The stock market began Tuesday on an optimistic note, with investors responding favorably to reports out of Washington that lawmakers might have come up with a deal that will avoid a second government shutdown. As of 11:20 a.m. EST, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES:^DJI) was higher by 310 points to 25,364. Other major stock indexes also did well, as the SP 500 (SNPINDEX:^GSPC) rose 32 points to 2,741 and the Nasdaq Composite (NASDAQINDEX:^IXIC) climbed 100 points to 7,408.
Volatility in recent months has forced investors to take a two-part approach toward the stock market. On one hand, high-growth areas of the market like marijuana still have huge potential to produce long-term gains, and Canadian cannabis company Aurora Cannabis (NYSE:ACB) kicked off a week that will feature several major players in the marijuana space reporting their latest financial