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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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Recent Articles By The Author

Growth in Apple Services

Spinning out of Apple's consensus crushing June quarter earnings report, new data from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners shows the company's iOS took a 50% share of new smartphone activations for the 12-month period ending in June. That's roug...

Bullish on PayPal

The PayPal bulls come out to play... Bank of America Securities notes that "core trends remain robust" with Q2 revenue rising 32% year over year and reiterates its Buy rating, while Morgan Stanley lifted its price target to $340 from $347.

More on the Eurozone

The Eurozone's July Business and Consumer Survey rose to 119.0 from 117.9, beating the expected 118.5.  Note to self: Very similar to the U.S. a few months ago, including the hotter than expected inflation data we saw this morning.

Debt Pay-Down and the Banks

Tucked inside the UBS downgrade of Moody's was this little nugget:  "UBS Evidence Lab Survey suggest C-suite executives in the U.S. intend to borrow less over the next 12 months, turning their focus to debt pay-down and other uses of capital."  Whil...

Arena E-Sports

And for those holdouts on the popularity of e-sports, Cedar Fair is exploring the potential development of an e-sports arena in Sandusky, Ohio. The facility would hold up to 1,500 stadium spectators and include 200 gaming stations as well as the usu...

Notable Upgrades

- Cirrus Logic upgraded to Buy from Hold at Craig Hallum with a price target of $105 - Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico upgraded to Sector Outperform from Sector Perform at Scotiabank with a price target of $12 - Raytheon Technologies upgraded to Bu...

The Economic Re-Opening

More data points on the economic re-opening:  This morning Citrix cut its 2021 outlook: "Our full year guidance assumes that SaaS bookings as a percentage of total subscription bookings will be 60% to 70%, up from our prior expectation of 50% to 60%...

Ongoing 4G Patent Battles

Note to self even as the mobile conversation increasingly shifts to 5G, there are still patent battles for 4G to be fought and won. This morning InterDigital announced a judgment from the UK's High Court that Lenovo infringed on one of its patents a...

Europe Inflation Data

While Fed Chair Powell used the word "transitory" far less yesterday than he has been, today brought a series of inflation data from Europe that ticked higher month over month. - Spain's inflation rate moved up to +2.9 YoY in July from 2.7% in June....

Vaccines, Masks, and Office Closings

After reopening its offices in New York and San Francisco two weeks ago, Twitter  is closing those offices. Facebook is requiring its U.S. workers that return to the office to be vaccinated as is Alphabet  . Netflix introduced a blanket policy manda...

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