrate the commercial capabilities of the RapidSX technology platform.

The RapidSX demo plant will show:

  • The techno-economic advantages of the RapidSX technology platform
  • The processing of tens of tons of heavy and light mixed rare earth element concentrates in a simulated production environment
  • The platform’s ability to operate for thousands of semi-continuous run-time hours
  • Production of high-purity NdPr, praseodymium, neodymium, terbium and dysprosium rare earth elements for early OEM product qualification trials

The demo plant is located within Ucore’s 5,000-square-foot RapidSX Commercialization and Demonstration Facility and is run by its laboratory partner, Kingston Process Metallurgy Inc. (“KPM”).

RapidSX™ Technology

Innovation Metals Corp., acquired by the company in 2020, developed the RapidSX separation technology platform with early-stage assistance from the United States Department of Defense, later resulting in the production of commercial-grade, separated rare earth elements at pilot scale.

RapidSX combines the time-proven chemistry of conventional solvent extraction (SX) with a new column-based platform that significantly reduces time to completion and plant footprint, as well as potentially lowering capital and operating costs. SX is the international REE industry’s standard commercial separation technology and is currently used by all REE producers worldwide for bulk commercial separation of both heavy and light REEs.

Utilizing similar chemistry to conventional SX, RapidSX is not a “new” technology, but it represents a significant improvement on the well-established, well-understood, proven conventional SX separation technology preferred by REE producers.

Strategic Metals Complex

Ucore, engineering partner Mech-Chem Associates Inc. and KPM are developing the full-scale engineering for the company’s first Strategic Metals Complex (SMC). The SMC is a planned REE separation and rare earth oxide production plant slated to commence construction in Louisiana in 2023. It is scheduled to initially process 2,000 tons of total rare earth oxides by the end of 2024, increasing to 5,000 tons in 2026.

The company has three initial U.S.-friendly feedstock agreements in place for the Louisiana complex, along with multiple developing offtake agreements. It received a C$16 million+ incentive package offer from Louisiana Economic Development to support construction of the SMC.

Bokan-Dotson Ridge REE Deposit

Ucore has invested over C$35 million to establish and validate the Bokan-Dotson Ridge resource in preparation for mine design and permitting. Initial drilling is complete, and a Preliminary Economic Assessment has been issued. Next steps for the project include a feasibility study, detailed mine design and permit acquisition. The project can be “near shovel ready” for construction in less than 30 months after receipt of the next stage of development funding.

Market Opportunity

According to a report by Grand View Research, the global rare earth elements market was valued at $2.8 billion in 2018 and is forecast to reach a value of $5.6 billion by 2025, achieving a CAGR of 10.4% during the period. Market growth is driven by increasing demand for these elements in the manufacturing of magnets and catalysts for the automotive industry. Rising demand for electric vehicles to reduce CO2 emissions is expected to propel the use of permanent magnets in the production of EV batteries.

China is the major producer and consumer of REEs. To maintain self-sufficiency and to meet future demand, China has been raising the export tariffs on rare earth elements shipped to various countries, including the U.S., Japan, India, Brazil and the European Union. This led to the current supply-demand gap in these countries, as they rely on imports from China.

China reduced the exports of REEs by 72% in the second half of 2010 to preserve its reserves of these elements and continues to export REEs at reduced levels, thereby affecting industries such as automotive, oil and gas, and electronics, which require an ample amount of rare earth elements.

Management Team

Pat Ryan, P.Eng., is Chairman and CEO of Ucore Rare Metals. He began as a director with the company when he developed a heightened interest in critical metals. Before joining Ucore, he founded and led a multimillion-dollar automotive OEM design and lean manufacturing company. His understanding of complex supply chains across international markets has led to a prime positioning as the global auto industry transitions to vehicle electrification. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Dalhousie University.

Peter Manuel is Vice President and CFO of Ucore. Prior to joining the company, he practiced as a Chartered Accountant for more than 17 years, providing consulting services to companies in a range of industries, with a focus on the financial services and resource sectors. He spent 10 years in England and Ireland providing assurance, strategic planning, corporate finance and other consulting services to a portfolio of both public and private entities. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Dalhousie University.

