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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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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 ...

Powerade

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...

Lunchtime Reading & Viewing

We've covered a bit of ground this morning, so as I grab some lunch and recharge for the afternoon ahead, here are some of the articles I'll be reading and watching:  Inside the Feds' Battle Against Huawei (Wired) Powerade is launching 2 new product...

Here Come the Super Bowl Ads

Pretty soon we'll start to hear quite a bit about the upcoming NFL Super Bowl, with no shortage of it on the commercials. As we know, those tend to cost quite a pretty penny. Variety reports a 30-second commercial will fetch $5.6 million this year, ...

Why We Trimmed This Luxury Goods Firm

In full disclosure, over at the Stocks Under $10 Portfolio, we trimmed back our exposure to Farfetch shares after the open. Why? The shares have had a great run near 30% and from a portfolio management perspective, it pushed the position size well p...

Consumer Spending

Kathy Jones, Chief Fixed Income Strategist at Charles Schwab , sums things up rather nicely... The sum of today's reports show consumer spending steady and import prices rising. Fed stays on hold while inflation inches higher. — Kathy Jones (@KathyJ...

Upcoming IPOs

Checking in on the IPO market, here are the new issues expected to be had. We'll want to watch the pricing relative to expectations to see if the December quarter trend of lower than expected continues.  - Clinical stage biopharmaceutical company I-...

3-D Printed Jewelry?

I'm not sure if this is a thing, but today 3D Systems announced Figure 4 Jewelry, a specially designed and optimized solution for the burgeoning 3D printed jewelry market, "which is expected to grow 26% over the next four years, according to Technav...

Comfy Crocs

If you follow me on Twitter (and why aren't you? #sarcasm), you know I tend to sport Crocs when I do my video interviews with TheStreet and elsewhere, much to the chagrin of Katherine Ross. Yet, CROX shares have soared of late so clearly I'm not the...

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