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This Canadian coffee chain with 270 locations has formed an alliance with an operator of medical cannabis clinics. The deal could see the company tap consumer demand for edibles when the federal government legalizes that profitable segment of the market in the… Read More

Q: Pat, here and there I’ve read about “activist investors” involved with certain companies and wonder how beneficial, if at all, they are to smaller shareholders. They strike me as likely focused on shorter-term gains for that company in order to reflect positively on their own bottom lines. What do you think? Thanks and cheers!

A: In general, activist investors are individuals or groups buying a company’s shares with the intention of boosting shareholder value and ultimately pushing up its share price.

Activist investing has surged in the past decade, led by a relatively small but powerful group of hedge funds… Read More