Michael Schrider, MEng, P.E., is Vice President and COO of Ucore. He is a multidisciplinary engineer who has been involved in manufacturing, engineering and managing complex structural and mechanical systems projects since 1989. He was the Founder, President and Chief Engineer of Schrider & Associates and Alton Bay Design, both engineering services firms. He holds a bachelor’s degree in naval architecture and marine engineering from the University of New Orleans and a master’s degree in mining, geological and geophysical engineering from the University of Arizona.

Mark MacDonald is Vice President of Investor Relations at Ucore. He has over 25 years of experience implementing award winning business development and marketing programs at regional and national levels. As Vice President of Sales, he was responsible for Mediapro Communication’s growth as AT&T Canada’s leading B2B sales partner. He subsequently became Atlantic Regional Vice President of AT&T Canada Corp. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Dalhousie University.

Ucore Rare Metals Inc. (UURAF), closed Friday's trading session at $0.5352, off by 1.0721%, on 12,050 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.395/$1.15.

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Lucy Scientific Discovery Inc. (NASDAQ: LSDI)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Lucy Scientific Discovery Inc. (NASDAQ: LSDI).

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is proposing a "dramatic increase" in this year's production quotas for psychedelics ibogaine and psilocybin as well as marijuana compound delta-9 THC to "support research and clinical trials." According to the proposal, the DEA would like to almost double its THC, psilocybin and psilocin production compared to its origin projections for 2023 and increase ibogaine production by four times. The federal agency said in a recently published notice that it wants to increase "other tetrahydrocannabinol" production from 15,000 grams to 350,000 grams, raising the quota by a whopping 23 times. It also wants to increase Ibogaine production by five times the December 2022 level to 150 grams. The DEA increased production quotas for controlled substances such as psychedelics and cannabis in late 2022 when it was finalizing production quotas, and it seems the agency is increasing controlled substance production quotas significantly. The boosted DEA quotas could potentially help various companies such as Lucy Scientific Discovery Inc. (NASDAQ: LSDI) gain access to the research-grade psychedelic products that they need to advance their-drug development programs.

Lucy Scientific Discovery Inc. (NASDAQ: LSDI) is an early-stage psychotropics manufacturing company focused on becoming the premier contract research, development and manufacturing organization for the emerging psychotropics-based medicines industry.

The company holds a Controlled Drugs and Substances Dealer’s License granted by Health Canada’s Office of Controlled Substances. This specialized license authorizes LSDI to develop, sell, deliver and manufacture pharmaceutical-grade active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) used in controlled substances and their raw material precursors. Lucy Scientific Discovery and its wholly owned subsidiary, LSDI Manufacturing Inc., operate under Part J of the Food and Drug Regulations promulgated under the Food and Drugs Act (Canada).

The company’s mission is to make its products and research services available for the development of medicines and experimental therapies to address certain psychiatric health disorders and other medical needs, including various mental health and addiction disorders. LSDI targets customers that include an increasing number of the leading universities, hospitals and other public, private and government institutions throughout the world that have launched research programs aimed at understanding the therapeutic potential of a range of psychedelic substances.

The company is headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.


LSDI produces a variety of high-quality natural, synthetic and biosynthetic products to meet the needs of the rapidly growing psychotropics-based medicines market. The company believes the emerging psychotropics industry will pave the way to a brighter future in mental health and overall wellness. LSDI is dedicated to advancing the frontiers of mind science and facilitating the development of psychotropic and psychedelic treatment therapies.

In Canada, the psychedelic compounds that LSDI is approved to produce under its Dealer’s License are regulated under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, or CDSA. Those compounds include:

  • Psilocybin
  • Psilocin
  • Lysergic acid diethylamide, or LSD
  • N,N-Dimethyltryptamine, or N,N-DMT
  • 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine, or MDMA
  • 4-Bromo-2,5-Dimethoxybenzeneethanamine, or 2C-B

The company also sells its consumer psychotropic products directly online and through retailers. Those products, described as microdose mushroom formulations, include a sleep aid, Twilight, and a mindfulness enhancer, Mindful.

