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Chris Versace

Christopher (Chris) Versace is the Chief Investment Officer at Tematica Research, which utilizes a thematic investing strategy leveraging changing economics, demographics, psychographics, technology and more to determine investment candidates, while also sidestepping companies vulnerable to thematic change. Versace also co-manages TheStreet’s Trifecta Stocks as well as Stocks Under $10, co-hosts the Cocktail Investing Podcast and developed the NJCU New Jersey 50 Index at NJCU, where he is an Assistant Professor of Finance.

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Alright, Alright, Alright!

As one Matthew McConaughey would say, alright, alright, alright! Thanks for joining me at the Diary today. Tomorrow you'll be in the more than capable hands of Bret Jensen. Once again, my hat is off to the editors that help get my thoughts to you li...

Watching CSX's Earnings After Today's Close

With about 30 minutes until today's closing bell, let's take a look at what we have coming at us from an earnings report perspective after 4 p.m. ET:  Bank OZK Bright Scholar Education CSX People's United Financial Progress Software   Now, it may be...


For all you Bitcoin-ers out there, as Dougie would say, run don't walk to watch this video on the Bitcoin Halving Effect with long-time friend Jill Malandrino, here.

Biden Would Consider O'Rourke or Castro as Running Mates

Interesting but not surprising given the need to expand his demographic reach. It will be interesting to see how other Democratic team lines are drawn before and after the Iowa caucuses on Feb. 3. More at Politico, but I'd remind readers that all of...

Journalists Lose Access to Computers When Getting Advanced Labor Dept. Data

Per Bloomberg: The U.S. Labor Department said it will ban computers from the room where journalists receive advance access to major economic reports such as employment and inflation figures, in an effort to ensure a level playing field. Currently, t...

As Bose Goes...

The last few days have seen the topic of brick & mortar vs. digital or e-commerce sales once again take center stage. We chatted on this very topic this morning... but we have yet another confirmation sign in the following headlines:  Bose is shutti...

Streaming Music

As the saying goes, a picture, or in this case a chart, is worth a 1,000 words. And if you own Spotify shares or one of their competitors, this may be of interest to you.

From the Latest Fed Beige Book

Economic activity generally continued to expand modestly in the final six weeks of 2019. The Dallas and Richmond Districts noted above-average growth, while Philadelphia, St. Louis, and Kansas City reported sub-par growth. Consumer spending grew at ...


Following up on my Coca-Cola Powerade comments earlier, the company is "adding two new zero-sugar products to its Powerade roster, the first additions to its sports drink category in more than a decade."  Key words "zero-sugar," which suggests it is...

December Quarterly Earnings Will Likely Tell Us the Market's Next Move

As we transition into the afternoon, it's time to talk about the December quarter earnings season, and to do that I'll follow up on some things I shared in the Comment section below. To set the stage, here are two graphs courtesy of FactSet from las...

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