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Watch These 9 Psychedelic Stocks For Potential Upside

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Written by Timothy Sykes
Updated 4/17/2022 13 min read

What’s up with psychedelic stocks these days? Seems like more companies join the space daily…

Could it be the next hot sector?

I wouldn’t go that far yet. But there are a few reasons I’m watching the sector for future potential…

There’s a psychedelic ETF — the Defiance Next Gen Altered Experience ETF (NYSE: PSY). TV talking heads are discussing the potential of psychedelics … And one of these stocks is a recent IPO backed by a billionaire investor.

Plus, Texas government officials recently gave the OK to allow research on psychedelics as a potential PTSD treatment.

All these could be signs of massive potential in the psychedelic sector as it gains more mainstream attention.

But the science is in its infancy. Most companies in the space are developmental stage companies that trade on the OTC markets. So you won’t be able to trade most of these psychedelic stocks on Robinhood. (Check out this post if you need tips on picking a broker.)

But as scientific breakthroughs emerge, we could see more ‘real’ companies get on board. That’s why I’m preparing for the potential hype in this sector now…

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Top 9 Psychedelic Stocks

If you’re looking for psychedelic stocks to watch, here are the top 9…

Familiarize yourself with these companies and the treatments they’re developing. That way you can be prepared when the time is right.

Because when news hits one of these stocks, it could offer sympathy plays in the entire sector.

And as demand for psychedelic treatments increases, and researchers discover more breakthroughs, we could see more companies jump on the hype train…

Just like we have with every other hot sector in the past.

To help you prepare for this emerging sector, here’s a rundown on some must-know psychedelic terms…

  • Psilocybin is the hallucinogen in some mushrooms that make them ‘magic.’
  • Ketamine is a sedative drug that induces a trance-like state. It’s commonly used in anesthesia.
  • Ibogaine is a naturally occurring psychoactive substance found in plants.
  • MDMA is a psychoactive drug mainly used recreationally. It’s known as ecstasy or molly to party-goers.
  • DMT is a chemical that occurs naturally in the brain and in some plants and animals. It’s used as a recreational psychedelic. Its effects are short-lived, sometimes lasting only a few minutes.
  • LSD is one of the most potent hallucinogens and has the potential to alter people’s perception of reality.

Definitely some mind-altering stuff.

Now, here’s my list of the top 9 psychedelic stocks to watch…

Psychedelic Stocks #1: Compass Pathways (NASDAQ: CMPS)

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CMPS is working to develop a psilocybin formula to potentially treat patients with treatment-resistant depression. The company’s formulation is currently in Phase 2b clinical trials.

It’s one of the stocks included in the psychedelic ETF I mentioned earlier. It’s also the highest-priced stock on this list.

I’d like to see a multi-month breakout over the resistance level of $40.50 — ideally with a news catalyst and high volume.


Psychedelic Stocks #2: Mind Medicine (NASDAQ: MNMD)

MNMD is a biotech company that develops psychedelic therapies to potentially treat addiction and mental illness. It’s working to develop treatments using psilocybin, DMT, MDMA, and LSD.

It could be one of the most well-known psychedelic penny stocks. It received tons of attention and traded high volume when it was uplisted from the OTC markets to the Nasdaq in April. The stock’s also included in the psychedelic ETF.

On June 17 the company announced it appointed a new Scientific Advisory Board member.

The trading volume has remained high since it started trading on Nasdaq. The company now has access to more traders and investors who don’t trade OTCs.

The stock’s been trading sideways for a few months. A breakout over $4 could create a big move.


Psychedelic Stocks #3: Cybin Corp (OTCQB: CLXPF)

CLXPF is a Canadian psychedelic mushroom stock. It’s working to develop psilocybin capsules and tablets to potentially treat psychiatric and neurological conditions like depression and anxiety.

On May 18 the company announced Phase 2 trials for its psilocybin formulation to treat depression were approved in Jamaica.

The company’s also busy acquiring patents … On May 20 it filed its 12th patent to protect its delivery methods. And on May 26 it filed an international patent to protect its psychedelic drug developments.

The company announced it will target anxiety disorder indications with its “proprietary psychedelic molecule CYB004” on June 16…

Dr. Alex Belser, company CCO said, “With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, rates of anxiety have increased 3-fold, leaving many folks in a debilitating state. We think that treatment with psychedelic medicine may help.”

Read the full press release here.

The company is also co-sponsoring a study to treat COVID frontline doctors and nurses struggling with depression, anxiety, and burnout.

I’ll watch CLXPF for continued upside.


Psychedelic Stocks #4: Field Trip Health, Inc. (OTCQX: FTRPF)

Field Trip Health is another Canadian psychedelic company. It operates clinics for psychedelic therapy and focuses on researching plant-based psychedelic treatments.

FTRPF announces fiscal fourth-quarter financial results on June 24 in after hours. The company will host a conference call and webcast to discuss the results in premarket on June 25.

I’ll watch for the stock’s reaction to the news before planning a trade.


Psychedelic Stocks #5: Mydecine Innovations Group (OTCPK: MYCOF)

MYCOF focuses on developing nature-based medicines to treat mental illness.

The company announced the launch of its artificial intelligence drug discovery program on June 16.