Market Opportunity

According to a report from Global Market Insights, the psychotropics drug market had an estimated value of $20.2 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach a value of nearly $37.6 billion by 2032. That represents a CAGR of 6.4% for the forecast period. Factors driving market growth include the increasing prevalence of mental disorders, technological advancements in drug development, a rising geriatric population and increasing healthcare expenditures, the report states.

A growing awareness of mental health issues and an effort to reduce the stigma surrounding psychiatric disorders have encouraged more individuals to seek help, which in turn boosts the market. In addition, advancements in neuroscience, pharmacology and drug development have led to the discovery of new and more effective central nervous system therapeutics.

Innovative treatments offering better outcomes with fewer side effects attract patients and healthcare providers, also driving market growth.

Management Team

LSDI’s executive team brings deep experience in the development and commercialization of products featuring controlled substances, as well as the navigation of regulatory structures applicable to these products.

Richard Nanula is Chairman and CEO of LSDI. He has more than 35 years of leadership experience at several of the largest companies in the world, having been a senior executive at The Walt Disney Company, Amgen, Colony Capital and Starwood Hotels and Resorts. He has also served as a board member for Boeing Corporation and Starwood Capital, where he provided corporate guidance and oversight. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Assad J. Kazeminy, Ph.D., is Chief Scientific Officer at LSDI. He previously served as CEO of Irvine Pharmaceutical Services Inc. and Avrio Biopharmaceutical LLC, and he has founded several drug development companies. He has over 30 years of research and development experience in the biopharmaceutical industry. He received his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Science and Biochemistry from Esfahan University in Iran. He completed a Post Doctorate course of study at the University of Southern California Medical School, Department of Pharmacology.

Brian Zasitko, CPA, CA, is the company’s CFO. He is a Director of Invictus Accounting Group LLP, a professional services firm providing finance, advisory and accounting services. He also serves as CFO of Lobe Sciences Ltd., a company developing psychedelic compounds as therapeutics for the treatment of mild traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder. He has an undergraduate degree from Simon Fraser University and a CPA (CA) from Certified Professional Accountants, British Columbia.

Lucy Scientific Discovery Inc. (NASDAQ: LSDI), closed Friday's trading session at $0.2581, off by 7.8214%, on 308,368 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.234255/$4.00.

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Sekur Private Data Ltd. (CSE: SKUR) (OTCQB: SWISF) (FRA: GTD0)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Sekur Private Data Ltd. (CSE: SKUR) (OTCQB: SWISF) (FRA: GTD0).

U.S. regulatory agencies are fining banks and other financial institutions millions of dollars for privacy violations

Fines range up to $50 million per occurrence, but Sekur's services offer an immediate and cost-effective solution to avoid fines

Sekur offers Chat-by-Invite, SekurMessenger, and SekurMail as a fully encrypted communications platform that financial institutions can utilize to safeguard their data and comply with U.S. regulations

Sekur Private Data (CSE: SKUR) (OTCQB: SWISF) (FRA: GTD0), a cybersecurity and internet privacy provider of Swiss-hosted solutions for secure and private communications, was recently featured on the New to the Street segment "Sekur Privacy & Sekur Security Segment – The Weekly Hack" ( Sekur's internationally acclaimed internet privacy expert and CEO Alain Ghiai was interviewed by host and multi-media journalist Ana Berry about U.S. regulatory agencies fining banks and other financial institutions millions of dollars for bank privacy violations.

Sekur Private Data Ltd. (CSE: SKUR) (OTCQB: SWISF) (FRA: GTD0) is a Cybersecurity and Internet privacy provider of Swiss hosted solutions for secure and private communications. The company distributes a suite of encrypted e-mails, secure messengers and secure communication tools. Sekur Private Data Ltd. sells its products through its own website at, approved distributors, and telecommunications companies. Sekur Private Data Ltd. serves consumers, businesses and governments worldwide.

