Christopher Versace is the Portfolio Manager of the Thematic Growth Portfolio at Fabian Wealth Strategies, as well as the editor of both the long-only "PowerTrend Profits" investment newsletter and "PowerTrader" trading service that utilizes strategies combining stocks, ETFs and options. Versace uses a proprietary thematic investing perspective that ties in economics, demographics, psychographics, technology and more to determine investment candidates, while also sidestepping companies vulnerable to thematic change.Expand

Versace is also the host of PowerTalk, a weekly podcast that features conversations with public and private management teams, as well as other thought leaders, for the benefit of both individual and institutional investors. These conversations aim to get behind the scenes with such guests as Steve Forbes, Donald Rumsfeld and the CEOs of Smith & Wesson and Cato, among others.

Versace was previously the portfolio manager of Agile Capital Management, which combined a hedged investment mandate and a thematic investing framework. He also previously served as senior vice president, equity research at Friedman Billings Ramsey, where he covered the mobile phone industry and component technologies. Versace was also an analyst at Donaldson Lufkin Jenrette, as well as Salomon Brothers.

Versace is a contributor to and a frequent guest on "Live from The Washington Times with Andy Parks," in addition to other radio and television programs. He earned bachelor's degrees in economics and mathematics from Fairfield University before earning an MBA in finance from Fordham University.Collapse

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Bye For Now Real Money Pro($)

Alright my friends, it is that time -- earnings conference calls and all that it entails. Thanks again to Doug for letting me sit in and play with all of you. Hopefully it was good for you. Thanks to all the folks behind the scenes that spiffed me up and made me shine. Hopefully we can do it again before too long. CV out!
Before too long we'll be getting those post market closing earnings I referred to earlier. While we have a few minutes, here's what's on deck before tomorrow's open:
I just read Leon Lazaroff's article at The Street that talks about Facebook (FB)  getting into the subscription product market. 
There's been a lot of back and forth - and I mean a lot - over whether Apple (AAPL) will indeed have a 'super cycle' come late 2017. The expectation is there will be a lot of pent up demand for the new iPhone that is speculated to have an organic light emitting diode (OLED) screen, facial recognition and several other bells and whistles. Again...all speculation at this time, but that said, we own shares of Universal Display (OLED) in the Trifecta portfolio as well as Applied Materials (AMAT) as a way to play ramping organic light emitting diode demand and industry capacity.

Auto Loan Defaults Are Surging Real Money Pro($)

Something to keep in mind when we think of the consumer as well as the auto OEMs. More defaults isn't going to help facilitate loans that would hel…

More on IBM from Cramer Real Money Pro($)

A short while ago I shared some quick thoughts on IBM (IBM) and its soon-to-be released quarterly earnings. Here's what Jazzy Jim Cramer thinks and I concur, it's a tough one. Be sure to read it before the market close. Also, almost forgot to mention this: Be sure to check our Carolyn "Ace o' Cakes" Boroden's charts on Energy Select Sector SPDR (XLE)  and Nvidia (NVDA) .

Reviewing My 'Wireless Plan' Real Money Pro($)

A few of the things Bob Lang and I watch out for at Trifecta Stocks are wireless and wireline network capacity as well as timing of the next-generation technology 5G buildout. Why you may ask? Because we are long Dycom Industries (DY) shares in the portfolio as an indirect way to play our ever-increasing connected society. If you get the notion that United Parcel Service (UPS) stands to benefit from the shift to digital shopping and share gains by Amazon (AMZN) , this is along that vein.


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