E Psychedelic Drug Stocks Index -21% In May; Now -25% YTD

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46 psychedelic drug stocks now trade on the various North American stock exchanges and the 11 with the largest market capitalizations (i.e. 24%) make up munKNEE's Pure-Play Psychedelic Drug Stocks Index and each of its 3 sub-components declined in May. Here are the details:

The use of psychedelics (extracted from plants or mushrooms or synthetic (human-made) for the treatment of a variety of mental illnesses, including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other related uses is evolving. The most common psychedelic substances include Ketamine, Psilocybin (street name "magic mushrooms"), Dimethyltryptamine (DMT), Ibogaine, LSD, or MDMA (street name, "ecstasy").

Chris Thompson, President and Director of Equity Research at eResearch  Corporation, the new parent company of munKNEE.com, reports research has shown that the psychedelic drugs market:

  • is growing with a CAGR of 16.3% between 2020 and 2027 and
  • is expected to reach $10.7 billion by 2027 from $2.1 billion in 2029. 

The 11 stocks in the Psychedelic Drug Stocks Index consist of:

  • 4 micro-cap stocks (Group #1) with market capitalizations ranging from $51M to $65M and average just $59M,
  • 5 small-cap stocks (Group #2) with market capitalizations ranging from $151M to $220M and average $184M and
  • 2 mid-cap stocks (Group #3) with market capitalizations of $313M and $777M for an average of $545M

The remaining 35 stocks in the pure-play psychedelic drug stocks category are nano-cap stocks (i.e. have market caps below $50M) and are not included in munKNEE's Pure-Play Psychedelic Drug Stocks Index.

Below is the stock price performance for each Group for the month of May (and YTD in brackets) with the largest advancers and decliners in each Group over that period of time and the reasons why:

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