Customer information is completely confidential and safely stored in Switzerland using military grade security. All data, whether physical, network-based or encryption security, is stored in bank-approved, state-of-the-art ISO-certified data centers used by Swiss and global banks and most United Nations organizations, as well as many corporations and governmental organizations. All user data is protected by the Swiss Federal Data Protection Act and the Swiss Federal Data Protection Ordinance, which offer some of the strongest privacy protection in the world for both individuals and organizations.

The company owns 100% of its own infrastructure and, unlike its competitors, does not rely on third party cloud services like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure Cloud or Google cloud infrastructure.

Sekur Private Data has chosen Switzerland to locate its data storage because of the country’s neutrality, independence, strong privacy laws, long standing political stability and excellent international relations. Switzerland is also home to several large multinational corporations and is ranked as having one of the strongest and most competitive economies in the world.

The company is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario.


Sekur Private Data distributes a privacy communications suite offering encrypted and private email, the only Swiss-hosted privacy VPN, and a secure and private messaging application. All solutions cater to consumers, SMBs, enterprises and governments.

  • SekurMail® is an encrypted email service offering a private, safe and powerful tool to communicate with everyone, either within the Sekur ecosystem or outside. SekurMail protects personal information and communications from being accessed by unauthorized parties. Its encryption and other security measures prevent messages from being intercepted, modified or tampered with, either in transit or while stored. SekurMail empowers the client to access information and communicate with anyone in the world, regardless of geographical or political barriers.
  • SekurVPN® creates a secure, encrypted connection between the client’s device and the Internet, giving clients access to the web safely and privately by routing their connections through a server and hiding their online actions. All the data sent and received is hidden from prying eyes. This includes the clients’ Internet Service Providers, as well as potential hackers and even government surveillance agencies. It can also help clients bypass geographical restrictions and censorship.
  • SekurMessenger® is a Swiss-hosted private and secure messaging communications app providing secure and private chat, self-deleting chat, voice recording and file transfer via any mobile device, tablet or desktop computer. Communications are transmitted only within secure servers. It’s designed for organizations that need to protect their flow of information and secure their communications with customers and partners. SekurMessenger is designed to provide military-grade encryption and privacy by ensuring that only the sender and intended recipient can read the messages exchanged. It works for both licensed users of the app and intended message recipients who do not have the app.

Market Opportunity

An analysis from ReportLinker forecasts that the global cybersecurity market will grow from an estimated $173.5 billion in 2022 to $266.2 billion by 2027, recording a CAGR of 8.9% for the period.

The increased number of data breaches worldwide, the ability of malicious actors to operate from anywhere in the world, the links between cyberspace and physical systems and the difficulty of reducing vulnerabilities and consequences in complex cyber networks are some factors that are driving cybersecurity market growth, according to the report.

The global data privacy software market was estimated to be worth $1.68 billion in 2021 and is expected to grow from $2.36 billion in 2022 to $25.85 billion by 2029, achieving an eye-popping 40.8% CAGR during the forecast period, according to a Fortune Business Insights report titled ‘Data Privacy Software Market 2022-2029’.

The widespread shift toward remote working culture, evolving government data privacy regulations and the rapidly increasing adoption of Internet-of-Things devices are among the major factors propelling market growth, per the report.

Management Team

Alain Ghiai is founder, CEO and Director at Sekur Private Data. He also founded GlobeX Data S.A. (GDSA) in 2007 and has served as Director and CEO since then. He founded GlobeX Data Inc. (GlobeX US) in August 2012 and has served as Director and CEO since that time. He attended the California College of Arts in San Francisco, where he earned a Bachelor of Architecture. He has over 15 years of experience in the software industry and was instrumental in taking Sekur Private Data public in July 2019.

