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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

QQQ Weakness

This just in from my pal Bob Lang.... note the Star Wars pun!  The Force is not with the Nasdaq 100 on May the 4th  We noted last week in Trifecta and elsewhere the weakness seen in the big cap tech stock index. Earnings were great last week for App...

Thoughts on Twitter and Scroll

We're starting to get some thoughts on Twitter's acquisition of Scroll:  According to TechCrunch, "Premium subscribers will be able to use Scroll to easily read their articles from news outlets and from Twitter's own newsletters product, Revue, anot...

I Have a Pet Project: Finding the Best Dividend Stock

Spending on pets has been steadily increasing, rising over 500% between 1994 and 2020. The question now is whether Chewy or PetMed Express is better for dividend seekers.

Economic Data

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and it would seem that goes for economic data when we look at the latest June quarter GDP forecasts from the New York Fed's Nowcast model and the Atlanta Fed's GDPNow forecast.  New York Fed: Atlanta Fe...

Accelerating Shift to 5G Chipsets and Smartphones

Last week Apple shared that it sees its iPhone shipment up double digits year over year, but down sequentially. Almost at the same time Skyworks reported March quarter revenue that rose 53% year over year and guided its current quarter in the range ...

Benefiting from AMAT, and TSM's Capital Spending

We've been long Applied Materials for some time over at Trifecta Stocks, we've benefitted tremendously and the positive data points just keep coming. So far this earnings season Lam Research and others serving that market have delivered beat and rai...

Sobering Comments From Cummins

From Cummins :  "Demand accelerated in the first quarter, as the global economy continued to improve, driving strong sales growth across most businesses and regions and resulting in solid profitability. The strength and breadth of the rebound in dem...

Now About That Dividend Cut...

When Apollo Global Management holds its earnings call here on Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. ET, we can bet one hot topic will be the quarterly dividend cut it announced this morning to $0.50 per share from the prior $0.60 even though the company beat March q...

Grocery Falls Out of Favor at Goldman

Here on Tuesday morning Goldman Sachs downgraded Albertsons to Neutral from Buy with a new price target of $20 while Kroger was slapped with a new Sell rating vs. the prior Neutral with a target of $31.  This isn't surprising, as the thinking is tha...

Under Armour Overdelivers

Maybe it's me, but it seems folks are starting to get off the couch and either update their pandemic athleisure wardrobes or are starting to shed those pandemic pounds in time for the 2021 swimsuit season.  Under Armour upped its 2021 guidance here ...

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