“The program is focused on developing artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) supported drug screenings, including both the ability to build drugs from the receptor up and assess drugs around the receptors of Mydecine’s choosing.”

Read the full press release here.

The stock is trading near its lows but looks to have found support and formed a double bottom around 20 cents. I’ll watch for it to have a first green day with a catalyst and high volume.


Psychedelic Stocks #6: Numinus Wellness (OTCPK: LKYSF)

LKYSF is another Canadian psychedelic company. It offers product research and development, cultivation, and testing of both psychedelics and cannabis.

It’s a beaten-down stock that trades low volume. I’ll watch this one for a potential trade if the overall sector heats up.


Psychedelic Stocks #7: Seelos Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SEEL)

SEEL is a biotech company that develops potential treatments for nervous system disorders. One of the company’s lead candidates is an intranasal ketamine treatment for suicidal ideation in patients with major depressive disorders.

The company announced its inclusion in the psychedelic ETF on June 1.

The stock was in a strong uptrend for most of 2021 and made a new 52-week high of $6.60. It has since retraced and is trading sideways around $3. I’d like to see it break out of its channel over $3.60 for more potential upside.


Psychedelic Stocks #8: Mind Cure Health Inc. (OTCQB: MCURF)

MCURF is yet another Canadian psychedelic mushroom stock. It’s a biotech company that develops and distributes mushroom powders. It’s also working to develop synthetic ibogaine to use in psychedelic research.

The company also announced it has developed two ketamine-enhanced protocols for treating pain and depression. Ketamine is a general anesthetic.

I’ll watch this one for a breakout over 40 cents with high volume.


Psychedelic Stocks #9: ATAI Life Sciences N.V. Common Shares (NASDAQ: ATAI)

ATAI is a German biotech company that develops a number of psychedelic treatments for anxiety, depression, and addictions. The company’s also a major investor in Compass Pathways (NASDAQ: CMPS) and holds roughly 25% of its shares.

ATAI — backed by billionaire investor and PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) founder Peter Thiel — offered 15 million shares at $15 in its recent IPO. On its first trading day, the stock opened at $21 and made a high of $22.91.

Since it just went public, there’s not a lot of resistance on the chart. I’ll watch for it to make new highs over $22.91.


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Psychedelic Stocks: The Bottom Line

Psychedelics are an emerging sector that has the potential to run on hype. It could be similar to the 2018 marijuana craze when companies dropped everything to join the mania.

Sketchy penny stocks and biotechs will jump at any chance to boost their stock prices. And I want to be prepared to take advantage of the hype and volatility that can create.

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Tim Sykes is a penny stock trader and teacher who became a self-made millionaire by the age of 22 by trading $12,415 of bar mitzvah money. After becoming disenchanted with the hedge fund world, he established the Tim Sykes Trading Challenge to teach aspiring traders how to follow his trading strategies. He’s been featured in a variety of media outlets including CNN, Larry King, Steve Harvey, Forbes, Men’s Journal, and more. He’s also an active philanthropist and environmental activist, a co-founder of Karmagawa, and has donated millions of dollars to charity. Read More

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The available research on day trading suggests that most active traders lose money. Fees and overtrading are major contributors to these losses.

A 2000 study called “Trading is Hazardous to Your Wealth: The Common Stock Investment Performance of Individual Investors” evaluated 66,465 U.S. households that held stocks from 1991 to 1996. The households that traded most averaged an 11.4% annual return during a period where the overall market gained 17.9%. These lower returns were attributed to overconfidence.

A 2014 paper (revised 2019) titled “Learning Fast or Slow?” analyzed the complete transaction history of the Taiwan Stock Exchange between 1992 and 2006. It looked at the ongoing performance of day traders in this sample, and found that 97% of day traders can expect to lose money from trading, and more than 90% of all day trading volume can be traced to investors who predictably lose money. Additionally, it tied the behavior of gamblers and drivers who get more speeding tickets to overtrading, and cited studies showing that legalized gambling has an inverse effect on trading volume.

A 2019 research study (revised 2020) called “Day Trading for a Living?” observed 19,646 Brazilian futures contract traders who started day trading from 2013 to 2015, and recorded two years of their trading activity. The study authors found that 97% of traders with more than 300 days actively trading lost money, and only 1.1% earned more than the Brazilian minimum wage ($16 USD per day). They hypothesized that the greater returns shown in previous studies did not differentiate between frequent day traders and those who traded rarely, and that more frequent trading activity decreases the chance of profitability.

These studies show the wide variance of the available data on day trading profitability. One thing that seems clear from the research is that most day traders lose money .

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Barber, Brad M. and Odean, Terrance, Trading is Hazardous to Your Wealth: The Common Stock Investment Performance of Individual Investors. Available at SSRN: “Day Trading for a Living?”

Barber, Brad M. and Lee, Yi-Tsung and Liu, Yu-Jane and Odean, Terrance and Zhang, Ke, Learning Fast or Slow? (May 28, 2019). Forthcoming: Review of Asset Pricing Studies, Available at SSRN: “https://ssrn.com/abstract=2535636”

Chague, Fernando and De-Losso, Rodrigo and Giovannetti, Bruno, Day Trading for a Living? (June 11, 2020). Available at SSRN: “https://ssrn.com/abstract=3423101”