Scott Davis, CPA, CGA, is CFO at Sekur Private Data. He is also a partner at Cross Davis & Company LLP Chartered Professional Accountants. His experience includes CFO positions at several companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. He spent four years at Appleby as an Assistant Financial Controller. Prior to that, he spent two years at Davison & Company Chartered Professional Accountants as Auditor, five years with Pacific Opportunity Capital as Accounting Manager and two years at Jacobson Soda and Hosak, Chartered Professional Accountants. He obtained his CPA, CGA in 2003.

Learn more about the company’s management team by visiting its corporate page.

Sekur Private Data Ltd. (OTCQB: SWISF), closed Friday's trading session at $0.064, off by 23.8095%, on 447,680 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 119,363 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.027/$0.1576.

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Diamond Lake Minerals Inc. (OTC: DLMI)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Diamond Lake Minerals Inc. (OTC: DLMI).

Diamond Lake Minerals Inc. (OTC: DLMI) is a multi-strategy operating company offering traditional investors an entry point to the future of digital securities. The company’s goal, through its established M&A roadmap, is to responsibly innovate and develop promising businesses that are likely to benefit from the ongoing shift toward digital assets. Through this approach, Diamond Lake Minerals provides traditional investors an opportunity to gain exposure to the emergence of regulated digital securities through a more familiar investment vehicle – the purchase of stock.

Founded in 1954 and headquartered in Salt Lake City, Diamond Lake Minerals is positioning itself as a leader in the digital asset and security token space. The company’s mission is to bring back to the public markets timeless business principles focused on healthy, sustainable growth and strong earnings with a goal of creating value for stakeholders in the modern digital world.

Diamond Lake Minerals believes the future of financial markets is set to be revolutionized by tokenization. Tokenization refers to the use of digital assets that can be traded via protocols with instantaneous settlement and reduced fees, eliminating the need for traditional clearing or settlement processes. Beyond efficiency, the emerging landscape emphasizes transparency, liquidity and security in asset management and investment.

With the backing of Esposito Intellectual Enterprises and its 20+ years of experience, Diamond Lake Minerals has access to the expertise of 110+ companies and 200+ joint ventures, along with knowledge spanning 25+ industries. The company is creating a vertically integrated ecosystem that encompasses various high-growth sectors. This integration aims to maximize operational efficiencies and profitability across all business units.

Products & Services Portfolio

Diamond Lake Minerals, guided by its strategic partnerships and future roadmap, envisions a diverse portfolio across multiple industries, as shown in the overview below. The company is poised to redefine the conglomerate model for the 21st century, with a focus on vertical integration, digital securities and sustainable growth.

Its target market segments include:

  • Fashion: DLMI seeks stakes in brands blending timeless aesthetics with tech influences.
  • Beauty: DLMI eyes partnerships with innovators elevating beauty through sustainable practices.
  • Real Estate: DLMI aims for interests in ventures modernizing property transactions via blockchain.
  • Hospitality: DLMI’s vision includes associations with enterprises enhancing guest experiences via tech integration.
  • Liquor: DLMI aspires to collaborate with unique distillers merging tradition and innovation.
  • IoT: DLMI intends to invest in solutions seamlessly connecting the digital and physical worlds.
  • Wireless: DLMI envisions stakes in wireless tech optimizing global communication.
  • Technology: DLMI plans to back pioneers driving the next tech revolution.
  • Maritime: DLMI seeks partnerships in maritime solutions emphasizing green initiatives.
  • Aviation: DLMI’s strategy includes holdings in aviation innovators focusing on efficiency.
  • Aerospace: DLMI aims to support ventures pushing boundaries in space exploration.
  • Education: DLMI collaborates with platforms revolutionizing learning through tech.
  • Charity: DLMI eyes alliances with charitable entities leveraging transparency via blockchain.
  • Healthcare: DLMI foresees investments in healthcare tech personalizing patient care.
  • TV: DLMI intends stakes in TV platforms innovating content delivery.
  • Film: DLMI aspires to support filmmakers merging storytelling with immersive tech.
  • Music: DLMI plans interests in music ventures amplifying artists through digital platforms.
  • Entertainment: DLMI targets stakes in platforms redefining entertainment paradigms.
  • IP: DLMI envisions collaborations safeguarding intellectual properties via tech solutions.
  • Data Management: DLMI seeks ventures optimizing data utilization and insights.
  • Data Storage: DLMI’s roadmap includes alliances with secure data storage solutions.
  • Streaming: DLMI intends to back streaming platforms prioritizing user experience.
  • Real World Assets: DLMI eyes investments translating tangible assets into digital value.
  • Gold & Silver: DLMI aims for stakes in platforms digitizing precious metal trading.
  • Sports: DLMI envisions collaborations enhancing sports experiences via tech integration.
  • Sports Technology: DLMI seeks ventures revolutionizing athlete performance and fan engagement.
  • Water: DLMI plans to back solutions ensuring water sustainability and accessibility.
  • Water Treatment: DLMI targets investments in eco-friendly water purification technologies.
  • Animation: DLMI eyes stakes in animation houses blending art with cutting-edge tech.
  • Studio Production: DLMI’s vision includes support for studios transforming content creation.
  • Consumer Products: DLMI seeks partnerships with brands prioritizing consumer-centric innovations.
  • Collectables: DLMI envisions collaborations with platforms digitizing unique collectibles.
  • Digital Assets: DLMI aims to invest in ventures maximizing the potential of digital ownership.
  • Web3: DLMI aspires to back pioneers ushering in the decentralized web era.
  • Identity Management: DLMI eyes solutions prioritizing user identity security in the digital space.
  • Media & Journalists: DLMI seeks alliances promoting unbiased reporting and content democratization.
  • Metaverse: DLMI envisions stakes in ventures crafting immersive virtual universes.
  • Space Economy: DLMI targets investments in ventures monetizing space exploration.
  • Modular Homes: DLMI plans interests in solutions revolutionizing home construction.
  • Financial Technology: DLMI seeks partnerships modernizing financial transactions.
  • Gaming: DLMI aims to back game developers enhancing user immersion.
  • Travel: DLMI eyes collaborations transforming travel experiences through tech.
  • Health & Wellness: DLMI’s strategy includes investments in holistic health tech solutions.
  • Augmented Reality: DLMI envisions stakes in AR platforms blurring reality and digital.
  • AI: DLMI seeks to support AI innovations humanizing tech interactions.
  • Esports: DLMI targets investments in platforms amplifying esports experiences.
  • Construction: DLMI plans to back ventures modernizing construction practices.
  • Virtual Reality: DLMI intends stakes in VR platforms offering alternate realities.
  • Retail Tech: DLMI envisions collaborations digitizing retail experiences.
  • Biotechnology: DLMI seeks ventures pushing boundaries in biotech innovations.

Market Opportunity

According to Diamond Lake Minerals’ business plan executive summary, the market for digital securities is projected to grow from $10 billion in 2022 to $1 trillion by 2028, a CAGR of 45% for the forecast period.

The global blockchain market value is expected to grow from an estimated $3 billion in 2020 to $39.7 billion by 2025, marking a CAGR of 67.3% for the period. Valued at $2.28 billion in 2021, the Security Token Offerings market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 19%. This growth is expected to be driven by the rising adoption of tokenization and the increasing prominence of STOs, especially in North America.

In addition, the global investment management market is projected to grow from a value of $100 trillion in 2020 to $178 trillion by 2025, recording a CAGR of 7.2% over the period.

Management Team

Brian J. Esposito is CEO of Diamond Lake Minerals. As founder and CEO of Esposito Intellectual Enterprises LLC, he brings over 20 years of diverse experience in sectors like manufacturing, technology, music and real estate, and is known for his global executive networking and balance sheet optimization skills.

Michael Reynolds is President and Director of Diamond Lake Minerals. With 35 years in private finance and M&A, he has been instrumental in growing companies like Herbalife through reverse acquisition, as well as elevating JB Oxford to $120 million in revenue. His expertise in operational management and business development ensures professional solutions for clients’ business interests.

Jon Karas is DLMI’s senior transaction and investment executive. As the CEO and co-founder of Akon Legacy Ventures, he structured, negotiated and closed numerous transactions focused on innovation and social impact in smart cities, blockchain, agriculture, mining and technology. He co-founded and led multiple companies in media and entertainment and was the driving force behind the development, financing and production of a broad range of film and television content.

Advisory Board

Anthony Scaramucci, Founder and Managing Partner of SkyBridge Capital and Chairman of SALT, brings to Diamond Lake Minerals unparalleled expertise in finance, technology and business strategy. He is expected to be instrumental in shaping DLMI’s strategic direction as the company continues to redefine the future of traditional and digital securities.

Larry Namer, Founder of E! Entertainment TV and President of Metan Global, boasts a remarkable career spanning more than half a century. He is an esteemed veteran of the entertainment industry, renowned for his influential contributions to cable television, live events, music and new media. He also leads LJN Media, a consulting firm known for its cross-industry expertise in technology, business and finance.

Andrew Fromm is a seasoned CEO and consultant with a focus on music publishing. He is known for his expertise in asset sales, songwriting and artist development. His extensive network extends beyond the music industry, showcasing his versatility and authority in the field.

Brandon Fugal is the Chairman of Colliers International in Utah and a former EY Entrepreneur of the Year. He has co-founded multiple ventures, including Coldwell Banker Commercial Advisors, Cypher, Axcend and Texas Growth Fund, and he is a recognized authority in real estate and entrepreneurship.

Michael Malik Sr. is a Detroit-based entrepreneur with a $750 million net worth, known for his pivotal role in legalizing gambling and developing major casino projects across the U.S., including Detroit’s MotorCity Casino and various Native American gaming ventures. He brings to Diamond Lake Minerals a wealth of experience and a proven track record in the gaming, sporting and entertainment industries spanning over five decades.

Raul Leal is an experienced CEO in the hospitality sector, known for his visionary leadership at SH Hotels & Resorts and former role at Virgin Hotels, where he secured over $500 million in funding and revolutionized guest experiences.

Agnes Budzyn, an accomplished entrepreneur and CEO of Bluedge Ventures, brings to the company a rich history in traditional finance and blockchain technology, serving on various global boards and committees. She has been recognized by the World Economic Forum and numerous institutions for her expertise and contributions to bridging legacy finance with emerging digital asset infrastructure.

Diamond Lake Minerals Inc. (OTC: DLMI), closed Friday's trading session at $3.04, off by 6.4615%, on 100 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 273 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.35/$3.50.

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SuperCom Ltd. (NASDAQ: SPCB)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight SuperCom Ltd. (NASDAQ: SPCB) .

SuperCom Ltd. (NASDAQ: SPCB) provides secured solutions for the e-government, IoT and cybersecurity sectors. Since 1988, the company has been a trusted global provider of traditional and digital identity offerings, providing cutting-edge electronic and digital security solutions to governments and organizations, both private and public, around the world.

SuperCom’s mission is to revolutionize the public safety sector worldwide through proprietary electronic monitoring technology, data intelligence, and complementary services.

The company is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, with offices in California and other regions in the U.S.

Business Units

IoT and Connectivity

SuperCom IoT products and solutions provide advanced electronic monitoring solutions and services to criminal justice agencies, enabling customers to detect unauthorized movement of people, vehicles, and other monitored objects. The company provides an all-in-one, field-proven PureSecurity offender monitoring suite, accompanied by services such as GPS monitoring, home detention, domestic violence prevention, and more. The company’s services are specifically tailored to meet each client’s needs.

SuperCom’s proprietary Puresecurity suite of hardware, connectivity, and software components is the foundation for its criminal justice services and offerings. SuperCom is leveraging its extensive technology expertise to implement groundbreaking artificial intelligence (AI) technologies into various parts of its core offerings. By leveraging the power of AI, SuperCom’s PureSecurity platform can offer new abilities, such as amplified data analysis, predictive modeling, and streamlined automation – all geared toward optimizing decision-making and operational efficiency.

Competitive advantages of SuperCom’s technology include:

  • Long Battery Life (No Tag Charging Required)
  • Ultra Lightweight Form Factor
  • Next-Gen Location Tech
  • Protection of Domestic Violence Victims
  • And More



In 2015, SuperCom identified the cybersecurity market as a fast-growing space with significant advantages due to synergistic technologies and a shared customer base with its e-Gov and IoT business units. Consequently, SuperCom strategically acquired Prevision Ltd., a company with a strong presence in the market and a broad range of competitive cybersecurity services.

During the first quarter of 2016, SuperCom acquired Safend Ltd., an international provider of cutting-edge endpoint data protection guarding against corporate data loss and theft through content discovery and inspection, encryption methodologies, and comprehensive device and port control.

Both acquisitions significantly expanded the breadth of the company’s global cybersecurity capabilities.


Through proprietary e-government platforms and innovative solutions for traditional and biometrics enrollment, personalization, issuance, and border control services, SuperCom has helped governments, and national agencies design and issue secured multi-identification, or Multi-ID, documents and robust digital identity solutions to their citizens, visitors, and lands.

The company has focused on expanding its activities in the traditional identification, or ID, and electronic identification, or e-Gov, markets, including the design, development, and marketing of identification technologies and solutions to governments in Europe, Asia, America, and Africa using SuperCom’s e-Government platforms.

Market Opportunity

Data from Berg Insight estimates the market for electronic monitoring solutions will grow from $1.2 billion in 2021 to $2.1 billion in 2026, marking a CAGR of 10.8% for the forecast period.

High recidivism rates, prison overcrowding, and soaring incarceration costs are some factors that are driving the electronic monitoring of offenders’ market growth.

An analysis by ReportLinker forecasts that the global cybersecurity market will grow from an estimated value of $173.5 billion in 2022 to $266.2 billion by 2027, achieving a CAGR of 8.9% for the period.

The increased number of data breaches worldwide, the ability of malicious actors to operate from anywhere in the world, the links between cyberspace and physical systems, and the difficulty of reducing vulnerabilities and consequences in complex cyber networks are some factors driving the cybersecurity market growth.

Management Team

Ordan Trabelsi is President and CEO of SuperCom. He has over 15 years of experience as CEO, growing high-tech companies globally. He also has experience in research and development and product innovation, as well as hands-on experience in cybersecurity, encryption, advanced mathematics, and mobile and internet network technologies. Prior to joining SuperCom, he served as co-founder and CEO of Klikot Inc., a global social networking company. He holds an MBA from Columbia University and a B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from The Technion: Israel Institute of Technology.

Barak Trabelsi is COO of SuperCom. He has expertise in big data, cyber, mobile, and internet network technologies, as well as extensive experience in product development and strategies. Prior to joining SuperCom, he served as Senior Product Manager at Equinox Ltd. Before that, he served for four years as VP of R&D at Sigma Wave, a wireless, security, and internet-focused company. He holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Business, as well as an MBA from Tel Aviv University.

Gil Alfi is VP of Sales at Safend Ltd., SuperCom’s cybersecurity subsidiary. He joined SuperCom in 2016 as VP of Business Development for Safend. He has more than 18 years of experience in technology companies. He served as an R&D team technology lead for more than seven years and as Director of Product Management for various telecom and wireless companies for more than 10 years. Prior to joining SuperCom, he served as Regional Sales Director at Safend, managing sales regions in Europe and Africa. He holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Mathematics and an M.Sc. in Computer Science from Bar-Ilan University.

SuperCom Ltd. (NASDAQ: SPCB), closed Friday's trading session at $0.4175, off by 3.0873%, on 329,278 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 4.618M and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.3416/$2.695.

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